I've been dying for some good pictures of my babes but the studio thing was just an overwhelming idea. I book a time and my kids must be happy, awake, and perfectly groomed?! And even if by some miracle I could make that happen the pictures would look staged, which is fine and has its place but wasn't really what I was looking for. My gorgeous friend Kaley Munday offered to come and photograph my little family in our home... And I don't think I'll ever be able to do it any other way! Owen was just waking up when she got to our place and she was incredible and patiently waited while I nursed so we could get lots of content smiles out of him.

We didn't have to force poses out of Lorelai, Kaley asked her to read with me or play with Owen. We even had a little dance party.

Owen got tired really quickly (laughing is hard work) so I put him to bed and thought we'd have to be done but Kaley had other plans.

There just isn't a lot of silly one on one time with my girl these days. When baby sleeps I seem to always have a list of things to get done. But I try to have a moment with her once a day. To reconnect and give her the praise she deserves for being such a great big sis and being patient with me as I figure out this whole family of 4 thing.

So we made cookies. And a mess. And I cried when Kaley sent these to me, because that's my girl. That's the perfect little human that changed me forever, that made me a mother. I worked in an OBGYN office for years before I had kids and I saw so many women struggle with infertility and the desire to fulfill that natural calling. I don't have the answer as to why some get the opportunity while others don't but I can say with sincerity that I know what I have, and I am truly grateful for it. May each woman find her motherhood role in whichever way she can.

I am ever so thankful for Kaley. She captured my family and the sweetness of my little babies and made it so effortless for all of us. Xxxxxx