Grand Rapids Lifestyle Hospital Newborn Session - Fresh 48 with Ashley Burnside Photography

newborn baby looks at mother with open eyes - an emotional moment for the new mama. 

Allie called me after her delivery and asked me to come to the hospital for a Fresh 48 session - newborn session that happens within that first two days of life. Even after a week, babies start to change, so I'm glad we were able to capture these. 

Grand Rapids newborn baby yawns while swaddled in the hospital being held by her mama.

"Omg! Her water broke!" I remember thinking. Not a week earlier had she just posted her 36 week bump photo. It's true what they say - babies come when they are ready. But you never usually expect it to be early, especially not 3 weeks!

But all was well. Annalise June Monroe came into the world on December 20th, 2016, a healthy little peanut weighing just over 5 lbs!

newborn baby looks around with open eyes wearing a knitted pink newborn cap in the hospital while her mama holds her.

It's amazing the difference a pound or two can make in babies! My boys were both just a few ounces under 7 lbs, but that pound-and-a-half makes such a difference! Annalise is so petite! She was swimming in the newborn onesie the hospital provided. Her new grandma had to get her some premie clothes!

newborn baby looks around with open eyes wearing a knitted pink newborn cap in the hospital while her mama holds her.

But she is healthy, and more excitingly, SHE IS HERE!!!  

grand rapids hospital delivery rooms and post partum wing at the Spectrum hospitals - United Hospital in Greenville, Mi during lifestyle hospital newborn session
newborn baby looks around with open eyes wearing a knitted pink newborn cap in the hospital while her mama holds her.
post-partum care and the nurse feeds premie baby in hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan during lifestyle hospital newborn session
newborn baby looks around with open eyes wearing a knitted pink newborn cap in the hospital while her mama holds her.
newborn baby looks at mother with open eyes - an emotional moment for the new mama.
newborn baby looks at mother with open eyes - an emotional moment for the new mama.
newborn baby looks at mother with open eyes - an emotional moment for the new mama.  
black and white film photo of Newborn baby lays in hospital bassinet during Grand Rapids hospital lifestyle newborn session
Cheeky, happy newborn baby looks directly at the camera and smiles during Grand Rapids hospital lifestyle newborn session
Newborn foot and newborn hospital ink footprint on black and white film during Grand Rapids hospital lifestyle newborn session
newborn baby looks at mother with open eyes - an emotional moment for the new mama.

ARE YOU EXPECTING AND CRAVING GORGEOUSLY SIMPLE PHOTOS AFTER YOUR OWN LITTLE ONE ARRIVES?