One thing that the French and US cultures both seem to share is the desire to feed upon the bleeding hearts of new parents. Baby products are expensive and abundant (though the French government pays out mother's money prior to the delivery to help subsidize your costs of setting up a nursery and monthly mother's money until the child is 3 years old to help pay for diapers and formula).
But I digress. In anycase, we learned within hours of Zachary's birth that regardless of whether you are recovering in a maternity ward in Boulder or Bordeaux, one of the first visitors you will receive is a photographer who offers to take pictures of the newborn and then tries to sell you a package of photos for an exorbitant cost. And, of course, between the sleep deprivation and the hormones, you give in and buy some.
So, without further ado, here are some of my favs from Zachary's first photo shoot, taken on June 15.
This one isn't a great angle but it's the only one of the three of us.
I am really sad that there are no professional photos of Owen and Zachary (since Owen wasn't at the hospital with us) but we have certainly made up for that with candid shots. :)
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