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Challenge: Together, But Not the Same (Advanced Editing VII)
Date: Sep 22, 2015
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Sep 21, 2015

Everybody, this is Carly!
Carly, this is everybody.
Say hello!!


Carly Ann arrived on July 18th! She was 5 lbs. and 15 oz. :)

She is now 11 weeks old and finally starting to sleep through the night. I thought that would never come! Haha!

Sometimes I still cannot believe she is here. Those 9 months felt like they dragged by, but when I look back now, they flew. Occasionally Jason and I will just look at each other and say "......We have a BABY." Having her has changed our lives in ways we never imagined, both good and hard. It has definitely not all been sunshine and roses, haha! :) We do love her though and are happy to watch her grow, which she has done so much of in the last 11 weeks. She has recently started smiling! That makes my heart so happy.

Someone recently told me that with a baby, the days are long but the years are short, so I am trying to soak up what I can, since I know that time tends to fly when you least expect it.

Thanks for all the kind comments and votes. I know I am biased but I think she is the cutest thing I have ever seen. ;) Here are some other recent shots. This girl is going to have to get used to having a mom photographer! :)

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 53
Avg (all users): 7.0294
Avg (commenters): 8.2143
Avg (participants): 7.2800
Avg (non-participants): 6.8837
Views since voting: 1530
Views during voting: 163
Votes: 68
Comments: 29
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10/08/2015 09:05:33 AM
Congrats on the Baby, I mean the ribbon- both!
10/05/2015 01:43:05 PM
Wonderful image! Congratulations on your red ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2015 01:25:30 PM
A wee beauty you've got there, Samantha. Lovely photo and congrats on the ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2015 03:37:08 PM
She's gorgeous. I look forward to the amazing photos to come.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2015 10:59:18 AM
Those are all fabulous photographs, Samantha! Congratulations on your new life... and your ribbon.

I agree. The days are long, but the years fly by. Enjoy! :D
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2015 06:04:25 AM
Oh boy.... cute pics, and lovely story.
As a mother of two girls myself, your middle paragraph had me smiling and nodding with every single word. No doubt, countless parents will read this and totally "get you". Mind you.... sleeping through at 11 weeks??? Wow..... you are spoiled! I had to wait 10.5 months!!!!!

I feel compelled to add my ten cents worth: just when you are sick to death of a certain problem and you're hoping for it to be all over very soon, here is my good/bad advice: it doesn't ever get better, it just changes. Yes, you WILL get over one problem, but it will be replaced by another one.

My girls are now 24 and 21 years old, and yet I STILL worry and have problems with them. Dang it, I guess it will NEVER end. Parenthood, apparently, is a life sentence of love/hate (or at least of love/problems).

Work on loving as much of it as you can. It is here to stay.

  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2015 04:51:11 AM
Congratulations on both counts. Babies are hard work but it does get easier.
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10/02/2015 04:45:22 AM
Congrats on the Red, lovely image!
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10/02/2015 04:03:59 AM
Many congratulations, and I'm not talking about the ribbon.
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10/02/2015 02:26:11 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. The photo is gorgeous (as are the subjects). Thanks for sharing the extra shots. Carly Ann certainly is a cutie. Btw, sleeping all night at 11 weeks is wonderful. What a considerate little girl!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2015 12:16:17 AM
Beautiful baby girl and beautiful image; congrats on the ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2015 12:05:55 AM
Eleven weeks and she's sleeping through the night?! That's like catching a unicorn. Congratulations on all of it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/01/2015 10:40:31 PM
Beautiful softness. Love the eyes and the tones
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10/01/2015 09:27:39 PM
A shoe-in for a ribbon. such beautiful subjects although the flower is a bit OTT to my eye. bump to 8
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10/01/2015 03:26:20 PM
Gorgeous shot! Congrats on the babe, Samantha!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2015 11:51:45 AM
Such a lovely portrait. I really like the soft quality that it has
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2015 09:38:01 PM
Gorgeous portrait!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2015 10:01:03 AM
Lovely photograph. Really like the lighting and softness on this. Good subject for the challenge.
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09/30/2015 09:29:35 AM
Beautiful portrait. And of course congratulations with your first-born. She has the eyes of her mother.
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09/30/2015 03:50:37 AM
Wow, I really like your composition. Mom's face draws my eyes to her eyes. From there I move left to her hair with a short drop to the baby's face. Then down to Mom's shoulder to her hair, then up the hair and back to where I started at her eyes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2015 11:28:24 AM
A lovely composition, well lit. The mothers face is too much processed for my taste - it's just too flawless to be natural. If this happens to be the real skin without retouching then I'm envious about that perfect texture!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/27/2015 05:22:25 AM
I'm glad you did not enter this in the "Family" challenge! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2015 10:04:28 PM
That you, Sam? Adorable baby. Getting any sleep? :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2015 08:23:04 AM
congrats!!!
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09/25/2015 06:06:20 PM
Awww, she is beautiful Samantha! Lovely portrait :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/25/2015 02:49:34 PM
Congratulations Samantha! She's a beautiful little girl!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/25/2015 12:34:55 PM
Oh my GOLLY, Samantha! She's GORGEOUS!! WOW!

You are blessed!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/25/2015 09:11:51 AM
Best in show award, congrats
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09/25/2015 08:37:25 AM
she's adorable. Congratulations!
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