Born 11/11/10. 8 lbs, 1oz.
I’m super late to the party, because… well, trying to wrangle 2 kids and run a business hasn’t left me with much time for blogging. And then Chenin got to it first, so I let it slide a while. And then the amazingly talented Carrie and Brittany photographed her, and they are way better at shooting babies, so I considered the bases covered. Now Scout’s almost a month old, and I haven’t written a proper welcome for her on my blog (which makes me a terrible father, or a terrible photographer… or both).
So here’s a very belated welcome to my beautiful baby daughter, whose big blue eyes absolutely melt me, and whose delicate, perfect little fingers and toes fill me with wonder and awe (even at 3am).
The first time Max met his baby sister, he immediately burst into tears. I think it was the realization that from that moment onward, it wasn’t all about him anymore. Either that or he thinks babies are spooky looking.
But he changed his mind relatively quickly, and got some bonding time in with grandpa and his new baby sis.
And then, fast forward to yesterday – we got the kids all dressed up and dragged them over to get their photos with Santa. It was after seeing my little daughter all dressed up that I realized there’s no real excuse for not taking as many photos of my kids as possible. I might be mostly a software company executive nowadays, but time is unforgiving, and they really do grow up so damned fast. Not being in the daily groove of shooting photos makes it hard to remember to shoot my own kids, and that’s a near tragedy. So I’m resolving to remind myself to stop and snap a photo here and there (of course, Chenin shot both of these, but that’s just because she happened to be the first to grab the fancy camera.)
Her little mary janes are just about the cutest thing ever.
So Happy Birthday Scout! I can’t believe you’re almost a month old! Here’s to a thousand more happy memories with your loving family.