Reporter Turned Mommy

Picture It!

on December 6, 2012

My house may be a mess. I may live in sweatpants and the dog may be waiting by the door to go outside, by gosh darn-it, I mailed out our Christmas Cards/Birth Announcement to our friends and family weeks ago! That’s right. Our card went out right after Thanksgiving. I may not be a Betty Crocker in the kitchen or a Martha Stewart around the house, but I can claim that one small victory. I’ll admit, I’m pretty proud I got those cards out just days after having a baby!

Now I’ll share some of our new family photos with you. Photographer Tom Miller of Parma came to our house and took the pictures of our new baby girl Hadley, and some family shots of all of us.

This is one of my favorites…HADLEY_014

It has been such a joy to watch Blake interact with his new baby sister. I still can’t believe I’m the mother of two.


In this picture, Hadley is wearing the dress that I wore home from the hospital as a newborn baby. My mom saved it for all these years and now I plan on putting the dress in a shadow box in Hadley’s nursery. It was so special she was able to wear it.

This next picture reminds me of an Anne Geddes pose.


Blake was also a good boy for our photo shoot.


Now here’s a look at the new family of four.


We aren’t quite in a routine yet and I’ve had a TON of help from my mom, who stayed with us for the first two weeks and has been back and forth from West Virginia to Cleveland to help out. Here’s a look at three generations of Cochrane Women!


Dean has also been wonderful, doing middle of the night feedings and my mother-in-law has been coming over a few mornings a week to pitch in. This is such a special time and we are enjoying the holiday season more than ever.

I hope you all are enjoying the holidays, too! Until next time…



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3 responses to “Picture It!

  1. Bonnie Biesiada says:

    How precious! What a beautiful family. Thank you so much for sharing. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

  2. Cindy D. says:

    Beautiful family and awesome job on the cards! You look fabulous!!

  3. Congratulations!!! I’m so glad you are doing well, and Hadley is beautiful.

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