Those newborn days are such precious ones. There is just something about a teeny tiny, brand-new baby. I love the feel of a new baby snuggled up to me; the way they’re still all curled up. I love that newborn baby smell; the snuffles and the little sounds they make and even that newborn baby cry. There is a part of me that wants to freeze this moment – this precious time of having a newborn baby. I look at Thomas and want to capture it all – those adorable milky-drunk expressions; the little sounds he makes in his sleep; those wonderful tiny but perfectly formed fingers and toes.
I can’t freeze the moment, but capturing it in photos is the next best thing. I had a lovely afternoon catching up with my friend Mel who blogs at Le Coin de Mel when Thomas was twelve days old. It was wonderful to spend time chatting and catching up and to introduce her to baby Thomas. She is a fantastic photographer and very kindly offered to take some photos of Sophie and Thomas during her visit. The photos that she took of them both are absolutely beautiful and I wanted to share some of my favourites.
Sophie was quite fascinated watching Mel prepare the space for the photos and take the shots. She loved holding some of the equipment and having a go at taking some photos with Mel’s camera. At one point, she had all her toys lined up on the sofa and had borrowed my camera to take photos of them all.
I love how the photos capture just how tiny Thomas is. He weighed about 5lb 8oz at this point. He’s still in tiny baby clothes at the moment as most of the newborn clothes are still quite big on him. One of the things I love about him being so tiny is how it makes the newborn stage feel like it lasts just a little bit longer. Now if I could just have this newborn stage with a bit more sleep, that would be better still!
The photos also capture that beautiful bond between Sophie and Thomas. She absolutely adores her baby brother and loves being a big sister. She loves to cuddle him and stroke his hair although can be a little heavy-handed at times! It is wonderful to watch her with him. It reminds me so much of how Jessica was when Sophie was a baby. Sophie is certainly following in her big sister’s footsteps and showing similar big sister qualities.
I also love how Mel has captured Sophie’s cheeky personality in the photos – the sparkle in her eyes and her beautiful sunny smile.
Thank you so much Mel for a lovely afternoon catching up and for capturing such wonderful photos.