We took these photos when Frankie was a week old and they were our first family photos together! Not going to lie I was a little stressed before this shoot. We shot with a photographer (who is amazing!) but I honestly haven’t done a family session with a photographer in soo long and got so used to shooting whenever felt right since David takes the pics – they just kind of naturally happen and we always have the flexibility of being like eh not working out and trying another day. So I was stressed having a specific time and place for a shoot for once! But Katie did amazing and is so easy to shoot with – she got natural movements of our family while also helping direct us when we needed it. Also it is just so nice to have David is more pics 😉 BUT this is more about Frankie soooo here she is..
Photos by Katie Rain Photography
I am happy to look at these pictures five weeks later and I don’t feel like she looks THAT much bigger, thankfully! Although she is 12 pounds now so she is just over 3 lbs bigger! I am really wanting this newborn stage to last longer because it has been sooo so so so magical. She is sleeping on me while I write this and I just love the sound of her sweet breaths while she sleeps. People always say that the third baby is the easiest.. at least I have so many people tell me that. For me it feels like it is so true so far. She has been sleeping like an angel and started interacting this week and making eye contact and smiling 🙂
I also feel like with your third you feel so much more at peace with your postpartum body. At least that is how I have felt and how a lot of you have told me you felt too. I was so shocked by my postpartum body when I had Atticus (I had noo idea what to expect!) so I think I didn’t really embraced it as much. I obviously still get bummed when my stomach is hanging over my jeans (I mean, if I can even get them on lets be honest).. but I am being more patient with myself than I was before and feel so much more confident with the extra weight. It really is crazy how much a postpartum body changes though – engorged boobs, veiny boobs (whyyyyy?), spraying milk boobs, basically all the changes to the boobs, extra skin this time around, more stretch marks, weird belly button, a 4-6 week long period ugh, just so many things. But then I think how my body made a baby and I have a hard time even wrapping my brain around that entire process as I stare down at my newborn – I mean it really is a MIRACLE to have a baby!!! Like a total miracle that our bodies can even do that. Sooooooo thankful that this foreign body gave me this baby.
It has been so fun to see the kids interact with her and while I want the newborn stage to last forever and ever .. I am very excited to see more of her personality develop. I feel like each stage feels like “the best stage” with babies. I always found myself saying that, like the whole “wait no I take it back, THIS is my favorite age” haha!
Moral of this post: we love you cute FJ girl!!!!!!!!!!!