Early this year, I had the honor of photographing an incredibly intimate moment, the first weeks of a family’s life together. Coming from a large family, I think babies are are fantastic little critters. They squirm, emit all sorts of funny liquids, and wiggle their faces into the most adorable expressions. In addition to weddings, I love following couples as they start families and then being their Boston newborn photographer!
Grace Kathleen edged out her twin brother by one minute to become what hospital officials believe is the first baby born in the Boston-area this year. At 12:10 a.m. on New Year’s Day, a 4-pound, 18-inch long daughter was born at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, according to a hospital spokeswoman. The twin boy, Luke Christopher, was born a minute later weighing 4 pounds, 14 ounces. and measuring 18.5 inches. He is thought to be the official No. 2 baby in the metro area.
Brigham and Women’s was among 10 hospitals in the Boston area that shared news with one another about their first births of 2012, the spokeswoman said. The third baby born this year at those hospitals was clocked at 12:15 a.m. at Brigham and Women’s. The parents were not immediately available to comment today, but medical officials reported that babies and mothers are doing well and resting at the hospital. It was unknown whether the Grillo children were the first born in Massachusetts. The other nine hospitals that reported their earliest births of the new year were: Beverly Hospital, Emerson Hospital in Concord, North Shore Medical Center in Salem, South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, and in Boston: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. If you know if an expectant mother, newborn portraits are a beautiful way to capture the first weeks of newborns. Often, Boston newborn photographers will schedule the newborn sessions far in advance, a couple months before the baby is born! I have a flexible weekday schedule, a natural light studio and would love to speak to expectant parents!