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And Baby Makes Three

Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada

I was thrilled when fellow new mom Malina asked me to photograph her, her husband Cody and baby Bennett. We went down to a lovely park near Washoe Lake and tried to pretend like it wasn't almost 90 degrees that day. I'd say they did an awesome job! Bennett was a trooper too, I just want to squish those cheeks every time I look at these.

Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada

When you're working with wee ones, a snack break is to be expected. Malina handled it like a pro, out at the park with the wind whipping around!

Family Baby Nursing Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada

They were just the sweetest and so fun to work with. Hope we can do it again sometime!

xoxo

Miss Livvy

As previously mentioned, we were expecting a baby girl in February. Well, Miss Livvy (Olivia) made her arrival nearly three weeks early, on January 25th. Labor went about as well as it could have, with just a few minor issues, and our girl came into this world a petite 5 pounds 7 ounces. She has since made up for it!

At just over three months, she is a smiley, energetic baby who is interested in everything mama and daddy do, and we are so incredibly in love. It's amazing the shift that happens in your psyche when you bring a child into this world. You really will do anything for them, and you're equally fascinated and exhausted by every little thing they do.

We're still adjusting to the new normal around here (do you ever really stop?), but really so happy with this new chapter in our lives. Here's a few highlights from the little one's life so far:

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We have been absolutely blown away by the love and support for this child and our little family, both prior to and since her birth. We are so very lucky and appreciative of the amazing people we have in our lives!

xoxo

Coming at You, 2018

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The second half of 2017 really flew by, but I have a good reason - we're expecting a baby girl in mid February! 

If we're friends on social media I'm sure you saw our announcement photo above - Joel and I are big fans of kettlebells, so when the idea for this shot occurred to me I knew it was perfect. And how cute is that tiny 10 lb bell?

I'm just so thankful everything is progressing normally and with nothing but the usual symptoms (except for my chronic migraines, which came roaring back after the first trimester, but with all these crazy hormones I probably should have expected it). I think I've got about the most standard pregnancy going on, knock on wood! Especially since we went through a miscarriage almost exactly a year ago, which was devastating at the time but has really made it so darn easy to be grateful for everything.

My mom got the photo below when my parents visited at the beginning of December (I was about 30 weeks along), and I feel like it perfectly sums up where I'm at right now. An egg on legs. :)

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2017 was a banner year for us, we did so much and have come so far since our move to Reno a little more than 2 years ago, and I know 2018 has even more in store! Besides adding to our family, we plan on buying a home, taking a real vacation and I'll be leaving my job and working from home part time. So many changes, so much opportunity! We're coming at you, 2018!

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Hope this year is the best year yet for all of you too! Any exciting plans? I think I'm going to go take a nap.