These are just a few more photos from our newborn photoshoot that our dear friend Carol did for us when Jake was 9 days old. The night before she came, I was up quite a bit with Jake and was in tears for half of it (TJ worked late that night). I told him I was going to cancel, but I'm so glad I didn't. Carol was so sweet and patient. She let me do my hair while she took a few of just TJ and Jake. I was so worried that Jake wouldn't be cooperative, but once again, Carol thought of everything with space heaters and a white noise app on her iPhone to keep Jake calm. It was the most low-key photoshoot I've been part of and I think that is reflected in these images.
As difficult as the journey has been so far, it has been a beautiful one. I'm going back to work on Monday, and I know I'm going to miss this time I've had with my precious boy even if it hasn't been "picture perfect." This being a mom stuff is messy, exhausting, tear-inducing, heart-string-tugging, and joyful all at the same time; a truly beautiful mess. I think I love it.