Showing posts from February, 2017

A Tale of Two Newborn Sessions

When I was about 6 months pregnant, one of my fellow pregnant coworkers asked me who was taking our newborn photos. At that point, I hadn't even thought about it and wouldn't until December rolled around. I had no idea then that we would end up having not one, but TWO newborn sessions! That may seem a little excessive but there were some distinct differences between the two. One was a lifestyle newborn shoot and the other was a more traditional newborn shoot. If you are trying to decide between the two, here is a recap of our experience that might help you determine which is best for you. We worked with two different photographers, and we were extremely happy with both. I would highly recommend either. 

Bringing Home Baby

I was surprised we were able to spring out of the hospital so soon. Just 25 hours after Decker was born, we were being wheeled out to the car. We were ready to leave for the most part, but there were still some things we hadn't quite mastered in the hospital. Like nursing, but we'll get to that in a minute.
The first week home was full of ups and downs. It was so great to finally have Decker here to love on, but motherhood also comes with lots of questions and uncertainty. Fortunately, I had my Mom here to help me navigate the waters. I cannot tell you how grateful I was to have her help. Whether it was cleaning the house, rocking Decker to sleep in the middle of the night, cooking meals for us or offering suggestions/encouragement; she made my life easier in so many ways.

 Mom did her best to get Decker hooked on books early. I would expect nothing less from a woman who, when she's not watching grandkids, spends most of her time at library meetings. 
 Decker did not enj…