Fresh 48: Andi

these pictures were taken when Andi was a mere 18 hours old!
Not even a full day!!
they were taken by the amazing Hunter Fowler photography!
She is seriously one of our very, very favorites.
I am a serious documenter of life...hence, getting birth photos, a fresh 48 session, and a newborn session. HA

I should probably not even point this out...but I was soooo swollen for about 48 hours after delivery because of all of the fluids they pumped into me due to my extremely high fever.
But I love every memory of my delivery--fever and swelling and all.

I already miss my teensy tiny baby!
can we have another one, tay? no...but for real...

these pictures mean so much to me!
our first day as a family of three.
our first day as parents.
our first day realizing the true and real importance of our marriage and love that we had created.

not even five hours after giving birth, taylor looked up to see me counting on my fingers.
he asked me what I was doing and I said, "I'm calculating when we should start trying to have our next baby!"
his mouth literally dropped open and he said, "you've. got. to. be. kidding. me. You still aren't even allowed to get out of bed...and you're thinking about number two!? do you not remember what happened five hours ago? what kind of meds are they giving you???"
there is seriously NOTHING like the high you are on right after giving birth.
I have literally never been more mentally, spiritually, and physically tired (I would fall asleep in the middle of conversations with out visitors!), but I was also soooooo happy.
I couldn't even sleep longer than 20 minutes, because I wanted to look at pictures of my baby or hold her or just remember that THIS WAS NOT A DREAM!
She's ours forever!!!

I just love birth.
I love babies.
I want more.

\]  <--- andi's feet just typed that.
so I'm keeping it. ;)

I think it was her trying to say, "you guys are real rookies at this parent thing."
yep, yep, we are.
but we really love being rookies if it means we get to be parents to our sweet, sweet girl.


  1. Beautiful photos of a beautiful family! Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

  2. Tears. This is so beautiful. I've actually thought about in-hospital photo sessions as an option for our business. These pretty much confirmed that for me. How special this time was for you guys!

  3. This is beyond beautiful. I am growing in tears of such joy! You are the most amazing mamma and she is just precious - the most gorgeous photos x

  4. These pictures are SO amazing!! You rocked that topknot like nobody's business after that labor and delivery. Hero status for sure!!

  5. I'm so happy for you. These pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

  6. This is so sweet! What a cute little family!