I never had newborn pictures taken, well not professionally. We always just used the service that comes around in the hospital and offers to takes pictures of your newborn and with that, you get what you get. Sometimes you get a photographer or once we got a nice little retired woman, who was looking like she needed something to do. So, when I had connected with an amazing, long-lost, college friend through Facebook, and she offered to come take pictures of John shortly after birth, I jumped at the chance. The pictures turned out amazing and are such a great way to remember that special time in his life and ours. The birth of our third child was just as amazing as the first and with these pictures I will always remember when he was so small, and new, and precious. I will never find an appropriate way to thank her. But out of these beautiful pictures came the "feet" picture I use for my header.
I love this quote which is so fitting for all of my children,
"Having children is like making the decision to have your heart forever go walking around outside of your body."~Elizabeth Stone