Thyme’s One Week Newborn Photos

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Where has the time gone?! I can’t believe it’s been over a week now that we’ve had little Thyme home safe and sound!
While this week has been a whirlwind – from missing (and finding!) my cat, to hosting a slew of houseguests, to working on the garden with the hubby – it has been a blessed and memorable time. Juggling two kids under two isn’t as hard as I had expected (of course, she’s sleeping a lot of the time right now and not crawling yet!) but there are new challenges and time management hurdles to navigate.
The first time I had BOTH girls crying and needing simultaneous diaper changes, feedings and cuddle times, I had a mini “how do most mothers manage?!?!” moment. I do kind of fear for what it will be like when my husband is no longer on paternity leave and I have to manage all of this solo. But these precious little princesses are well worth the effort!
So anyway! For Thyme’s one week photos, my husband and I decided to wait for the “perfect” moment to take them. Tessa is enamored with her little sister, and whenever we focus our attention too solidly on baby Thyme, she feels the need to get right up in the action and lead the way with feeding the baby a bottle, shoving a binky in her face, burping her, or whatever we happen to be doing at the moment.
So I figured the ONLY way to get some uninterrupted baby photo time in, would be to wait for Tessa to fall asleep. Since I like to shoot in natural light, it had to be in the afternoon when the sun hits our dining room windows just right. So when the magic moment finally happened – a sleepy Tessa and a perfectly lit shooting space – we rushed around grabbing the basket, the fabric (the same shawl we used for Tessa’s newborn photos!) and getting ready.
Aaaand, of course, our perfectly posable sleeping baby Thyme decided to wake up… and stay awake for the WHOLE mini photoshoot, till Tessa woke up from her nap. At first I was a little bummed I didn’t get any cliché sleeping baby propped up type photos, but I rather like these wide eyed and curious shots of Thyme. She is such a chill, observant, calm little princess!
I am feeling like such a blessed woman, to have two beautiful baby girls. It boggles my brain to think that I am the mother of TWO little ladies. God is so good!!

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Thanks again to all who have kept me in your thoughts and prayers through this past crazy week.. from being a new mommy of two, to looking for my cat, to recovering from delivery. The kind words mean the world to me! <3

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Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls.

Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

77 thoughts on “Thyme’s One Week Newborn Photos

  • 23 March, 2015 at 8:37 pm
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    Oh my goodness she is an angel! What gorgeous photos! How are the two siblings getting along? I know that was always a little bit of a transition at first in our family with each new baby.

    • 24 March, 2015 at 4:39 pm
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      They are getting along great! Tessa loves kissing her sister, helping to hold her bottle, putting her binky in her mouth.. it’s really adorable and heart breakingly sweet to watch!! We are SO happy she is enamored of her little sister!!

  • 23 March, 2015 at 9:13 pm
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    I love that she’s not a sleep! She’s a stunner 🙂

    Corinne x

  • 23 March, 2015 at 9:39 pm
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    She is so beautiful! It’s going to be fun getting to know this new little member of our family. She looks so different from Tessa, I wonder how many personality traits we’ll discover?

    • 24 March, 2015 at 4:40 pm
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      I wonder that every day! I am so anxious to see her personality unfold, while at the same time I don’t want her to grow up TOO fast!! I am already missing Tessa being my tiny baby!

  • 23 March, 2015 at 10:13 pm
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    Super cute pictures! I love that Thyme is awake and alert during the pictures!

  • 23 March, 2015 at 10:52 pm
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    I love that she is awake, too. She is so beautiful and LOOK at the photos you took of her. Gingi, wow! I’m sorry about the drama you had to experience with your cat. I am a “crazy cat lady”, too but we are down to two at the moment. I wish this week full of peace and happiness for you.
    -Kim

    • 24 March, 2015 at 4:41 pm
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      Thank you Kim! I am glad all the crazy cat ladies out there know what I was going through! haha! *hugs*

  • 24 March, 2015 at 1:42 am
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    Adorable little one. Keep going and enjoy every moment of bringing up the two loveable kids.

  • 24 March, 2015 at 1:43 am
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    Gingi.. you little one is beautiful… I am sure you will do fine juggling two… I knew I wouldn’t … I guess that is why I have 22 years between my children… lol

    How nice that you husband is off on paternity leave…. that will help you get into a routine xox

    • 24 March, 2015 at 4:41 pm
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      Hehe, thanks Launna! And you are so brave, having them that far apart!!

  • 24 March, 2015 at 2:01 am
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    These are so pretty!!!! You are so talented!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  • 24 March, 2015 at 4:21 am
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    oh my, you have been through a lot lately but these photos are evidence that it is all worth it. thyme is absolutely gorgeous and perfect! i love the sweet smiles and the teeny tiny fingers and toes. i know it’s super hard with two kiddos but i hope you are able to enjoy the moments of bliss.
    love, liz
    http://www.stylewich.com

    • 24 March, 2015 at 4:42 pm
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      Yes!! It is SO worth it! I would do it all again in a heartbeat for my little ones! <3

  • 24 March, 2015 at 10:00 am
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    Such fantastic pictures! She is so adorable! Thank you for sharing the pictures!

  • 24 March, 2015 at 10:45 am
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    These pictures are beyond beautiful! You’re very talented.

    XO Imke

    • 24 March, 2015 at 4:43 pm
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      Thanks Naomi!! <3

  • 24 March, 2015 at 11:47 am
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    Oh she is just beautiful!! What gorgeous photos… that last one it is like she is looking right at the camera having deep thoughts:) I have 2 girls as well, and it is a blessing for sure.

  • 24 March, 2015 at 1:15 pm
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    Oh, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. What a beautiful blessing. Thank you for sharing these most moving photos with us, my friend. I’m putting your link on my sidebar …

    ;-}

    • 24 March, 2015 at 4:43 pm
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      Oh thank you Linda!! I will have to go check it out!! <3

  • 24 March, 2015 at 1:21 pm
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    Gorgeous photos! You were lucky she decided to wake up, they’re perfect x

    • 24 March, 2015 at 4:44 pm
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      Yes, I’m happy she woke up too.. love these eye contact with the camera shots! <3

    • 24 March, 2015 at 4:45 pm
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      Thank you Areta! <3 <3

  • 24 March, 2015 at 4:12 pm
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    These photos are absolutely precious!! Glad to hear you’re doing well!! Can’t wait to see what adventures await for the new and bigger family! 🙂

    • 25 March, 2015 at 12:28 am
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      You and me both!! HEHEHE!! <3

  • 24 March, 2015 at 6:27 pm
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    Sooo cute! Lovely pictures Gingi!

    • 25 March, 2015 at 12:28 am
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      Thanks Dannii!! <3

  • 24 March, 2015 at 7:22 pm
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    What precious photos! I love them all!

    • 25 March, 2015 at 12:29 am
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      Yeah, I can’t pick a favorite.. but of course I’m a bit biased. 😉

  • 24 March, 2015 at 7:30 pm
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    Oh wow! Those photos are brilliant! So beautiful. Thyme is gorgeous and you are such a good photographer. Thanks for posting them… they make my afternoon a little bit brighter 🙂

    • 25 March, 2015 at 12:29 am
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      Awww, Julie, your comment made my day! <3 <3

  • 24 March, 2015 at 11:53 pm
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    These pictures are so sweet! Hope you are all doing well!

  • 25 March, 2015 at 12:04 am
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    Oh how darling and precious and alert she is! Two little ones, my goodness, you and your husband are amazing!

    • 25 March, 2015 at 12:30 am
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      Yeah, both my little babies have been bright eyed and alert as newborn! Means they’re gonna be trouble when they get older! 😉

  • 25 March, 2015 at 2:49 am
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    Aw… LOOK at her! I love this. I did a photo shoot for a newborn recently and she was awake the whole time, and mostly not happy unless on her mother. So we just went with it. I prefer these to be honest. The sleeping ones don’t reveal the beautiful eyes.

    • 25 March, 2015 at 2:55 pm
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      The last newborn photoshoot I did (not counting Thyme), the baby was wide awake and crying unless on her mother.. but the mom did NOT want in the photos. Even photos with her hand in the picture she’d get upset.. lol. I managed to get SOME good pictures, but it was not fantastic overall. So I was a bit nervous with this photoshoot.. newborn shoots are not my strong skill, haha.

  • 25 March, 2015 at 3:03 am
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    Thyme is absolutely lovely and the pictures reflected that perfectly! I am really happy for you to be a mother of two beautiful daughters!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

    • 25 March, 2015 at 2:55 pm
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      Thank you Prudence! I am very very blessed!

  • 25 March, 2015 at 12:04 pm
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    Gingi, these photo’s are ridiculous amazing. Of course, little Thyme is so cute that she’s look good in anything =) What a bundle of blessings. Changing diapers times too is fun, isn’t it! Ha. Potty training even more fun. Adorable. Would love to give her a little squeeze.

    • 25 March, 2015 at 3:02 pm
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      Awww, thank you Laura! I think she’s rather adorable myself! 😉 I am getting in the swing of things with two under two… slowly. haha. It’s gonna be a crazy year thats for sure!

    • 25 March, 2015 at 6:59 pm
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      Thanks Tanya!! <3 <3

  • 25 March, 2015 at 6:35 pm
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    Gingi, your little one is so so beautiful! Already a perfect model for “Expert Mama Photographer” All picture look super cute!

    • 25 March, 2015 at 6:59 pm
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      Awww, you make me blush!! <3

  • 25 March, 2015 at 8:34 pm
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    You’re blessed sister!! She is so adorable and cute. I love the name you guys gave her. Wonderful :))

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

    • 26 March, 2015 at 4:21 pm
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      Thank you! And yes, Tessa is VERY happy to have a baby sister to take care of!! <3

  • 26 March, 2015 at 3:30 am
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    LOVE! So precious, beautiful and everything in between.

  • 26 March, 2015 at 8:51 pm
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    A big congratulations to you & the family. Thyme is precious & I sincerely love the whimsical name. :]

    • 28 March, 2015 at 3:08 pm
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      Me too!! hehe! And thanks! <3

  • 27 March, 2015 at 12:30 am
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    Gingi!! She’s so prettyyy!!! I love all your photos. Now I wish I had taken photos like these when my son was born. I wasn’t so much into photos that time though. Taking care of 2 kids is no joke but I’m sure you can manage eventually. Go supermom!

    • 28 March, 2015 at 3:08 pm
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      Awww, thanks Rea.. I certainly don’t FEEL like a supermom! haha!

  • 28 March, 2015 at 10:19 am
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    SO cute! I love your baby’s name too! So sweet! Also, your pictures are gorgeous — I need some pointers! 🙂

  • 30 March, 2015 at 11:42 am
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    I thought I had wrote a comment earlier but I guess my hormones mess it up lol Little sweet princesse Thyme so gorgeous and snuggly <3 The basket looks so cozy I bet she likes it. I guess she will be a heartbreaker with those lovely eyes 🙂 Beautiful pictures Gingi!

  • 31 March, 2015 at 9:16 pm
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    She is so precious! And beautiful photography too. Congratulations on the most recent addition to your family.

  • 6 April, 2015 at 7:04 pm
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    These are beautiful! What an adorable little girl!

  • 5 May, 2015 at 10:38 pm
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    Beautiful photos of your gorgeous daughter, Gingi.

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