Baby Amelia

I never go to the hospital to visit newborns and their family.  I think of it as private time, a place for family to come and celebrate and tell the  new mom she did a good job.  The only time I would have liked to gone to the hospital is when my nieces were born – it all happened so fast and with Big Bro being out of town and my school/work, I would have never made it in time.  I really would have liked to told my sister in law she did a good job.  Because she did.

But the hubs wanted to go, he had to go and visit our friends in the hospital after they had their baby.  I went along but said we had to take food.  I didn’t want to impose and Chips Ahoy would probably be more welcomed than us.  So after stopping for snacks and cigars, we made our way to the hospital.

Hospitals are weird to me.  When I walk in the door, the air just feels heavier.  I feel like I’m wrapped in an unfamiliar atmosphere and my breathing gets slower.  Everything is slower.  My steps, the opening doors, the elevator… maybe because I’ve only visited sick loved ones and carry my worries in with me.  Visiting new parents and a new baby put a whole spin on the experience.

She had a head full of hair.  Little eyes that would not budge open.  And a death grip for a gal who was only a day old.  Her mom looked her over and fixed her outfit.  Her dad kissed her forehead and scooped her in his arms.  Of course, this was all after I held her for 30 minutes and combed over every inch of her exposed body.  She was perfect.

Baby Amelia

I so look forward to watching all these little babies my friends bring into world grow into little people.

I plan on teaching them how to pick their noses.


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May 17, 2011 - 9:24 am

Elizabeth - I think you should go visit friends in the hospital more often–the pictures you took are super!

I had a friend who taught my oldest how to say “No.”–literally sat there repeated, while laughing her head off. I have never forgiven her for it. But, I will also never forget her for it.
So, teaching them to pick their noses is awesome! You won’t ever be forgotten by your friends.


May 17, 2011 - 9:33 am

Mallory Bilger - Brooke,

I cannot even tell you how amazing these photos are. I admire your work so much, and the fact that you pretty much took it upon yourself to become awesome at it. The kiddos. Gary and I might have to pay you a visit :) Ohh, and my kids already know how to pick their noses. I think they are born with that knowledge!

May 17, 2011 - 10:01 am

J. Smith - AH! I love love love the one of Mandy and Josh in the top left. Dad is so clearl smitten and Mandy’s face is just priceless. LOVE.

May 17, 2011 - 10:51 am

Bobbi - Who can resist a baby? (I thought only boys picked their nose. It’s a genetic trait on the Y gene.)

May 17, 2011 - 11:10 am

Melanie - Beautiful pics of a beautiful babe :) Don’t you want to take a roadtrip to Michigan???

May 17, 2011 - 11:26 am

Susan - Stunning photos, as usual. Those baby feet are killing me!

May 17, 2011 - 11:29 am

Brooke - Is this a trick question? Because it feels like a trick question.

May 17, 2011 - 11:30 am

Brooke - Yeah and only boys fart. But like my DAd says: You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose. You just can’t pick your friend’s nose.

May 17, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Leisa Hillman - Brooke! These are just beautiful. I can’t wait to see the entire photo shoot! I hope to book a Grandparent/Great Grandparent session with you soon! I also love the family picture in the left top corner. It is priceless!!
Leisa (aka Grandmother!)

May 17, 2011 - 12:51 pm

Mandy - I *love* them so much!!! Thank you so much for capturing these great pictures for us! I know we will treasure them forever! :)

May 17, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Brooke - So happy to hear! Like I said, they’re getting mailed today. I hope you like the rest of them too.

May 17, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Brooke - You’ve got a precious grandbaby! I really can’t wait to spend more time with her… I just hope she doesn’t get as red faced as last time. :)

May 17, 2011 - 11:05 pm

DOO DOO - Brooke,
I just want you to keep rubbing those babies heads, sometimes magic happens. Those fuzzy feelings that is within you tend to show themselves when you hold and embrace a miracle.
I always tell people that they never know what love is until they hold a little bit of themselves. You see the little things about you that has been passed on. Later you begin to see the things that only you know about yourself being acted out.
Did I tell you today that your beautiful. You must have wonderful parents.
God bless, take care.

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