Posts Tagged ‘family photo’

Fan Photo Friday: Welcoming Baby!

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Okay if you don’t already have baby fever,¬†I think you might after this Fan Photo Friday! First a BIG congrats to Mom’s Milk Boutique co-owner Bonnie who gave birth to her son, Montgomery, on July 31. Welcome to the world little one! ūüôā

How sweet is this baby girl? Does she not melt your heart with those big eyes, squishy lips, and full head of hair?! I love how alert she is only moments after her mama Brigitta gave birth to her! Sierra was born in the water at a birth center.

This is the¬†very first family photo taken with baby Nora born on Aug. 18, 2011 after 10 hours of labor weighing 7 lbs. 9 oz. and 21 inches long. While you can barely see baby,¬†daddy and mommy’s¬†reaction¬†are both¬†priceless! They capture the intensity of emotion experienced in that moment…

Here’s Mama Melanie holding her first son Vincent. After 20.5 hours of labor he was born on June 6th, 2012 at 5:28pm weighing 6lbs 5oz and 19 inches long.¬†Congrats Melanie…he’s gorgeous!

This is Xander¬†right¬†after he was born six weeks early on¬†March 24, 2012 weighing¬†4 lbs 5 ozs. The second picture¬†is of the¬†first time his mama Amanda got to hold him, 2 days after he was born. Amanda’s hand in the picture¬†gives you some perspective on¬†Xander’s size.

Another waterbirth! Meet Mama Heather and Baby Gianna born on June 28, 2012.

This baby boy is blessed to have SIX older sisters to love and care for him! His family wanted a homebirth so the sisters could be involved in the birth.

Here’s what Mama Bethany shared about this photo: “This is the very first time I was able to hold my son, it was over 24 hours after he was born. From this very first kangaroo care until 72 days later when he finally came home I would spend majority of my days in the NICU doing kangaroo care with him.¬† He was born at 26 weeks gestation weighing 2lbs 8 oz, and 14 1/4 inches long. He is now a healthy 6 month (3 months adjusted age) old weighing 13lbs!”.¬† Thank you for sharing your birth story with us and this amazing photo.

This beautiful mama is Brandy holding her sweet 8lb, 8oz baby for the first time.

Meet Mama Kiersten welcoming her third baby, Annabelle into the world.¬†Annabelle was born into the water after 5 hours of labor weighing¬†7 lbs 3 oz and 19 inches long. I love the look of complete happiness on Kiersten’s face!

This adorable, squishy face is Mary’s daughter Clara Rose minutes after she was born. And then again with her older siblings when she was only a few hours old. That little cheek snuggle from big brother is just too cute!

This wee nursling is Isaiah born on May 24, 2012 to Mama Jennifer. He is her SIXTH blessing! Would you look at those adorable curls? Don’t you just want to kiss the top of his little head and inhale that new baby scent?!?

Mama Meleah shared this incredible birth story with us, “This is Maddox Rocky. He is my first. I worked very hard to get him here safe. At a non stress test (because I had high blood pressure) they found that he was having drops in his heart rate due to the cord being wrapped around his neck. I was admitted to the hospital to monitor him and try to keep him in as long as we could. 4 weeks, 24 hours of labor and a c-section later out little guy was born at 36 weeks. 5lbs 15 oz 18 1/2 in long. This was the first time I got to see my baby boy.”

Here’s Mama April holding 9 pound¬†Hudson for the first time ever on May 26, 2010. April says, “Hard to believe I now have a 2 year old, but luckily he still allows for snuggle time!”. Thank goodness for snuggly toddlers! ūüôā

Check out the¬†“after birth glow” on¬†Mama Jennifer’s face¬†while she bonds with her son Kase.

I love, love, LOVE the following photo! Any guesses why? Because baby Lukas is covered in vernix! There are several benefits to delaying washing vernix off baby’s skin, although it’s rare to see a photo of a vernix covered baby snuggling with his mama. Way to go mama Erin!

This is one of my favorite pictures of my second son’s birth…my birth “high” is pretty apparent in it. ūüôā

This last photo really touched my heart. It was sent in by Andrea although it’s not a picture of her or her baby. Rather it’s of a friend of hers…”This is (my friend) Gabbie with her new baby.¬† I understand the instructions are to submit a picture of me with my baby but my friend is so much more deserving of the 25 milk miles and winning this contest.¬†This last Sunday, July 29, 2012, she gave birth to twins; a boy named Aidan and a girl named Emily Rose.¬† The little girl has a heart condition and was immediately taken away to the local Children’s Hospital and has already underwent her first heart surgery this last Monday.¬† She has several more surgeries to go.

Gabbie is experiencing a mixture of emotions as she is so happy to have her babies, after years of trying for them, and she loves them both so much.¬† But she is devastated right now by her daughter’s condition and fears for Emily’s life.¬† She didn’t even get to hold Emily before they took her away for her first surgery and Gabbie still hasn’t been able to see her since as Gabbie is still in the hospital herself, recovering from the c-section.¬† I’m praying for the entire family and for Emily’s swift recovery with Gabbie and her husband, Brian, soon by Emily’s side so any additional prayers from anyone else would be much appreciated.

Gabbie is pumping right now as she wants to be able to breastfeed the twins but she is also planning on cloth diapering them!¬† I know Gabbie would love the 25 milk miles to go towards building her new diaper stash for her brand new baby twins!¬† Also, I’m hoping, that if she wins, others will be able to see hers and Emily’s photo, know their story and send prayers her way.”

Andrea, thank YOU for sharing this photo and story with us. We will certainly keep Gabbie’s family in our thoughts. And I think we all agree that Gabbie is this week’s winner!
Thank you everyone for sharing your birth photos and stories with us. I am feeling incredibly blessed to be¬†a part of this wonderful community here….big hugs to you all! <3

Fan Photo Friday: Baby Bump

Friday, July 20th, 2012

I LOVED looking through all these beautiful bellies and I hope you do too!

Here’s Joy at 36 weeks with Baby #3.

Here’s that lovely bump again getting a smooch from Big Sister Sage (5) and Big Brother Thomas (3).

Here’s a cute bump from Mama Ashlee’s perspective…what a great shot! Love the belly freckles too!

Meet Kendra and her family of FIVE! That baby is getting some hands-on lovin’ from the whole family. ūüôā

Here’s what Mama Jolene shared about this next photo: “Here I am w miracle number 3 at 27 weeks 3 days. I had severe Pre-eclampsia and signs of HELLP syndrome early on. At 23 weeks 1 day they insisted I deliver. As you see here I refused and kept my healthy happy baby growing inside to 36 weeks. I surprised and confused every Dr who heard of my case. I also had Gestational Diabetes and started insulin this very day. I gave birth to a healthy baby girl at 36 weeks weighing 7lbs 8oz and 19 inches long. She’s now a happy 7 month old Princess weighing in at 16lbs 2oz and 25.2 inches long.¬† We bet all the odds!” What a fantastic story Jolene…thanks for sharing!

This is Mama Copper’s Christmas photo from last year…too cute!! She said being pregnant was a magical time in her life that she really loved. Yep, you definitely look like you embraced your beautiful bump!

Here is Felicia’s favorite belly shot with baby getting some TLC from big sister!

Here are Holden’s (great name by the way!) parents when his mama was 8 months pregnant with him. I adore this family photo. <3

Here is Melissa only TWO days before she had baby Peyton who is now 10 weeks old. Congrats Melissa and weclome baby Peyton!

See that tan hand on this mama’s belly…that is MY hand. This was the very first time I felt my little nephew kick. Such a sweet memory and so glad my little sister took this photo.

And another from later that same day…I love this picture for so many reasons! My sisters, my newphew in utero, and baby Izzy in the sling kind of mimicking a little baby bump…all good stuff! ūüôā

Here is a photo Diana took of herself at 40 weeks pregnant with baby #1. Little did she know she would be pregnant for TWO more weeks before her daughter made her appearance.

And I guess I will share one from each of my pregnancies….I admit I kind of miss being pregnant….

35 weeks with baby #1

28 weeks with baby #2. My hubby took this one at home while we were just goofing around with the camera.

28 weeks with baby #3. I was at a concert and taking a break to stretch from all the dancing!

A BIG thank you to everyone for sharing your baby bump photos with us! This week’s winner of 25 Milk Miles is…Kendra! Congrats Kendra. ūüôā

Ready for next week’s Fan Photo Friday assignment? I was drawing a blank¬†for a topic so I¬†asked my 5 year old what readers should send me photos of. He suggested a “horse”. So using his suggestion as inspiration, next week’s Fan Photo Friday is Furbabies! After all our¬†furbabies are important family members and often times¬†are the¬†first “babies” we care for. Please send a favorite photo of your furbaby to by midnight CST on Thursday, July 26. Please include any information you would like included with the photo such as pet’s name and signifigance of photo. I am curious what unique kinds of pets some of you might have…any snakes or ferrets among us? We shall see on Friday, July 27!