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Six months later, I am finally getting around to sharing a little bit about our newest baby … August Elliott. He is our sweet little cuddly guy and I can't believe he is already half a year old! Just as I have been a little late sharing about his birth here … I have also been slack on taking as many photos as I should (imagine!) and keeping up with his baby book. With a six month old and an almost two year old, it's just tricky to carve out the time to document everything like I want to. I know you mommas out there get it.
It was actually mother's day 2013 when we discovered we were expecting another baby. That was a special day for me since it was my first mother's day with Eleanor. Slowly but surely we began to prepare our home for our little guy. I loved planning and designing both of our babies rooms. I know most of it is unnecessary (especially in the beginning) but it's an important process for me to do the “nesting”. It helps me connect with the baby before we've met … and prepare a place not only in our home but in my heart for this new person. It's a big deal, bringing a human into the world.
Eleanor's birth went very smoothly and almost exactly as we had planned and envisioned. We decided to use the same midwife, doula, birthing classes, and birth techniques for August. And we were able to successfully have him with no medical interventions or medications. I am so grateful for this amazing team of people who educated, supported, and comforted us through both of our birth experiences. (Melissa Courtney: Womankind Midwives, Julie Six: The Birth Haven, Hypnobabies).
After about 28 hours of birthing, a very strange head position issue, and a lot of crazy hard work ...
August Elliott finally came into the world at 8:50am on Sunday, January 12, 2014
From the moment I first met him I fell madly in love. He has the sweetest spirit I've ever known … he loves to cuddle and he is very ticklish.
First diaper change by Dada ... the pro.
First official photo shoot with mom (assisted by grandma) when he was 3 days old. Get ready for lots of photos, buddy.
Big sister, Eleanor was 18 months old when August was born. She was the first to give him the nickname "Auggie" ... she also loves to give him tickles and kisses. She is an amazing big sister ... I've been so proud of how easily she has adjusted to having him around.
My little valentines babies in February.
In late February my lovely friend Sara that has been shooting with me for over 5 years now came up to visit and do a little family session with us. So here we are ... a family of four.
I love love love these images of me and baby August together.
And of course ... some adorable shots to prove that little silly lady is still get plenty of attention!
(Thank you so much Sara for these sweet images!!!)
By March we had our first smile - revealing a dimple on his right cheek that will melt your heart like butter!!!
Easter photos with cousins ...
April ... The closest I could get to a picture with the two of them together ...
Proving that this girl is sometimes a grump ...
But most of the time she is a silly, curious, sweet girl ...
Mr. Smiley Guy loving the summer time ...
First beach trip!
Hanging out at home ... finally showing enough hair to guess it's going to be about the same color as Eleanor's.
Camping on the Fourth of July
My favorite picture in the whole world ... there on the right. My charmers!
So, I am loving life as a momma of two babies. And I just love watching my little guy grow and change. He now has two teeth on the bottom and he is a slobber monster every day, all day. His hands and feet are so big and I promise you they are noticeably bigger every day. The next time I have my camera out I will be sure to get some good shots of his flintstone feet. Now that he is more and more interactive Eleanor has begun to play with him more. She likes to show him how to stack blocks, how to turn flips, and she loves to jump for him and that makes him giggle. They get their giggle boxes turned over together and the sound of their laughter is the best thing I've ever heard in my life.
Thanks for taking a moment to peek into my life!