A Housewarming Baby Sprinkle

It's amazing how quickly you become "out of the loop" in newborn world. When I went with my sister to help her register for her baby showers, the Buy Buy Baby rep asked if I was registered yet. I guess she assumed I was pregnant. Lucky guess. This time. I told her I was pregnant with my second so I wouldn't be having a shower. I have all the necessities. Then she told me how a lot of second time moms have "sprinkles". A miniature shower with a small group of family and friends- love it!

With a one-month-old in tow, my sister and mom organized a lovely housewarming/baby sprinkle for us. It was perfect. We are now restocked on diapers, neutral apparel, a new swing and even a few presents for the big brother.

Thank you all who attended and sprinkled Baby 2 with love. A special thank you to my sister, mom and dad who planned and provided the food as well. It was such a wonderful day to stop and celebrate this little one!

A Maternity Photo Shoot for Baby 2

At 34 weeks into Baby Two's pregnancy, we had our maternity photography session with the very talented Loree Alayne Photography. We met at Beasley's Orchard and Briggs could not have been more excited about all the "punkanns".

When I went to Loree's house for my ordering session, I couldn't help but cry. I was completely overwhelmed by HIS grace. These pictures incapsulated such a special time in our lives. I'm incredibly in love with my hard working, witty and loving husband. Plus, life with this amazing little boy is so incredible. And to think, we are multiplying this feeling in a few weeks with another...I cannot fathom the blessings. What a beautiful life we live- I am soaking up every.single.moment.

Kinsie's Newborn Photos

My sister asked me to take Kinsie's newborn photos before Little Miss was even born. I love photography and am learning more and more every day. I was happy to take Kara's maternity pictures because there was less pressure, I guess. However, I have never done a newborn session and I know how stressful Briggs's session was (at least from a mother's view).

Newborns do not sleep through photography shoots. Period. They do not let you put them in positions that you see on Pinterest, they are hungry as soon as you want to begin and they always pee as soon as you take the diaper off. I remember by the end of Briggs's session I was literally sweating because I didn't want to take up any more of our sweet photographer's time. 

From the photographer's standpoint, I honestly didn't mind if I had to be there all day. I just didn't want Kara to stress out if I wasn't able to get any great shots. But with a lot of cooperation and patience, we were able to capture some beautiful moments of my precious niece. I know Kara was happy which was the ultimate goal.

Here are a few of my favorites:

She has quickly promoted herself to one of the loves of my life. I love you always, baby girl! I'm so glad I can be a part of so many of your precious moments!