I had the opportunity to hang out with Kerri Holleman and meet her precious little girl, Kolyn, who was just 10 days new. Kerri is another photographer in the Bellingham/Whatcom county area. I really want to take a more lifestyle approach to newborns, and I just love how this session turned out. Please enjoy!
So this is me being my typical goofball self.
I am a mom to these three wonderful little girls, who are ages 8, 6, and 4.
Since I am also a photographer, this post of course wouldn’t be complete without pictures! I have been so blessed to be able to stay at home with my kids since the birth of my oldest daughter. There have been so many wonderful firsts that I have been able to witness over the last 8 and a half years.
I have recently been looking through older photographs and it has been made quite obvious that my kids are growing up far too quickly. It certainly makes me smile to look through all of these wonderful memories, yet it makes me a little sad that the baby stages are pretty much gone. It literally feels like yesterday I was looking forward to my babies rolling over for the first time, sitting up for the first time, having their first baby tooth break through, taking their first steps, going potty all by themselves followed by finally not needing any. more. diapers. If there were a way to slow down time, I would. But as much as do miss the baby stage, I do know they are still so young and there are so many more “firsts” to look forward to with my children.
This blog post was prompted by our last baby-ish first. A couple of days ago, my youngest daughter got her first haircut. I will admit, this is something that I could have easily done over the last year or so, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. My daughter had this small chunk of hair that was a little longer in the back, nothing really noticeable, but a haircut certainly wouldn’t have hurt. I even sat her down at one point last year with the intention of evening her hair out myself. I picked up the scissors and brought them up to her hair and I just couldn’t do it. Why was this so hard for me? I personally think it is because she is my youngest child. The little blonde hairs that I was intending to cut off had been there since she was a baby.
My daughter at one year:
My daughter pictured at two and three years old:
And this is her most recent picture I took a few months ago. She completely posed herself in this photo:
So, off we went to the mall. She hopped right up in the chair, perfectly ready for her little hairs to be cut. The hair stylist straightened her hair first, since my daughters hair has a natural wave to it, so it would be easier to cut it. Since she had just taken a bath that morning, so I felt it wasn’t necessary to wash her hair in the salon. After that, the hairstylist spent a few minutes trimming her hair up. The whole process took less than ten minutes, and then we were done.
I don’t really have a reason that prompted her getting a haircut the other day, but I am glad we did. All of our “baby” milestones are now officially behind us, and I think I am okay with that. As much as I love babies, I am happy to see my kids growing into the wonderful little people that they have become. I imagine that when you leave certain stages of your life and enter new ones, it is going to be a little hard. Hard to let go of what once was, and a little scared of looking forward to the new and unknown. Because before I know it, my kids will be doing things that involve driving and boys. And that is scary.
(No, she wasn’t actually driving.It was creative camera placement.)
So for now, I will just sit back and enjoy the babies that my friends and family keep having, as well as any of life’s little moments like this:
Finally blogging Baby Brooke’s newborn pictures. She was such a sweet little baby!