Monday, April 30, 2007

Day 79 - Goodbye froggy outfit

Little Elvis has a favorite outfit -- ok, I have a favorite outfit of his. It's a white onesie with frogs all over it and a matching hat with froggy eyes.

Today we retired the onesie. I'm so glad that he's growing and I love watching him grown and learn, but I already miss the days when he could snuggle his little head under my chin.

It's amazing the amount of conflicting emotions I feel daily (probably hourly.)

I'm definitely saving that little outfit.

Day 78 - Blowing raspberries

Little Elvis is so smart! It must be those Baby Genious videos...

Today we were playing and I decided to blow a raspberry at him. His eyes got wide and he puckered his little lips in fascination. So, I did it over and over again.

After a few minutes, he poked his little tongue out at me and buzzed it back!

I blew him another one and he matched me. It was so much fun. I called Bob and my parents so they could hear his raspberries too.

Day 77 - Between a rock and a hard place

We participated in a community yard sale today (Saturday.) Honestly, I was worried about overstimulation, but Little Elvis did a great job.

He slept for most of it and was very cute. He did pout at a couple of women who were getting into his face, but calmed down when I put him back in his stroller.

Then, at about 1, he had had enough. He got fussy, so I changed his diaper. That did nothing but make him more angry. He started his "My mommy is the meanest mommy in the whole world cry." Do you know this cry? He has to take big gulps of air to get the appropriate feeling behind his wails. His chin quivers and his face turns bright red.

Since we had walked the two blocks to the sale, we had to walk those blocks back home in the stroller before I could appropriately calm him down.

I wasn't embarrassed by the crying (most of the people there were parents), but I was conflicted -- I really wanted to scoop him up to calm him, but I also needed to get him home as quickly as possible. Scooping him out of the stroller would take precious seconds, so I opted to push him as quickly as possible while singing "Row, row, row your boat" (the only song I could think of.)

After about 5 minutes, we were home and I was finally able to scoop him out of his chair. Immediately the cries stopped and he gave me an almost smile.

Day 76 - Baby Genious videos

Do you have these videos? We have a couple of those and a couple of Baby Einstein videos as well.

I have no idea what makes them so appealing to Little Elvis, but they can entertain him for about 20 minute stretches.

We haven't used them often, but the few times we have, they have calmed the fussiness.

Who came up with the idea of mixing video of goats and balloons mixed with Mozart would be so fascinating?

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Day 75 - Sweet smiles

Little Elvis has really gotten into smiling. The other day Bob brought him to me to feed and he was just beaming. This is a big difference from his usual crying when it's feeding time.

These smiles are just so great. His little mouth is open and his little dimple is showing.

I finally got some video of one:

Day 74 - Can't pump

I am no good at this pumping stuff. I read that doing it three days in a row would make it come out well. I can't seem to make it three days in a row.

Little Elvis had a growth spurt the other day and wanted to feed practically all day. Then the next day, Slappy woke him up and he wanted to feed instead of let me pump.

And I'm not good at keeping the same time every day.

We have a wedding in May that's out of town. I need to pump a lot so my mom will have enough food for him. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Day 73 - A new feeding style

Little Elvis and I decided to try a new feeding style the other day, and we both really like it!

It's the lying down style, and it's great for so many reasons:

1. Little Elvis doesn't squirm as much
2. We can lie down side by side
3. I can kiss his little head while he's feeding
4. I can doze while he's feeding

I was worried about trying this style out of the fear that I might roll over on him, but that hasn't happened and he seems to enjoy this style as much as I do.

Are any of you having success with this style, or do you have another favorite style?

Monday, April 23, 2007

Day 72 - Finally, a good sleep in the bassinet!

Little Elvis slept 5 hours straight last night! It's been about a week since he's had that long of a sleep stretch.

In fact, it's been since we switched him from his co-sleeper. He's been averaging about 2 1/2 - 3 hours.

How did we get him to sleep longer? Yesterday a mom I met at church recommended we put his co-sleeper in the bassinet.

It worked! Yay!

Now we'll have to determine when to take the co-sleeper out.

Day 71 - Sleep envy?

One thing I expected during my pregnancy was that I wouldn't be getting much sleep when Little Elvis was born.

I've actually been surprised at the amount I've been able to get. We have our bad nights, but the good ones outnumber the bad ones.

Before we switched him from the co-sleeper to the bassinet, we were averaging 4-5 hours a night.

I thought that was really good, but it seems like every new baby we meet is sleeping through the night.

For the first few that we met, I just thought that they were really lucky. But it seems like every baby is sleeping through the night, and the moms of older babies cluck at me pityingly when I say 4-5 hours.

Did I miss something? Do all babies sleep through the night as soon as they get home from the hospital?

Maybe the new definition of sleeping through the night has changed.

I don't mind that other babies might sleep longer, but I don't like it when others act like it's bad that he's not sleeping as much. It makes me feel like they think I'm complaining when I'm not. I think 5 hours is great, and I can't wait until he gets back to that time -- we're still getting used to the bassinet.

I'll get off my soapbox now.

Day 70 - Spit up concerns cont'd

Earlier this month I wrote about my concerns over the amount of milk Little Elvis has been spitting up.

Well, we called the doctor's office today over it.

After practically every feeding today he spewed milk... lots of it. Each of us went through multiple outfits, and the couch and carpet even got in on the action.

Little Elvis was in fine spirits and was going to the bathroom regularly, but I was worried.

The doctor said as long as he was acting normally and going normally he should be fine.

We'll probably be charged for making a non-emergent call on a weekend, but the peace of mind will be worth it.

Day 69 - How much does he weigh?

Do you get asked this about your babies? We do, and other than his monthly doctor visits, we don't really know.

I will estimate a weight, but that is really just a guess.

We won't have that issue anymore, because we bought a fancy scale with ounces on it -- it also determines body fat, trust me I will not be testing it out.

Bob stepped on the scale, then picked up Little Elvis. Today he weighs 13 pounds, 2 ounces.

I'll have to remember to weigh him before big outings from now on.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Day 68 - Making breastfeeding in public more fun

Little Elvis and I are going to be flying to Mississippi by ourselves in two weeks so he can meet the rest of my family.

My mom took several outfits back with her, but I'm not so concerned about outfitting him -- my big worry is the plane trip.

His pediatrician said that I should try to time out his feedings so he'll be on the breast while we're taking off and landing.

I had hoped to have some milk pumped, but that's not going well.

So, I decided to make myself a cover up cape, but I want to put a cheeky message on it just for fun.

We've been coming up with some messages. Which one do you like? Or do you have a better suggestion?

Mom's Diner Open 24 hrs.
I've Got Milk
I don't stare while you're eating
I'm a breast man
You looking at me?
Thanks for the mammaries
Breakfast or bust

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Day 67 - Trials with a new diaper size

Little Elvis outgrew his size 1 diapers earlier this week. I was so excited and proud of him. I cannot say the same for his new size of diapers.

We had a sleeve of those between size diapers -- size 1-2, so we thought it would be perfect before putting him in the size 2s. Apparently we were wrong.

Since we've put him in the size 1-2s, we've done a lot more laundry. Why? Because the diapers don't hold his pee in! For the past two mornings for his first feeding, we've noticed that the bassinet sheet, his little tummy holder and his onesie were wet. This morning his little back was chilly! (I feel really guilty about that.)

I'm not the only one upset with these in between size diapers -- the frog princess wrote about her issues with these diapers, as well as other not-so-useful baby products in a blog called "Gathering dust."

So, for the rest of the week, I'm going to leave him in these diapers during the day and put him in his size 2s at night.

Any other suggestions?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Day 66 - Finger lickin' good

Little Elvis has discovered his hands and fingers. His hands were constantly by his little face right after he was born, but this is different.

He pulls his pacifier out now and sometimes tries to push it back in. He'll also touch us with his little fists and batted at his mobile over his bassinet this morning.

He's also taken to sucking on his fingers. I'll give him his pacifier and turn my back and hear a slurping sucking noise. When I would turn back to him, the pacifier would be beside him and two or three fingers would be in his mouth.

This was most noticeable last night when I was trying to get him to sleep. I would put in his pacifier and put my hand on his chest. When he seemed calm and close to sleep, I would get back into bed. A few seconds later Bob and I would hear, "slurp, smack, suck..."

It seems like he's growing so fast!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Coupons, winds and the cats make shopping scary

I am still calming down after a scary trip to the grocery store.

It was my first driving trip alone with Little Elvis. I got him into the car fine and it seemed to be going well, when I realized halfway to the grocery store that I had left the coupons and canvas bag at home.

The coupons were about to expire and were my main reason for going today, because it's super windy and I'd rather not get out in the crazy wind.

I turned around and ran into get the coupons and thought I had shut the door securely behind me.

The grocery store trip took longer than expected -- damn those coupons! -- and when I finally returned our front door was wide open, Wally was sitting on the front porch eating a blade of grass and Slappy was in the doorway.

I shut off the ignition, locked the car (since baby was in it) and scooped up Wally before he could run. Thank God it was Wally, our fat cat, because I knew I wouldn't be able to catch Slappy.

I put him on the couch, slammed the door shut and got Little Elvis and the groceries out of the car.

My heart was hammering in my chest because I had almost lost our cats. It's windy and chilly and they don't have front claws. This a dog heavy neighborhood. It could have been really bad.

I was calling Bob and opened the door to click the lock button on our car when Slappy ran out of the house!

She ran into the flower bushes and refused to come out. Bob answered the phone to me whining and cussing and begging Slappy to get out of the flower bed.

I was finally able to grab an arm and yank her into the house.

Now she is meowing loudly at the door, trying to get me to let her out again.

All I wanted was to save money on cheese and cereal.... The good news is that Little Elvis slept through all the craziness.

Day 65 - A star is born

Little Elvis is one loved little boy. On Saturday we wrote about his gift horse that was made by a family friend.

Now he has an amazing homemade quilt that matches his nursery perfectly!

My sewing teacher in Tennessee made him a beautiful quilt covered in stars. His nursery is a moon and stars theme. The colors match perfectly and it even has a tag on the back saying it was made by her.

Miss Vivian never taught me quilting -- I was more into making clothes that I saw in magazines -- but she is obviously very talented at quilting as well.

Bob and I were so touched by her generosity of time and talent and Little Elvis is obviously thrilled to have such a great baby quilt!

Day 64 - Co-dependent on the co-sleeper?

Now that Little Elvis is two months old, his doctor said it was time to transition him from his co-sleeper to his bassinet.

So, we decided to attempt this on Sunday evening.

Our co-sleeper was situated in the middle of our bed. It had rigid plastic sides and a tummy and head guard for him. Since we have a queen bed, that left us each just enough room to lie on our backs.

I know this isn't an option for everyone, but we really enjoyed it. It was easy to get to him when he needed changing and easy to get him into when he was asleep. And for the past week, we had been able to put him in it while he was awake and he would put himself to sleep!

The doctor said he knew we were there even if he couldn't see us when we were lying down.

I figured this was a goodbye to his 5 hour sleeping stretches...

On Sunday, we put him in the bassinet and he started crying -- his diaper needed changing.

After that he was wide awake, so I rocked him until he fell asleep and miraculously got him into the bassinet without waking him.

He woke up 45 minutes later. I fed him and got him to sleep and put him back in. He awoke, but was pacified with the pacifier. He ended up sleeping 3 1/2 hours before waking up again. Then 3 1/2 hours again.

It wasn't 5 hours, and trust me I was exhausted all day, but it wasn't nearly as bad as I expected.

(Since I'm writing this a day late I can tell you that last night he was not happy to go into the bassinet and it took me an hour and a half to get him in there and asleep. But he did sleep about 4 hours at that stretch.)

I'm really dreading moving him to the crib in the nursery though. Any suggestions for that transition?

Monday, April 16, 2007

The need to protect

I'm watching the news about the Virginia Tech shootings right now and can't imagine what those parents are going through.

I remember my mom calling me when I was a freshman in college after seeing something on TV about students at another school. She was crying and I had to swear not to do something. I remember thinking, "What's the big deal? It didn't happen here."

Now I understand exactly why she was so upset.

It's amazing the emotions I've experienced since I first found out I was pregnant -- one of the most prominent of them is my need to protect him.

I can't imagine how these parents and other loved ones must be feeling. The sense of powerlessness must be gut-wrenching. My heart and prayers go out to everyone involved in or touched by this tragedy.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Day 63 - Saying goodbye to family

My mom spent the weekend with us. I love it when she and my dad come for visits. It's nice to have help with Little Elvis and it's so great to see how much they love him.

I had been looking forward to the visit all week -- there were a couple of long days where finding time to eat was difficult.

I also dread when they come though, because saying goodbye is so difficult. And I was really bad this time -- I started crying Saturday night and she wasn't even leaving until Sunday afternoon.

I feel so guilty that they can't see him (or us) as often as we would like.

This time my mom and I just cried as it neared time for her to leave. We didn't say anything, which is good because I would have cried harder.

We're going home for a visit in May, and they'll get lots of Little Elvis time. I'm sure I'll cry again when we have to leave.

Do you any of you experience this?

Day 62 - A gift horse

We had an amazing day today. Little Elvis received an amazing handmade gift -- a huge English style rocking horse.

One of our friends, Gene Wacyra, made the beautiful horse from scratch (actually, birch plywood) and it is one of the most beautiful creations I have ever seen.

Sue, his wife, said he was worried that we wouldn't appreciate something handmade. Although it obviously doesn't look handmade, the fact that it was made us appreciate it all the more.

Here's some video of the unveiling:

We are both do-it-yourselfers, and are so touched that Gene shared his amazing talent with our family. And not only did he make this beautiful creature, he and Sue drove all the way from New Jersey to give it to us.

There really aren't words for how shocked we were at receiving the horse. I told my mom after they left that I had no idea how to write a thank you note.

Bob also wrote about our "gift horse."

Friday, April 13, 2007

Day 61 - Shots suck

Little Elvis had his two month doctors appointment today -- which meant shots galore.

The first part of the appointment went really well. He's gaining weight and is becoming a chubby little boy.

Then the doctor left and the nurse came in with a plastic box full of mean looking needles.

First, she gave him an oral medication. He took that pretty well. But then she brought out the big guns. He was pretty happy until he felt the first poke. Then he started screaming. She quickly gave him three more shots and I kissed his little head to comfort him -- forgetting that I had actually put lipstick on (a rarity these days.) When the shots were done, he was red faced, upset and had cranberry lip marks on his forehead.

His temperature is up a little bit from the shots, but we gave him Tylenol and he seems to be doing fine.

At least we get a two month break before the next onslaught of shots.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Day 60 - We're not digging the handprints

Do your baby books have a section for stamps of your baby's hand and footprints? Ours does, and the handprint portion has loomed over my head for weeks.

We got the feet stamped at 2-3 weeks, but when we moved to his hands, Little Elvis got pissed! He did not like having his hand pried open and put on a cold, wet stamp pad.

This week he was sleeping, his hands were open and extended in front of him. Bob got the stamp pad and baby book, and we tried again. It was not pretty.

He squeezed his hands shut and tried to pull them away as Bob attempted to stamp them on the page.

We ended up with some very streaky looking little hands. Maybe when he's 2 years old, we can get a good stamp of his sweet little hands.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Day 59 - Searching for patience with the cats

Don't get me wrong, I love our cats Wally and Slappy. But they've been getting my nerves recently.

They aren't trying to hurt Little Elvis, but they are doing bad things to get our attention.

Neither will stay off the table and they keep trying to drink out of any glass that is out. I've taken to drinking out of water bottles.

This makes me mad and I snap at them. Then I feel guilty. It's a vicious cycle.

How are you reconciling all the big changes with your pets?

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Day 58 - Pacifier love

We love Little Elvis' pacifier. It's called a Gumdrop pacifier, and he got it at the hospital when he was born.

In fact, he had it when they first brought him to me. It doesn't look like a typical pacifier, but he immediately took to it.

Once we got home, I tried to give him one of the pacifiers we bought him in our baby buying sprees. He didn't take it, so we had to find him more of the Gumdrop pacifiers.

It turns out you need to order these guys online, but they give you a 15 percent discount if you submit a picture of your cutie with the pacifier. Our pride in Little Elvis and our cheapness were both satisified with this deal.

I've heard that some people are against pacifiers, but I think they are truly great. It helps calm him down when he's tired and fussy, and I read in one of our parenting books that it's recommended to help prevent SIDS.

Judging from the poll we put up about pacifiers, most of you agree too. Why do you like or not like them?

Monday, April 09, 2007

Day 57 - Spit up concerns

Little Elvis has been spitting up more recently, and since I seem to have to have something to worry about -- I'm concerned.

It's not projectile and he still goes to the bathroom a lot, but it just seems like he spits up a lot.

Sometimes he spits up quite a bit during feedings, other times a lot will come out while I'm burping him, and it will dribble out at other times.

Should I worry? His 2 month doctor's appointment is Friday.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Day 56 - Happy Easter from Little Elvis

Little Elvis gave us a great Easter present this morning -- he slept for 5 hours straight!

He had been up to six hours a couple of weeks ago, but for about a week and a half we were topping out at 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

It was so great, and he went back to sleep really easily after that feeding. In fact, he's slept pretty well all day today.

Maybe it's because he's a big boy now -- 8 weeks!

I hope you all had as great of an Easter as we did.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Not so-zo great

Bob's thoughts on the Weeblocker:

Our little whiz kid can make diaper-changing a challenge, so a couple of weeks ago we bought a Sozo "Lil Squirt" Weeblock -- in fact, we went ahead and bought three of them (one for our changing table, one for the diaper bag and one for my brother and sister-in-law who are expecting their first baby in June). According to the company's product description, Weeblock is "a cup-like covering that you place between his legs at changing time. Underneath the super-soft 2-ply cotton jersey covering lies the secret weapon - a wee-wee absorbing sponge."

I'm always up for a good idea and this sounds like a great one, doesn't it? Well, turns out it is better in theory than in practice. The absorbing sponge does not absorb, or at least it does not absorb nearly enough. Therefore, the cup only serves to redirect the pee back onto the baby, as well as on his changing pad, changing mat cover and even his clothes sometimes if they're not tucked away far enough away. While the Weeblock does keep the diaper-changer protected from an errant stream of pee and keeps the walls and surrounding carpet urine-free, you're actually better served by covering the baby with paper towels or a spare diaper -- tips we picked up at a diapering seminar at Babies 'R Us. Both are far more effective at absorbing pee than the Weeblock.

Since we spent $10 a piece on the Lil Squirts, we feel obligated to use them and, indeed, the fact that it is very portable as well as washable does make it useful in the diaper bag. So all in all, it's a good idea that misses in execution. In addition to the absorbing issue, Weeblock is not hands-free. If your baby wriggles as much as ours does during diaper changes, one hand must keep the Weeblock in place, leaving only one hand to take care of the rest of the diaper-changing duties. Therefore, my dream "Weeblock" would have diaper-like absorbtivity, while still being washable and reusable. It would also have a way of adhering so as to allow the diaper changer to have both hands free -- I don't know, maybe some velcro-release loops that would slide over the legs.

Anyway, thats my $.02 on this $10 investment -- anyone have an opinion on the Weeblock or a similar product?

Day 55 - Little Elvis gets scratched

I feel like a really bad mommy this morning -- Little Elvis has a scratch beside his eye. I cut his little fingernails last, and thought I did a good job.

Apparently I didn't. He has a small red scratch beside his eye. It doesn't seem to bother him, but it really bothers me.

Bob looked at his nails and they don't look long at all, but there is a slightly sharp edge on the outside of his thumb nail. We got some nail files with his clippers, but I haven't used them.

Maybe I should? How do you file a baby's nails?

We also have vitamin A & D ointment for his diaper rashes. Do you think it's ok to put that on his little scratch?

Friday, April 06, 2007

Day 54 - First ever playdate

Little Elvis had his first ever playdate yesterday afternoon. He was so excited that he conked out on his playmat -- another first!

I was so excited to have an adult to talk to that I forgot to get our camera out for pics.

I think he's still catching up on sleep. He took another long nap last evening, and went to bed after his 10 p.m. feeding. He only slept for three hours, but it's a start.

Today we're going to my office to meet my co-workers. It will be his first Metro ride and I am nervous!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Day 53 - Catching up on sleep

Last night was so much better than the one before. Whew! Little Elvis took a three hour nap in the evening, which he hasn't been doing recently (he prefers an hour to an hour and a half.)

And when he conked out after his 10 pm feeding, he stayed asleep! At least until 2. He got up again at 5:30 and after that meal he wanted to talk and play some.

He's starting to catch up on his sleep now and I'm so happy about that. We need the rest, because he has his first playdate this afternoon.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Day 52 - Little Elvis loves the night life

We had a rough night last night. Little Elvis likes the nighttime. We've had issues actually getting him to sleep for a week, but it's been possible.

Last night it wasn't.

He wasn't crying, except when he was hungry. But he wasn't sleeping either.

We thought we were doing good. He fell asleep at the end of his 10 p.m. feeding and stayed asleep while we put him in bed.

Then he woke up 2 and a half hours later. And refused to go back to sleep. I rocked him. Bob squatted with him. We burped him and rubbed his little belly. Bob changed him. We kept it completely dark.

Finally, I think around 6 a.m., I brought out the car seat. I had read that that worked for some women. It did! Until 8 a.m. Then after that feeding he took another two hour nap while lying on me.

We had storms last night, so I really want to blame them. I keep worrying that his sleep habits are all my fault. Bob says that's not possible, but maybe I ate something that made him hyper?

He seems to be feeling good right now. He's smiling and sneezing at me while I type this. Too cute.

Any other suggestions to get him to sleep?

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Day 51 - Electric pumps, cherry blossoms and irrational fears oh my!

We had a very full day yesterday.

Bob's boss and his family were going to look at the cherry blossoms and invited us along.

I was excited about going, but concerned about breastfeeding. We got an electric breast pump over the weekend, so I decided to try to use it yesterday. Little Elvis had a different idea -- he wanted to eat every hour. That didn't give me any chances.

We decided that I would just try to feed there. Although at 3 p.m. I did manage to pump an ounce.

The cherry blossoms were pretty, and we ended up sitting under trees while most of my body and Little Elvis were covered by a blanket. It was definitely the prettiest place I've ever fed him.

It was also great showing off our little angel. Bob's boss has two kids, ages 3 and 7, and it was fun to see what Little Elvis will be doing in a few years.

He didn't sleep on the drive home. We fed him twice and Bob was able to get him into bed and asleep at 11 p.m. This is huge, he's been fighting sleeping at night since last Wednesday.

So, what do I do? I decide I can't hear him breathing and put my hand on his chest, waking him and Bob up.

Do you have irrational fears about your babies?

Monday, April 02, 2007

Day 50 - Little Elvis rocks the Simon Cowell look

We're not big American Idol watchers, but I have noticed that Simon Cowell likes to show off his chest hair.

Late last night we needed to change Little Elvis' outfit and I put him in a nightgown sleeper.

It fit, but I decided the top button would look too tight on his little neck and I left it unbuttoned.

Now he's sitting in his little bouncy chair, showing off his chest to the world (he's in front of our sliding glass door at the moment.) He hasn't started insulting the songbirds in a British accent yet, but I'll be sure to write about it if he does.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Day 49 -- Outgrowing our clothes

Little Elvis is growing so fast!

Up until he was a month old, people would comment about how small he was. Now, they comment about how big he is for his age.

He's also outgrown a few outfits, two pairs of shoes, one hat and several socks. I was ok with him outgrowing the shoes and socks, but the doggie hat and little outfits make me wistful.

Don't get me wrong, I want our little rockstar to grow big and strong. But I know that I will really miss these days. I feel like the outfits are signalling the end of an era.

Day 48 -- Not so happy for pictures

We had to pick up the pictures we had made of Little Elvis two weeks ago. The JC Penneys is in the same mall as The Picture People, which turns around pics in less than an hour.

We had a coupon for a free Easter pic, so we decided to get a new pic while picking up the old ones. Since we didn't set an appointment ahead of time, we decided to wait until we were there to feed Little Elvis (he ate about an hour before we left.)

Our plans didn't quite work. The guy at the Picture People offered to take the pics right away. We quickly changed our model into his Easter outfit and hoped for the best.

Little Elvis was decked out in a blue and white gingham outfit, Bob in a t-shirt and stubble and me in a terry cloth hoody. The photographer wanted to take a family pic!

After a few poses of a precious (and getting fussy baby) and his schlubby parents, Bob asked for solo portraits.

Little Elvis then started crying. The poor photographer was so patient with us. Finally we had to cut the session short.

I took our crying sweetheart out into the lobby, on the way to Target's bathroom. A woman at the studio, offered to let us feed in a portrait studio. That was so kind of her. So we pulled the curtain and Little Elvis got to eat while I stayed comfortable.

And, there were a couple of super sweet photos.

I am now an even bigger fan of this portrait studio!