Wednesday, December 16, 2009
kristen & co.
Meet Miss December. She even has a onsie completely blinged out to prove it. Her cousin, Sadie, was in a few weeks ago, and little Miss Kaylee made her debut last night. Literally a week after she was born (props to Auntie of the Year, Andrea, for setting up the shoot!). It had been a long, long while since I've worked with a newbie newborn. And I've forgotten how blissfully easy it is to mold and move them, once we fill their tummies with milk and crank the temp in the studio up to near triple digits! But look at her: sleeping like a baby. Like Sadie, Kaylee has her own little nickname: Peanut. The tradition started when Grandma thought Sadie looked like a bug on the ultrasound (once they found out she was a girl, they changed it to ladybug). Literally 4 weeks later, Miss Kaylee needed a nickname, so Peanut it was. And since elephants eat the nut, it makes perfect sense to decorate with them (and let's be honest, dear reader, is so much cuter). So she's got lots of little elephants all around her nursery. And like Andrea and Jeff, Kristen and Richard were as calm and patient as could be. Even when we were literally sweating away 10 pounds (each) and waiting for Miss December to arrive in Dreamland. Kristen is a NICU nurse, so things were never more organized or efficient in the studio! And so sentimental: Kristen brought along a baby bracelet, as well as a ring she wore as a baby, and lovely little blanket knit by Grandma for Kaylee. The neatest part about last night, though: finding out that the proud parents are a Match.com success story. They met online, married last year and are now well on their way to starring in their own Happily Ever After commercial for the site! Richard, I hope you got to pick up The Hangover on your way home. And Kristen, I wish I was 1/2 as calm as you after the arrival of my first born! Thank you so much for the honor, guys, and congrats! She's such a sweet little . . . peanut. Enjoy your holidays and your sneak!