Waiting for July

My friends Sonja and Ben had their first son the other day, Sonja having waited an extra 15 minutes to push so that Gavin would be born on July 1st instead of the 30th. For some reason, this makes perfect sense to me. :)

The collection below represents some of my favorites from the first few days of Gavin’s new life.

Sonja is a Starbucks fiend, so I brought her a cup on my way to the hospital. Here, she poses Gavin with it. (No actual babies were given caffeine in making this photo.)

Apparently, newborns sleep a lot. Who knew?

Ben had just suggested that I take some shots of Gavin’s feet, blurring his face out in the background. I had literally just done that before switching focus back to his face. No sooner did Ben finish speaking when G started lifting his feet up in my direction as if to say “Try it again; I don’t think you did a good enough job the first time.”

A baby’s eye view of the living room.

Toby: teenage trouble maker and new older brother.

And last but not least, a quiet moment between mom and son.

4 Responses to Waiting for July

  1. Becky July 6, 2011 at 1:04 am #

    BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE the onesies! :) What a sweet little baby! Congrats to your friends!

  2. Patty Waters July 6, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    Great photos! What a beautiful little man! What an awesome family to be born into. (I am a friend of the Grandmother DK) Congratlations to all! =]

  3. Karen Pack July 6, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    Ben & Sonja (and Gramma Deb!!), Congrats on the birth of Gavin! He’s soooooooooooo cute! Give him LOTS of Love

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