Update: April/May 2004
Welcome Nephew Alex!

Ben, Arrion, & Alex at hospitalAnnette spent most of May in Dallas with her sister Arrion, brother-in-law Ben, and baby Alex. Baby Alexander Michael Rathsack arrived on April 28, 2004 at 8:06AM. Although he was a month early, he still weighed 9lbs 5oz and was 20 inches long.


First Day Home

Although she didn't make it for the birth, Annette was there to record Alex's trip home from the hospital. The photo below shows Annette videotaping the new parents and baby. Notice that the world revolves around Alex's new bed on the coffee table in the living room.

First day home

It's lucky that digital camera pictures are free, because we took a zillion photographs. Check out the new proud Grandma with Arrion, Alex, and Annette.

The Firsts

It was fun recording all the "firsts". Below Annette is reading Alex the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear for the first time. Notice how hard he is concentrating... or is that sleeping? In the other photo, Alex is getting his first bath.

Annette reads to Alexfirst bath

Larry Arrives

After a couple weeks, Larry arrived so Arrion and Annette could start taking trips outside the house without the baby. We set up a work area in Alex's bedroom and took turns working and babysitting.

Larry & Alex in bedroomAnnette & Alex in bedroom

Alex in car seatPhotos Galore

The photo opportunities with a new baby are endless! We could have stayed for months, but it was time to give the new mom and dad a chance to enjoy the baby on their own.

We'll let Arrion keep the baby album up to date. For all the photos, go to Baby Alex Rathsack's page! Or, go to the MSN Photo Album.


Created by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, 7/04.