When Flora was six days old we had our friend Alex from Tiny Marvels come over to take some pictures - kind of a 2.0 to the ones we had her do for us over the winter. and fyi, I've been sitting on these all weekend which was so hard for me (!!) Alex is a new mama too and knew how i just wanted to capture a snapshot of life in our own space. Nothing like a fellow new mother who's also a photographer to literally get all sentimental with you about your growing family. I sound like a broken record because I'm sure I've said it here before, but I truly regret not being able to get formal newborn photos and family photos done when June was born - I just wasn't in a position to be able to until she was at least six weeks old. We did however take probably upwards of 1000's of photos of June on our own (first child syndrome!) so I don't feel guilty - but it sure is nice to have a professional set done. I'm making all the efforts to keep up with this kind of thing because I have a feeling that getting a shot of all four of us together is going to be a pretty special occasion as these two ladies grow older.
i still can't believe I'm saying "my girls." It takes my breath away. And on the sentimental topic, the newborn hormones are still just all awash in my system; I can't handle June's little "mama, chase around!!" as we're heading into the park, or her cheeky little "love you mama" when she catches me looking at her.... and the way she tucks herself under my arm as I'm feeding flora. And flora's little cooing sounds and her other-world spastic-newborn hand movements, and her deep blue, blue eyes that peer at me in the darkness of the night when it's just the two of us awake. I feel crazy lucky day in and out and I can literally feel the time slipping away from me so I'm doing my best to soak this stage up. To be honest I hope that I kinda lose that sense of "omg time is too precious" because it's too much to handle most days. but I've been really trying to slow down and let go so I can make the most of these days. THings are messy, nothing is in it's place, there's a heaping pile of laundry in the basket and june had noodles again for dinner because that's what was easy. But we're happy. and we're together. and this is my family <3 Sorry to go all sappy there but you gotta let that stuff out little by little otherwise it turns into the messy kind of cry and I can't afford more bags under my eyes these day ifyaknowwhatimean ;)
Here are a few pictures from our morning with Alex! I think the ones of June holding flora have to be my favourite - she just looks so proud to be a big sister!! Also little Flora in her white onesie; I feel like I'm gonna remember that newborn smell when I look back at these photos over the years <3
Thanks again Alex! We love you!