Cailee is going through a phase. I think that’s what you call it whenever she disagrees with whatever the perceived behavior should be at any given time. So if she cries a lot it might be the “teething” phase or “gassy” phase or “doesn’t have a regular sleep pattern” phase or “hates her carseat” phase, or the one yesterday, “uncomfortable with strangers” phase. I mean, I’ll be the first to admit that I am the worst offender – no one wants to admit that your child just might not be happy as if its a reflection on your parenting skills so they label every cry or outburst with a phase. True or not – yesterday during our photo session – it was the “I don’t like strangers touching me, big cameras in my face, my nursery rearranged, I’m hungry, I look silly, stop shaking all those rattles in my face and smiling as big as you can, don’t talk to me like I am 4 1/2 months” phase. Don’t get me wrong – there were some happy moments – few and far between – and all the antics kept Cailee on even keel for a majority of the time – which is a big step in the right direction and huge improvements over the last photo session – but the photographer concluded that she wasn’t a very smiley baby and I know that’s not true – so maybe it was just the “I don’t want to show the photographer my smile” phase.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that this photographer (very patient and super to work with) is a miracle worker and captured the true essence of who Cailee is – she just doesn’t realize she has a perfectionistic, designer mother on her hands.

So Saturday afternoon mommy was in a phase too – “I am going to prove I can get some nice photos of my baby” phase. Here’s a sneak peak of Cailee’s photo outfit taken by yours truly (and the other most important person in Cailee’s life).