Thursday, August 5, 2010

This baby...

She has our hearts.

We love
her little rat-tail.
Her smell. That baby smell. It's in her clothes. Her skin. Her bed.
We love her hairy back, thighs, ears, and sideburns.

I love her bed head after feeding or sleeping.
We laugh at how frantic she can act when she's hungry.
We also laugh at her pursed lips and disgusted look when she's done.
Ben loves to kiss her close to her mouth. 
When she's hungry she tries to latch on to his face.

All the nurses commented on her long tongue. She loves to stick it out.

When she's frustrated, she goes crazy grunting and kicking her legs and arms. And always manages to get her arms up to her face out of her swaddling.

I adore her "O" face before she yawns.
I adore her sneezes.

Everyone loves how alert she is. Always looking around. Following objects. Staring you in the eyes.
Staring at us sometimes, we think she wants to smile.

We crack up every time she has a bubbly blow-out or passes gas. And we've learned to wait for 3 blow-outs before changing her.
We love her skinny little legs and long fingers.

She gives us this confused look with an adorable furrowed brow.
She inherited Ben's dark hair and my front cowlick.
We tell her not to go cross-eyed, but we love it.

I love staring at her soft beautiful face.
I love tickling her back to keep her awake while feeding. She's ticklish on her ribs.
 I always run for the camera when she's milk drunk. Eyes open, fluttering, making faces and smiling lots.  I know she's dreaming of Heaven.

She loves her binkie and knows how to hold it in. And how to spit it out.
She also loves warm baths.

She had one today. It felt so good, she fell asleep. 

Claire turns 2 weeks old tomorrow. Wow it goes fast. We are enjoying every minute.

The beauty of having your own baby and being a photographer is that I can take pictures in small segments across several days. Over the last 2 days, Ben and I set up a studio in our living room and during her best times, we'd snap some pictures. 

Oh how I love them!!  We are so excited about them and wanted to share some of our favorites. There are SO many, and lots more on my photo blog. Head on over there to see them!

Isn't she adorable? She's the cutest thing we've ever seen.


Julianne Howes said...

AWWWWWWW cutest pictures EVER! Congrats again on your little angel. Love you!

Brock and Arrienne said...

The pictures are all so beautiful... what an absolute joy she must be!!

Nades said...

No word can describe how absolutely beautiful these pictures are! i cannot choose one favourite... because they are all my favourite! X

Lindsey said...

CUTEST FAMILY EVER! Seriously, all three of you are just gorgeous :) I love her little striped onesie- way too cute! Good job Camille!

Unknown said...

Those are so DANG cute! LOVE LOVE all the pictures. she is adorable and you guys are the cutest little family!

Unknown said...

ps. Pip has that zebra onsie too :) Good taste.

Lauren Tatton said...

You are a lucky girl that you get to take such cute pictures of your beautiful girl! So cut so so fun!

Sammy said...

so darling! oh she's so beautiful. Love the pictures, you look so pretty what a darling family. aren't babies the best?!

Erin said...

Claire is one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen!!!(Aside from my boys of course...;)) Nice work Garrisons, and Camille, you look stunning, such a glowing new mommy!

Kourtney and Nathan said...

Those pictures are adorable! I love her little smile :) What a cute family!

The Imperfect Pie said...

oh my goodness you are the most adorable family EVER! I'm so sorry I've been out of touch. No internet access at all during the day's driving me crazy. just waiting on our darn electrician. Miss you so much and can't WAIT to meet Claire!

Love you,