Oh Oliver, I should have known you were going to make me work hard for your session. Or shall I say sessions. lol
I've worked with Oliver's family a few times prior and have become really good friends with them over the last couple years. The family had a hard time during those years but were very blessed when they received the news that Oliver's mother was expecting. When I received the news I broke out in tears. It was a VERY special announcement and not many people were going to know for a little while. You see, Oliver is a rainbow baby. And for those of you who are not familiar with that term I found this great quote to help explain.
"Rainbow babies is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope"
Now on top of all of that Oliver made sure that his Momma was uncomfortable pretty much the whole pregnancy. I felt so bad seeing her so uncomfortable. But I could somewhat relate since my last pregnancy was a very nauseous one followed with LOTS of heartburn, swollen feet and ankles. But at the end of it we are blessed with one (sometimes multiple) special being(s) that we created. So to meet this little guy after everything his Momma and his family went through was bittersweet.
So during his session little Oliver here didn't want to sleep much. Yes, I know he is sleeping in the pictures but that was from (2) 4 hour sessions. And 2 months later this boys is still not sleeping much lol. It happens. But I was so thankful be to able to capture this sweet little one at the very beginning of his life. I cannot wait to see him grow up, but hopefully not too fast. ;) -Amanda