Just after Halloween, I sat with my boys for our daily after play/workout snack at Mamas Move. I picked up a message on my voice mail from my good friend. As she barely held herself together she explained that she had delivered her baby the week before. He was due to arrive January 30th. He was holding on, but both mom and baby had barely made it. They needed prayers, good thoughts, and she’d keep me posted on N.’s progress.
Four months later, with unbelievable care from N.’s doctors and nurses and love and nurturing from mom and dad, baby N. is home. His story (and his mom’s too) is nothing short of a miracle. Although it was a very rough beginning, N. is doing AMAZINGLY well. So needless to say, I was so thrilled to be able to meet him and photograph him. Stories like this hopefully allow us to take a time out from the hectic day-to-day and realized how blessed we are.
When I arrived, N. was asleep in his Moses Basket. But not for long! Look at those eyes!
Every time N.’s mom showed me photos from the hospital, N. was wide awake and checking things out. The nurses said he was one of the most observant babies they’d ever had.
This one is my favorite. Its like a looking into a window of what he’ll look like as a little boy!
N. and mom. So perfect!
N. started to get a little sleepy, so big brother C. came in for his turn! NOT camera shy! You might remember C. from a few months ago (here’s that shoot- on my old blog). What a gorgeous little boy! We squeezed that November shoot of C. in for a surprise for his mom not long after N. was born. As you can imagine, it was incredibly difficult for the entire family, but mom especially, to be making daily trips into the hospital for four months. Occasionally my boys and I would watch C. while mom went in. He is perfect!
Love!The Boys!And the whole fam…Baby N., I’m so glad you’re here.