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August 27, 2013

My favorite kind of Announcement


I was so excited about Addilyn's newborn pictures way before she even arrived.  While I am normally quite the cheap person I knew that I wanted professional newborn pictures and am so glad we decided to spend the money to get them done.  We found this amazing photographer called Lemonade Stand Photography and she did such a beautiful job.  We could not be happier with all of our pictures and I look at them ALL the time.  


She was pretty much the baby whisperer and could move Addilyn into this cutest poses and put her right back to sleep.  There's been many nights I actually wish she was in our house and could help me get her to sleep at night. 


With so many adorable pictures to choose from I had the hardest time picking which ones to use for our baby announcements.  (Don't even ask me how I'll choose which ones to hang in our house.)  Besides having a hard time choosing which pictures to use, I also had a hard time deciding which birth announcement to use as there are so many beautiful birth announcements on Tiny Prints.  I made four different ones and had them in my project cart on their site for many days, until I finally decided on this one: 


We got our announcements within a few days of ordering them and I had them sitting on our counter, looked at them a few times a day and it wasn't until many days after that I realized that the weight said 9 lbs. 13 oz instead of 8 lbs. 13 oz.  I almost cried.  I couldn't believe that I only had about four pieces of information to enter and I messed it up!  I'm blaming it on lack of sleep.  I decided to call customer service just in case they could do something and they were so nice and helpful and are sending me a whole set of new cards.  I couldn't believe it.  I almost told the man that helped me that I loved him.  

Besides birth announcements I love that tiny prints has so many other things you can create.  Before I had Addilyn I started a photo book to document my pregnancy.  Thank goodness I started it before she came because I haven't worked on it since!  I wanted to use my weekly pregnancy pictures and letters to Addilyn. Here are two of the pages: 


And because I couldn't possibly only share a few of her newborn pictures, here are a few more of my favorites.  Maybe everyone in my family will get some kind of personalized photo gift with Addilyn on it for Christmas.  Who wouldn't want that? :) 





Can I add one more thing to my post that motherhood has made me dramatic?  I'm adding that I have the cutest baby in the world. 

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50 comments:

Vicki Garrett said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my gosh!!! Could she be any cuter??? :) Great pictures!!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great photos!!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

my gosh. You guys are a beautiful family!! Addilyn is SO CUTE!

Diana @ from rags to northrich said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are ALL so sweet! I agree, it was totally worth it to go with a pro. You'll cherish these for life!

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wowie! Those pictures are adorable!!! And how great is it that the company was willing to send you new cards with the correct info. THAT'S customer service right there! :-)

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So sweet. That is one thing I wish we had done when our girls were little, but back then it wasn't a huge thing!! The photos are precious.

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

SO cute!!! They are all so perfect! I love them all. You need a frame for each! Done. :) And so glad they sent you new ones!! :) so cute.

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this! These turned out amazingly!
Ginny

Megan C said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love these photos! They turned out great! And that was great news about the cards. I really need to start on my pregnancy book before the baby arrives.

Jill C. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVE these photos! So pretty and sweet :)

Lauren | My Polished Side Blog said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh my goodness! These are the most precious things I have ever seen!!! LOVE THEM!

Chantal said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What wonderful photos!!

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These pictures are seriously beautiful! She is so precious and beautiful, but of course you know that :) so happy for you, Katie!

Carol Hines said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I know one person who would love anything personalized with Addilyn's pictures on it for Christmas!

Lily said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

AHHHHHHHHHHHH! SO CUTE!!!! I LOVE the one where you are holding her by yourself and the one where Chris is holding her by herself and the one where you are both holding her and well basically all of them yeah. gah. beautiful baby and congrats on your miracle!!

Kristen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So beautiful, they made me cry {what's new?} Seriously gorgeous!!! LOVE the one of your whole family :)

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I was just about to head over to FB to share the announcement I made for Bryce (great minds think alike!) Yours is beautiful and how awesome of Tiny prints to replace them. If it makes you feel any better I made a photo book when we got married and didn't realize till we received it that I spelled our last name wrong! PS> Glad I am not the only one who hasn't finsihed my maternity book!

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh my gosh katie....these pictures are amazing!!! i'm so amazed she is sleeping in all of these pictures. too cute!!

xo,
Angela

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are beautiful!!!! I love your announcement and how smart to make a book of your pregnancy like that. :)

Lindsay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your daughter is just gorgeous. And these photos are amazing. I hope you are adjusting to the change! Nights are not easy!

Hayley! said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I can't get over how gorgeous these pictures are! Ah!! Love, love, love!

Terri Lynn Grothe said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

wow, best baby pictures i have ever seen, sooo gorgeous

Terri Lynn Grothe said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

wow, best baby pictures i have ever seen, sooo gorgeous

Jodi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE!!!!!!! Awesome photos and amazing customer service!! I love that. I just had a similar thing happen w/ vistaprint and they replaced my items. It makes me sure I wi go back to them again!!

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a gorgeous family.

Rebecca said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Beautiful pictures!

k8te said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

these pictures are gorgeous! love the announcement!

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

she is absolutely stunning. <3

The Lady Okie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

these are gorgeous. she's a doll. the b&w one of you and her is my favorite.

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are AMAZING!!!! You look awesome and she's adorable!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aaargh! So gorgeous! Makes me miss the newborn stage. You are a beautiful family x

maria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

She is the cutest baby! (i can say that, because my baby isn't really a baby anymore ;)haha )
I love that picture of Chris holding her and the one of you holding her with her little smile on her face, so precious!

Sky-Ann @ The Little Button said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh you need a wall to put all of the photos on!!! They are all so cute. I love everyone of those pictures. She is so cutest baby :) I also love the announcement cards, really nice.

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh, how adorable!! Picture-perfect!! I love the family shots you got, too! Those are some precious mementos to keep--I know she's already grown so much since then!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those are terrific newborn pictures. Glad you got whole family shots too! Adorable!

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Omg seriously! These are the cutest newborn picture EVER! She is just precious. I LOVE your birth announcement, it's so cute!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These came out SO beautiful! I adore the first photo with those lace shorts on her!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
So Kate Giveaway!

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

PRECIOUS!!

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Katie, these pictures are absolutely beautiful! I can fully understand how it would be so hard to choose which are your absolute favorites. Love the announcement ;)

Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

OMG katie! these are precious! absolutely adorable in every way!

Kaitlin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oooooh my goodness!! The ones with her in the little crate!! Too much!

Erin Rethemeyer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Katie - SHE IS GORGEOUS! I love these pictures. You my dear look radiant with her. Amazing shots. My favorite is the tongue out. She rocks.

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Beautiful Addilyn!!!!!! What a sweet, beautiful baby she is. I love her sweet announcement.

amber.m said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh Katie!! She is SO gorgeous!! And you're not kidding about her being a great photographer! She did so great on all of them!!

Lori said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

She's NOT cute...she's more than that - simply GORGEOUS baby. What a pretty family! Great pictures :-)

The Cavallaro's said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love all of this... Addilyn is so incredibly cute (but of course, she takes after her momma!) love all of her pictures! And I'm glad tinyprints was so understanding and sent you new announcements!

My name is Lydia said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh. My. Goodness. Your baby girl is an absolute doll!!

My name is Lydia said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Also her name is super cute! :)

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.

Janna Renee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

My heart just literally melted! They are so good!