I’d like you all to formally meet this pink little bundle of joy, Miss Claire Annelise. Gosh, I love that name! My friend Amanda could not have done a better job in the baby naming department. You may remember the blog post I did a few weeks ago about Claire’s journey out of the womb and I promised you all some newborn pics!
So, if you’ll remember, my friend and her husband had traveled from Tennessee to Houston to live with me for a while during her last 2 months of pregnancy. This was so that she could have the baby in College Station, where they had been living for the last 10+ years and so she could have a great support system during the delivery (they had moved right in the middle of her pregnancy). So I said, hey, come live with me and have your baby here! And I’m so glad she did, because I got to be a part of so many experiences that I otherwise would have never known. Holy moly, am I grateful.
After Claire’s birth, my friends stayed in Houston just a little while longer until momma healed enough from the delivery to sit in a car for 16 hours on the long trek back to Chatanooga. I took this an opportunity to take some pretty photos of my sweet baby girl. And yes, sometimes I call her mine! I can’t help it…I want one just like her!
Now I have to say, we had VERY limited room to work with, as we were in my tiny tiny apartment, so we really only had one bed and a small window to work with. Thank goodness my camera works wonders with low light! Of course, I don’t think it’s possible to take a bad picture of this sweet babe. So here she is, in all her pink cuddly cuteness! Just talking about her is making me miss her so so much! I can’t wait til the next time I can hug and kiss and swaddle my precious baby girl! Maybe next time I see her, her momma will let me take some pictures of them together :) Til then…here she is!