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June Letters to our Children | Personal Photos

This is part of a monthly blog circle with 15 other talented women & photographers, in which we write letters to our children.

Dear Benjamin,

Your third month of life has been the best and worst of times — thankfully the fun and adorable times outnumber the rip-our-hair-out screaming jags, but you are keeping us guessing with your timing of said fits.  Sleeping through the night occasionally, you lack consistency; nap times during the day are all or nothing; even the schedule of your, ahem, diapers is all over the map.  I suppose that, put nicely, you march to the beat of your own drum.

Your 2-month checkup went well, and you are above average for size (65-75% on all measures).  The only hiccup in your development so far is that you favor your right side, and your head is flattening there.  This has resulted in your dad and I constantly turning you the other way, it’s an ongoing battle but I’m confident things will work out.  You’re growing so fast — we had to retire some of the 0-3 month items that run a little small, and we’ve added some 3-6 month pajamas to your rotation.  We’re using the last box of size 1 diapers now, and soon you will graduate to 2.  Looks-wise, you are really resembling your dad in just about every way now, though Nana insists that you have my forehead (of all things).  You and El are obviously related, and I love that.

You stare at mobiles like no other baby I’ve seen — joyfully!  We’re trying to work more tummy time into your day, which you do not love. You aren’t really rolling over yet, but every now and then you’ll roll yourself from tummy to back.  You love all of us very much, and you give the greatest smiles to me, your dad, and to Elodie.  We’re in the middle of a stressful move, but you are of course blissfully unaware of all of that.  I’m not sure how much you’ll like having hardwood floors rather than carpet, but we’ll see how you do (and hopefully get some good rugs to cushion us).

It’s flying by so quickly this time around, with you.  I hope that even though our days speed by, and that even though I’m very busy lately, you have some sense of how much I love you.

Love, Mom

Please click through to Kristy’s blog to read her letter to her daughter; click through all of the posts until you end up here again to complete the circle!

Baby A at 3 Months | Houston Baby Photographer

This little girl is so near to my heart! She was born only a few weeks before my own son, and I was lucky to get to photograph her when she was a newborn.  She has grown so much in the last 3 months, and I love watching it happen!  We did this session in Baby A’s home, nice and leisurely on a rainy day.  I love it when I’m asked to incorporate blankets and other things that are special to a family to their pictures!  Especially when it’s a little family that is special to me, like this one!

3 month old girl

3 month old girl photos

Stafford Family | Houston Heights Family Photographer

I had a great time taking photos of the Stafford family yesterday!  With all of the strange Houston weather we’ve had this week, it ended up being a beautiful afternoon, and we took a long walk along the bayou.  I had forgotten what an adorable stage five to six months old is for a baby!  So patient, sweet, and observant… just taking it all in.  I’m amazed by how well this little one did, taking photos before her naptime and not showing any crankiness.  I really enjoyed spending time with you guys, and I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

Evan at Four Months | Houston Baby Photographer

I was so excited to see this little guy again on Sunday afternoon. Three to four months old is such a sweet time for a parent! It’s as though your baby has just “woken up” to the world, watching intently but finally interacting, too. It’s also the time that many of us working moms head back to work — I’m not sure what it is that just sounds “right” about a three-month leave, but I know for myself and for Evan’s mom this was the magic date. It brings so many mixed emotions to see your child developing and to return to a schedule that drastically reduces the amount of time you spend together. That’s just another reason why professional photos at three to four months are a great idea!

Tanner Family | Houston Babies & Family Photographer

Along with hundreds of other Houstonians during beautiful weather, I was at Hermann Park on Sunday afternoon with the Tanner Family.  I met Michelle along with her husband and beautiful kids for some photos, and I have to say, I’m so impressed with their parenting skills!  They are my heroes — twin baby boys under 6 months old, an active (but so sweet) toddler, and a Big Kid, all under the same roof!  And the whole bunch did great for family pictures.  I really enjoyed meeting this family and am glad they were willing to brave the park crowds!