I have never met a three year old more in love with his baby sister Piper than Tanner. When he arrived he helped me cut and arrange flowers in this nest for her while she had a little feeding.
He wanted to hold and snuggle her so much. My heart pretty much burst.
But then Tanner sent me over the edge when he would come up to my posing table and just randomly plaster her with kisses. And at that point I wanted to make my little guy a big brother just to enjoy the sweetness.
But I digress…
A lot of parent’s ask me: “But what if my baby doesn’t sleep?”
I do have a prep packet that helps you prepare your little one for the deepest sleep possible, but even that sometimes fails. Sometimes little ones just want to be awake.
Piper Mae and I had a good long stare down. We did family images awake hoping that she would fall asleep.
But she didn’t.
So I put her in the nest awake.
Nope, still awake.
So I wrapped her up like a burrito and tucked her in a bowl.
So I lifted her all burrito-ed up into my little bed and covered her with fluff.
Victory at last!
After this we were able to do a good sleepy series on the posing table.
So what do I do if your baby isn’t asleep? I capture the little curious faces while I’m waiting. I have mama top sweet baby off with milk. I wrap like a burrito and rock. And most of the time, we get the sweet sleeping images that my clients love so much.