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Hello, and welcome to my blog. I'm a natural light photographer living in the Boise, Idaho area with my husband and 5 kids. I enjoy capturing images of all kinds, but I am truly in love with photographing newborn babies. The first days of life are precious and magical and so very fleeting. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have at info@LauraFarrisPhotgraphy.com. Thank you for visiting my little corner of the web :)

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Boise newborn photographer : Gwen's 1st day

I know it's taken me a while to get to any pictures of Gwen. Being a mom to 5 kids is draining. And Miss Gwen thinks she needs to be held 24 hours a day. Needless to say, I haven't spent a lot of time in the office and on the computer over the last couple of weeks. Not that I've wanted to though. I must say that laying on the couch with my tiny baby girl cuddled up on my chest has been heavenly. I've been trying to enjoy every single moment that I have with her. I know all too well how soon this precious time will be over.

But, I did manage to sneak into the office for a while tonight to finally go through some of Gwen's hospital pictures. It honestly seems like I had her yesterday when I look at these. The last couple weeks kinda seem like one big long day with a few naps scattered here and there.

So, I got to St. Al's at 5:30 am on January 23rd for my scheduled c-section with Dr. Janowiak and Dr. Caplinger. I got prepped and readied for my 4th c-section. I don't think I've ever been so nervous and excited. It doesn't matter how many of these surgeries I have, I'm still super nervous every time I have one. I knew that I had two of the best surgeons in the area working on me though so that did help a little. They wheeled me into the operating room a little before 8:00 am and gave me my spinal. Luckily I only had to have one spinal this time. Once I was good and numb, the surgery began. After feeling some pushing and pulling and A LOT of nausea, I heard the sweet sound of my baby's 1st gurgly cries. The rush of emotion is always so overwhelming. There is nothing in the world like it. They carried her over to the warmer to clean her off and I strained my neck trying to get a glimpse of her. I remember Ross saying she looked just like Stella but with lots of dark hair but I so badly wanted to see for myself. Dr. Caplinger peaked over the drape and told me she looked perfect. I could relax. My baby was here and all was well. I was still feeling really nauseous while I was being sewed up so the anesthesiologist gave me a little propofol in my IV and that seemed to do the trick. I didn't care what was goin on after that. No wonder Michael Jackson was addicted to propofol. It's good stuff.

I've got a few hundred pictures of Gwen on her very 1st day of life. Here are just a few of them:
Boise newborn photography

Boise newborn photography

Boise newborn photography

Boise newborn photography

Boise newborn photography

Boise newborn photography

Boise newborn photography

Boise newborn photography

Boise newborn photography

Boise newborn photographer

Boise newborn photographer

Boise newborn photographer

Boise newborn photographer

Boise newborn photographer

Boise newborn photographer

Boise newborn photographer

Boise newborn photographer

Ross took this one with his phone. I was so very very tired.
Boise newborn photographer

The kids were so excited to see Gwen for the 1st time. They were happy to know that Gwen too had the same birthmark on her head, stork bite on her forehead and was tongue tied just like the rest of them were.
Boise newborn photographer

Boise newborn photographer

Boise newborn photographer

Boise newborn photographer

Boise newborn photographer

Boise newborn photographer

Boise newborn photographer

Boise newborn photographer

Oh my...that's a lot of people in our family!!!
Boise newborn photographer

9 comments:

Jessica said...

Oh My Goodness Laura. What AMAZING Pics. Love them all.
Congrats on the new addition.

Nicole Ramsay said...

Oh my these images are divine! Congratulations you have a beautiful family :)

Julia said...

Really amazing pictures!!! Congrats!

Iowa Sunshine said...

laura - these are the most beautiful newborn photos i've ever seen!!! i love seeing all of your children huddled together with their new joy. gorgeous compilation!!

Alli Blue said...

So happy she is here! Loved all the pictures! Hopefully Ross was able to maintain is composure this time! ;)

Jen Fotografi said...

You have the most beautiful family I have ever seen! <3

alison said...

oh man! i got all teared up looking at these beautiful pictures . . . they do all the talking, no words necessary. what a sweet and fleeting time! what a blessing these sweet little babies are to families!

Audrey said...

Love these! I'm so excited she's finally here and doing so great. You have such a beautiful family, I just love how sweet your kids are with her in these pictures. So glad you're taking time to just enjoy her, you deserve it!

Debbie Wallwork said...

Wow these are amazing photos, thanks for sharing your gorgeous family with us. Many congratulations to you all on your beautiful new addition :)