10 Newborn Moments to Capture Once Your Baby is Here - Lynzy & Co.

10 Newborn Moments to Capture Once Your Baby is Here

10 Newborn moments to capture once your baby is finally here!

{Image by our wonderful photographer Lindsey Ocker}

Once your baby is here, the sleep deprivation sets in quickly and it’s sometimes hard to appreciate all the little things that are happening around you. I wanted to create a list of those special moments that you will want to soak up once your baby is finally here. For me, it was easier said than done – but it was certainly a bit easier to do this the second time around. It can all be so overwhelming, but these little moments are what make all that hard work, SO WORTH IT.

  1. Baby Stretches

Hands down one of my favorite things about the newborn stage. Those adorable little stretches that they do when you are just about to change they diaper. The faces they make when they do it. I love it all. I just want to eat them right up. Don’t you?!

Newborn Stretches. The best thing ever. Come check out 9 other things you should be soaking up while your baby is still a newborn!

2. The shape their mouth makes when they sleep. 

Both of my babies made the same little shape with their mouth when they were sleeping. I just love how peaceful they look. Take a few moments out every day to just hold them and watch them sleep. They will be 4 years old before you know it….

3. The way they still suckle when they aren’t eating anymore.

The way their little mouth keeps moving when when they aren’t eating anymore. 

4. The milk drunk face.

The face they make when they are completely fed and satisfied. They have milk dripping down their chin without a care in the world… 

5. Their first smile. 

This one makes those first few weeks worth every tear that you may have shed. The interaction that you’ve been longing for. 

6. Those rolls.

The chubbier the better in my opinion. Our second baby is 99th percentile every time we bring her in and I leave with a big smile ear to ear. I love chunk and I love those rolls. I just took a few pictures of her the other day and I swear it looked like she had 5 rubber bands all the way up both of her arms πŸ™‚ 

7. The way they can fall asleep on you at any moment

This doesn’t last forever (unfortunately) and it’s something that I forgot to soak up with our first baby. Everything else can wait. The laundry, making dinner, even a shower. Because what is better than cuddling your little 2 week old while he/she sleeps?

Nothing πŸ™‚

8. Their little dimple bums

Those little bums with all those dimples. It only gets better as they get a bit older too. So darn cute.

9. When they find their voice

I remember when our 4 month old, Ellie started coo’ing and it’s so amazing to see them trying to communicate with the rest of the world. They can understand you, so make sure to take to them often πŸ™‚ 

10. The way they grasp for your finger

This reflex is my favorite and I love that they love to sleep while holding on to you. 

OTHER GREAT RESOURCES FOR MOMS:

GENERAL // Things I Wish I Knew Before Our Baby Arrived (Written by over 50 other mothers!) //  What to Bring a Mom after she has a Baby // New Mama Must-Haves // How to Transition from a Bottle to a Sippy Cup // Why you Should Hire a Birth Photographer // What I’ve Learned as a Mom Thus Far

BREASTFEEDING // Best Foods to Eat while Breastfeeding // Nursing Essentials // 10 Tips for those that Plan to Breastfeed // Nursing Essentials II // How to Increase your Milk Supply including a recipe for Lactation Cookies!

BABY REGISTRY GUIDES // Baby Registry List AND Free Printable Checklist  // The Ultimate Baby Registry Checklist // 

FOR AFTER BABY // A Letter to My Postpartum Body // 10 of the Best Online Kids Shops // 30 Going on 13: A Tale of Postpartum Puberty //

& don’t forget to join in on the #latenightnursingfeed!

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  1. Great post! Im expecting my first baby in 30 days (if he decides to come on time) so I will definitely be using these ideas for some great shots.
    Love your whole blog – a real enjoyable read!

    Would love for you to check out my new blog – http://www.mamameah.org

    I look forward to reading your next upcoming post πŸ™‚