Don’t Forget Baby 2

February 28, 2014

We got to talking in the waiting room of my doctors office. She was the mother of 3 boys and at the time I was the mother of 1 boy with a 2nd on the way. She asked me if I took many photos of my son, I laughed and said “yes, billions“. She smiled approvingly. “Photos are important”, she said “but you must remember when you have your 2nd child, to take photos of him too. By himself. Not always with his brother.” Apparently this is something she became aware of recently as she thumbed through old albums of her now grown sons. Understandably she had plenty of photos of her first born by himself, showcasing all of his milestones and highlighting small elements of his individual personality. However, as baby no.2 and eventually no. 3 arrived, it became easier and quicker for her to capture photos with all of the boys together. As a result, she has very few photos of her second 2 boys showcasing their own milestones and individuality. And now that I have a baby no. 2 myself, I completely understand where this lady was coming from. My days are busier now than they’ve ever been. Finding a second, never mind a minute to pause and capture anything with my camera has become a major challenge. Yet, this woman’s advice has stuck with me and this week I worked hard to create a window in one of my days to stop and capture some photos of Cullen and all of his newbornness. True we may have gone hungry that day, as the window I created would usually have been spent preparing dinner. But this was something that I didn’t want to look back on and regret. So cereal for dinner it was : )

I waited until Keane was down for his nap, then it became a race against the clock. Now that Keane is getting older, the naps are getting shorter, so I needed to shoot fast.

Wide awake and chillin.

In true newborn style, one minute awake, the next, asleep.

I actually never heard him come in, but next thing I know, Keane is up and about and photobombing Cullen’s shoot, insisting on giving him some “gentle” hugs.

One Response to “Don’t Forget Baby 2”

  1. Grandma Doyle says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

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