Since April, Melanie and Ryan have been back home in Louisville and I don’t think they’ve taken it easy at all. Between hosting bridal showers, house hunting, moving into a temporary apartment, getting a 2-year-old little kiddo settled in, house finding, and getting ready for a wedding they both were part of, they had their second child. It sounds hectic as could be and I wholly believe it was (has life even slowed since?), but their newest addition fits perfectly in the middle of it all.
Baby Sadie Paige. I love this little gal from her itty-bitty toes to her pouty little lips. And she had grown so much since the three weeks I’d held her at the hospital. She resembles her big sister when she was a newborn, but other times I see Melanie’s mother in her face. She was only interested in snacking when I was there and she barely kept her eyes open. She makes noise constantly, with little grunts coming from her with every little stretch she does. And she is a wiggle worm – moving so much more than any other three-week-old I’ve photographed. But what I love most about Baby Sadie is what she does to people around her: watching my friends fall in love every time they look at her and how happy Allie is to have a little sister.
It kills me. In a good way.
Oh Allie – you’re animated expressions just make me so happy. As do your “mooches.”
Seeing my long-time friend, high school classmate and senior prom date holding his children the way that he does fills me with warmth. I still think of him as that nerdy kid with lame jokes in math class… but when I look at pictures like these I seem to forget it for a just few minutes.
There’s that lip, people. It pouts to the max. And it’s my favorite feature to date. :)
My friend is absolutely gorgeous – she has that motherhood glow and I love this photo beyond words.
Melanie and Ryan, I am so proud of you guys becoming parents a second time around. And I’m so proud to still call you friends and be a part of your family’s life. Even just finishing this post, I can’t wait to visit soon to play more with Allie and hear her munchkin voice and have new conversations with Sadie while I hold her. Luz you both. xoxo
To see Melanie and Ryan’s maternity/family session, click here.