Welcome to June’s baby blog! This month the smiles continued, but more often than not at a bright light source rather than Mom. 🙁 The sleeping situation got even better, and the neck muscles slowly but surely got stronger. It’s fun having two little people in the house now!
So many smiles!….largely for the ceiling fan, the window, and the light fixtures instead of Mom and Dad.
We got a slide for little dude, but…forgot to measure it before bringing it home. Think it’s a bit small, haha? He also had some pretty sweet hair before his first at-home pandemic haircut.
Our son was a miserable sleeper. Took forever to go down for naps, would flail (and smack himself in the face) at 45 minutes, and would wake up 2x in the middle of the night (and wouldn’t go back to sleep quickly) for 1.5 years. AND THEN THERE’S OUR DAUGHTER. Casually just napping, unswaddled, on the activity mat. Whaaaaattt?! Babies can sleep unswaddled? We didn’t think that was a thing that really happened.
Little dude, now with shorter hair!
“I don’t wanna do tummy time, Mom. I want to wussy neck muscles, Mom.”
“I hear you, kid, but the pediatrician literally laughed at you when she asked you to demonstrate your tummy time skills.”
Real talk, my favorite part of (my own personal) newborn photography is capturing all the in-between moments, and that includes the super silly looking “duck face” that babies make when they stretch.
“Got a hand out, Mom.”
We visited Oak Park’s Daly Bagel for the first time! YUM. The struggle is that we get a dozen then eat a dozen. Within the day. BUT, we worked off the bagels by putting in a (super late) garden! It required taking out a ton of vegetation on the south side of the house…like, a cubic-toddler amount of vegetation…
We lived in Seattle when the Seahawks won the Super Bowl and so we have lots of swag. 😉 And…here she is asleep on the bathroom floor, lulled back to sleep by the sound of the shower running.
Love this one!
Checking out the new Black Lives Matter mural at the Oak Park Farmer’s Market.
Father’s Day portraits. 🙂
Meeting up with friends outside! We went to Thatcher Woods to run around, hunt for frogs, and throw lots and lots of sticks in the water.
Kristen Hazelton is an Oak Park, IL (Chicago, IL metro area) and Livermore, CA (San Francisco East Bay Area) senior, family, and engagement photographer. She occasionally photographs in San Diego, CA, Tucson, AZ, and Seattle, WA. You can inquire about your own photoshoot here!