Last weekend, I had the chance to have nursing pictures taken by the very talented Mae Burke of Mae Burke Photography. Not knowing what to expect, I was immediately put at easy by her beautiful smile and outgoing personality (I'm sure the chunkalicious baby she was carrying didn't help either =))
She helped us get set up- spread out the blanket, made sure I was comfortable sitting... And said to just let Sweet Pea start when ever she was ready. Then she started snapping away. I hardly noticed she was there. Sweet Pea noticed and couldn't take her eyes off her lol!
This has to be my absolute favorite one. This is how I see my babies for so long and now I have a way to capture that perfect look of love. I didn't notice it when I first looked at the picture, but I love how she's holding onto my hand...
She looks so excited in this picture. I adore the belly and belly button. None of my other kids have had such a cute looking belly button.
These pictures are a celebration of how far Sweet Pea has come. Two months ago, I was mentally preparing myself to having to pump for the next year and now, I'm celebrating that she won't take a bottle anymore (Sorry Grandma, I was thrilled to hear she refused to eat while Sarge and I were out on our date =)).
When we first learned about Sweet Pea's diagnosis, so many thoughts ran through my mind. Regretfully, one was that she wouldn't be as *cute* as her brothers and sister. These pictures have helped me see that she may not be *cute* like her siblings were, but that she definitely has a beauty that's all her own. A heartfelt thank you to Mae for capturing this unique beauty.