Taking pictures of babies is tough - really tough. They can't sit up or hold any position. Most of the time they are sleeping and if you wake them up and flash a camera in their face they usually cry. Not really the image you are trying to capture.
With Grace I had her picture professionally taken every three months in order to capture the dramatic change that babies go through that first year. Because Charlotte turns 3 months on Christmas day AAAND I needed a photo for our Christmas card, I decided to have Charlotte's three month photo taken a bit early...at 10 weeks.
The photo session was a wreck. Charlotte cried the entire time and Grace couldn't muster a smile. Although not intended, the session was dominated by trying to get a good picture of both girls for our holiday card - in their matching holiday dresses. For those of you who receive my holiday card - they are going to be late and apologize - you will see first hand what I am talking about!
Unfortunately, not a lot of time was devoted to solo shots of Charlotte. Luckily, we were able to get a few of Charlotte cooperating!
For my memory (which at 32 is already failing):
Charlotte is cooing and smiling up a storm - even at strangers.
She has a hard time falling asleep at night. Sometimes it takes 2-3 hours to get her down but once she's down, she's a sleeper folks (KNOCK ON WOOD!!!!) waking up only once to nurse!
She still won't take a binky or a bottle. As soon as Christmas is over I plan on waging a war-like attack against these habits.
Grace helped Charlotte hold a rattle for the first time. Just darling! Didn't get it on camera - RATS!
About two weeks ago, Charlotte found her hands, then learned how to move her feet around and about a week ago has almost figured out to roll from her back to her stomach.
It's amazing how quickly the milestones all come and go the second time around!