Height: 22 inches
Weight: 11 pounds! ❤
-To be talked to, and she will SMILE so much!! I know a laugh is coming soon!
-To chew on her hands..could a possible teeth be forming?? Ah so fun!
-To eat. She has increased her feedings by 1 oz. and she is tolerating it pretty well! It’s the small things, y’all!
-To be in her swing looking around! You can definitely tell she is seeing color which is awesome because she looks so intently at objects and pictures now.
-To be outside. Big new favorite thing of hers!
-To be with Brielle. They are seriously two peas in a pod!! She smiles so big every time Brielle is around!
– Tummy time. She really doesn’t like it very much, but she is gaining so much core strength and can last much longer now! So proud of her!
– Sleep (at times). She is now at the age where she is fighting sleep! SO crazy how you forget these moments, until they happen again!
Teeth: No teeth! Assuming it will be quite some time before we get those in!
She is SO precious how happy she gets when we are around! She is definitely communicating through her actions a lot, and babbles, coos, and blows SO many bubbles! She will melt your heart in a minute.
Family visit (1 hour every week, on Tuesdays)
MD appts: Cardiologist (Oct. 20th)
Bi-monthly visits with ECI team
Weekly visits from infant massage therapist
Monthly visits with team (now just legal worker and case worker)
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Let’s face it, when it comes to taking photos of your kids, you have very limited time. So today, I’ll be sharing with you, five ways to help you get great pictures of your kids/family, in 30 minutes.
- Have a theme- you must choose a color scheme and stick with it. Some people can pull off all different colors and make it work, but it really is hard for the camera to focus on different shades. Our theme was red, white, and blue.
- The time of day-bright daylight is almost the worst lighting you can imagine (unless you really know how to configure the settings on your DSLR camera, or you know how to edit the pictures really well when using your phone). Sunset is best, and it works well with a lot of different colors.
- Happy kids, happy picture-make sure everyone is fed and generally happy (you don’t want to start the photo shoot out with wiping away snot/tears)! Distraction is a great technique when it comes to this one. Never forget to just HAVE FUN!
- Have all of your props/decorations (if you are using any) ready to use, and able to pull out for a quick shot or two. It’s great to have a helper as well, to provide you the props or equipment when you need it.
- Keep it moving- if you are wanting the perfect picture with the kids showing how much they love each other, well that might not always work in front of the lens. If you don’t get a great shot the first time, try again about 10 minutes later. Kids are resilient and will usually do it on their own terms.
Here are some shots I took of all three kids (two are foster children and we are not allowed to post their face on the photos, so they are blurred out) before having to say goodbye to our little man, before he went back home with his family.
Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Let me know if you have any other tips you would like to provide as well! Happy picture taking!
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