Isaiah William :: 6 days old

allen-7636This blog post has been a long time coming, we’ve been waiting for baby Isaiah long before we knew he was a he. We’ve prayed for those ten tiny toes and fingers, and that little beat of his heart for a long time now. I know I am not his mommy but I think the wait was sure worth it, because he is perfect. Sometimes I forget the closeness of our group until something happens (good or bad) but when it does and I see the bond we have, I am so thankful. We are just as happy about this baby for Andy and Sam as if he were our own, and to me that is very special.

I am not sure exactly how long Sam and I have been friends (I think it is going on about 11 years now) but having her as a friend has changed me. She is someone who you can count on to be true to herself, there are no games with her. She is someone who you can trust, in many ways but especially with your secrets. Trust me, I’ve tried to pry things that I know she knows (Like what Amie is having, boy or girl?!) and she’s like a vault, locked down. I love that about her, I want to be more like her. Sam is our biggest cheerleader, she treats every baby of ours like they’re so special. She loves every one of them so good. She is also someone who can laugh at herself, and can take a joke like the best of them. Now seeing her as a mommy, it’s my favorite version.


Of course Andy’s cool too, you know if you want some good BBQ. (kidding Andy you know I love ya) seeing you with Sam and Isaiah has allowed me to see a side of you I never have before.allen-7694

Isaiah was a little angel the morning of our session. Mommy also did a great job following of our suggested tips which totally helped I am sure. I was there for about three hours and I don’t think I saw his eyes open more than once. Definitely allowed us to get many, many, many pictures of him. allen-7709 allen-7720

I think baby lips just beg you to kiss them.

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I had to include this one in my favorites because he would randomly stretch out his legs and flex his little feet like this, it was the cutest thing.



Tiny human parts..


Last but not least, Isaiah’s nursery.. They way it all came together was awesome and I love it.. allen-8074 allen-8075 allen-8096 allen-8090

Getting to spend so much time with you guys and your family has been so fun for me. Between labor, and all of the visits I’ve had, I feel like part of the family. The joy that Isaiah brings to everyone in his life is immeasurable. This new chapter, both him and your new house is going to be such a good one. “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lam. 3:22-23)  So thankful for you in my life Allens.

Oh! I almost forgot, I wanted to do something a little special for them so I made this quick montage right after our session.. It got a unanimous thumbs up and heart eyes from the crowd so I figured I would share it here too.













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