Its been over a month since my last post and my what a month it has been!
On March 21, Aaron and I finally got to meet Baby Harned face to face.
Lorelei Anne was born at 1:43 a.m. weighing 9 lbs 5 oz and measuring 20 inches long.
After spending over 30 hours in the hospital waiting for her arrival, hearing her first cry was the most wonderful sound imaginable!
(In the following weeks we’ve heard a lot more where that came from. It isn’t quite as cute anymore!)
There have been several moments in my life that I would have described myself as “happy” but I can honestly say none of them compare to how happy I am now that Lorelei is officially part of our family.
To say we’re in love is a complete understatement.
Aaron and I still find ourselves staring at her and wondering what we did to deserve something so beautiful and perfect.
We’ve been amazed that she has such a personality already and definitely lets us know when she doesn’t like something!
She loves listening to music and almost any Garth Brooks song can put her right to sleep.
She’s already established that she’s a “Daddy’s girl” and expects Aaron to pick her up as soon as he gets home from work at night. (Which he’s yet to complain about).
Though I photograph her daily, she doesn’t really get annoyed with constantly having a camera or iPhone in her face.
Now that we have summer-like temperatures in Kentucky, we’ve been taking her outside more and more. She loves the fresh air and is constantly looking around, taking it all in.
I’m dying to take her “meet” the pigs and cattle at my family’s farm but that would mean one of her grandparents, aunts or uncles would have to put her down long enough and I don’t see that happening any time soon.
On both sides of the family, her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins are just as wrapped around her finger as we are!
We’re going to have to reign this in eventually, I think she’s already starting to catch on that she’s the queen bee around here!
I can’t thank all my readers, twitter followers and facebook friends/fans enough for all your congratulations and kind wishes.
It really means a lot to Aaron and I to have folks across the country sharing in our joy.
So without further ado, here’s some of my favorite shots from Lorelei’s newborn photos.
(All photos by Celeste Laurent Harned of Celeste Communications).