Posts Tagged ‘fan photo’

Fan Photo Friday: Silly Siblings

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Inspired by this photo, I thought it would be fun to share Silly Sibling photos for this week’s Fan Photo Friday! ūüôā By the way this picture is not of my boys, but honestly I can picture walking into such a scene in my own home. YIKES!¬†There was a colorful discussion on the Mom’s Milk Boutique Facebook page about this photo and the various reactions. I keep thinking¬†about what¬†my own reaction would be? Although¬†it’s hard to know for sure, I think the initial anger would eventually soften; especially after sharing the photo with friends and families who would surely cry from laughing so hard. And yes, I would definitely take a picture! I also kept thinking about what the circumstances¬†might be that would allow young children access to paint and I can think of a dozen different innocent scenarios. For example perhaps in this scenario the adjoining room was being painted. Dad walked out to go to the bathroom not¬†realizing Mom was tied up changing baby’s diaper and lo and behold a whole 2 minutes later they walk into that mess! I know hubby and I have gotten much better throughout the years communicating who is on kid duty. As for the children’s behavior, I can appreciate the impulsivity of young children and their ability to get completely immersed in the moment without thinking one iota about the consequences. I can almost picture the sheer joy these boys experienced in the minute or two spent finger painting their living room. My guess, given their estimated age, they were acting completely on a spontaneous impulse and don’t yet quite grasp the rule “don’t paint the couch”. ūüôā¬†Or maybe it’s just a staged photo? Or maybe mom and dad were re-doing the living room anyway and let the kids have at it with an open can of paint? Who knows what the real story is? Whatever it may be 1. it made me laugh and 2. I am thankful I haven’t experienced a mess of that proportions! At any rate here are the Silly Sibling photos sent in by Mom’s Milk Boutique fans just like you:

Here are Emily’s cutie patooties “playing together”…not sure Big Sister is happy that Little Sister thinks her long locks are a toy? Although according to¬†the grin on Little Sister’s face, I think she’s enjoying herself quite a bit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are Melissa’s silly girls ages¬†4.5 and 2 showing off the tutus she made them tutus for Christmas. Apparently they enjoyed finding “alternate ways” to wear them!

Here are Kara’s sweet boys ages 3.5 and 2 sharing a laugh together! Can’t help but smile at their joyful expressions!

Here are my own boys shortly after Izzy was born. I was trying to get a good picture of all three boys to send to family members however Abraham (2 years old at the time) was clearly more interested in picking his boogies than posing for the camera.

 

Here is a favorite photo of my own siblings and I, circa 1986

Fast forward about 24 years later here we are all together again. And as embarrassing as this photo is (yes, that is me sticking out my backside at the camera) it totally depicts how much fun the 4 of us have when we are all together!

Thanks to the mamas who sent in photos this week! Today’s Fan Photo Friday winner is Melissa! Congrats Melissa and be on the lookout for 25 Milk Miles in your account!

Now ready for next week? How about we share some Babywearing Wrap photos? Love me some babywearing…especially in wraps!! Send your Babywearing Wrap photos to sarah@momsmilkboutique by midnight CST Thursday September, 6 and then check back on Friday, September 7 to see who wins 25 Milk Miles!

-Sarah

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
-Sarah

Fan Photo Friday: Favorite Fluff!

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Let’s start with a picture of one of my favorite little 9-month-olds in his one size Rumparooz (which¬†he’s had since he was a newborn). This is not my son, but he is someone who is near and dear to my heart so I am happy to show off his fluffy bum to you all! ūüôā In this picture he’s doing his new favorite thing…crawling and keeping his mama busy chasing after him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This next picture cracked me up when I opened it up. This is 18 month old Carissa. While her mom was busy cleaning lipstick off the couch, she thought she would help dunk the diapers! Love the innocent look on her sweet face!

This is Bri’s 6 month old daughter “PeeWee”. Bri didn’t have a lot of fluffy bum pictures to choose from because according to Mom, PeeWee is an all (fully clothed) or nothing (naked) kinda girl. However in this picture she’s showing off her a WAHM diaper in an adorable monkey print.

This is Mary’s 8 month old daughter in an AppleCheeks size 2, Purple Rain lined with an OsoCozy better fit pad folded. Seriously could she be ANY cuter!! ¬†Her squishy cheeks and little hair bow put a smile on my face! Also can’t help but notice the beautiful dress that her mama knitted for her (actually I’m kind of drooling over it…I want to be able to knit little girlie clothing although I need a daughter and better knitting skills first, lol:) ).

And last but not least here’s my little dude at 9 months old in two of my very favorite diapers. They are custom-made WAHM pocket diapers.

I loved all the pictures. A big thank you to everyone who participated. This week’s winner is Mary…Yeah Mary!! 25 Milk Miles will be deposited into your account shortly. ūüôā

Okay ready for next week’s Fan Photo Friday? I know we have lots of mamas who use Baltic Amber for their child(ren) so let’s see some photos of Mom’s Milk Boutique Fans showing off their Baltic Amber! Email your Baltic Amber photo to¬†sarah@momsmilkboutique.com¬†by Thursday, July 5. Be sure to include any information you want shared such as age of child and the benefits of Baltic Amber that you have observed. Then check back on Friday, July 6 to see some happy kidlets showing off their Amber Jewelry! Winner gets 25 Milk Miles deposited into their account!!

Fan Photo Friday: Babywearing Daddy

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Dads who wear their babies totally and completely rock! Check out some of the awesome Mom’s Milk Boutique daddies wearing their wee ones….

Here’s Scott wearing his¬†four month old son, Landry, in an ERGObaby carrier. According to Landry’s Mommy this is why she can’t replace their old ERGO with a pretty new¬†girlie-print carrier….although kind of a good reason if you ask me. ūüėČ

Here’s another awesome Daddy wearing his 9 month¬†old¬†in¬†a Cat’s Meow along with his four year old daughter wearing her baby doll in a homemade¬†mei tei in dinosaur print. They are ready for a walk around the neighborhood…no strollers needed! ūüôā

Here the same daddy wearing his four month old in a Cat’s Meow Mei Tai¬†while washing the dishes…Go daddy!! And No, he’s not available for rent. ūüėČ

Here’s 6 month old Joey on his daddy’s back during a long hike at 7 Falls in Colorado Springs, CO. What a perfect way to enjoy the beautiful views! Another awesome benefit to babywearing is the ability to take baby to places in nature where strollers would not be a feasible option.

Here’s a 15 year old big brother wearing his 34lb, three year old little sister in a Boba during a family vacation to Dollywood….awwww, a daddy-t0-be in training! And look at how comfy little sister is. Love it! <3

Here’s the same Boba on the same family vacation to Dollywood, only this time it’s daddy wearing their 3 month old.¬†Mom says she cannot live without her Boba and that it got hours and hours of use during¬†their¬†six day¬†Dollywood vacation.¬†Babywearing and vacation are a great match for sure! ūüôā


And here’s my hubby on a recent family hike…he actually walked most of the way back down the trail carrying the boys like that, lol!

The winner of this week’s Fan Photo Friday is (drum roll please…) 6 month old Joey on his daddy’s back! 25 Milk Miles will be added to his mama’s MMB account….yippie!

Okay ready for next week’s Fan Photo Friday assignment? Let’s celebrate mama’s milk with some nursing photos! Send your Favorite Nursing Photo to photo to sarah@momsmilkboutique.com by Thursday, June¬†21. Be sure to¬†include any information you want shared such as age of¬†nursling, significance of photo, etc.¬†Then check back on Friday, June¬†22 to enjoy a celebration of mama’s milk through a collection of nursing photos! Winner gets 25 Milk Miles deposited into their account. ūüôā

Reminder for FAN PHOTO FRIDAY

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Last week our first Fan Photo Friday was a big hit!

It was fun to see a variety of diaper stashes from some of our faithful readers.

Here’s an additional submission that didn’t make it to my inbox quite in time to include on Friday, but is way too cute not share! This is Felicity’s awesome stash!

If you look closely enough you’ll see she even has¬†the diapers organized and¬†labeled according to brand. Felicity, will you come organize my stash…or actually my whole house, lol! Also I love the pattern on the changing pad. In fact I would love to see pictures of the entire nursery…I bet it’s darling! Thanks Felicity for sharing. ūüôā

Now mamas it’s time to take out your cameras or search through pictures on your computer so you can participate in this week’s Fan Photo Friday. This week’s topic is¬†Newborn Babywearing in honor of my own baby fever! Want¬†us to gush over your cutie patootie¬†newborn and show off your favorite baby carrier?¬†Then be sure to email your favorite newborn babywearing photo to¬†sarah@momsmilkboutique.com by Thursday, May 24 and include any information you want shared such as age of baby, type of carrier, location, etc.¬† Then check back on Friday, May 25 to see some serious cuteness guaranteed to make you go ‚Äúaaawwwww!‚ÄĚ.

Oh and here’s the best part of this week’s Fan Photo Friday…we decided each participant should get 25 MILK MILES! Woohoo! In case you are not familiar with Milk Miles, it’s the generous reward program at Mom’s Milk Boutique. Fan Photo Friday is another fun way for those Milk Miles to add up fast so you can purchase those items on your Mom’s Milk Boutique wish list! If you submit a photo and it’s¬†shared on¬†May 25’s¬†Fan Photo Friday’s post, 25 Milk Miles will be deposited into your account shortly after. Pretty sweet, huh?!?

Looking forward to seeing your newborn babywearing photos!!

-Sarah

sarah@momsmilkboutique.com