In continuation of posting my Day in the Life of Atticus photographs, here is a selection from Week Two!!
Eight Days Old - Day eight held a lot of excitement. It started with us heating our upstairs to a nice toasty 80+ degrees. Then I kept Atticus awake and active through a time when he wanted to nap so he’d be good and sleepy for his first posed baby photoshoot. I put him down on a blanket on the floor in his nursery on his belly for some tummy time (only the 2nd time Mike or I had tried this) and he promptly ROLLED OVER onto his back. With all the commotion of the photoshoot that morning, I almost forgot to report this huge milestone to Mike. Most babies start rolling over when they are 3-4 months old, not eight days old!! Later we tried it again and sure enough he’s been rolling himself over ever since!! We have a freakishly STRONG kid!!
On to the pictures and his posed baby photoshoot… Four amazing Atlanta area photographers cleared their schedules and came over that Friday morning to pose and photograph a very sleepy and very milk-drunk Atticus. I stayed downstairs during the shoot so he could not “sense” me and keep calm and asleep for the shoot. Thank you so much Elizabeth, Alice, Lisa, & Jenny! We absolutely LOVE and ADORE these images!! The first two images are by Elizabeth and the third by Alice. These shoots really are a group effort that takes a lot more than just one photographer to make it happen – the art of luring and keeping a newborn baby to sleep, dreaming up the “set” and styling the shoot, plus posing the baby truly is an art form. It’s no easy task! I love this one because it shows off not only our dreaming-adorable-naked-baby but also the wall that Mike painted in his nursery and the card catalogue I found and refinished to match the wall.
And here is a behind-the-scenes picture I shot with Mike’s Fuji x100 when I snuck up to drop off a bottle.
Nine Days Old – Atticus LOVES to sit up…almost in a leaning-forward position. We call it his “mute button position” as it quiets him down quickly. He also likes to suck on everything. Here is a random candid I took of a scene that happens at least once a day.
Ten Days Old – On Sunday afternoon we did another quick photoshoot – this time with Karlin – and more of a casual lifestyle type of shoot. Love this image! Baby feet are just way too cute!
A few of me and the little guy…
Eleven Days Old – My little sister and her fiancé came over (“Aunt Laurel and Uncle Ash” to Atticus) for a visit and to bring us a meal and spend some time with the little guy. I’ve been good about storing up some of my milk for times when others can give him a bottle as a little snack or treat (and in the future for when I’m not around during mealtime so others can feed him). It’s kind of nice to give others the opportunity to feed him on occassion – I’ve felt like a “milk machine” these past few weeks as I spend an average of 4 hours a day feeding him!!
Twelve Days Old – An image I took during one of his short tummy/play times with us in the afternoon. Showing off his long long hair in back. We fondly call him our “bogan baby” from time to time due to the tendency for his hair to look like a mullet- Bogan is Australian slang for “redneck” – haha! We may have to take this kiddo for a haircut by the time he is a month old! He also has hair on his lower back!!
Another image of him and daddy during afternoon tummy/play time…
Thirteen Days Old – We were out-and-about on this Wednesday morning, so I forgot to take a proper picture! Mike did however take this picture of us during one of our appointments that morning. We also took Atticus out to lunch for the first time that day – we sat out on the patio at Boneheads and enjoyed the company of our friend Dave that we ran into. Atticus slept the whole time so it was quite perfect!
Fourteen Days Old – We celebrated him being two weeks old with giving him his first proper (non-sponge) bath! LOVE love love LOOOOOVE this picture Mikey took of me holding him in his ducky bath robe after the bath.
He actually really enjoyed the bath – after we took him out of his baby bath seat and just held him in the warm water.
Atticus turned two-weeks old on this day, but this day is ALSO very special to us for another reason … it marks our three year wedding anniversary! So not only did Atticus get his first bath, but it was also the first time we went out without him… while Grandma and Grandpa Lehman watched him at home. We tried out a restaurant we’ve never been to before in West Midtown Atlanta. It was yuuuummmy! Love you sweetie!!
And of course a few pictures from our wedding day three years ago…
And that’s a wrap for Week Two!! We’ve got Week Three about ready to post soon so stay tuned…