Rimbey welcomes New Year’s baby girl

Daughter number three arrived six days early for Tom and Ashley Bryson and she arrived quickly.

New Year’s baby: Rimbey’s New Year’s baby was a late

Daughter number three arrived six days early for Tom and Ashley Bryson and she arrived quickly.

“I had her in an hour,” said the mom, as she cradled her newborn. “It was a quick delivery.”

Henley Mary Lynn Bryson arrived at the Rimbey Hospital at 1:37 a.m. Jan. 20. The six pound, 13 ounce baby was the first child to be born in the hospital in 2014.

The couple, who moved to Rimbey from Edmonton last summer with their girls, six-year-old Autumn and four-year-old Ryder are pleased, though somewhat surprised their baby, who was due Jan. 26, is the town’s New Year’s baby.

Tom Bryson is delighted with his new daughter, and looking forward to family life in Rimbey.

He spent six years in the military as a member of the princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry, serving time in Afghanistan in 2009 and 2011. He and his wife moved to Rimbey when he left the military in August so they could live closer to his mom who lives in Red Deer and Ashley’s parents who live in Sylvan Lake.

Bryson is now upgrading at Red Deer College and plans to go to attend a technical school to become a power engineer.

The new lifestyle is a “huge change,” he said, adding his family is enjoying the community.

Both parents are pleased to have another daughter.

“It’s great,” said Ashley, smiling at her new little bundle of joy.

“I love it, too,” said her husband. “It’s definitely a challenge having three girls, but I’m up for it.”