At last. At last! My little newborn nephew is here. He doesn’t know this yet, but he has a big cousin who can’t wait for him to get bigger so they can cause trouble. My son and Henry are cosmic troublemakers.
We’re all so elated to welcome baby Henry into the world and into a loving and beautiful family. My sister-in-law is truly a trooper. Henry had his own ideas about when he wanted to be born so mama patiently waited the full two weeks past his due date before heading to the hospital. Every time we saw each other we’d exclaim, ‘Next time I see you, you’ll have a baby in your arms!’ We finally decided it was best if we didn’t see each other until he was born.
Oh, the anticipation! And baby boy did not disappoint. He came into the world long and lean. He’s been a perfect newborn angel basking in the love of his dotting parents. Sure, there’s been a few occasions when I’ve received a text saying the dad bounced Henry on the yoga ball for so long his back hurt. But what parent hasn’t gone to great lengths to sooth their new baby.
I wanted to make sure to take a few portraits of Henry during his first two weeks of life. He’ll never be this small again. And he’s not! Every time I see him he looks bigger and different. It’s incredible. Anyways, they live in San Francisco’s Chinatown and have lots of great lighting in their bedrooms. Henry’s room is by far the sweetest little nursery. They did such an amazing job decorating it with personal tidbits. For example, when the dad was a little boy he was obsessed with Tin Tin. So the dad found three huge comic posters from Tin Tin and hung those over the changing table. Since my brother-in-law is a Kiwi (no, not the fruit, the country of New Zealand) they found a Kiwi artiest and picked a painting of a reindeer with traditional ice cream cones hanging from the antlers (sounds weird but oddly looks really cool!). They also picked out wooden building blocks designed with Maori art.
I wanted to make sure to take some photos of the nursery for them to have as a keepsake. The room won’t stay looking like this for long. I know because my son is 17 months and his room is a tornado! But mostly, because once Henry gets a little older, they’ll be changing it to fit his needs/wants. Or if they move. It’s so special to have pictures like this down the road. For both the parents and Henry.
We’re so blessed to have such a thriving and vibrant family. I’m excited to watch Henry grow and love on him as much as I can.
Here’s some of my favorite photos.
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