I'm grateful for friends who tell their friends about me. That's how this family and I got together. So thank you, Ashley. The Whites are a beautiful family and so, so kind. Their little girl was infectious - 99% well behaved but her 1% of attitude made my day. I can't help but love a bit of drama - it's just funny (to outsiders). Little kids have a lot of feelings to work through, yeah know?
I have nothing but good memories from this shoot. There were swarms of mosquitoes but no one can help that! Thank you Whites for having me out - it was a pleasure to meet your family!
Lua lived with us from three weeks old to five months. I babysat her one evening in those early weeks when her parents really, really needed a nap. I laid her in the middle of our bed and folded laundry around her (she kind of slacked off). I read a bit as she slept in the crook of my crossed legs. I fed her (breast milk in a bottle is handy) and then knocked on her parents' door after midnight. It made me wonder: what will it be like when we have our own? I've seen a baby grow up in my home. She's bathed in my sink and spat up on my floor. I've genuinely cared about every tiny milestone. Oh - when she started to smile and babble! I couldn't get enough. She started talking a lot towards a wall in my living room. I think it was the shapes of light that were made when cars drove by. It inspired the poet in her, I guess!
She found the top of her lungs and then started shrieking a lot. It was funny more than anything. It sounded like a bird sanctuary in here. I think she was saying "HELLO! I'M HERE!!" and "I'M BORED!" and "WALK ME AROUND!".
I heard she rolled over the other day.
She always looked so cute when she ate.
You're here, baby boy! Teeny tiny "Oh-ee!!" is what your parents (and anyone that catches on) call you. Your little bum fits in the palm of my hand and I like laying you on my chest so I can smell your newness. You are already decked out in your Mum's sewing creations! You are welcomed into this world by a lot of people that love you so much. I'm so happy you made it.