these little beauties broke me in for my first newborn twin session. and not only was it my first, i shot solo, which made things at least ten times harder.
thankfully jackie’s mom and mother in law were there to help us, which actually just made them all my assistants. add that to your resume grandmas!
also, we couldn’t do my newborn keep the baby warm trick for a few hours that day because the power went out in a storm. i did the entire session in
about 3 ft of space in front of her kitchen sliding doors because it was so dark out from the weather, that was my only light source. but we
had to laugh through the entire session because how could you not when everyone there was peed or pooped on at least twice. i literally caught both
in my hand to prevent them from soiling the blankets. thank goodness i’m a mom! anywho, the girl’s mom was in MSJ’s art dept with adam and i years
ago. she’s a loft(3) super fan, and i LOVE her for that. when i found out she was expecting twins, i had to figure out a way to work her in my schedule. it
was supposed to be a mini session that ended up being double the length of a normal sesh, because as you will see in the outtakes, twins AIN’T
EASY y’all!! as you’ll notice, the background doesn’t change much. i found out real quick, once they are content, do NOT move them!!
emma. 4 lbs 14 oz. at birth, now 7 lbs, 3 oz! <–> norah. 5 lbs 15oz. at birth, now 7 lbs 10 oz!
baby feet are delectable. FOUR of them, gaahhh!!!did you practice yoga while pregnant? nice mudra emma. norah has a question. don’t worry, em has the answer! these frames were seconds apart. hilarious, right?i can’t imagine the delight of seeing these two faces all day. God has truly blessed you guys!they got all kinds of tangled. love it.
adam is an identical twin, you know this. i’ve always given props to his parents and any others who have multiples. i think this was my first experience with twins
so little for a long period of time. they were just over 3 weeks. this moment below, don’t let it fool you. it lasted the click of the shutter. in fact, norah was actually just
blinking. jackie’s sleep is broken. not like a typical newborn schedule, like ummm 30 min periods of shut eye. boom, one’s awake. just as shes soothing her, boom, the
other’s awake and screaming louder. all. night. long. all. day. long. how do you do it? she’s so very blessed the grandmas can help daily, otherwise, one of those babies
might get tossed out the window. oh wait, that would just be my reaction on 3 wks of 3hrs of sleep a day. not to mention the mths of sleepless prego nights! her husband
works fulltime and i’m sure does his best to help when he’s home. YOU ARE AMAZING jackie. super mom. and through this hectic schedule, she’s pumping. WOW. good
for you mama. pumping is a whole other 30 min task on it’s own. oh annnnnd, she’s still nice! and beautiful! her house was even clean, she was showered
and patient through the whole session’st chaos. crazy. i tried to make her go sleep but she didn’t want to miss it. i don’t blame her, it was a site to see. so cute.
any time i think about complaining with the new baby, i’m going to pull up this post and remind myself, one baby is a flippin’ cinch y’all! you gorgeous jackie. two baby lips to kiss g’mornin and g’night and everywhere in between!i had to save the best for last. norah smiled for me multiple times. have you ever seen a 3 week old smile like this?? she wasn’t even pooping!!
here are just a few of the outtakes. they were so funny i couldn’t delete and i just had to post them.
this is probably what it looked like in the womb. (felt like too huh jackie?) sucker punch..oooooo!
jackie says this is her life in a nutshell. lol.
well mama, i’m so glad we got to hang out. these two are so stinkin’ adorable, i can’t handle it. watching you love on them so calmly and patiently is so admirable.
i’d imagine times will be getting way easier really soon here for you. in the meantime, keep it up. you are doing so great! before you know it, they are going to be
running around telling you “NO!” and throwing things at you. (my current situation haha) i can’t wait to watch them grow over the yrs! congrats. now go hide in your
closet the whole weekend and sleep! heart, melanie.
ps. even after hearing all about the chaos of twins, adam still desperately wants his own twins. good luck with that honey.