We are on day 3 of being iced in with the entire family – mom, dad, little brother and the 4 of us Wills. I’m not getting cabin fever yet. I’m more excited that it’s given me time to catch up on my blog reading aka my most favorite hobby.
I’ve also got some cleaning done(ish). I found Beckett’s hospital photos. I shared his newborns that we had taken when he was 12 days old, but these are ones taken at the hospital by Mom365.
These were taken on the hospital bed while we were all still wearing our bands and alarms. They do not let you take those things off until you are walking out. It’s serious business.
Look at how tiny Beckett’s head is in Nick’s hands. Plus those new squinty eyes that are taking in everything.
We put him in the outfit we took him home in. It was plan B since originally I packed a 0-3 month outfit from the Gap that was huge on him. Nick had to run out to Target and get this number in Newborn. It was still huge despite the fact Beckett was 8 lbs 2 oz – look at how much we rolled up his pants!
I was looking over these wondering how many people still get these photos in the hospital. They aren’t terribly expensive, but they aren’t super cheap either. We paid $130 for the digitals.
I feel like all of us have a picture just like the one above that is typically the first thing you see in your baby book. Even though these pictures aren’t ones we used on our newborn announcements, I felt like I had to get them. It seems like I’d be missing out if I didn’t.
There’s something about the red, splotchiness of a newborn that is so precious. You blink and that time is over. Literally it’s gone in days.
We didn’t take many pictures while we were at the hospital instead we used every second we were there to bond with Beckett. We knew once we headed home our time would be spent learning how to become a family of 4. I’m glad that although hospital photos are slightly hokey we got them anyway.
What do you think are hospital photos a thing of the past? Or are they just a classic tradition? Musing from icemageddon 2013.