I've known this family for years, and I photographed them in Parramatta Park, when their now five year old was about one. They had room in their hearts and home for one more baby to complete their family. And when you make such adorable children, why not! The last few weeks of pregnancy have been so hard, with Mum on bed rest. Finally, on 18 July 2014, at 35 weeks, he was born. He was such a tiny baby. The photos don't really do that justice, which is why we also photographed him beside his teddy bear. Very soon, he will be bigger than that bear! I've never seen siblings so besotted. Ever! Sometimes, one sibling will be particularly in love with the new baby. Mostly, they don't mind either way. But all three of Franklin's siblings adore him. His five year old brother kept stroking him so tenderly, and kept putting his cheek next to Franklin's mouth and declaring "he is kissing me". I asked his big sister if I could take him now. She looked right into my eyes and said "no"! She wanted him all for herself, to shower him with love and affection. It really filled my heart watching them all. Clearly, Franklin has captured the hearts of his whole family. I imagine that soon, he will be woo'ing them all with giggles and smiles and will have everyone wrapped around their little fingers.