Friday, June 11, 2010

Perfection So Small

I read the e-mail from the Baby Center, "Congrats you are 32 weeks now. Your baby is probably beginning to lose it's alien like look"

Those words swirled over and over in my head "alien like look"-"32 weeks"...and here I was 32 weeks pregnant and about to deliver my little guy. I laid there as the c-section progressed bracing myself for how he was going to look. It was too soon, he was so young.

Eric looked over the curtain and watched as the c-section progressed. They pulled out my little guy, I heard a little cry and then they quickly whipped him through the window straight into the NICU. They sewed me back up and took me back to my room. Later after some recovery time they wheeled me in my bed to see my little guy..."alien like look" "32 weeks". He will lose it, he will eventually look cute, I said over and over.

I braced myself, I mentally prepared myself, my baby was not going to look how I wanted him to, yet.

They wheeled me over... here was the moment.He was beautiful, he was perfect. So small but everything so right.

And now at 4 weeks old (or a month before he is still due).. well, I might be biased but I sure think he's cute.Ryder survived the first of many newborn photo shoots I am sure I will take of him.

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25 comments:

  1. He sure looks perfect to me! I love the pictures, wish you lived closer, so we could hire you to do some family ones!

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  2. It's not just you, he is darling! I'm glad he survived the photoshoots! LOL

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  3. He's beautiful, Emmy. Great photos! Keep snapping!

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  4. Definitely no alien like look :) He is too cute. I am so ready for another baby :)

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  5. He is perfect! I love all of his newborn pictures! So sweet!

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  6. He is soooo cute Emmy! He didn't look like an alien at all :-).

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  7. He's so precious...how can you even stand to not hold him for a minute! ;)

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  8. Its so hard to believe that he still supposed to be in your belly for another month!

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  9. He looked like anything but an alien! I LOVE that first black and white photo you posted of him. He's precious...and his hair. Oh my gosh.

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  10. Yay for being home. Being healthy. Being adorable. being a miracle.

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  11. OH! He is BEAUTIFUL!

    I know just what that is to be worried as you are about to deliver a preemie. (3 of mine were early)
    Somehow, they are always perfect in their mommy's eyes. (although, that photo of you seeing Ryder for the 1st time, he REALLY is perfect looking!)

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  12. No alien here! He's is adorbale especially for a newborn. Most newborns to me look like wrinkly old men. He doesn't at all, very cute. Love the poses and colors of the photos as well. Great job Mom!

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  13. He really is perfect. I thought that over and over when I was with him.

    Your pictures are fabulous! I love newborn photos! And Ryder is the perfect one to photograph!

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  14. Babies are too fun to photograph! He is so adorable :)

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  15. These are beautiful! I need you to come take beautiful pictures of my newborn. I am horrible with a camera, and I still haven't taken an adorable picture of her yet. :(

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  16. What a difficult juxtaposition to get that e-mail while getting ready to deliver your "alien." LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos. So precious. I think the first one is my favorite though!

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  17. He is so perfect, Emmy! What a cute little guy.

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  18. Great pictures!!! He certainly is a perfect little guy!!

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  19. Ah! That second to last photo looks just like you! How sweet!

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