Dec 21, 2011

Caden's Newborn Session

As a former paparazzi, one of the things I knew I wanted to do right away when baby boy was here was to have a fancy schmancy newborn photo session. We've all seen the pics of those babies that never cry and are always smiling in their sleep:

Photographers recommend that newborn pics be taken within the first 7 days of the baby's birth so they're nice and sleepy. Caden had jaundice and I just wasn't feeling up to it right after coming home from the hospital. I waited 10 days. How did baby's first photo shoot go??? Not only did he not sleep one second, but he peed on the props. :) After two hours, we gave up on the sleepy smiley shots. Of course, he promptly passed out in the car as we left the photographer's studio.

Dec 19, 2011

a NGU beginning

You know the saying "you've got to stop and smell the roses."? It's true. Sometimes you have to hit the pause button and take a minute to breathe. Reassess the situation, take a mental audit of where you are. That's what usually happens.

For me, everything came to a screeching halt in April complete with smoke and tire skid marks (not the underwear kind) when I found out I was two months pregnant. That oughta stop anyone in their tracks.

Fast forward a couple of trimesters, and here we are. 1 month postpartum, running on fumes everyday, bleary eyed and exhausted. But it just takes one look at this little face and I literally feel I could run the NY marathon 10x over for him. (and that's saying a lot because if you see me running, you need to call the police because something's chasing me)

My husband asked me what I'd like for Christmas this year (yes, 5 days before Xmas Eve)and although I wouldn't mind something nice and sparkly, I can truly say I have everything I want. But probably the best gift I can give myself is to start writing again - to document this amazing journey I've just started - a NGU beginning - get it, get it??. In between all the bottle cleanings, projectile spit ups, and poo-namis, I just want to remember it all. And because my phone can only save so many pictures of little man.