In August, a little angel joined our family.
Meet Lily – a.k.a. Snugglebug, Bugaboo, Bug, Bright-eyes, Cute Girl . . .
8 lbs 5 oz
21.25 inches long
After birth, Lily spent almost a week in the NBICU. Lily was originally admitted for some respiratory difficulties and then underwent an entire course of antibiotics for a culture we believe had been contaminated. Lily’s hospital stay gave me a whole new level of sympathy for friends and family who had ever had a child in the ICU. Leaving the hospital without her was, emotionally, one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. I was just grateful Lily was healthy and not in the ICU for more serious reasons.
While still in the ICU, I caught one of Lily’s fleeting smiles. This image is one of the things that brought me comfort when I could not be near my baby.
I loved the little frogs on her bedding that day – Lily’s room is now known as the ‘Lily Pad.’
Daddy holding Lily in the NBICU.
Lily let us know during her second ultrasound, that we might have a camera-shy baby.
Lily’s eyes are one of my favorite features on her darling face – any wonder why she might be called Bright-Eyes?
Just a couple weeks later, Lily had already changed so much.
I would love to photograph her more than I do, but that would mean I would have to give up some snuggle time.
These are images from a more recent shoot – some of Lily’s more thoughtful expressions.
Time flies faster than ever. Lily is two months old today.
Lily is so sweet and is growing fast; I have never been so grateful for photography – to capture all the little moments I never want to forget.
I love being a mom, more than I ever thought possible. Motherhood definitely changed my perspective on life – things that several months ago I thought were so important, now seem trivial in comparison. I love watching Clark be a dad; he works so hard to make life great for Lily and me – thanks, Honey.