Almost a year ago, my grandpa lost his battle with pneumonia. He'd fought hard for a good 6 months but it had been a rough battle and he was tired. The day our family said our final "see you later" to him, I commented to my mom through tears: "You watch. Every time someone dies in the family, someone ends up pregnant." While she laughed through her own tears, I'm not sure she actually believed me.
Three months later, my brother and sister-in-law announced her pregnancy. And 25 days before the 1 year anniversary of Papa's death, little Mr. Kaysen arrived on the scene. He's completely stolen the heart of every woman in our family and I cannot begin to describe the joy and love this little guy has brought everyone.
A tiny little thing, at just over 7 lbs, he's simply adorable. I was allowed the honor of being both his Auntie and the photographer for his Fresh 48 and newborn sessions. I can't wait to see what an amazing human being this little guy turns out to be. But for now, I'm content with getting in all those baby snuggles.