Hullo blogging world
Meet the newest addition to the family – Anarah. She decided to wait until her exact due date, and she weighed exactly the same as her older brother when he was born. Go figure! We’re glad to have her here – me especially! pregnancy with a toddler in tow is no picnic.
When we had Corbin, I decided to do a monthly photo shoot with him documenting his growth for the first year because they grow so quickly at first. We’re doing the same thing this go around with Anarah, although I’m having difficulty hitting the exact month schedule. This image is Anarah at about 5 weeks instead of a month. We’re a lot more casual about things with the second kiddo, but I’m astounded by how quickly she seems to be doing some developmental things – like reaching for her image in a mirror and holding her head up.
I can already see that my next big cyanotype project will be a set of images of my kids when they were little – I tend to like the more conceptual images in black and white while the family prefers the color shots. Both are good to have, but the conceptual ones will make a good series. I might, if things go well, get this series done by the time they’re teenagers. We live in hope!
Seriously though, I’m tearing my hair out trying to tend to the needs of both children without neglecting either of them. Bedtime is a much appreciated milestone in our day – the parents, not the kids, duh! I shouldn’t complain really – Anarah is truly a happy, well-adjusted baby who sleeps well, and I’m so blessed to have two wonderful children.
About the image: shot indoors, with natural light and a pretty hefty ISO. Basic darkroom edits only – like I have time to manipulate images these days!