This was a huge month for our family.. going from a family of 4 to a family of 5. I had all of these intensions of documenting the days leading up to the birth and the days following the birth, but in all honesty, I was exhausted from being pregnant and then exhausted from having a baby… but I did take time to grab a few pictures. About a week before having Brady I wanted to take my two kids out for a few pictures of them…. their finals days of just having one brother and one sister. They were goofs as always and oh so cooperative (wink wink), but we managed to grab a few… and one with dad and the kids too.. this pictures just totally shows their personality…
A few short days later on Nov. 14th at 10:54 am, our family changed forever. We went from a wonderful family of 4 to an amazing family of 5 as we welcomed Brady Maxwell Anderson to our family. I’m going to be honest, I was a bit nervous. I mean I knew I couldn’t wait to be a mom to 3 and I couldn’t wait to meet our little man, but I was a bit nervous… but the moment he arrived, it just felt right instantly, like it was meant to be this way, and it just felt perfect, my heart was full and our family felt complete. Here are a few from the hospital that my husband/I took. After having a c-section I can barely walk without feeling terrible pain so I put my wonderful hubby in charge of taking most of the pictures (thanks hun!)
These first few were within minutes of Brady being born… and yes, he is a chunker.. 10 lbs, 9 oz and 22 inches long (and a week early). My body knows how to grow babies I guess… and I am going to be honest, I am glad he is finally here and no longer in my 5ft 2 inch body. I was getting tired. ;)
Later that day my mom brought the kids to meet their little brother. They were so excited.. well, I should say one little girl was beyond thrilled. She couldn’t wait to hold her little brother and play baby doll with him. Look how excited she is here….
and my big boy.. he wasn’t so sure what to think, the first week Brady was pretty much ignored. I think he was actually a bit nervous about having him around as he would ask, mom, why is he crying or is he ok. Seriously, he is such a caring little guy. But now, he loves his little brother. This was him in the hospital coming in to see me and his little brother…
This picture is pretty gross of me as I had an allergic reaction to the morphin during my c-section and my face and especially eyes swelled like crazy… … however, this project is all about living in the moment so I am posting it anyway. My first picture of myself and my gorgeous kids.. love them so much!!!
Before we left the hospital I did finally decide to give my husband a break with the camera and take a few pictures of my own. Look how super cute he looks in his hospital crib. I couldn’t wait to take our little guy home, so glad we are here all together. xxoo
So I pretty much haven’t picked up my camera since.. instead I have been cuddling my little guy and enjoying the time with my family. It has been exhausting, but wonderful all at the same time. :) I do have more pictures of my sweet family however, because I flew my dear friend in from CA to photograph Brady and our family the weekend we got home from the hospital. So so so glad I did because instead of trying to get images of brady these last few weeks I have just enjoyed the moments I have in these early weeks.. which is exactly as it should be. If you want to see my sweet Brady and family check out Angela’s blog. She is an amazing photographer as well as friend!
Now please head on over to Melissa Zilman’s blog and check out her wonderful captures from this month!!!