I am so excited! This week our little Lucy will arrive! Yipppeeeeee!!!!!
The beautiful blonde above is my cousin Jamie and her wonderful honey Shane. I was born when my Aunt Beck was 16 years old. When I was 16, Aunt Beck had Jamie. She was “mine” from Day 1. Most adorable baby girl ever. Is Lucy going to look like Jamie? Oh I hope I hope I hope. Can’t wait! (But if she sports Shane’s hair I am going to be TOTALLY okay with that!!!!)
I love the above picture of these two. I told Shane to make sure he didn’t look like he was choking her. I have four brothers and three sons. I should have known better than to say that. Once it leaves your mouth, they just can’t resist.
I had so much fun photographing these two. We were worried about the heat but it turned out to be that AWESOME weekend in May where it cooled off for a minute. Super nice day. They took me to dinner afterwards and then chatted on our couch with me and Jim until the wee hours of the morning. I laugh until my stomach hurts when I am with this dynamic duo.
I think my cousin looks beautiful pregnant and I have loved watching her excitement grow right along with her baby belly. My bet is on an 8 pounder.
Shane gets an A++ for picture day. After his third shoot with me he said “I know what you’re after Doni” and then he gave it to me. I had told them both at the beginning that I wanted to see the natural interactions between them so that we could capture that for Lucy and I would know it when I saw it because I know these two very well. Shane ignored my camera and did what he always does – he loved Jamie. I love how he loves that girl and she thinks the sun rises and sets where he stands too. Lucy is going to know it to when she is old enough to interpret these pictures of her parents and I super love that fact. (You say things like “super love” when you have four kids. The lingo of four year olds is pretty hip).
Jamie has perfect cheeks. When she was a toddler, I used to stick my fingers in her mouth (my very clean fingers) and measure the thickness of her cheeks between my index finger and thumb. It was unreal. They must have been one inch thick. I cracked up when the ultrasound tech this week told them that they could actually SEE Lucy’s cheeks on an ultrasound. LOL! Perfection.
Shane and Jamie – I love you two to pieces and I can’t wait to have Lucy in MY arms. A.D.O.R.E.