2 months today! Your monthly crib portrait.
It's crazy how much you look like your sister Penelope when she was little. If you were twins you probably wouldn't look so much like each other. I love that I have so many photos of her to look back to and compare. I am doing the same with you, taking many photos and keeping them organized. I know one day I will be glad of this, because time really is flying.
You are S E V E N weeks.
You sleep 3-4 hours at night, wake up for a feeding and go back to sleep for another 2-3 (and I thank you for that). You are still a gassy baby, but also a baby that can pass gas. You're my easiest so far, maybe because after two babies, you know things will get better and you just wait it out. Knowing things will get better lets you relax and not become anxious with the difficult tasks at hand.
My favorite baby in my favorite light.
I love this set so much, it was hard to pick just one. I’ve learned that you are much calmer in the morning and much easier to photograph. These portraits were done in your room around 8 am one morning and I just love the light and peacefulness around that time of the day. Mornings are the best with you!
I’ve tried this chair Portrait at least 5 times before this one. Everytime I lay you on this chair it seems I’m laying on spikes. You scream and cry. I hope by 8 weeks you will let me take your 2 month Portrait here so that I can compare your growth every month. This was my big plan for this chair and blanket and I hope to get it done (if you let me).
Not many milestones this week. You are doing so well, feeding, pooping, doing all the things you should be doing at this stage. You've gained as much weight as you should have, your belly button stump fell off at 19 days, and all the good things we could expect. You've been with us for such a short period, yet it seems like we've known you for ages. Because of you, our family is complete. WE LOVE YOU LIAM!
Two weeks with you. I wish I would have written this post before, because right now I've forgotten most of what happened that second week. It's funny how these first weeks all turn into a blur in my memory. The sleepless nights, feeding, burping, diaper changing... it all blends in together. I am taking it slow and trying to enjoy this part with you, constantly reminding myself that it goes by way too fast. I want to take in every moment!
Your sister took photos of you on her iPod so she could show her sweet baby brother to her friends.
Hey baby boy, WE made it to 40 weeks. You're pretty tight in there, and things have gotten harder, but you're still pretty cozy and I am still happy to have you inside. I am not rushing you in any way. We do our daily things together, homeschooling, preparing food, cleaning the house, shopping and planning... and you have allowed me to do it all. I am so thankful for this pregnancy. I didn't know I wanted to be a mother for the third time. The thought of going through pregnancy and birth scared me a lot before I found out about you. I didn't have two easy pregnancies or two easy births, both first pregnancies were hard and left me wanting it to 'just be over' at the end. With you though, what a difference...it makes me feel like I could do this again. I would have never 'thought it' when I was pregnant with your sisters. Anyway, since we are officially overdue, the doctor has set the date for next Monday, March 12th, a day after you complete 41 weeks. I am excited to meet you then, if that is the case, but I am still hopeful that you will surprise me and come before. I would love the experience of feeling contractions and deciding what time to go to the hospital with you, but either way, I am excited to meet you soon... maybe in 4 days!
This week was a breeze. Yes, sleeping is hard and sometimes it feels like you’re falling out of my ‘you know what’, but the week went by so fast, and I got to enjoy so many days with my girls at home. For the first time I’m not in a hurry for you to be born. I can’t wait to meet you but I know you will be here soon and I’ll miss this part of life. Being pregnant and feeling you move and kick inside me is just such a wonderful feeling (most of the time). But, come now, before you grow too much in there and give me trouble.
The waiting game has begun. I always wonder how it’s going to happen this time around. Will my water break? Will I start feeling contractions? Or will I wait til week 41 to see you? like both of your big sisters. Whatever way it is, I can’t wait to meet you. The last weeks are the ‘worst & best’. The waiting, the excitement, the anxiety. So much has already passed, I keep telling myself: I am patient, I can do this! The good news is, in less than 2 weeks I will meet you. Even if you decide to make me wait til the last possible minute, your time on the inside is coming to an end. I love you more than words can say baby boy, it has been a joy carrying you.
All the little things that make your room super special. Teddy & Dino given to you by grandma. Letterboard, wooden box & blanket given by our friend Nay. Dr.Seuss book given by our lovely friend Kristi. School bus which was the first gift you got from us when revealed the gender to your big sisters. Every single detail was delicately chosen for you, my sweet boy! We are so excited to meet you soon.
Hey baby, look how far we’ve come. I decided to take these photos today because they might just be our last portraits of you on the inside. I’m feeling huge right now, and not very enthusiastic about photos. We are expecting to move very soon and life is just ‘busy’... I had your big sister Yasmin shoot this portrait of us today, so that I could remember this blanket that I bought for your room. I plan on using it to take photos of you on it once you’re born. I seriously can’t wait to wrap you in it.
Hey there baby! Today your big sis took some photos of us. I absolutely love this shot and seeing how round my belly is with you inside. I’m so glad of the few photos I have of myself expecting you. I’m glad that big sis is so patient and enjoys photographing us.
You still come to my bed almost every night. And I love watching you sleep in the morning after being kicked and pushed all night.
We visited the new house to take some food for grandpa while he was installing the insulation. I got a quick portrait of you beside the garage. I already love this spot. Mid day photo with that awesome flare. Such a win!
She's so intense.
Couldn't stand the snow for too long but just long enough for a portrait of Yasmin. 49 weeks, I can't believe it.
All I know is that I love you.