The Triplets: 2 weeks new!

Its hard to believe how quickly time is passing and how amazing the babies are doing.  This week Baby J was moved from his isolet to a crib! That is a big accomplishment! And even more exciting, he was able to be put to mama’s breast and nurse on his own!  The girls are doing very well, they continue to be in their isolets, but I’m sure it will be no time before they “graduate”.  This week mommy and daddy were giving them all a bath and dressing them in their first real outfits.  They had to be quick during their weigh in and bath, they can’t be allowed to get too cold. It certainly was an experience (especially for daddy since this was his first time bathing them!) and it had it’s funny moments. They are certainly growing and thriving.

Big brother J is up to 4lbs 7oz!  (he was 3lbs 12oz at birth!)
Middle Sister E is up to 3lbs 5oz (she was 2lbs 13 oz at birth!)
And Little Sister E is up to 3lbs 11oz (she was 3lbs 3oz at birth!)

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The Triplets: Week One

As some of you may know, my brother and sister-in-law recently welcomed triplets into their lives.  They were born at 31 weeks.  I was blessed and lucky enough to be present during the entire delivery to photograph their birth (although I am unable to post photos from this experience as they are wishing to keep that portion private for now)
I have been allowed access to go into the NICU once a week to photograph them as they grow and progress.  (Typically only parents and biological grandparents are allowed to visit)

They are growing and thriving and we are all so excited.

Little J was 3lbs 12oz at birth, “Big sis” Miss E was 2lbs 13oz and “Lil Sis” Miss E was 3lbs 3oz.

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Mr C *~10 days new~*

Oh Mr C! He is the long awaited, much anticipated first baby for a sweet co-worker of mine.  Sometimes we question why life seems to be making it difficult for us, or why it might seem so easy for others and not for us.  And we continue on asking why?  And then one day we have a life changing experience.  And before we know it, we are holding the most wonderful, sweet little baby that we cannot imagine our lives without.  And that long road that we were begrudging while taking it, suddenly seems like a distant memory.  A distant, short memory.  And we forget about those “why’s” and those moments where hope was up and down.  Mr C was welcomed into by a very large number of family and friends and the love for him was immediate and intense.  And I am so happy that I have been able to be part of this experience.

Mr C was wide awake for the first portion of our session, wide awake and yet totally calm. No fussy, no wiggling.  And then he filled his tummy and he was out for the count.  I loved this session! (and I got to snuggle and kiss his sweet cheeks!)

 

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Happy Birthday Miss R!!

I remember Miss R being in her mama’s belly and bringing their sweet dog to see me at my clinic.  And I was so excited to meet her that her mama knew she couldn’t bring the dog without bringing the baby! (one of my favourite appointments to go into is one with not only a fur-baby but a real baby too!)
I have basically watched her grow over the last year each time she came in and she has grown cuter and cuter and cuter (and looking more and more like mama every day)
Her eyes are RIDICULOUS! They are SO blue and SO beautiful, it’s almost unbelievable.  She had a grand time with her cake, eating the icing and “painting” with it.  She is such a doll!!!

 

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Prom!

I have worked at my veterinary clinic for more than 10 years (I started there young) 🙂  We are a tight bunch of co-workers, having less than 10 of us working closely every day.  Our sweet groomer had been talking about this prom- and I offered to shoot the preparation, beauty and excitement of the magic of prom.  Ava is a very special wonderful teenager, I remember being a teenager and getting ready for prom- and both are hard and exciting and nerve-wracking!  I feel a sense of pride knowing how hard it is to be yourself and not worry about what others think and that Ava is doing just this, being herself.  I could tell that Ava was a bundle of nerves when I first arrived and as we went on, I could see her beginning to relax.  I was in LOVE with the hairpiece that was chosen! (even contrary to the hair stylist’s opinion) 🙂

I hope this night was a night to remember and look back on with a smile and fun memories.

 

 

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The morning of this shoot, I had no idea the level of cuteness that was about to bombard me when I got to the park.  I had prepared myself with my airplane, aviator hat and princess dresses.  Little did I know that although Princess R (which is what I called her the entire shoot) would want the airplane too!  These two were FULL of energy and we all were quite active and persuasive as I photographed them.  This shoot was a special gift to grandma for her birthday- I hope she loved the photos!
Mr R had the most gorgeous eyes- he is certainly going to be a heartbreaker!  And Miss R’s hair ….*sigh*….so gorgeous.  Although, being a curly haired girl myself, I am sure she will go through a phase of hating her wonderful ringlets, but in the end she will embrace and love them! And one day be so thankful of her gorgeous curls!

 

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One Year Already! Mr E!

When my friend Lindsay and her husband got pregnant, I was ecstatic!  She was a gorgeous pregnant mama.  I will never forget the night that Lindsay went into labour- we were all at a friend’s wedding (of which the bride herself and many guests worked on the OB floor!).  Her dear sweet husband was convinced that she wasn’t in labour-  finally they decided to go to the hospital just to ‘check it out’. Well just a few “short hours” later, our sweet little man entered the world.  He was so sweet and tiny and I was so excited to do his newborn photos.  And here we are, one year later doing his first birthday shoot!  He is so sweet and I love his chunky little cheeks and arms!  Happy Birthday Little E!

 

 

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First Communion- Congratulations Mr M!

I was invited to witness and capture a very special moment in a young Catholic’s life- the 1st Communion.  And although it was not allowed to take photos during the actual ceremony, we were able to capture the excitement and family love.  This young man was so wonderful- I hope that my children will grow up to be as respectful and polite as he is.  His mother and family must be so truly proud of him.  And I am positive his loving father is looking down on him, so proud of the young man he is becoming and being a guiding hand for not only him, but his mother and brother as well.  At this age, keeping still for photo after photo isn’t always the easiest (or the most fun) and even though I could tell that he was starting to grow tired of all the photos, he still listened to every direction and request from his mother and myself.  I felt proud of him, I can only imagine how his family feels!!

Congratulations handsome!!!!

 

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