He’s my favorite baby. He’s my nephew and he’s perfect.
He was born Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 3:35pm. 7 lbs. 15 oz. 19 in. long.
My sister allowed me to be “in the room” as my nephew was born. Probably, because I had an awesome camera and I have fooled her into believing that I can take good pictures, sometimes. But I insist that it’s because she loves me so much and couldn’t bear me leaving her side during such an emotional time.
Oh, that was her husband. Right. So, it WAS the camera.
Anywho, whatever the reason, I was there. It was the most unbelievable thing I’ve ever been a part of and I can’t thank Megan and Chad enough for letting me share in that experience.
I spent the next two weeks helping in any way I could. I did laundry. I cooked. I bounced and danced and sang the baby to sleep. I changed my first diaper (yes, first.) I actually held him and got him to STOP crying – major breakthrough! If you know me at all, you know that babies don’t like me, I don’t like them. It’s cool. It’s something I’ve come to accept. But this baby liked me! I wasn’t scared of him. He wasn’t scared of me! Twilight zone stuff.
While I was there, we took so many pictures!! So, let me properly introduce you to my nephew, Brayden Cameron Gilliland.
I’ll leave you with a sneak peek of the photo “session” that we took in the days after he was born. The photo at the top of the post is probably my favorite picture of all time – I love everything about it. There’s something about the strength and intent in his eyes that make me so excited to see what kind of man he will become. He will move mountains. Here it is again:
There are so many more adorable pics, but Megan hasn’t picked her birth announcements yet… so I want there to be some surprise!:)
Megan, Chad and my sweet little Brayden, I love you.