Baby Luke

Today I have an incredibly sweet family to share with you! Kristi and Nathan got married at Historic Londontown in 2013. Kristi had been in a few weddings that I had taken photos for, so it was so much fun to see her as a bride! She and Nathan are such sweet people, and they have such an amazing circle of friends.

They welcomed their sweet little guy in June. He’s a little miracle.

We actually had maternity photos scheduled, but Luke made an early appearance. Kristi was due on August 19th, but Luke came June 14th….

Here is a small snippet of their story:

I went to the hospital with severe upper abdominal pain, was diagnosed with preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome (the only cure for which is the delivery of the baby), was treated with steroids and medication, and delivered our boy via emergency c-section last Wednesday, June 14. I was in the hospital through this past Sunday, when I was discharged and came home, but our boy Luke Edward (born at 30.5 weeks at 2 pounds, 10.5 ounces) is staying in the NICU at the University of Maryland Medical Center downtown for the foreseeable future, likely until sometime around his original due date.
It has been the craziest and most unbelievable roller coaster, and while it’s not at all what we envisioned this pregnancy to be, we are so extremely blessed that both Luke and I are here and okay. The NICU at UMMC is absolutely amazing. God has seen us through a very scary time, and I just know somehow that this will be used for our good and His glory.

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Baby Luke

Luke is such a strong and sweet boy. He has overcome so many obstacles since he was born and we are amazed (and incredibly thankful) every day that the tiny baby born in June has grown into a strong and healthy boy. We love to see the wonder in his eyes as he takes in the world, how he curls up on our chests, or wraps his fingers around ours. We love his smile that is full of pure joy, and dreaming about who he will become.

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If you are looking for some nursery inspiration, look no further! Luke has the cutest nursery = his mommy has great taste!

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Luke’s personality is just starting to emerge, as he’s spending a little more time awake and engaging with us. He’s generally happy and content, and has a sweet disposition. He loves being held and cuddled, reading with Mom and Dad, hanging out with family, lifting his head during tummy time, and looking in the mirror and playing in his play gym.

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We headed to the water for a few photos. This dock area is walking distance from their house. It is such a beautiful, peaceful little area. Baby boy took a little nap! 🙂Annapolis family PhotographerAnnapolis family PhotographerAnnapolis family PhotographerAnnapolis family PhotographerAnnapolis family PhotographerAnnapolis family Photographer

Some of my very favorites from our session. <3Annapolis family PhotographerAnnapolis family PhotographerAnnapolis family PhotographerAnnapolis family PhotographerAnnapolis family Photographer

Thank you Kristi and Nathan for having me document this chapter in your lives. Sweet Luke is adorable, and I am so encouraged by your strength as parents. Your faith is so inspiring! Love you!!!

m.e.

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