Our daughter will treasure this forever

A co-worker of mine told me how a friend of hers had photographed her newborn in a bowl of Fruit Loops. The idea was to take a picture of your baby with whatever food you craved while pregnant, so presumably, the food that made the baby. A clever idea, I thought.

For me, that would mean photographing our newborn in a bowl of ice cream, or maybe a bowl of ice cream sandwiches. Or heck, a bowl of ice cubes. Basically, screaming baby.

I decided to upend the process and photograph our pre-newborn with the food I’ve craved. There wasn’t any screaming, and at the end of the photo shoot I got to eat the prop.

(For the record, yes, that is my actual belly, not some fake I strapped on, as a few people have suggested.)