sleep | leander baby photographers

That sweet face up there is the image of a little boy who sleeps through the night.  He has been for awhile.  Once we no longer had to wake him to eat after he returned to his birth weight, he’d sleep in a 4 hour followed by a 6 hour stretch.  He’d get up once, maybe twice to eat and it usually hit just as Jase and I were getting ready to go to bed anyway.  It was a dream.  Between 6 and 7 weeks old he started sleeping straight through, between 10 and 11 hours straight.  Sounds like a dream come true right?  Yeah, the only problem is, he then calorie loads ALL.DAY.LONG.  As in, will not leave the boobie buffet for a second without screaming his head off and puffing out his lower lip in a pout.  So two nights ago I decided to do a dream feed before going to sleep.  All he wanted to do was sleep and it took some convincing, but sure enough, the following day was soooooo much better.  So at least for now, you can call me crazypants for wanting to wake up my kid so he can eat in the middle of the night.  I’m SO thankful for a good sleeper….it only took us 4 kids to get one….but I don’t mind middle of the night feedings.  Honestly, I don’t.  When you have your first, they get so much of you and you get to be alone with them a lot.  And with Taryn, Ty was in school, so I got a lot of alone time with her too.  But with Teagan Jude, Taryn was a toddler, so I really looked forward to my alone time with him, quiet and snuggly in the middle of the night, it was our time together and I cherished that.  And the same goes for Jonah.  Our house is crazy busy, crazy loud, and with homeschooling, the other kids are always here.  I love that they are always here and they get to bond, but I love alone time with my baby too.  For the time being I’m going to continue to dream feed in hopes that it’ll give us a few easier days and so that I can enjoy the sweet baby snuggles while they last.

2012-12-19T22:35:34-06:00December 19th, 2012|365, Jonah, My Family|

my view | leander baby photographer

This is my view at dinner every night.  He used to sit in the rock-n-play between Jason and Teagan Jude while we all eat.  But now, he fusses until Jase picks him up and puts him right in this spot.  Nosy little guy wants to be up at the table to see what’s going on.  Can’t say I blame him really.  Our dinner table gets a little crazy and uhm….interesting….most nights.

Anyway, this is my dinner view every night.  That cute little face looking across at me while I eat my dinner always makes me smile.

2012-12-18T20:50:24-06:00December 18th, 2012|365, Jonah, My Family|

my 365 is back | austin lifestyle photographer

Mid-pregnancy I fell off the 365 wagon.  I hate that, because of all the photographs I take of my family, those mean the most to me.  Simple, imperfect, little moments from each day, all year long.  So at the end of my pregnancy while we were still in wait mode, and then before I started back to work I sat down and backtracked quite a bit.  I didn’t pick up my camera near enough between July and October, but I had a ton of iphone pics.  They will just have to be good enough, with a few good camera photos thrown in here and there, for that part of our life and 365 project.  The good news is that with Jonah’s arrival, my good camera has been out and in use MUCH much more often.  So, I not only added 70 some odd photos to my 365 blog that account for July through October, I am also back on the wagon.  Go check it out!  The photo above is my photo for today.  Piggies peaking out at me while I was digging through the clothes in his closet this afternoon.  I’m loving the little details of having a baby in the house again.  Tiny little moments that catch my eye and steal my heart.

2012-12-11T21:14:53-06:00December 11th, 2012|365, Jonah, My Family|

in waiting

Feeling brave today I suppose.  I normally don’t post many photos of myself, much less 10 months pregnant, belly and stretchmarks hanging out.  But this is it.  This is where I am right now.  Exhausted.  Waiting.  Ready.  Jase snapped this of me resting the other night after hours of contractions.  Jonah, we are so ready to have you in our arms, come on out little one.

2012-10-11T12:07:32-05:00October 11th, 2012|365, Jonah, My Family|
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