Graham’s fourth month made me realize all over again that it just gets better and better. We’re getting to know who this precious little guy is and we love him more and more. He’s so chill. From week 6 to 8 we worried about his fussiness because he just didn’t seem to ever be constantly happy but wow have the tables have turned. He’s such a little ball of HAPPY! He’s smiling at everyone and making them melt. He’s laughing and giggling. He’s content to just be left staring at the ceiling for a while.
He rarely cries going down for naps and with some work and help with Little Z Sleeps, he’s mostly back to sleeping through the night!! PRAISE! We just love him. He’s so much fun and I absolutely love this age. He feels less breakable and more sturdy! One thing that I really love about Baby Graham is that he doesn’t scream bloody murder about things! That was Evy’s specialty! Whether it was pouring water on her head in the bath or pulling a shirt over her head, it resulted in SHRIEKS! It was ear-piercing. That was our first sign that Evy was going to be our strong-willed child. Graham is totally different than her. He talks but it’s not intense grunts and shrieks. Overall he just seems more relaxed! I can’t wait to see how different they are. It really is such a beautiful and incredible thing to see two kids come from the same parents that are so different and special in their own way!!
Something else we have noticed is that our kids are STIFF. Like, they aren’t gushy, soft, flexible balls of baby squish… they are…. STIFF. I don’t know what other way to describe it! Maybe it’s their muscle tone (probably from their daddy!) or maybe it’s their height… I don’t know! It’s just something we’ve observed recently. It’s literally hard to get Graham to bend in half and sit sometimes! He’s so strong… it’s like he’s in a constant PLANK! haha
So when I think about this month of his life, what do I want to remember about both Graham and Evy? Here’s a list!:
Back when Baby Graham had a severe flat head and still had hair! Sweet visit with the Balleh fam! July 29th … the big day…potty training began! His face! I know Baby Graham, she only loves BIG! bahahahahaha!!! Mimi and all of her naked grandbabies! When photos go wrong… I just can’t pick a favorite! Evy’s face!!!
Harper! haha Our life is crazy! Shower for Baby Poe!!! A short-lived photoshoot! They found princess crowns! That old man hair! Family dinner!
Beautiful girl. Si-si love! She looks like she’s SIX! Do you look this cool using the bathroom? Harper is a HAM! The summer of popcicles!
Here it is! Post one of twelve! I’m committing, once again, to blogging my favorite images each month of Everett’s first year and I’m excited about it because I know from past experience that this is truly the BEST motivation and accountability to stay on top of family editing!!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!
Whether you’re brand new to business or have been in business for quite a while, this brand new Youtube video is for you! Michael and I, early on in our business, struggled to relinquish tasks to other professionals outside of our business. Really…. It was more of MY STRUGGLE than his.
Welcome to December’s Student Spotlight!! It’s a new month and we have new photographers to celebrate!! I’m so thankful for them and for their willingness to give of their time and share their stories!!!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.
When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!