Is there anything better than the peacefulness of an early morning? I will be the first to tell you I am not a morning person, yet, whenever I get my day started early, I'm reminded how nice it is to be able to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee, catch up on some reading and begin the day with a sense of calm. It really does make a world of difference. I think I need an alarm on my phone that gently whispers "Good morning, Shannon. It's going to be a beautiful day. Don't waste it by hitting snooze five more times like you did yesterday."
Here's are a few favorites from a recent newborn session here in Connecticut. I got to spend a quiet, sleepy morning with sweet little Eva and her parents at their home. I often forget what it's like having a newborn, how quickly things can go from peaceful and calm to damage control with a blowout or eruption of spit up, the burp clothes and swaddle blankets draped over every arm rest and never enough coffee (ok, the coffee part doesn't really change). While I love photos of babies wrapped in soft, cozy cloths and blankets, nothing makes me happier than seeing them in the arms of their parents, keeping each other warm, sweet kisses to the head and soaking up as many of those precious moments as possible.
I find myself trying to hold Lily in my arms, even though these days it's like trying to snuggle a golden retriever. The limbs kind of hang over my lap, one minute she's comfortable and cozy, and the next minute she's up and running around, ready to play.
What would I give to have those newborn mornings back...whats a treasure. :)