It’s been almost six months since I started my photography business. In some ways I cannot believe how fast time has flown! And in other ways, I feel like I have been doing this photography thing forever. It’s been such a joy to document memories for so many wonderful families. My favorite thing, hands down, has been watching families grow. From maternity, to newborn, to family sessions. There is so much love and joy to be captured in every stage.
Jen and Trey White’s beautiful little girl, Madison Grace, was my very first newborn session back in early May. Just a few weeks ago, I had the joy of taking some family portraits of all three of them! Madi has grown so much in just a few short months and has the sweetest deposition. It didn’t take much to get her to smile! I am so happy I get to share with you today a little glimpse of that joy.
If you live in the Central Florida area and would like to have me as your photographer, please visit my photography page for more details and pricing!
// Hannah turned seven months (WHAT?!) last week. It has been a busy/crazy/fun month with our little girl! And if you can’t tell from the pictures above, Hannah is definitely getting some payback for Micah’s playful, yet aggressive behavior with her early on (get him, girl! haha). Here are the highlights…
The bathroom scale at home says she hasn’t gained much this month as far as weight goes – still a little over 16lbs. I know she has at least gotten longer, because she has grown out of some outfits. But I think I remember that weight gain slows down around now once they start becoming more active (which she DEFINITELY has been!)
Sleep is going great! Still taking two naps a day (unless we’re out and about and then she may skip her morning nap) and sleeping a straight twelve hours at night.
Size 3 diapers and 9 month clothing!
Nursing about 4-5 times per day, eating two “meals” (puréed baby food) during lunch and dinner and snacking (puffs, Cheerios) in-between. She has also learned to feed herself this month with her fingers, so that is another blessing! A busy mama of two definitely appreciates the little milestones like hand-eye coordination! ;)
This month Hannah learned to crawl (army-style), feed herself puffs and Cheerios, and mimic sounds and actions (I raise my hands in the air and she attempts it too!) She’s close to learning to wave too – she holds out her hand, now we just have to get the fingers moving! :) She now has four teeth – two bottom and two top. She is a very efficient xylophone player (or banger) and let’s just say, her lungs have developed. There is no quiet at our house when the kids are awake.
Screaming (for joy, frustration, fear, hunger, pretty much everything), crawling, food (especially the kind she can feed herself), music, being held and talked to all the day long.
Being tickled! She cries instead of laughing! Poor thing. And currently, Micah is going through a phase where he loves tickling her. Oops.
Things I Don’t Want to Forget
We took Hannah to Disney for the first time this month and she absolutely loved it! She did so well! I am so proud of how easygoing and flexible she is. She had a great time and enjoyed all the characters and the rides that we went on as family. I wasn’t expecting it to be as easy as it was – but we had no meltdowns or anything. So that is definitely something I want to remember! :)