Okay world, meet little miss Josie!
Josie, is the newest addition to our….. Brother and Sister-in-law’s family!!! Josie is my niece! Born just a week ago, this sweet little girl was tiny and lovable! I soaked up every minute that I got with her and though I know it’s cliché, it really is hard to believe that my (not so baby) baby was that size once! After a couple of years, you forget the little details. You forget the umbilical cord and the cute little newborn hair on the shoulders, face and back. You forget just how soft they are… And how fragile! You forget the different noises they make (that is particularly my favorite). You specifically forgot just how much they SLEEP in the first couple days! And I also forgot about how often spit up happens. That’s just not something I worry about with my toddler. (;
Nonetheless, spending time with Josie was just perfect! I’m so glad I got to capture some of these raw moments! There is no doubt that there is a special spirit that changes in the home when you bring a little one into the world. Things, as chaotic as they may appear on the outside (most of the time, us moms are a mess) are actually quite peaceful and calm on the inside. Have you ever felt that indescribable feeling of knowing you are in the right spot and that god not understands you but has a plan for you? I know that’s what this family felt as I watched them interact with their new addition. There is something so beautiful about being able to witness that!
Plus, shout out to my sister-in-law for going through birth because #woman.
Anyway, even though Josie was only a couple of days old and usually sleeps quite a bit, we were surprised to get at least half of the session with her WIDE awake! So, I hope you all enjoy!