Monday, August 22, 2011

Welcome, Little Red!

On July 21st, we welcomed a new little boy to our family, Anson Wilder Manning.

Anson is a big boy! At 9 pounds, 7 ounces, and 22 inches long, he is 79th percentile for weight and 97th percentile for height. Luckily his head is only in the 42nd percentile! The only sad thing about having such a big boy is that my "little" baby doesn't fit any newborn size clothes.

This beautiful boy has beautiful red hair, and we hope it stays! He has adopted the nickname, "Little Red" at home.

Just our luck, an old BYU game happened to be playing on the tv at the hospital. Anson got to experience his first BYU game with his dad at less than a day old. . . .
Despite his world being turned completely upside down from having to share his mommy with someone else, McKay has been a sweet big brother so far. He gives lots of tender kisses, minus the occasional attempt to drive his trucks on Anson's head or honk Anson's nose. 

We are adjusting well, I feel great (thanks to a natural birth--perhaps a birth story to come), and we are loving our bundle of joy.


Tricia said...

He's so cute! And I love McKay's curly hair too. What a sweet family you all are :)

Chad and Megan said...

Congratulations! Cute family :)

Collette and Chase said...

i'd love to hear your birth story! people always think i'm crazy when i tell them i choose natural labor, but you can't knock it till you've tried it! way to go girl! he's beautiful!

Chris and Kristy said...

Congratulations! We LOVE redheads!!! Carter is Little Red too since dad is Big Red. Josie has joined the redhead club too. Fingers crossed that Anson's hair stays red. You guys look lovely. Glad everything went smoothly.