I can’t believe my bestie has had FIVE kids in the time I’ve had two. Luci and Chris want a big family and are well on their way to achieve that goal. I’ve been at all 4 births with my camera in hand and tears rolling down my face. Each birth has held a special place in my heart and I truly can’t explain what an honor it is to be welcomed to each one. (Hope and Grace, Maria, JoJo) Luci tells me each time, “As soon as I see you, it’s real. You come and then I’m ready to have the baby and you make every birth complete.” How sweet is she? You can see in the beginning of the slideshow, it’s true, as soon as she sees me, the floodgates open. I’m not sure how to feel about the fact her reaction to me is always tears? 😉 But I get it, because there are certain friends that you just connect with on a deeper level and often words don’t need to be shared, just seeing each other is enough. Luci is that for me as well.
Because this was a winter baby, right in the midst of all the holiday madness, things went a little differently. I shot a wedding the entire day before and she refused to let me come up early before surgery like I usually do. Then in recovery, their other kids needed shot records and couldn’t visit without them because it’s flu season. Plus I had to be home for another family Christmas that afternoon. With all of that happening, I wasn’t able to capture as much as I usually do and was only there for a couple hours. I still wanted to do a small slideshow because everyone knows and adores Luci and wanted to see more of sweet Gianna. With Maria and JoJo being upwards of 10lbs, our jaws dropped when we heard she was only 6.11lbs! Gianna had a head full of dark hair and strongly resembled the twins, which is so healing for their hearts! She has a lot of catching up to do but nurses like a champ so that’ll take no time. 😀
Oh, did I leave out the best part?? Luci and Chris gave me the privilege of being her GODMOTHER. What a surprise!!! Luci and Chris have so many wonderful and faithful family members that could have done the job, but they chose me!! How sweet! I’ll be sure to be a good role model in our faith and not to corrupt her…too much. And when she grows up and thinks her folks are way not cool, and starts telling me secrets, I’ll be sure to tell her how blessed she is to have been born into such an amazing family so full of love (and dance moves). And I especially will tell her that her folks met at church and not at a bar. :0 Thank you guys! Love you!! Love, Godmommy, Melanie.