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8 | Northern Virginia Baby Photographer

How can my sweet little baby be 3/4 of a year old already? I’m starting to already get emotional about his Birthday and it’s still 4 months away.

This month has been insane as far as development, he’s started crawling (forward and backward), pulling up to stand, babbling, and said “dada”. I’m not sure how purposeful the Dada was but he was looking right at Hugh when he said it. He’s getting into everything and getting more bumps and bruises from doing so.

As you can see, he loves his food. We are almost 100% on table food and even though he stil has no teeth, he gums things very well.  His favorites are blueberries, bananas, and pasta.

He’s a water baby, loves the swimming pool and bath. We leave for our two week beach vacation in 5 days and I can’t wait to introduce him to the ocean.

Carter and him are becoming best buds. Reed still worships the ground that Carter walks on and everything his big brother does makes him giggle. I can’t believe I will have a FOUR year old in just a few months. Crazy.

Here’s a little video I made, taken with my 5D MKII. I’m still figuring it out so excuse the shakiness, out of focus shots and kids in their mismatched jammies.;-)

Reed Crawls! from HokieGal on Vimeo.

Happy Father’s Day all!

Lucky 7 | Virginia Baby Photographer

Technically he’s 7.5 months now, but I haven’t had a chance to blog these yet and I will blame that on shooting 5 sessions a week.

Reed is 7 months old and I swear he gets cuter and cuter every day. This month might be my favorite so far, he sleeps through the night every night and is super happy when he’s awake. His newest skill is getting up on all fours and rocking back and forth. He’s *this* close to crawling and I predict he’ll be doing it within the next week.

He’s also babbling, we are heaing a lot of dadadadadadadadada so I assume that his first word will be Dada.

He has the cutest laugh and is super ticklish. His big brother makes him laugh all the time and my heart explodes watching Carter and Reed crack up.

At our pediatrician appointment last Monday he weighed 20 pounds, 11 ounces and was 29 1/4 inches long. He’s a big, growing boy who loves to eat. Pears are his favorite but he also loves banana chunks, sweet potatoes, and puffs. He’s getting pretty good at self feeding and I think we’ll be on table foods soon.

He’ll also eat grass and weeds.

That little butt chin gets me every time.

Big brother has been busy this month playing soccer! He’s loving it and I’m loving being a soccer Mom.;-)

I’m looking forward to a fun summer with these boys, less than a month until we leave for our 2 week vacation at the beach!

Happy Half Year! | Ashburn Virginia Baby Photographer

I’m 11 days behind but Happy 6 Months to my sweet little Reed! It’s been a crazy month for me, between opening my new studio and shooting 10 newborns in 20 days, I haven’t had a whole lot of free time. There are days where I literally don’t even have time to eat but being a Mom to these two boys and running my own business is well worth the craziness. I will post lots of studio photos tomorrow but tonight I wanted to share some photos of my kids.

6 Months, look at how much he has changed!

I pretty much kiss on this face 24 hours a day, those cheeks are just delicious.

He’s been sitting up unassisted for about a month now and gets better and better at it every day. I have big plans for a session with him in the new studio, just waiting on a prop to arrive.

The many faces of Reed.

His favorite person in the world is his brother. I love watching him watch his brother in awe, it’s a beautiful thing.

This kid cracks me up on a daily basis.

Reed started solid food and so far loves everything except for peas, his favorites are bananas and pears.

I would love it if he would start sleeping again, he’s decided that sleeping through the night is for chumps.

Happy 6 months sweet boy!!

5 | Ashburn Baby Photographer

My sweet little Reed turned 5 months old yesterday. I’ve been dealing with a kidney stone (don’t wish this pain upon anyone) so it’s been a rough few days but I had to do his monthly shots.

I wish I had video to go with the photo above, he’s almost always squawking with glee and it sounds like a mix between a dinosaur and a dying bird.

This has been such a fun month, he’s rolling from back to tummy and tummy to back all the time now and is grabbing anything and everything to shove in his mouth. I would guess he’s starting to teethe. He got his first bad cold this month and weighed in at 17 pounds at the doctors office. You would have never known he was sick though, still a super happy guy. He did stop sleeping through the night and now that he’s better I’m hoping he will start doing that again, I think we got spoiled!

He loves to be naked and diaper changes. Any time he is cranky all I have to do is strip him down and he’s back to his happy self.

I could nibble on his chubby legs and belly all day & night. He’s still nursing strong and we were given the go ahead to start solids now though I’m probably going to wait a few weeks so he’s closer to 6 months, he seems to be doing great on breastmilk alone.

He loves his feet and wants nothing more than to shove them in his mouth.

He’s gotten much better at doing tummy time but he’d much rather be sitting, he can sit unassisted in a tripod position for about 30 seconds until he topples, I’m guessing he’ll be sitting great by 6 months or so.

He worships his big brother and my heart explodes with love when I see the two of them together.

He’s changed SO much in just a month, here’s the progression so far!

I can’t believe he’s 5 months already, I know I say it every month but I wish I could pause time, this age is so much fun!

Stay tuned, I have a TON of newborns this week.:-)

4 | Ashburn Baby Photographer

My sweet baby Reed is already 4 months old. This month has by far been the most fun so far since his personality has really started to blossom.

I don’t want to jinx myself but he’s such an amazing baby. He sleeps from 7:30 at night to 7 the next morning which I thought was a giant fluke but he’s been doing it for over a week now. Unless he’s hungry or tired, he’s smiling, laughing and “talking”. He’s SO close to rolling over on a more consistent basis and still doesn’t really love tummy time. I’m in NO rush to have a mobile baby so I’m not complaining one bit.

He’s still an awesome nurser and I can’t wait to see how much he weighs at his 4 month appointment on Tuesday, he seems quite beefy to me. He went on his first plane trip with me up to Boston this week (I did a little mentoring work up there) and was the perfect little traveler charming people left and right. UPDATE: he’s 16 pounds and 26 inches, definitely a good sized baby.

While he loves his Mama & Daddy I have to say that his big brother ROCKS his world. If Carter is in the room Reed stares at him and smiles and laughs at everything he does.

I think his big brother is pretty awesome too. It’s definitely been a huge adjustment for him but he loves his baby brother just as much as we do.

I am so incredibly blessed to have all of these boys in my life.

And oh my gah, as much as I laughed at people who put their kids in matching clothes before, I love it now. You all can mock me behind my back.;-)

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