The babies are growing so quickly! Now that the news has been more announced, I can write that baby Jonathan was discharged about 5 days earlier! He passed his car seat test with flying colours and had been enjoying some “alone” time with mommy & daddy. Although he still goes to the hospital everyday to visit his sisters and so his parents can be with all three. Initially his parents were told that he would have to stay home and wouldn’t be allowed back in the NICU so I did not expect him to be at the hospital this week for this shoot! I brought items for the girlies, but did not bring anything for Mr J. Luckily they had a little white knit hat but he had grown so fast he barely fit in it!
Miss Elizabeth had now started hearing rumblings of the “D” word (discharge!). I got lots of smiles from Miss Emily during our photos, perhaps because she knows they are all growing so quick and going to be home in no time!
This week a new baby “moved in” across from their pod and he was just about 3lbs. And even though I witnessed and photographed these 3 little sweeties being born and then weekly since then, I looked at this teeny tiny little one and could not believe how tiny he was. I had to actually say outloud “you guys were that tiny just a short time ago!!!)”. I’m so happy that I have been able to document this time as it truly has been so fast that even just a few short weeks your memory begins to be fuzzy at exactly how big (or small) they were!
I was very excited when Karla & Alex decided to add a maternity session to their already booked newborn session. Although I know that maternity photos aren’t always thought about, or as a pregnant woman, wanted, but I still encourage them to be done. Having children myself, I realize that being pregnant doesn’t always make you feel that amazing and sometimes, if it’s not an easy pregnancy, you just want to get through it. However, once it is over and your baby is here, that’s it. You cannot get those fleeting days back, and the belly you once sported will not longer be filled with love, anticipation, excitement. Personally, I was quite large and uncomfortable and irritable. I did not have the easiest pregnancy (or pregnancies) but I am happy that I have photos of it. In the grande scheme of life, those 40ish weeks are so quick!
And when I see someone who is as adorable as Karla, I want them to know how cute they are! I cannot wait to meet their little princess!
HAPPY CANADA DAY!
I had some very special props made by Cassie Belle Creations By Tara in honour of our new little Canadians and I couldn’t wait to see them. Elizabeth graduated to a crib just a few days before this as well. Jonathan is doing so well that he no longer has a feeding tube! He is eating like a champ the the “D” word has started being thrown around! (Discharge) 🙂 Today was weigh in day as well….drum roll……
Emily weighed in at 4.4lbs!
Elizabeth weighed in at 4.62lbs!
Jonathan weighed in at 5.67lbs!
This week was the first week we were able to have a photo of all three being held together. Luckily for their mom & dad, they had been able to hold them together prior to this, but never when I was there! It also marked the first week of using any “props” during the shoot. Jonathan was already out of his isolet, but the girls were still in them. Elizabeth wasn’t too far behind being able to graduate to a crib! One day, years down the road at her wedding this will make for an interesting, funny memory to retell at her wedding. They started calling Miss Elizabeth “Cabbage” while she was in her isolet. When they told me that she could “clear a room” I laughed and thought, how bad can a 3 week preemie smell? Well, during this shoot, I found out! I was in the other half of the “pod” (the NICU is divided into sections or “Pods”) and they opened the door to her isolet and within a few seconds it hit me. I said right outloud “That cannot be from Elizabeth” to which the reply was just laughter from her parents & the nurses.
All three are gaining weight quickly and although they all still have their feeding tubes, Elizabeth & Jonathan are also nursing and drinking from bottles!