Double R, double N, double E, double C-U-T-E. This baby was beee-u-tiful and only 5 days old. Born Saturday, June 30 at 12:42 PM, Mirra weighed 8.9 pounds at birth. Friend and new Grandma, Julie, showed up at church on Sunday as proud as any new grandma should be with printed photos ready to share. I loved that! Mommy Melissa and Julie were champs at helping me keep things safe for Mirra while enduring the heat on an already hot day. Poor dad didn’t fare as well and had to spend most of his time out doors (where sadly it was cooler than our house!). Sorry Dan! (Note to self, get that space heater I’ve been wanting so I don’t have to heat a three-level house!) I’m still trying to find my style when it comes to photographing newborns but this one couldn’t have gone better. Mirra, you are my hero! The hardest part of photographing newborns is wanting to do every pose and have them wear every hat, but apparently there are other things to do in a day than to sit and stare at a sleeping baby (although it’s hard to know what). Melissa and Dan, may these pictures always remind you of how unbelievably small Mirra was. It happens all too quickly that they grow up. Enjoy the moments. Love and congratulations to Grandpa Terry, Auntie Emily and Uncle Patrick as well. Love, Mary
Okay, it’s time for my favorite pics. Here’s my first one coming up, and why? Because, seriously folks, who could resist kissing those lips. And I love the hat with the purple and that face! Much thanks goes out to Karen Wontor who is Baby Rhett’s great-grandma. I was so jealous of all his homemade hats that I called Karen and she made some for me! I was overjoyed at the beautiful selection I got. Thank you Karen. A shout out to co-worker Deanna Silvers as well for the last two hats you will see towards the bottom. Only trouble is not having enough time to try all the new ones out. Babies … I need more babies!
This next one would have to be my second favorite pic. The cocoon was gifted to me by my daughter for Mother’s Day — sadly after Simone was too big to fit in it. See, I told you babies grow fast!