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The Lament of the Second Born

Posted on: January 11, 2012

Hand-me-downs. A smaller room. Fewer photos. Waa. Waa. Waa.

All these things plus many more are the oft heard laments of the second born. And will little Stella suffer these injustices? Let’s see… Hand-me-downs? Not even a month old and she’s already in them! A smaller room? A little bigger than half the size of Niko’s… (But to be fair, lovingly and freshly decorated though!) Fewer photos? Yet to be determined.

When Niko was born I toyed with the idea of arranging for professional newborn pics. Borys convinced me my amateur photography skills were adequate, and with my ego suitably stroked I believed him. Little Niko was then left to my own devices and the best I could do with the camera I had. And what did we end up with? A Newborn-Hugh-Heffner of sorts: yes, little Niko became memorialized as a newborn splayed out on lambskin. Lucky little guy!

Anyway, when I was pregnant with Stella I firmly decided that she would be the recipient of real professional pictures. After some internet research I settled on a photographer (Baby and Belly Photography) and upon her birth scheduled an appointment. Yesterday I got the first set of proofs via email and am now happy to share the end the results here.

So yes, while she can lament some things about being the second born. There are other things that only the second born can enjoy: love from a big brother AND in this case, a professional photo shoot!

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7 Responses to "The Lament of the Second Born"

Our second born will have the same laments as most other second born children. Hand-me-downs, she shares a room with Sissy and, alas, we don’t have as many photos of just her. But as you said, she has things that all her own, as our two girls are very different creatures! Hopefully she’ll find she doesn’t have as much to lament over!

Awww, she’s so cute!

Great pictures! My second born is now 3 and I haven’t printed a single picture myself since her arrival. Never thought that would be me, but it’s me….

ah well, what can you do…before you know it, she’ll have learned to print her own anyway…this lovely digital age we are living in…

[…] I realized I had not yet started this for our newest little darling. Not wanting her to feel the “you-have-less-photos-of-me-than-the-first-born” drama, I nipped it in the bud and seized the closest item I could find to start documenting. I […]

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