Wednesday, July 18, 2012

One month

OK, he's actually 6 weeks old, but I took so many 1 month photos it took me almost 2 weeks to go through them and pick the best ones.  I used sticky bellies, gifted to me by my bestie, and propped up baby in the antique baby carriage.  I love the results, even though my camera was on a bad setting the whole time so most of the pics are pretty soft and blurry.  I HATE THAT!
Eventually, I figured out the plain wall was a better backdrop for the photos, so I moved the carriage closer to the window instead of next to the crib.  Lesson learned for next time.
I love the giant bear, he is the perfect accessory to prop up Ashford, and also is very photogenic.  I had a great time taking these pics, I used the light from the window and also one of my stand lights to fill in the darkness on the other side.  I really wish I'd paid more attention to my shutter speed and aperture to get clearer shots, but I guess I'm lucky I even remembered to take the lens cap off these days.  Just kidding, I've lost every lens cap I ever bought for my camera.  ha
And that signaled the end of the photo shoot.  Hopefully the two month pics turn out even  better!  I'm not sure if I mentioned it yet, but at his 1 month appointment, he was 8 lbs 15 oz and 21.5 inches long.  That is an increase of over 2 pounds and 2 inches since he was born!  Baby likes to eat, what can I say.  

16 comments:

  1. He is so sweet! Love that you used that carriage for his 1 month photos!

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  2. So cute!!! And...he looks very wise...

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  3. He is just too cute for words. I love the big bear and that that photos are in the carriage.

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  4. Adorable! He looks like such a big boy! Maybe he can be Katie's boyfriend. It's ok with me if she goes for younger guys :)

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  5. I am not usually one to ooh and aah over babies, but this little guy really is completely adorable. And you seem very happy. Congrats!

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  6. Sara this makes my ovaries hurt. I was packing up some of Tate's stuff tonight and telling Dave that it is bittersweet to be at the end of the 'baby' stage. Enjoy every moment.

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  7. This child is so adorable, I mean handsome!!!
    So, so sweet!

    Hope you are feeling great and getting some sleep.

    B.

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  8. Too cute!
    Love that used the carriage and bear!

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  9. What a sweetie! And that carriage...and that bear. Perfect! So for the first three months of Carter's life I took really crappy photos. All the time. I thought the lack of sleep had wrecked my photo mojo. Until I figured out that a setting had inadvertently gotten switched. Now if I take a crappy photo it is the first thing I check. But now I have nothing left to blame other than myself.

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  10. Adorable.. my little guy was a major eater too.. he doubled his birth weight by 8 weeks!

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  11. Ashford is beyond delicious, but the nose, oh the nose.... I could write sonnets about that squishy little dollop gracing his perfect round face! Cutest nose ever!

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Sara