Day 21, back in early May. She had been excruciatingly difficult ALL day. By the time it was photo time, she had actually given in to sleep, and I thought the photo I'd been planning might work. I got Joe ready to assist with his hands as props, and we almost got everything lined up. And then she broke wide open again, bawling. Frustrated, both from the failed photo attempt and from the day-long exhaustion of dealing with her crying, I said, "Fine. Let's just shoot THIS. This is how she was today anyway. Day 21 is THIS." And I shot four or five frames of that crying, and was done. The end.
Because THAT was Lucy, that day.
See the tear squeezing out of her right eye? SO sad. Seriously.
The truth is, as lovely as Lucy is in her photos... as sweet as she looks when she sleeps, she is NOT an easy baby. Want evidence? Want to see the OTHER photos from my Lucy Days that I haven't shown here yet?
Warning-- these might break your heart: