Baby In Red


Tomorrow our Brynlee Mae will be one week old. She said her first hellos early last Wednesday morning, surprising the world both by weighing 8 pounds and by sporting a full head of bright red hair.

I am sitting here wondering what to type next because how does one even begin to put into words something so incredibly, wonderfully life changing? I’ve had the chance to experience some pretty awesome things in my twenty-five years, and still no other adventure or accomplishment could ever compare to the moment I met her.

Already this tiny, beautiful person has completely stolen our hearts. Everything she does–every silly face, yawn, sneeze and breath she takes– is amazing. She is amazing. I watch my husband with her, full of the same overwhelming, huge love I feel every time I so much as glance at this little one’s face, and I am completely overcome by an indescribable happiness. This is our family, and it is just the best thing ever.

A nurse came into our hospital room one evening, wanting to meet Miss Brynlee. She said she had to see the baby with the red hair that everyone was talking about. That’s our girl.

Bryn’s first week:





Be still, my heart.


So the girl loves her sleep. We love that she loves her sleep.


Our little family


24 thoughts on “Baby In Red

  1. Awwwwwww!!! So cute! I’m guessing it’s your side that has the recessive BRIGHT RED hair gene?!?!
    Glad (and ever so slightly disappointed) to read that you’re getting some sleep!
    Did you tell me that address is still good for you? If so, I’ll send a Target gift card there.


    fyi: I had never heard the name Bryn till Redscilla (formerly Redzilla) published her first book and Bryn is her name. She also has bright red hair. Her writing is GREAT so I’m gonna take that as a good sign for your Bryn!!!!!!!!

    • Thank-you!! 😀 Robby had red hair when he was born and I had red hair growing up….he says both of us together gave her a 25% chance of having red hair….ha he’s into this genetic-y stuff. 😉

      And you can send gift cards to email? Neat! Yes, it’s 🙂 And this reminds me I still need to send your postcard!! I have one stamp left that shall be especially for sending it your way.

      Glad to know of these good signs for Bryn!! 😀

  2. You looked amazing after giving birth…seriously..WHAT POTION ARE YOU TAKING!?!? Congratulations once again, this is an amazing accomplishment, and your family is beautiful!

  3. Wow, that’s a pretty baby you have there Christina!! Congratulations 🙂 Brynlee is a beautiful name for a sweet baby with brilliant red locks. So precious! I am so so happy for you! ❤ Your long-time blog stalker from Malaysia.

  4. Rach @ This Italian Family says:

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE! Oh Christina, I love her already! Her red hair is perfect! And her little face is just so sweet! I am so happy for you guys!!

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