{The one} with the rocker…

Becoming a parent is like an initiation into an exclusive club, Sure, millions of people do it every year, but once you are in, you are in for life! Becoming a member of the “parent” club changes you in ways you never dreamed possible. I remember my mom saying she would stand in front of a moving bus for us kids…and me thinking “are you CRAZY??”…and then I had kids. Or asking her who she loved more, John, or myself…and her saying, “I love you both equally, and differently”. Of course, I thought that was crazy too- and deepdown I knew she loved me most {hha, John}! But…then I had Haylee, and realized that you could indeed love two children both equally and differently.  Yes, becoming a parent changes you…

Its what I always tell my new moms and dads when they come in.  I know they must think I am nuts- they are all bleary eyed from lack of sleep, and new parent exhaustion.  But deep down, none of them can deny the truth- they are different, changed, subtly at first, but then they too realize they would stand in front of a bus for this little bundle in their arms- no matter how bleary eyed they are! This couple was no different. Sure, they were tired, but excited, that amazing new baby “high” as I call it- the early moments where you know that you have created a miracle.  Dad was especially cute during this session. He had this great “move” he did with Miss C- he rocked her far away from his body, in a boat like motion- and the minute he started, Miss C was as calm as could be.  yes, its a move I will be adding to my newborn “soothing” lineup!
Congratulations on your new bundle! Enjoy every moment!

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  1. Juli says:

    Kelly they’re perfect!! I LOVE them! Can’t wait to see the rest 🙂

  2. Jacqueline Underwood says:

    These pictures are BEAUTIFUL.

  3. AshleyReis says:

    Great pics, even though there’s a baby in them! Just kidding =D. I love the one with the tulle in it like she’s wearing a tutu and the one with all of you where she’s kinda doin devil’s horns with her right hand on her foot. She doesn’t have it down exactly, but you and aunt ashleigh will be able to teach her, i’m sure =)

  4. Pam Glover says:

    Amazing…. What a beautiful family Philly & Juli. Love you.

  5. Jen Cohen says:

    Absolutely stunning! Cherish these images…She is going to grow soooo fast!

  6. Jocelyn Slone says:

    AWWWWWWW- I’m almost in tears at how sweet you guys look holding her! I can’t wait until I get my turn! She is so beautiful. Love the pictures – I want to see them all!

  7. Megan Owens says:

    What a beautiful girl! We are so happy for you guys!

  8. Naomi Ingram says:

    Awwwwww…she looks so sweet!!!!! Or is that because she’s sleeping?haha! LOVE them, she just needs some little angel wings 🙂

  9. Tabitha says:

    She is sooooo beautiful! Precious pics-I can’t wait to see more! And I can’t wait to meet her in person!! Love you guys!

  10. Pam Cartwright says:

    She is just the most beautiful baby girl in the entire universe!!!
    Of course, Nana is very partial!!

  11. Norma Mariano says:

    Wow! Super pics! She’s adorable – & her parents aren’t bad, either! 🙂

  12. Hank Cartwright says:

    Great genes!! This baby girl is a real keeper!!

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