Introducing our first born – a son – Atticus Jameson Hall!!!
Atticus arrived at 2:36PM on Thursday March 22, 2012 weighing in at 8lbs 9oz and 20.5in long. My water actually broke ON my due date (March 21) and it was just over 24 hours later that he was in our arms.
One of these days I will spend some time writing out Atticus’ birth story and everything that transpired in those 24+ hours. We have both video and photographs to document it as well, most of which I’ve not looked at yet.
I must admit, the days that followed the birth have been a struggle physically. I thankfully avoided having a c-section but did loose a lot of blood during the birth and there were some complications that have kept me on bed rest and unable to walk easily. Mike has 3 months paternity leave and I’m SO grateful for that and his help and support. It’s been so amazing seeing him in his role as a father. I’ve been completely dependent on him and the help of friends & family these past few weeks. I know I need to focus on my recovery, plus feeding and spending time with our little guy.
The days have gone by so quickly that I found myself in a moment of panic as Atticus neared the one-week mark to get some professional portraits made of all of us and him while he still has his “newborness” as I call it. A group of Atlanta kids & family portrait photographers came to my rescue. Thank you sooooo much Elizabeth, Alice, Lisa, & Jenny!! They really worked together to get these images posing eight-day-old baby Atticus as he slept through most of the session. The first image is by Elizabeth, the second by Alice.
Sara and Karlin also came by to capture some family & lifestyle photos on day 6 and 10 respectively. The first one is by Sara, the second one by Karlin. Thank you ladies for the memories of all three of us together!!!
Last but not least, I have Katie to thank for photographing the birth. Everything was such a blur, so these images are so special!
I have a whole new appreciation for documenting life’s little (and big) moments after these past few weeks! We’ve been doing our best to satisfy the grandparents with lots and lots of pictures daily, including some that we will be sharing here on the blog soon… in between naps and feedings that is! It’s crazy how quickly this little guy is growing and how strong and expressive he is already!! What a blessing and joy!