Only a few hours remain in the year and as 2018 comes to a close, I am thinking about all of the new beginnings I witnessed this year. Newlyweds, new parents, and of course all of the newborns!!! Yesterday was my last session of the season, and it happened to be a newborn session for a incredible wedding couple I photographed in 2013. I thought it would be fun to close out the blog this year by looking back at all of the adorable, funny, sleepy, alert, hungry, happy, and cuddly newborns I photographed in 2018. On a personal note, one year ago today I was tucked in bed attending to some self care after coming down with mastitis. I fell asleep well before the ball dropped at midnight and woke up to the sound of fireworks around 12:15am. At first I thought, “O no, please don’t wake the baby!” But as the sounds boomed outside and little miss Marlee was miraculously undisturbed, my attention turned to how good it felt to be resting in a cozy bed. So to all of the new parents (or really anyone with a baby at home) my wish for you is a restful new years eve and a sleeping baby through the night. I hope in 2019 you embrace all of your baby’s first and live completely in the moment in whatever phase your little one is mastering. From my family to yours, we wish you a Happy (and cozy) New Year!