I was very mobile with my first two newborns.
Gosh, when I had just one kid, we jaunted about town like nobody’s business. We’d stroll to the grocery store for one item just because it was something to do and a chance for me to interact with adults. When baby two came, she was plopped on my chest by my midwife and stayed there in a baby carrier for a year, following me and her brother around on our daily tasks and trekking up to our favourite destinations in the Rockies on weekends.
Babies three and four, affectionately but uncreatively known on the interwebs as Cub Twins A & B, have left the house a total of three times (aside from a few walks) since they were born at the beginning of March. With Papa Wolf on parental leave, it’s just been easier for one of us to run the errands and the other to mind the cublets.
One of their trio of outings was a few blocks away to the home of my dear friend and former neighbour Evi, who also conveniently happens to be a talented photographer who wanted to add twins to her portfolio of newborn photo shoots.
I had zero artistic vision for our newborn photo shoot. I rarely have an artistic vision for anything, to be honest! My babies, looking cute, in a photo—that was all I had in mind. I also wanted a decent photo of me and Papa Wolf for posterity. We showed up in our best white T-shirts, but Papa Wolf’s was so wrinkled Evi made him change into one of her husband’s! (Hey, we ain’t got time to iron!)
Luckily, Evi had lots of ideas for the Cub Twins’ first photos, and all I had to do was keep them happy and photogenic (tummies full, bums clean!) so she could work her magic.
The most challenging part of getting twins camera-ready is having both of them full and clean at the same time … although I guess she could’ve just taken one’s photo and then duplicated him in post-production! Honestly, going through the photos I wouldn’t be able to say with 100% certainty who’s who in some of the shots anyway.
For all my kids I’ve aimed to create a photo album of their first few months, and I succeeded with my two singletons, so I’ve been using Chatbooks on my phone to build one for the twins. (Sidebar: do I print out two copies? Are they both going to want to inherit one when they grow up?) Neither of my singletons got a newborn photo shoot though! Being our last babies and the only ones that came as a pair, I think it’s only fair.
It was hard to choose which of Evi’s stunning pictures I wanted to turn into a canvas with Canvas Champ, but once I chose, it took me about five minutes to place my order. And the 16″ x 20″ canvas? It retails for just $16! Shipping is free for orders over $149.
For an additional $1.99, I appreciated being sent a proof for my approval just to be certain and that didn’t take long to turn up in my inbox. Once I approved the proof, it was a mere four days—FOUR DAYS!—until our gorgeous canvas showed up at my door.
And it will likely be four months until we decide where we want to permanently hang it and get around to putting a nail in the wall … but that’s okay, it’s done!
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