Monday, October 25, 2010

addison's new cousin

There's something so magical about a new baby being born into the world. Dreams become reality when that little bundle is transferred to the new Mommy's arms for the first time.

Today, my beautiful sister Bekka became a Mommy. I could not be happier or more excited for her.

We are eighteen months apart and have always done almost everything together since we were quite young (including forced matching dresses...ha). It almost makes sense that we both would become mothers for the first time during the same year. (we also got married two weeks apart four years ago)

Bekka could not have been more supportive this past year as I have struggled with my new role in life, and I just want to say that I appreciate and love her more than words can express.

Lauren Rebekah Slepitis
7lbs 3 oz
18 1/2 in
born TODAY

Of course Addison had to meet her cousin (we can't fly to WI yet, so this will have to do for now...note: please excuse the disaster behind the computer....still recovering from the weekend...)

"No Lauren, hold your hand like this..."

"hi Lauren....I love you! Mom keeps wanting me to look at the camera, but I want to look at you..."

I love you, Bekka! So excited for you and Eric as you begin this new adventure with your beautiful bundle. I hope that she is as much as a trouble maker as you were as a child....mostly because it will keep you on your toes, but also because I still often think about how narrowly I survived my own infanthood because of you. (-: Ha.



  1. What a sweetie, congratulations to your sister!

  2. Nice post, Deanna. So happy for your sister. :) LOVE the pics and Addison's sweater!!! :)

  3. What a sweet baby! Thats neat Addison has a little girl cousin to grow up with :)

  4. This is adorable! Can't wait for the cousins to meet! Wish we could have seen Addison right after she was born!

  5. Awwww... Deanna thank you so much for the lovely post! :) I love you so much! Can't wait for the cousins to meet!- Bekka

  6. Congrats to Bekka. Lauren is beautiful!

    And thank you for your sweet comment on my post about Brian. I had a LOL a little though. I've learned not to read blogs (much!) at work because I never know when something will make me cry. :)


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