Our Sweet Boy…
Oh our sweet baby Jacob ~ our most precious gift we didn’t know we needed! My third baby boy celebrated his big happy birthday yesterday. THREE! Oh how this tiny six pound peanut wrapped feels like a lifetime away. Yet, these three years feel like they have passed in a blink…
Meandering down Memory Lane
As I looked back through his baby photos (as I often do around my boy’s birthdays), I realized I had never posted his Newborn Session on my blog.
Baby Boy # Three
Welcoming our third boy into our life brought just a bit of adjustment 😉 And that time *may* be a bit of a blur… But I did love spending time with our sweet Jacob and taking many many photos of him as he grew. They didn’t always get edited right away, but I loved spending that time with him doing something that I loved and knew I would cherish for a lifetime. I was also able to capture a few photos from the hospital bed for a mini-Fresh 48 Session for him, and I treasure those for their documentary style and the moments captured of my big boys welcoming their “new baby”
In Honor of his Birthday Weekend, I decided I would share a few of my favorites. These are the ones I have framed in his room and in our home and that I just love to look at and think back to his itty bitty peanut self.
Give me allll the Freshies
I have spent so much of my summer in the pool ~ and of course that is how my little fishy wanted to celebrate his big day yesterday, cupcakes and swimming! And I have loved every minute of it. But oh how I am itching to get my hands on some sweet fresh little ones. There is nothing in the world quite like snuggling a sweet little baby in their first days ~ or hours! And now that my in-home studio is set up for fall I can’t wait to get those babies in here again!
Would you Trade?
What do you think of when you look back at the tiny baby stage? So often I hear “Thankful I survived!” (an absolutely valid sentiment! And one I am quite certain I will feel once I get three boys through Middle and High School!!!).
Or are you closer to my camp ~ there were difficult days of course, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. Even with Jacob’s terrible reflux and my extreme lack of sleep for the first eight months ~ there is just nothing like those long nights where your only job is to hold and snuggle and tiny little one.
One of my favorite things about newborn sessions is being able to welcome parents in, let them sit and put their feet up, and just take over. Because I adore being in charge of that tiny creature for a few hours, getting to learn how they like to be settled and what makes them happy, being able to comfort them and give Mom and Dad a little break so they can go home refreshed and truly enjoy that snuggling once again…
Oh the Snuggles…
Oh my, can you tell I have no more babies to snuggle?!? And that my third just had a birthday! I am wondering down a path today…
I hope you have a beautiful day and a blessed week! As always, please let me know if I can do anything to put your mind at ease or answer any questions about professional photography or my studio in particular.
How adorable is this heart covered swaddle and hat from House of Mia?!? I ordered it special to take to the hospital for his Fresh 48 Style photos. I just loved using it in the hospital and after we got home!! They have so many fun designs and options ~ I love their little legging pants for sitters!!
Thank you Jamie Schultz Designs for the gorgeous design elements I used to create Jacob’s Birth Announcement. Her work is always amazing and she is one of my favorite designers to work with. I loved matching the nautical theme of his nursery to the Announcement.
One of my favorite things about working with newborns is creating one of kind Baby Announcements and printing on gorgeous card stock with custom return address labels and colored envelopes to match ~ just like I do for all of my Christmas Cards each year.
It’s the one time we get to really make a statement for our little one announcing their arrival. I love making it so very special for my clients. I would love to hear what kind of Announcement you made for your little ones in the comments below!!