While this isn’t exactly a style post, I couldn’t help but share these photos my friend Andrew Jason Leung took when we discovered this amazing light.
When I grabbed the camera to offload Oliver’s outfit photos from yesterday I realized there were photos on the camera from our time at the hospital.
I thought this one in particular was pretty amazing.
My birth process was long. It wasn’t that it was all that difficult or painful. But it was a long process (about 17 hours or so) that involved a lot of waiting and it left us pretty tired. This is fairly early on in our stay before contractions got super strong and clearly spirits are still high. I love how absolutely blissed out I look. I don’t think I have ever seen a photo of myself where I look happier- and honestly, I never have been happier. The genuine joy all over my face is pretty amazing. I did a pretty impressive job of documenting my pregnancy, taking photos nearly everyday, but this one is by far my favorite.
I picked out a few other photos that I thought were really nice and I figured I would share them. Here is a small glimpse into the best day of our life.
Post epidural, munching on some ice chips…so sad. I was so thirsty and so hungry. I had my mother in law pick us up burritos that we inhaled after all was said and done. Of course I did. If I could have a last meal, my guess is- it would be a burrito. Any time we go on vacation etc my first meal back home is a burrito. God forbid I ever have to live in a state or country where they just don’t get burritos. haha.
Starting to look a little tired, but still happy.
Nothing better than seeing your husband become a father. Amazing how your heart can double for a man you already love and adore so much. Look at the way he looks down on his son, so proud and so in love. Such a precious first moment.Proud PaPa running the phones, keeping everyone updated and letting them know our little bundle of joy had arrive.
Initially I took these photos because trying to photograph Oliver in my daily outfit photos is challenging when he is a sleepy newborn who doesn’t yet have control of his neck haha. Turns out these photos are really frickin adorable and fun. I might try to do more Ollie outfit photos like this.
John and I had the pleasure of being photographed by Ana do Amaral on a super fun maternity shoot. By the time we got around to doing the shoot I was 37 weeks pregnant. I thought that I might regret not having it done earlier in the pregnancy, when I wasn’t so big and I had more options on what clothes fit me. But I ended up feeling great and in retrospect, I love knowing that one week after these photos were taken Oliver was born! So they are really precious & I couldn’t be happier about them! Thank you Ana, they are beautiful.
I will break them out into several posts. Here is the first:
Here’s a little look at our baby boy in those very first moments.
After a long 18 hour labor (it really wasn’t as bad as it sounds, after the epidural there was lot of waiting: for contractions to regulate, to dilate, and for the baby to get into the right position) we finally meet
We were shocked to find that baby boy looks alot like mama, including a dark head of hair. Although, John’s baby sister was born with a dark head of hair that later turned blonde, so we will have to wait and see. And while his eyes look dark in this photo they are still gray (more wait and see).
Here he is looking itty bitty in his Papa’s arms. I love seeing my husband as a father!!
Finally discharged from the hospital Oliver is dressed and ready to meet the world!
My brain is too tired to tell you all about how amazing it feels to be a mother. But let me simply say we are elated and we feel complete we have never been so over the moon about anything.