Thursday, January 31, 2013

farewell january

january is over
and my baby is 3 weeks old.

as i sit here typing this
she's fast asleep in my arms.
milk is coming out the corner of her mouth
and her little hand is resting on my chest.
she is perfect.
absolutely perfect.

i want to keep her like this forever.
bottle up her smell
and feel her soft skin against mine.
but at the same time
i can't wait for what's to come.

she completes me.
my little family is my world.
i didn't know i could be this happy.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


"a portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013"

we took marlowe on her first walk down the street. she loved her sling. she fell asleep as soon as we put her in it.

Saturday, January 19, 2013


"a portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013"

trying to get this wee one used to sleeping in her bassinet. a rare moment captured where she wasn't screaming as soon as i laid her in it.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

one week

it's already been a week since i gave birth to this sweet girl.
when i look at her face
and kiss her cheeks
and smell the sweet milk on her breath
there is absolutely nothing wrong in the world
and i am happier than i ever knew possible.
marlowe dean completes me.
she is the light of my life.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


i keep wanting to post pictures
and write blog posts
and start her birth story
but i just can't peel myself away from my sweet marlowe dean.
she has stolen my heart
and i am smitten.

Saturday, January 12, 2013


"a portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013"

Marlowe Dean Foster. Born Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 3:53 PM. A healthy baby girl weighing 7 lbs 6 oz, and 21 inches long. Not born in the water as planned, but completely naturally none the less. Bennett pulled her out and this was taken as he handed her to me.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

whales and clouds

i've been making a ton of stuff for baby girl
(in fact i may have gone overboard)
but her whale and cloud mobile is by far my favorite.
her little nursery corner has really come together
and now all it's missing is a baby! 

*beautiful baby quilt made by karlie! (and the pink blanket made by my mama!)

Saturday, January 5, 2013


"a portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013"

i'm starting a new blog series this year.
inspired by one of my favorites, che and fidel,
i'll be posting a photo a week of baby girl.
at the end of the year, 
i'll have a collection of 52 portraits.

i'm so excited about this series
and i'm even more excited to birth this baby.
hopefully this will be the first, and last, belly photo : )

baby girl: 39 weeks and too cozy to come out yet

Friday, January 4, 2013

39 weeks

i'm 39 weeks today.
and patiently