Eleanor’s mom and dad found me online about a week before she was born while they were searching for newborn photographers. I was able to squeeze her in, so we set up the session, planned looks and ideas, and waited until she arrived.
On her session day, I had lots of cute looks set up and ready to go…lots of pinks and purples, and a splash of aqua. Eleanor’s mom wanted flowers incorporated into the session, so we even took her outside into my newborn garden for some outdoor newborn photos! It was a beautiful day, and the perfect time of year to take advantage of my pink azaleas and fragrant purple lilacs.
She slept like a dream for me, and didn’t make a peep until the very end of the session. And that’ll just be a story her mom and dad can tell her one day. Ha ha!
Read Eleanor’s story, and view her gallery of newborn photos below…
Session Date: May 16, 2018
Due Date: May 16, 2018
Birthday: May 9, 2018
Birth Time: 1:35pm
Weight: 7lbs 5.3 oz
Length: 19 1/4 in
On sharing the news of Eleanor’s arrival: “Since I was living in Chicago, I had to facetime my family to let them know. They were all so happy but surprised!”
Pregnancy cravings: “I ate a lot of ice cream and watermelon! Until I found out that I had gestational diabetes and had to cut out the sugar and carbs.”
Eleanor’s name: “Eleanor was my grandmother’s name and Elly’s was a special place my friends and I went to in Chicago. Rose is my other grandmother’s middle name, along with several other family members.”
The moment I first met her: “It was completely surreal. After 2 1/2 hours of pushing, I finally could feel her head crowning and so I gave it another push and they put her right on me. We stayed skin to skin for almost 5 hours – I wouldn’t let anyone else hold her, even daddy!”
First thing I noticed: “Her dark blue/grey eyes were wide open and she had a head full of dark hair.”
Describe your favorite features of your baby, the ones you’ll never want to forget.
Favorite features” “Her lips are just like mine – a cupid’s wing. She also has an adorable button nose. She’s perfect!”
Favorite moments: “I love wrapping her up in a swaddle and holding her or skin to skin contact. I just love holding her.”
Describe any of the little personality traits or adorable things your baby does.
Personality and cute things she does: “She squirms a lot but it takes a lot to really make her cry (until it’s late at night and she needs to be asleep :). She constantly can sneak her hands out from the swaddle so she can suck on her fingers.”
“She is the best gift we have ever been given. She is truly a miracle!”