So in love…

Deciding which photos to post of the millions I’ve taken is proving to be a challenge. I could keep you here all day with photos of her (oh! look how cute she is when she’s sleeping! look how cute she is when she’s pooping! look how cute when she’s crying! look at those feet! look at that hair!–you get the idea). It’s probably a good thing that Audrey doesn’t allow me unlimited computer time. SO, here’s just a few recent favorites.

Jake and I love her little smiles….even if they are usually followed up by her filling her diaper


This one makes me laugh. I had taken about 100 photos this morning and she just gave me look, like, seriously mom? Another one? I have a feeling I’m going to get this look a lot.


She’s already changed so much from this photo! Her features are looking more defined to me now


Hair washing time! Audrey’s favorite time of day. I have to admit that I’m quite jealous of this time. Jake holds her over the sink while I use the sink sprayer and wash her hair and massage her scalp. Don’t you wish you got that treatment a few times a week?


*sigh* the loves of my life! Audrey loves her daddy, and why shouldn’t she? He absolutely adores her, has changed more of her diapers than mommy and thinks every thing she does is the cutest/funniest thing ever (including peeing and pooing on him).


It’s so strange seeing traits of yourself in someone else. The biggest traits of mine that she inherited are the cold hands and feet, the nose, the bum chin, AND my struggle with waking up. I’m not a spring-out-of-bed type of person–more of a several-steps-to-wake-up-fully type of person. Here’s Audrey giving a demonstration:


  1. emily

    May 19th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    so cute Mere. she’s an angel.

  2. Phyllis Krutsinger

    May 19th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Hi Jake & Meredith,
    Thanks for posting pictures of Audrey. She is precious!! I love all her red hair!! Your pictures are awesome. You will have so many fun filled days ahead. Parenting is the best. Enjoy!

  3. Krista Bontrager

    May 19th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Audrey is one of the most beautiful baby girls I’ve ever seen. She rates right up there with my Jazzy! 🙂

  4. Krista Bontrager

    May 19th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Audrey is so beautiful. She rates right up there with my Jazzy in looks! 🙂

  5. Jen Ewell

    May 19th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Oh man! I’m going to have to hire you to live with me when I have a baby so I can get great shots like that!

  6. lanni

    May 19th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    meredith! look at that hair! she is the best thing i’ve ever seen… and i love her wake-up sequence. she looks soooo tiny. i need one.

  7. Saedi

    May 19th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    These are so amazing! She really is the most adorable little thing ever!

  8. Gina

    May 19th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Oh my goodness! She is so precious! I love all her auburn hair! Agreed about the person that carries your attributes. Surreal and wonderful!!!!!!!

    So glad you are enjoying motherhood!

  9. Katie L.

    May 19th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    She is adorable! I have been meaning to come by and see her( and you of course) but my life has been crazy right now so when things settle down, I am coming! I can’t wait to see her hair for real!

  10. Jennifer Grigg

    May 19th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    What a way to use your perfect north facing window light. Such a doll and bathtime! Great photos! Keep them coming!

  11. kayti

    May 20th, 2009 at 10:43 am

    my favorite is the picture of jake and audrey. priceless, seriously – you guys are such fantastic parents. LOVES

  12. Alyson

    May 20th, 2009 at 11:46 am

    You know I love your blog, but keep posting photos like these, and I’m going to make it my home page.

  13. Lindsay Jane

    May 20th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    She’s amazing! I’m so glad you started posting pictures!

  14. Mindy

    May 20th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    She is beautiful!!

  15. Emily Sharpe

    May 20th, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Mere, she is absolutely beautiful! Awesome pics as always. She is too precious

  16. Ashlee

    May 20th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    I didn’t think that it was possible but she is getting more and more cuter! I can’t wait to hold her again. Hey Mere, it’s a good thing that she is so gorgeous…..she is your own personal little model!

  17. Tiffany Oldham

    May 20th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    So stinkin’ cute! I absolutely love her. She truly is such a beautiful beautiful baby! HOw perfect. A beautiful girl, and a talented photographer as a mother=many great pictures to come!

  18. Tracie

    May 20th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Hey this is your cousin! She is JUST beautiful! WOW! I love love love her hair. And I can definitely see some Carlson in her.

  19. Josh Cameron

    May 21st, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Meredith and Jake- We are so happy for you guys! What a beautiful bundle of Joy!

  20. Ruth

    May 21st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    She is soo gorgeous. That hair is unbelievable! Congrats, I am so happy for you, can’t wait to meet her. Can I just say I am blown away by how beautiful she is. She is going to be a heartbreaker for sure. Tell Jake he needs to get a gun to scare away all the boys. Hope things are going well! Love ya

  21. Tandy and Aaron

    May 22nd, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Oh, I love her! great shots, Meredith! Those cheeks of hers are getting a little more chub! Isn’t it amazing how they change everyday?

  22. Sarah Haynie

    May 22nd, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Hi Meredith! Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous! Just like her mom 🙂 So glad your family is doing well..


  23. Marie

    May 22nd, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    She’s BEeeeeeeautiful Mere! I LOVE her color of her hair!!!
    Congratz again!

  24. Carissa

    May 23rd, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    I wish I looked that cute waking up:)

  25. julie

    May 23rd, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Mere! She is so beautiful! I see lots of her mom in her! I LOVE the auburn/red hair!

  26. Aunt Kathryn

    May 25th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I’d like to say this is just the photographer – but I dare say she has the perfect subject! Too beautiful for words! Can’t wait to see her in person!

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