Jayden Lane [Newborn]

If you haven’t seen pictures of my newest grandbaby yet, then today is your lucky day!  I will admit the photo shoot was a hard one in many ways (Jayden didn’t like being naked, didn’t like being on his tummy, didn’t like going into a deep sleep for pictures, etc.), but even though the pictures aren’t what I had in mind when I started out, they ended up just perfect to me because he is absolutely perfect in every way. Welcome to our family little guy!

Jayden blessed us all on Easter Sunday, 4/8/12 at 1:29 pm. He weighed 8.6 lbs and was 20″ long. To see birth day pictures at the hospital, please go here. Our side of the family thinks he looks just like his dad, but there’s some of Danielle’s family in him too. One thing is for sure … he is his own little being — one that God created to be unique with no one else like him and I love that! I love him, I love his brother, and I love the wonderful parents that he has. Jayden Lane Mouser, you are one lucky kid. 🙂

Below is the beautiful afghan my sister Julie made for Jayden.

And below is the afghan my cousin Becky made for Jayden’s big brother MJ when he was born, and while you can’t really see it, the quilt behind was made by my mom — Great-Grandma Jo Jo.

Do you see any family resemblance in the photo above with the one below? Below is Matt’s hospital photo. When Matt was born I thought he looked just like Grampa Mouser. There is definitely some “little old man” looks in Jayden as well.

And here’s big brother, MJ, at 9 days old with the same sweet cowlicks.

“Who you callin’ a little old man?”

And this is fondly what is referred to as a “milk coma”.

We tried to get a picture of Jayden in this little Scottie dog tie … which would have possibly been adorable. It just didn’t happen. But what did happen was an unplanned shot of the love of a mother comforting her little one. There is a place for “portraits” but in my photography, I try to get candids of “life happening” as well.

And we can’t leave out the 2-1/2 year old happy big brother … although there have been some hours of some days that he’s not been quite so happy. This “sharing parents” business is for the birds! But he does love Jayden and he sits by him often while he’s in the swing, and strokes the side of his face, and when he’s really feeling loving, MJ plays his Easter harmonica for him … about one inch from his face. Jayden loves it, of course! Duh!

I was asked to paint a tree in Jayden’s room … my first (my last?) mural. It’s very interesting (if not a little Sleepy Hollow-ish) don’t you think? It’s growing on me.

MJ is such a character, charmer, energetic, playful little soul. I think my favorite thing about him is his brown eyes. His dad has blonde hair and blue eyes and his mom has brown hair and brown eyes. I’m so curious to see what color Jayden’s will turn out to be.

Kisses to all … with love, Gramma XXO

Cindy - April 17, 2012 - 10:33 PM

What wonderful captures, Mary, and what adorable grandkids!!! You are one very lucky and blessed grandma!!!

Cathie Alonzo - April 17, 2012 - 11:12 PM

Jayden looks so much like his dad, I think. And MJ…..oh my gosh, so cute!

kathygrover - April 18, 2012 - 1:39 AM

Oh boy, that baby got cute really fast!

matt - April 18, 2012 - 7:21 AM

Thanks a million mom. I love the photo of MJ up close with his big eyes, and almost all the photos of Jayden. Thanks for all you help the past week. Love ya

Megan - April 18, 2012 - 12:29 PM

Oh good grief. I want one. 😉 My favorite was the one of Jayden in his brown hat laying on the lambswool sideways. Robby’s favorite was the one of the overhead shot b/w of him in the bowl/blanket with the hardwood underneath. He immediately commented on how cool the wood looked, something I hadn’t even noticed- fun to see what different people pick out of a photo. MJ is killer cute, and knowing his sweet personality makes him that much more loveable.

Aubrey - April 18, 2012 - 3:42 PM

That one you got of Jayden’s smile! So sweet to see those little lips curl up 🙂 MJ’s brown eyes remind me of Curious George, what a cutie. Nice work, G-ma!

Diane Drotzman - April 18, 2012 - 5:55 PM

I like the 3rd picture of Jayden. But the one with Mom kissing her bab is way cool. Love the tie!!! Cute smile on baby Jayden. And big brother is always cute.
Great work Grandma.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 18, 2012 - 11:16 PM

Diane, you always make me smile. Thanks for the comments on this post and Megan’s prego pics. I always love hearing which pictures are others favorites. Love ya, Mary

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Your Man - April 20, 2012 - 7:09 PM

Great job babe. Gooooood looking kids.

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