Welcome to the world, Elliot! You’re the sweetest treat that I’ve gotten to see October (and that’s counting all of my Halloween goodies!). I loved doing a newborn baby shoot with you and being a part of your welcome into this big, wide world. It’s going to be such an exciting journey for you, little one.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it. You have so much ahead of you and so much to see, and so much to figure out as you get older and bigger and wiser. Your mom and dad will be growing with you, too. I know you think that they’re the smartest people in the world (hey, who am I to disagree?), but you’re the first tiny human they’ve had the pleasure of raising. It’s going to be a huge journey for both of you. 

And let me tell you a secret, Elliot: your parents are so, so excited to go on this journey with you. They know that it’s going to have its messy bits and its fussy bits. But seeing you all wrapped up and cozy with them today, not even making a peep feeling safe with them, gives me all the confidence in the world that you’re going to make it through all the hardships alright.

You’ve got people who love you more deeply than you could ever imagine. People who are willing to hold your hand over the rocky parts and people who will help patch you up when you fall. Wherever you go, I hope to be able to stop at some landmarks and capture some memories. Things like this should never be forgotten. Until then, sleep well, and I’ll see you soon. 

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