We will be welcoming baby number 4 to our family in early April of 2018, and we are so thrilled to have another baby in the house so soon...!! This baby and my last baby will be only 15 months apart, and I'm sure will be the best of friends when they grow up...I can't wait to watch yet another sibling bond flourish. Motherhood has been this crazy, incredible journey for me, and it's such a pleasure to be able to share little bits of it with you all!
My husband snapped a few photos of me the other day, at 20 weeks along (halfway). I'm so thankful for him, he can always get those genuine smiles out of me, even when I'm not really "into" pictures. And this new dress? Yeah, made me feel really pretty...and the Hunter boots made a perfect addition.
There is nothing like finding a good deal on something you really want, right before the holidays. This weekend is the weekend to do a lot of that shopping. I am looking to score on a carpet cleaner and an instapot, because apparently that is what you get really excited about as an adult...
I have come up with some really good deals for this year's sale on photography sessions, and I hope you can take advantage of one of these!! All session fees must be paid in full by the end of the weekend for the discount via PayPal. Birth Story sessions and Doula services excludes the due date months of April and May, and Mommy & Me sessions can be scheduled any time in May or June. All the sales are listed below for you, and linked to details:
This mama contacted me about documenting her scheduled cesarean section, and to show everyone that every birth truly matters, and that each one worthy of beautiful photographs to tell their story. Having an 'empowering birth' is really in the eye of the beholder, and will look different for each family; This birth was so incredibly empowering for this couple, after their first birth ended in an emergency c-section. I am beyond elated for them on the arrival of their second baby, a healthy boy! Everyone was so calm in the O.R., and this little man came out so quietly, and so gently. I knew mom was nervous when she didn't hear an immediate big cry...but when he finally did let one big cry out, the tears came flowing. He was quickly weighed, measured, and wrapped up, ready to be given to a very excited mom (with the nurse's steady hand to help). Once we were back in the recovery room, she gave him his first feeding, and he was a nursing champ! After waiting for an hour before any visitors could come in, their daughter was finally allowed to come in to meet her new little brother, and let me tell you...Total cuteness overload!!!! Just take a peek for yourself.
Natalie Bee is a Spokane, Washington-based Birth Doula and Photographer, a mother of four willings, and a PNW native.