Theo.

My cousin Lisa who we met a few weeks ago for her maternity session had her third child and after two girls she had a little boy. Theodore. Who they are calling Theo. Which I love.

I met them in the hospital for a picture of Lisa, Evin and the new baby as I had done for the previous two kids. I love these pictures because over time Lisa and Evin look the same, but at the same time….in the first picture they look so much like new parents. With Theo they look like seasoned veterans.

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A week or so later I went back to their place to take some pictures of the little man. He looks so much like his oldest sister which I didn’t notice until I looked back at Ramona’s baby pictures.

Lisa and Evin I’m so excited for you. And excited to go down this road as a family of 5 together!

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Theo’s older sisters picked out and bought him this fox. The first gift he got.

 

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Veronica Rae. My Own.

Eleven days ago we welcomed our third child into our family. Veronica Rae was born on October 2nd.  Her birth story and photos from the hospital and first few days can be found on the site that my husband and I run together: http://www.tenlanes.com/veronica-rae-makes-5/. Fair warning there are two pictures of her immediately after the birth covered in Lots of Goo. Gross.

I know “they”, they being the photographer powers that be, say you should do a newborn photo session 7-10 days after the birth. So we were at 11 days and I figured, “Hey! I’m a photographer and I have a newborn!” Of course I’m outside this 7-10 day window but whatever, I also don’t have the 2 hours or so to devote to a full newborn session with two other looney balooneys running around. And so I did a mini session with her. New gray couch? Check. Big windows? Check! Throw her on the couch and let’s get to it! To my third born, that might be the last dedicated photo session I give you. Your big sister joined us at the end. She really really loves holding you. And reading you books. I think you are lucky to have a Lucy as a big sister. I’m sure your brother would have joined as well but he was off napping. Next time…you know when we do our family pictures for a holiday card. We might be able to get all three of you together!

I love you baby girl. I’m so excited to see what kind of person you turn out to be. For now you seem to be super calm and chill, but I worry that it’s  just the first two weeks out of the womb and so maybe you’ll be a little terror as time goes on. I don’t think so though. You seem to have the perfect personality for a third born (in a family with three kids as I’m pretty sure you’re the last) because you seem to roll with the punches, have no problems sleeping with your brother and sister yelling at each other or sticking their face in your face saying, “wake up baby. WAKE UP BABY!!!!”

Oh and last night you went 6 hours between feedings. AT 10 DAYS! Keep that up for sure! Mom and Dad like their sleep.

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Baby 3 Makes 5

My cousin Lisa and I have somehow timed our children to be born at around the same time. Each of our kids will be in the grade (their oldest and my oldest, etc). The largest difference in age is between the oldest two which is 8 months. The middles are two months apart and the littles will be about a month apart.

Her family is always fun to hang out with and I love love love that our kids are the same age. My kids, as always, jumped in on the photo fun as we tried to get a picture with all 4 kids sitting still and smiling. We tried this last year and had just about the same amount of luck, BUT the random laughing and smiles and silly faces make the best photos I think.

I can’t wait to see our families grow and in just a few weeks when we get together we will be a total of 10. What! More babies more fun!

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Oh Henry!

We are so excited in the family to welcome Baby Henry!

Henry is my cousin Sarah’s second son and I had the opportunity to be his paparazzi last weekend! You might remember Sarah from her baby shower and her maternity shoot and now we get to see what she was growing the last 9 months!

I love taking pictures of this family. They are so loving and welcoming and all around fun. My step-mom and I went with my two kiddos who got in on the picture action towards the end.

Thank you Sarah and Matt. I love you guys and we all here couldn’t be happier for the arrival of your new little man!

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