Change Is Hard

Being the oldest child and welcoming a new baby to the family can be rough. In the blink of an eye, you go from the center of your parent's world to having to share that space with another. It's new. It's scary. 

It can be just as scary for a parent as well, it was for me at least. I worried I wouldn't have enough love in my heart for two babies. I worried I wouldn't be able to juggle it all. I worried my first born would suffer. But you adapt and adjust and eventually balancing it all becomes normal and you can't imagine it any other way. 

From the get-go, it was clear that this little guy would rather I pack up my camera and hit the road. Putting his back to the camera and at one point even going as far as to put his hand in front of my lens, he made it very clear that he did not want his or his new sister's photo taken. I found it to be sweet how protective he was of her and did my best to assure him that I wasn't there to hurt her. He chose to not participate in most of the shoot which gave us some nice time for Mama and Papa to spend with the little one. As with most children unsure of the whole photo shoot thing, they eventually warm up to the idea and he was no different. Nothing a little jumping on the bed can't fix!