It comes fiercely and swiftly, the complete wonder and awe for your new babe. Elizabeth and Adam, so in sync and fluid as they doted on their tiny daughter. Not a single detail was missed, from the wrinkling of her nose to the flakiness of her newborn skin that us mommas and papas are all too familiar with. She's been home for a couple weeks now and they're finding their groove and parenthood looks good on them. Big Brother Bueller still can't hardly contain his excitement that he's not the only "baby" in the family. When given the chance he steals kisses at will. I'm sure they'll be best of buds very soon. All I can say is this, they're in love and sweet Baby Ellie couldn't be more blessed.
I've known this little lady since her tiny newborn days. She is exactly 5 weeks older than my own little man which made attending and photographing her special day all the more nostalgic for me. Turning one has been a big deal in my head and I knew that I would soon be in the same place as her momma! I LOVE these opportunities to step into someone else's family and life in order to give the gift of documenting their special moments. I believe that it is pictures like these, that years down the road, will allow us to step back into that moment and sit with the memories; like sitting with an friend over a cup tea and starting right back where you left off, even though too many years have passed. This sweet little lady was so vibrant and joyful on her special day! She and her momma are a delight to know and I'm honored to call them friends.
It's been a season of change for us here. A season of growing and learning. My baby is one and perhaps one of these days I'll get caught up and blog his birthday and if I'm really ambitious, his first Christmas! But it's these moments as we slowly leave the baby days behind and enter the newness of the toddler phase that my heart is bursting. I don't think I'm ready but it's happening whether I like it or not. We're fading out the bottle. It might just be his favorite thing in the world. I think if he had to choose between me and his bottle, the winner would be clear. Due to his great bottle love we're starting to fade it now, with the hopes that it will be easier. And it has been! Thank goodness. We're still in the midst of the process but I took these knowing that the end of the bottle was near and I know I'll miss it.