Family

Baby Boom!

A lot of people don't believe me when I tell them Walker is just one of TEN babies born into my family this year. It's a little crazy, I know, but it's the god-honest truth--between my sister and I plus eight of our cousins, there are ten brand new babies--4 boys and 6 girls--and a cumulative 200 fingers + toes to love.

We decided it was necessary to get us all together for a group photo of all our little ones to document this amazing feat. While most of us live locally, a couple families traveled from their homes in L.A. to take the photo this past weekend. 

(from left to right) Top row: Camila, Walker, Mila Isabella, Ryan, Luca, Eliana / Bottom row: Melody, Benjamin, Leighlah, Mila Celine

(from left to right) Top row: Camila, Walker, Mila Isabella, Ryan, Luca, Eliana / Bottom row: Melody, Benjamin, Leighlah, Mila Celine

There they are! In all their naked glory. Looking that the picture, I get why people don't believe me. It's almost impossible to believe so many kiddos belong to one family! What can I say--we are Mexican hahaha.

To say that morning was chaos is an understatement. At any given point there was a baby crying or eating or pooping or sleeping. Thank goodness for my gracious host of a cousin who provided coffee and bagels for all of us bleary-eyed mamas! I managed to capture some behind-the-scenes moments including this hilarious video:

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I leave you with this photo of my son, a ray of sunshine, with all of his boy cousins. LOL

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And Then There Were Three

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It's been almost two weeks since we've been at this whole We Have A Baby thing. We had our newborn photos taken this week and I'm completely in love with how they turned out. Ashlee is not only a talented photographer but a dear friend as well; I'm so glad she was able to so perfectly capture these first few moments as a family of three.

I wanted simple, candid shots of us at home and not only did she manage to capture the cozy essence I wanted but she did it in record time between Joel having to get ready for work and my bribing Walker with boobie milk in order to cooperate for the whole shoot. I will treasure these shots forever!

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Sister Sister

As some of you may know, my sister Elsa and I both happen to be pregnant at the same time. How cool is that?! She's due before me (next month!) and is having my first niece; I'm SO excited. It will be really neat to have Mila and Walker grow up as cousins so close in age, not to mention the special sister bond Elsa and I will share forever.

Naturally, we wanted to capture memories of this special time together so we had a little joint-maternity session over the weekend shot by my talented friend and photographer Tina Swain.

I'm so in love with how these turned out! Next month is my maternity session with Joel included and I can't wait for those. I'm taking as many photos as possible during this whole pregnancy because I just know I'm going to want to look back and remember this time so why not document it beautifully?