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One Month Old (August’s Monthly Photo)

As you can see, I decided to take August’s photo in the library. Can you believe he’s one month old already? He weighs eleven and a half pounds now, and is already outgrowing his 0-3 month clothes. I wish he were happier for this, his first picture, but I was losing daylight (so no time to postpone our photo shoot). Oh well — I don’t mind having the occasional crying baby photo.

Happy one-month birthday, little guy!

(I’ll be taking a photo of August sitting in the Eames rocker and wearing his pin each month until he’s two years old. I also take monthly photos of his sister, Eleanor.)

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71 Comments

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    liz @ btb
    March 8, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Oh goodness. He is just so teeny in that chair. Congrats again Mama, you have a super cute little dude.

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    Beth
    March 8, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Aw, take it easy little dude. Hope the next one is happier! Nevertheless, I love your posts of the kiddos. Can’t wait to see him a few months from now. Eleanor’s photos show so much growth in personality, not just physical size! Can’t wait to see more of August. <3

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    captain kk
    March 8, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    classic! i like the change of scenery too.. much more masculine for little august.

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    Sarah
    March 8, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    It’s wonderful! So cute!

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    Catherine
    March 8, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    You are crazy to move all that furniture every month! He is so adorable though-even crying! Congrats again!!

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    Claudia
    March 8, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    wow, the Eames chair, so awesome!

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    Beth-Anne Jones from 4mothers1blog
    March 8, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Holy bookshelf porn! I am drooling!!! (very cute babe too!)

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    Cherie
    March 8, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Already one month; doesn’t time steadily slip through our
    fingers? While you’re at it, document the two sweeties
    together each month. Destined to be best friends. Life is good.

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    Kathy
    March 8, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Oh man, he looks so much smaller than Eleanor did! I love that you put him in the library too. Gorgeous!

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    liz
    March 8, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Oh my gosh! congratulations! Somehow I completely missed that you had the baby. Where have I been? Anyway, love the name and congrats to you.

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    kristin
    March 8, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    stellar shot. love the location for your cutie. – makes for good story, not every day is a happy, happy day (well, i mean every moment!)

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    LeeAnn
    March 8, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Your whole idea of monthly photos set up this way is so well executed. I love the range of expressions Eleanor has had with all her photos, and this one will be no different!

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    Emmmylizzzy
    March 8, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I’m so glad you decided to use the chair again! Really ties the shots together. And my little one was crying for her one month picture as well, but I like it – an accurate account of how what those early days were really like!

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    Audrie
    March 8, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Awww one month already!!! I love how the backdrop of August’s monthly pics is decidedly boyish while Eleanor’s is so very girly :)

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    Kylie
    March 8, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Oh perfect! So worth taking the Eames chair up the stairs! He looks adorable, and I love seeing more pictures of your library.

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    Jessica Howard
    March 8, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    He is so adorable!

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    Noni
    March 8, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    *sniff* He’s a darling!

    Quick question: Do you find that there is significantly less dusting to do with the glass cabinet doors on your bookcases? We have ones identical to yours and there is an unbelievable amount of dust that I have to remove weekly.

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      Making it Lovely
      March 8, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      There’s NO dusting! Occasional glass cleaning, but that’s much more manageable.

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    mandy
    March 8, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    i love how it’s a much more ‘masculine’ setting.
    it was worth the move.
    if i ever have kids i’m soooo stealing this idea.

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    Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife
    March 8, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    I love the library setting. It’s perfect (and I think you will be happy that you went to the extra effort!)

    He is getting so big, a month has gone by so quickly!

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    Shannon
    March 8, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Sooooo cute.

    Wasn’t Eleanor a little fussy in her first picture, also?

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    sloppyart
    March 8, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Yay! Love the crying August (with the Vase–only ‘weapon-like’ thing available) in the Library. He’ll seem even smaller one day for being inconsolable when the photo was snapped.

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    misshotcakes
    March 8, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I can’t believe it’s been a month already.
    my goodness.

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    Sonja
    March 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I love the photo! I like how you used the same chair for both kids. Beautiful babies make me smile!

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    Katie
    March 8, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I can’t get over the fact that he’s a month old! If ever there was a time that time should slow down….. He’s perfect!

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    Jenae
    March 8, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    He’s so precious & tiny! :)

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    Anna
    March 8, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Hey,
    I am writing to confess my wrongdoing. I found your blog (specifically a post about your kitchen, with the beautiful yellow floral curtain at the window) a while back and saved the pictures of that curtain because I was determined to copy you. Now I have made my copy of that curtain and to properly blog about it, I put up the pictures of yours – to show what I was inspired by and going for. I linked to that post, but realized (it’s been coming to me all day) that I really should have asked your permission before putting up YOUR pictures on MY blog. If you would like to see the exact post, the link is below. If it matters to you, I have 11 followers and (I would guess) an optimistic maximum of 30 people that commonly read my blog. If you would like me to take the pictures down, I will absolutely do that with no question, just email me or comment on the blog. Thank you, and I’m sorry for doing this out of order!
    -Anna
    http://dailymeeps.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-have-full-idea-to-actualization-craft.html

    P.S. Thanks for posting the lovely work you did in your kitchen! It looks great.

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    TDM
    March 9, 2011 at 1:56 am

    awww that’s just too cute

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    Nelle
    March 9, 2011 at 4:04 am

    Love the new setting, totally worth dragging that chair up every time! :)

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    Jordan@the2seasons
    March 9, 2011 at 7:38 am

    What a cute picture I love that it is a true action shot.

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    Arlena
    March 9, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I think this is a beautiful spot for August’s monthly photo! I can’t believe it has been one month already~next thing we know he will be reading one of those books..:)

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    Erika
    March 9, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Awe; he is still a handsome little baby, even if not very happy.

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    April
    March 9, 2011 at 9:08 am

    What a sweet little guy! I still think the name is fabulous too!

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    Amanda
    March 9, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Poor little guy! I hope you can catch and happy face next time! (I love the Eames rocker in the library!)

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    kelly
    March 9, 2011 at 9:43 am

    so cute!

    p.s. where did you find that wooden ampersand? i love it!

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    jbhat
    March 9, 2011 at 11:03 am

    How is it a month already? Happy day, wee one.

    jbhat

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    Leslie
    March 9, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Congratulations! He looks so sweet. I loved seeing the series you did like this of your daughter. Amazing! I bet you didn’t realize how busy life can get with two? My goodness I remember those days at the beginning! Precious and crazy times!!!

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    Christie
    March 9, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    So cute & so little!

    I love the library! Looks so great. What are those yellow flowers in the vase?

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    Rebecca
    March 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Aww, too much cuteness in that picture!

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    Kasey
    March 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I love that corner bookcase! I really like the glass doors so you can see all the colorful books inside! =)

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    Rebecca @ beautiful square feet
    March 9, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I love the set up here. I think it’s lovely that both of them are being photographed in the same chair. Really looking forward to seeing how he changes over the next couple of years!

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    Nowelle
    March 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    This is a cute photo and the library section is soo cute. I love how you dd it.

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    Kris Mays
    March 9, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Already? Wow. Time flies by!

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    Amanda
    March 9, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I’m so glad you decided to take the photo in the library. So manly, and different. :)

    Also, I can’t believe it’s been a month, wow!

    ANNNND I love that ampersand! Swooon.

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    jen {das sushi}
    March 10, 2011 at 1:12 am

    I really like the setting. So perfect! And I love the occasional crying baby shot – it’s what they were doing! Pictures of actual life are so much better than pretend perfection.

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    luuvely
    March 10, 2011 at 7:57 am

    i agree with EVERYone! this is suuuch a wonderful idea to carry the chair up there every single month! he will love you for it (well when he is about 30 lol)…like another poster said..its very manly :)

    yeeeah august! happy one month birthday!!

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    amyks
    March 10, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Can’t believe it’s already been a month, happy day little guy! Love the pic even if he is crying!

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    Sasha
    March 10, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Wow, how time flies. I LOVE that you chose the library! Crying or not, he is simply adorable. Congrats again and thanks for sharing. It gives those of us without kiddos the chance to “ooow and awww” over baby cuteness. =)

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    Naomi
    March 10, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Super cute!! I’m curious to ask, do you make their pin and buy the same onesie for each photo?

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    Ali
    March 10, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I love your design style! I just peeked through your house tour and I was so impressed! But, my husband and I are those home owners that fear adding color and pattern. I desperately want / need to add color and pattern to my home! Thanks for the inspiration! I love how you piece modern and tradition and whimsical into your home! Amazing! I even love all the little details like those cute colorful mini suitcases in your office / studio storage unit. Your house seems HUGE! So many rooms! Love it!

    ~ Ali

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    Ali
    March 10, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Forgot to say the pics of your son was oh so sweet! I have 3 kids: 7,4,2 and I well remember those sweet fussy moments of a 1 month old! Great documentation of your cute little man! Love the library backdrop / location! So cool!

    ~ Ali

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    Sarah
    March 10, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I love the set location of the library! Your photo series (as well as your general design POV) are always inspirational. Darling son and great library. Where did you get those shelves with doors?! They’re perfect for displaying literary treasures, while saving the pages from baby hands.

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    charity
    March 10, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Adorable! Everything is just lovley.

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    Jen
    March 10, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I love this!

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    whorange
    March 11, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Such a perfect little bug!

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    ellen
    March 11, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Lovely! The setting and chair selection turned out great. Can’t wait to watch him grow : )

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    MB
    March 11, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I’m so glad you shared your ‘monthly’ photos with all of us. I started a monthly photo when our daughter Bea was born. Thanks for the great idea! BTW, the cryin’ pic is way to cute. Have a happy weekend:)

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    Denetra
    March 15, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    OH MY GOSH!!!!!! I used to read your blog EVERYDAY but life happened and I’ve been on hiatus! The last time I read, I was following your monthly pictures of your baby daughter also patiently waited for her arrival :). Well I check in today because I had some time (daughters on spring break), and I’m wondering who is AUGUST??? LORD you’ve had another baby!!!! Where in the world have I been??? Congratulations!!! I’m so tickled that I missed everything!!! I love your blog and even with two, you are still organized!!!!

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