1 month

If life had a soundtrack this would be one of the most beautiful parts.
I would pause and play it over and over.
Another little soul to love. Another chance to nurse and cuddle one of my babies.

Kiss her chubby cheeks, touch her soft hands and whisper sweet things in her ear.
I love being a mother.
©MandyLynne baby Willow©MandyLynne sisters

One of Autumn’s dreams has always been to have a sister.
It has been really special to see the children bond with Willow.

©MandyLynne newborn©MandyLynne siblings

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Baby Willow

When do you need a couple of talented cousins to take over?

After you have had a baby that’s when!

It really took the pressure off and I am SOO in love with the results.

Thank you, thank you.. I love you both!

You can view more of their beautiful work at

Kriscinda Lee Photography & Rachael McBee Photography.©Mandy Lynne baby Willow©Kriscinda Lee baby Willow ©RachaelMcBee ©Kriscinda Lee baby©RachaelMcBee newborn

First moments

blog.mandylynne.comWillow’s birth story.
Our little sweetie arrived on March 26.

She ignored her April due date and came over 2 weeks early. :)  I expected her to be a little early. After 4 pregnancies you begin to see a pattern to everything. I was a little low on amniotic fluid.. trying to follow my doctor’s order to drink lots of water and rest. The night before she came I didn’t sleep, but I managed to get a small nap in before my labor started at around 10 a.m.  After my water broke, it was all I could do to pack my bag between contractions and race off to the hospital. She came 5 hrs later.

I’m so thankful everything went so well.

It was love at first sight. Her first cries, chubby cheeks, tiny little fingers and toes.

She is part of all of us and she completes our family perfectly.

Even after 15 years of parenting this experience is still as exciting as our first.

I am also very blessed to have such a supportive, gentle man by my side.
We are thrilled to have another one to love

and especially happy that our daughter finally has a sister!9 copy©MandyLynne birth©MandyLynne birth.

essential oilsI thought I would share a book I have found so helpful during pregnacy, labor, baby, and postpartum healing. This is my first pregnancy to use doTerra essential oils and now I can’t imagine how I managed without them.

I had my bottle of peppermint with me during labor and it was just what I needed.

Let me know if you have any questions regarding these oils or how to use them with pregnancy.

Mandy Lynne new baby.

Mandy Lynne new baby

Baby Dalton | Mandy Lynne |Springfield, MO photographer

My cousin Rachael gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in December.
I’m glad I was able to capture a little bit of the love & tenderness of her sweet family!
Also..so excited that she plans to do the same for me in a few weeks. :-)
She specializes in the most beautiful newborn portraiture in the OKC area.
RachaelMcBee.com
©MandyLynne newborn©MandyLynne newborn.