New mom!

Wow! I'm amazed at how much I forget about having a newborn. You'd think it would all be there and I could just step back into it but it's not quite like that. It was 3 years ago that I did all this and I've lost those memories along the way. For instance, changing diapers, I'm starting to remember that you need to roll down the top of the diaper to avoid the cord, point the tabs down to make it tighter around the legs and use the expense brands because newborns pee right through the cheap ones...all of this is very important! It could save a lot of unnecessary laundry! I forgot what it was like to get up 3 times in the night to nurse, change diapers (to wake him up again), nurse and go back to sleep. Leyton is a wonderful baby and is already on a 2-3 hour routine :) But having said that, I know every night is it's own and sometimes there's no reason or rhyme for babies crying and needing to be held. He's so little and needs his mama...I don't mind holding him! I forgot how precious those quiet night time feedings are. Just me and my baby when everyone else is asleep.

I forgot that babies smile as a reflex. I keep thinking he's so advanced.

He's a week old today and I'm feeling great! The weather has been perfect. I've had several friends tell me what a perfect time of year it is to have a baby cause everyone is coming out of their homes and going outside...summer is coming and for us Minnesotans who have hibernated for the's a great time to be alive.

My mom and step-day come tomorrow and I can't wait to show him off. He's so beautiful. I have been taking pictures! (how could I not?) and I will get them up soon.

Noemi Hedrick

Noemi Hedrick is a passionate wedding and portrait photographer based in Minneapolis. Noemi loves capturing the beauty inside every person. Her vibrant energy for life, love and family are grounded in her own values and loved ones. Noemi has been proudly serving as a wedding photographer for over 15 years and also offers a wide range of photography workshops for professional and amateur photographers.