Friday, December 12, 2008

Deja Vu Baby

My sister Beth had her baby on Wednesday morning, December 10th (the day after her 2nd wedding anniversary). Arianna Marie (7 lb 10 oz, 19") came into the world by emergency c-section and is now doing as well as can be hoped for a 4-week premature infant. By the grace of God, my mom was able to fly from one side of the country to the other (WA to VA) soon after she learned that Beth was admitted to the hospital and she arrived 5 or so hours after the birth. She has been a great help to Beth, whose husband is deployed with the Navy.

When I got my first peek at little Ari via a cell phone picture, I marveled at how much she looks like Beth did as a baby (not that I remember back to that time, but I've seen pictures). Mom said she's experiencing deja vu - "I've held this baby before, haven't I?" :)

I wish I had more pictures of Beth as a sweet little blond cherub here with me to really make the comparison, but I was able to find one old picture for your viewing pleasure.

Here's Beth with Ari:

Here's me (and my brother) with Beth:

And here they are side by side:


*carrie* said...

Congratulations on your new niece, Frances! Every baby is a miracle!

Katherine T. Lauer said...

Wow, Beth and Ari look remarkably similar! It's wonderful! What a blessing that your mom could make it out so fast since Beth's husband is deployed. Praise God for the safe delivery.

Beth said...

Thank you for putting them side by side Frances! I realize now that she does have a bit of Michael in her, her hair is a bit lighter than mine and she's got cheeks like his were when he was born. We are doing great still and have found out today that Ari really likes to be in her swing!