OMG. Chiara was the most angelic and cooperative baby ever! It took us about an hour to get her settled in and then after that she just slept soundly the rest of the shoot. I cannot even begin to tell you how many different poses we were able to get out of her. It was insane. I kept thinking "ok, there's no way she is going to let me put her like that but hey, no harm in trying" and voila, pose desired: achieved. She even smiled at me at the beginning of the shoot (real smiles! not gas!) and I was totally smitten... as I am with all newborns.... It is probably well known at this point that I am just completely enamored with newborns. Can't get enough of them. I know it was probably my fault that my kids couldn't tolerate being put down or sleeping alone, I just loved having their itty bitty-ness on me at all times and so I indulged. There is just something truly magical about newborns.