First, my mother visited. She was here for several days, and we got to do some fun stuff. We went to the farmer’s market… (That’s my husband on the far left in the airplane shirt.)
She got to be the “doting grandmother.”
She didn’t forget her grand-doggie either.
Then my sister Jessica came to visit, and fell totally in love.
Her sad face (booja face, in my family) is just about as good as Anneliese’s! And definitely as cute.
My sister is also a PRO at tummy time. See how she can lift her head up so far? So strong!
And yesterday and today, my father-in-law was here for the briefest visit! But he enjoyed kissing the top of Anneliese’s head. Isn’t that one of the most wonderful things about babies?
I’m so glad that we waited a bit before having family visit. By now, I’m totally comfortable handing Anneliese off to other people… but in the beginning, that mother lioness instinct was very strong, and I would have been very territorial and protective (“MY baby!”).
These circa 2 month old visits have been really nice, and everyone has gotten to play with Anneliese, hold her, kiss her, etc. On Thursday, my dad is visiting, and that will be awesome too, I know. I can’t wait to see him with her.
Don’t worry though – even with all the visitors, the husband and I have had some sweet time with our baby too.
(My husband is also very good at tummy time!)
My sweet husband has also been practicing taking more photos of me and the baby. I realized that basically ALL of the photos of myself from the last year were my pregnancy self-portraits. Outside of that, I didn’t exist. So he’s trying to make sure to capture some of these sweet moments, which I appreciate.
I also got a new camera lens, which I LOVE so far. Check out this depth of field.
This photo was taken with that lens in our very dark house (at night)… plus a black dog… and no flash. AWESOME for low light.