I know it seems like I would naturally do this... that of course a mother would bond with her baby - especially a breastfeeding mother... but then there is me. Ellen + newborn = nothing. Sersiously, nothing. I mean if someone tried to harm her I'd kill them but almost out of principle. It's just that until babies have a personality (which means they need to do more than eat, sleep, pass gas, pee and poop) I'm not that interested. And I know that if I was still with Evan all day AND Chloe that I would probably gravitate more towards Evan. It's just the truth people... it doesn't make me a bad mother.
One of the bonding things I do is take pictures because even though I'm not a fan of newborns I can objectively look at her and say how super cute she is. And the other day, as I was holding her, I figured I would see how good I was at one-handed photo taking. And now you get to benefit from our bonding.
My first attempt at taking a picture of her super cute feet (hers are thin and long whereas Evan's have always been - and still are - more like mine... Flintstone feet):
And so I figured I would need to address the fuzziness of the photo and I tried again:
And clearly I still needed lessons for close photos so I decided to move on and take a picture of the princess herself:
And then I realized that since I'm always the one taking photos that I didn't have any photos of the two of us together and I needed to fix that:
Oooh - but that
And apparently I overdid that... but at least my nose is clean and my chins are gone. And so I figured that I would return to the one thing I could take a picture of:
I'm not sure she liked the camera in her face as much as I did but it made some memories.