because we're a family | Huntsville AL newborn photographer
This newborn photo session was doubley (is that a word??) special and NOT just because it included newborn TWINS! It was also special because I’ve had the privilege of photographing this family multiple times now. I can’t think of much that’s more precious than documenting a family as they grow!
So we gathered in their new home (they needed a little more space after discovering they were receiving double the blessings this time!) and hung out together. And it was so fun to see a glimpse into the first days of their life as a family of 6!
I think it’s normal when our family is adding another new baby to wonder how the new dynamics are going to work with this added person. I think this is especially true with babies #2 and beyond.
Baby #1 is such a change to life pre-baby that it’s hard to fathom what adding in a sibling will look like. So when more siblings come along, it’s also natural to wonder how there will be enough time for all the things!
Our family has three boys, and one thing we tell our kids is that we’re a family. Sounds kind of common sense, but what we mean by that is that we don’t operate as 5 individual pieces. We exist as a family unit.
So what does that mean?
Well practically speaking it means that we allow each of our boys to choose ONE activity per season. We have a certain child in particular who would do 847 activities at once if we’d let him. And he’d actually probably balance them all well and continue to do well in school.
But the fact is that we are a family. And he has brothers who also want to do activities. These activities all require transportation and dollars and time and commitment.
So because we are a family, what we can manage as a family is for everyone to pick one thing at a time.
This little family rule has helped us maintain some sense of sanity along the way when busy-ness can really threaten to overtake the family schedule. And it helps the kids really focus in on what is more important or most interesting to them at any given point.
Being a family generally means that there’s a lot of give and take in a lot of areas, including our schedules.
It means getting everything you need and much of what you want, but not everything.
Being a family means making decisions based on what’s best for us all as a family in regards to how we will commit our time.
I’d love to hear in the comments some ways that your family works as a family unit!
Speaking of family, these two new little lovies have been born into a great one. Here are just a few of my faves!
Take a look and then book your session here!