In the past few months, we had several friends that had babies and I got the pleasure of driving all over to capture their adorable-ness :) Hope you enjoy!
February 3rd marked 5 amazing months since you were born and boy has time flown! I absolutely love your slobbery kisses, high pitched squeals, open mouthed smiles, and little giggles that daddy and I try so hard to get! I love spending every day all day with you and couldn’t imagine not being able to do just that. You are still a very happy, sweet baby. You love to be talked to, held and played with. You love your entertainment bouncer, chewing on anything and everything you can get your hands on, watching t.v. any chance you get (which we try hard not to let you do just yet), and standing up. You hold yourself up so well on your tummy and have been rolling back and forth for a while now. You also can sit up on your own for a little bit, but mommy stays really close in case you start to tip over. You’ve been making noises and squealing, but recently started to make sounds like you’re trying to say words to us, like “ba-ba-ba”. It’s so cute! You also have started reaching for daddy and me sometimes and it just melts our hearts. Daddy has been trying and trying to get you to laugh since you were born, and sometimes, just sometimes we’ll get a giggle or two out of you, but it’s pretty inconsistent. You are still on a really good 3-4 hour schedule during the day and normally sleep all night. Naps for you are really inconsistent. Some days you go down great and sleep well for an hour or two. Others, you fight it and mommy doesn’t know what to do. You were doing well with your laryngial (sp?) malaysia (where your larynx flaps close down and restrict airflow causing you to work hard to breath and make gasping noises) but then had several episodes in a row, a couple of them pretty scary, so we went back to your doctor and changed your acid reflux meds. It has seemed to help since you haven’t had any episodes since. We are praying that God would heal you of both issues and very soon! :) You are such a beautiful baby and such a joy to be around. Daddy and I are completely in love with you and not a day goes by that we don’t look at you in awe of our great God who created you and blessed us with you. Our prayer is that we always, always point you to the One who loves you and knows you better than we do. And because these posts aren’t as fun without pictures, here are some recent ones..ok, maybe I should say ‘here are A LOT of recent ones’!
So, I’m a bit behind on blogging. Meet Liam.
He was 4 months old in these photos, and now he’s almost 1!
He is such a cutie and gave me so many great smiles during our session.
Meet our precious baby girl, Naomi Claire…
She arrived exactly 1 month ago today by c-section and was 9 lbs 11 oz and 21.25 inches long!
As I’m sure you can understand, life has been a whirlwind since, hence the lack of blogging on my part. From c-section recovery to learning to breast feed (no, it’s not as natural as one might think!) to not getting more than 2 hours of sleep at a time, I have been trying to get the hang of this thing called motherhood. But, oh how much we are in love with this incredible gift from God! She is such a sweet and beautiful baby and I feel so much joy knowing I get to be her mother.
Here are some fun things she is doing:
-Always has to have her hands touching her face (even while she was in utero she did this!)
-LOVES to be held
-Makes really good eye contact
-Likes to be swaddled to sleep in her crib
-Gives the sweetest smiles :)
-Loves to fall asleep on Daddy’s chest
-Really likes bath time and the warm water
-Has great awake time after her mid-morning feeding
-Sleeps pretty good at night
-Gets fussy right before a feeding since we have to wake her up for them most of the time
-Could sleep all night if I let her
-Loves her car seat and falls asleep pretty much once she’s strapped in
-I just discovered that caffeine=BIG NO NO! I haven’t had any really since having her except for yesterday when I had a couple Dr. Peppers. She was fussy all night and all day so far today :( But this is not normal for her.
-Loves mommy and daddy’s kisses and even opens her mouth to kiss us back! :) I know, she’s probably just rooting, but I like to think she is trying to give us kisses :)
-Falls asleep eating most of the time and I have to almost constantly stimulate her with a cold, wet rag
Naomi is pretty much awesome ;) And I of course could not wait to get my camera on her!
Loooove those kissable cheeks of hers!
Stay tuned for the birth story, a few weddings and an engagement session I’ve yet to blog!