I’m backtracking a bit here because I realized I never shared our family and maternity session from last fall with Libby Ann Photography. It was SO windy on this day. I can’t believe she caught anything of us, crazy gusts! The location is so very special to us as well, just outside of the birth center that has provided care for Jonah’s birth, our 3 losses and my pregnancy with Zachary. I made the sash and included 3 little angel charms to represent the 3 little angel babies we lost. As hard as it is for me to put myself in front of the camera when I’m pregnant, I’m so very happy to have these. They bring me back to a really happy time, anxiously awaiting the arrival of our baby boy.
I’m kind of obsessed with him. He’s starting to giggle and coo at 6 weeks old and it’s the cutest thing ever!
Jonah is getting good at this big brother stuff. Here he is trying to calm Zachary while I throw together a quick lunch for the big kids.
Of all the sweet boys, in all of great big Texas, I’m so thankful these are mine.
My sweet friend and fellow foodie, Carrie, sent us a care package after Zachary was born. This adorable onesie was included. I love getting fun mail, especially when it looks this cute on my new baby boy. All the goodies were precious but I love the spiritual encouragement from a dear friend the most.
We absolutely love our Dock-A-Tot. It’s perfect for co-sleeping when your daddy has unruly flying elbows lol. It’s also great for when momma needs to put you down for a few minutes to shove a Lara bar in her mouth after a long stretch of “hold me and do not put me down under any circumstances” 😉
Oh my goodness, I love him so much. And in that top photo, I spy some little thigh chubbies in the making.
1 month and 1 day old.
This sweet boy started throwing smiles our way before even a month old. It totally makes up for the fact we aren’t allowed to put him down or wear him. He refuses both of those, but when he smiles, all that melts away. I love it when he makes eye contact and smiles with his whole body, it’s just the best!
Zachary is a huge fan of being held. Setting him down is against all the rules. Swing, nope. Rock and play during the day, nope. Playmat, nope. So, when I have to take a potty break, this is the scene, the big kids trying to calm him while I take 2.2 seconds to potty. I think the longest stretch I’ve had that he wouldn’t let me put him down was 14 hours. I had to remind myself a few times that these sweet newborn snuggles are fleeting!
Jonah adores Zachary. Which means he’s almost always in his bubble. Sometimes that makes Zachary a little wide eyed lol. Love these snaps of them snuggling in my bed the other day….messy face, wide eyes, and all.