Photography by Genevieve Renee Photographie
Four months. Four whole months with this precious little gift. I can honestly say it has been nothing short of amazing. This whole experience of being a mother has changed me in so many ways, for the better. It seems like just yesterday that Addilyn came into this world and each day I have felt so blessed to watch her grow and develop. It is such a bittersweet thing – I sometimes yearn to go back to the start with her, tiny, new, wrinkly, sleepy and snuggly; but then I look at my bright-eyed beauty, who smiles every time I look at her. Who has also discovered her hands that are now constantly in her mouth or swatting at toys or grasping my fingers – it makes my heart happy being able to experience every moment of her growing. I love that when she looks at me, I can feel how much she loves me and needs me. She tells everything through her eyes – and when she cries, they go the deepest blue.
She is a very happy and content babe most of the time. She is constantly cooing and having little conversations – mostly when I sing to her, it’s like she sings back to me (or maybe she is just telling me to stop 😉 haha). She has just learned to roll from her front to back recently – which has been so adorable and funny to watch. It’s not so adorable at 3 am when she suddenly decides she doesn’t like being on her back and cries out to me to be turned back over again though. She has started to love her toys and fun lights and sounds on them. She still loves her bath time (just like her mama) and will sit and splash and could stay in there forever if I let her. She is in a phase where she dislikes her carseat if she is in it more than 10 minutes, and getting her dressed/bum changes have become quite trying – she definitely has a personality and lets us know what she does not like! She is now laughing and giggling – which by far is one of the best sounds in the world. It makes me smile every time.
These last four months have been a whirlwind – just like the day you came into our world Addi. Sometimes I wish I could freeze time, or rewind to relive it all, but being your mama is a new experience every day and it is like I am seeing the world for the first time all over again through your little eyes. I feel so grateful that I have been given this chance to be your mama.
This tiny, sleeping newborn above has been the best thing that has ever happened to us. These photos were captured by the amazing Genevieve in the first week of Addi’s life. Genevieve was absolutely amazing with Addi, and captured her so purely. She is such a beautiful person and has the most creative mind and it shows through her gorgeous photography. I had yet to share them, although I often look at them and cry (happy tears of course). I only chose to post 24 but there are so many so maybe down the road I will post another set because it was so hard choosing which ones to share! I hope you enjoyed them and are all having a lovely weekend.