December 15, 2013

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"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

the portrait shots we are sending out with our final christmas card.

October 20, 2013

October 16, 2013

liam jacob breinholt

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it's difficult for me to fathom a happy, fulfilled life without this wondrously sweet boy a part of it. how i have lived without him until now, i'll never remember. i lie next to him or cradle him in my arms for most of the day and when i have to share him with others, i can't wait for him to return there again.

liam is oh, so incredibly sweet. he sleeps the entire day away, waking only to nurse, then he's back at it. lately, though, the periods of time when he gazes, contented, at the lights above or back into our eyes is lengthening steadily. he cries out in protest, with that little voice as sweet as honey, only when he's ready for more milk or he's too cold for comfort.

we have been blessed with two easy-going babies. very similarly to those first weeks with natalie, we have been getting a full night's rest since the first night we brought him home. something i attribute, in part, to having him cozy beside me throughout the night. in contrast, nursing liam has been a more enjoyable experience than it was with his sister - though it's not without it's first initial pains and struggles. i'm confident we'll find our rhythm soon. he's such a fantastic eater; so plump and sturdy already.

we so dearly love this 20 inch human. his fat toes, his many arms rolls, his baby breath, his newborn noises, his wide lips, his full set of chins, and those second-long smiles (that i'm so sure are genuine!). he is everything good.