Category: Events

Nolan was so good this past weekend since it was the first time I left him to work a wedding–a 16 hour day!! I pumped on the go and was able to drop off milk mid-day. Daddy did awesome caring for Nolan and himself for that long. I’m super impressed since I have yet to look after Nolan by myself for more than a few hours. Love them and our growing family!!

My cheeseball baby! This is the 2nd time I was able to snap a photo of him smiling like a big cheeseball.
nolan 5 weeks old

nolan 5 weeks old baby boy


My little man is so skinny! He can’t even fit his socks! So much so that I call him “Gollum” from Lord of the Rings; he especially resembles Gollum when crying his butt off. We hope he gains some weight soon to fill in those thighs and cheeks so we can move on to other nicknames. Since he got to shoot with mommy last week at his 2 week old photos, daddy got to join him this time. I’m so glad to have captured these precious images of them. My heart just aches with joy seeing them together.

As for myself I am still feeling weak. It was a miracle that I could muster up the energy to pick up the camera to snap these photos. I had to force myself to do it knowing that it will all be worth it when he’s older and has these photos to look back upon. Now the next step is getting myself out of the house for fresh air. It just feels like such a monumental undertaking to take a newborn out of the house. What to pack, how much of each, the unpredictable feedings and crying…the list just goes on and on that I’m exhausted just thinking about it. Perhaps on the 4th we’ll go visit my parents.

This has got to be my favorite image of him thus far. It was a split second movement that I was so lucky to snap.
3 week old baby boy

Big YAWN! And see, doesn’t he resemble Gollum with his skinny neck in the air?
3 week old baby boy

Just chillaxin’ with Daddy.
3 week old baby boy

My precious boys!!!
3 week old baby boy


After 15 hours of labor, the doctors deemed that I would be unable to deliver Nolan naturally and had to be wheeled in for an emergency c-section. I had a fever and he was not liking the contractions. On June 11th we welcomed him to the world at 10:08pm. He weighed a whopping 8 lbs 4 oz and measured 21 inches long. Check out the delivery photos below.

Here I am early on in labor when the sun was still shining brightly in the sky.

Me in surgery a little after 10pm looking a lot crappier than before.

Rob got to cut his umbilical cord shorter. Check the clock on the wall..indicates it was a few minutes after he was born.

My sweet baby boy getting cleaned and weighed.

Big boy at 8lbs 4oz.

Here’s a super short video clip of Nolan “waiting for mommy”.

Mother and son meet for the first time.

Here are a few photos of him less than 24 hours after birth.


The photoshoot took place on May 15th. It was designed and coordinated superbly by my dear friend, Anh. She also did my hair and was on hand to give it a new look with each outfit. Can you say AMAZING?? That is Anh for yah! Photography and make-up by the fabulous ANHA.

Here’s the crew involved with the shoot. You guys are all so awesome for making it happen!



My baby shower was on Sunday, April 21st hosted at my sister’s home. The theme I had chosen was classy + simple with mint, white and gray colors. Rob and I worked hard at all the decor together. It’s pretty tough having to do all that with a burgeoning belly but we pulled thru and it went off nicely. Couldn’t ask for a more supportive husband and a great group of girlfriends to celebrate with.

more pictures to come!!