Cheaper By The Half-Dozen

November 2nd, 2010

Cheaper By The Half-Dozen - Babies

He just fell asleep and when he woke up…

(Photography by Brian and Janine Killian of Peters Photography)

295 Responses to “Cheaper By The Half-Dozen”

  1. kim says:

    beautiful pic of a beautiful family!

    skin to skin contact helps babies bond to parents (especially fathers). not relevant to the shoot, but there ya go.

    love this pic!

  2. flipper says:

    OK, let’s check logistics, here…
    I’ve only had one baby at a time, and when they were this little, any bare baby butt nearby meant I was getting wet… or worse. But SIX??? “Clean up! Aisle 9!”

  3. Kariann says:

    Men and baby pics always melt me. I’m such a girl… LOL

  4. Leslie says:

    Ok so the only awkward thing I see about this is that all he babies are naked… dad probably woke up to a nasty little surprise or two. But other than that is totally awesome!! I’m just amazed they got all the babies to cooperate and look so peaceful all at once!

  5. Charlene says:

    Most adorable picture ever shown on this site.

  6. pittipat says:

    Poor man is infested. Hope those antibiotics clear that right up. Seriously, this is a cute pic. Baby on back of daddy’s head has his smile. :)

  7. Heather says:

    When you six babies you sleep where and when you can. They are so adorable.

  8. Jen says:

    Aww, I think it is sweet. What would have made it awkward would be if the dad had decided to go pantsless like the babies!

  9. Linda says:

    100 bucks says at least one of those babies piddled on either Dad or that burgundy velour (or both!) during the photo shoot.

  10. Kim says:

    This isn’t awkward at all. It’s so cute!

  11. mamajamz says:

    I think it’s totally cute, too. Somehow, all that skin-to-skin isn’t ooky at all, but just looks cozy and sweet. I think I would like it less if I could see Dad’s chest, but it’s great as is. Love it.

  12. Aziants says:

    That’s the last moment of piece that they may ever get…. So sweet!

  13. cranky says:

    The awkward comes when all 6 babies decide to pee at once.

  14. Sammy says:

    I’m not even that fond of babies or small children, and I can’t stop looking at this picture. It’s beyond adorable.

  15. Dave says:

    Now if one of those little darlings peed on Dad, then we’d have awkward. As it is, it’s just a beautiful picture.

  16. Blueskywoman says:

    I love how most of the babies have that same little angelic smile on thier faces

  17. Carolyn says:

    Cute. I just hope he didn’t get pee’d on! :)

  18. Lynn says:

    Very cute. I feel for the parents. I hope they do have enough common sense NOT to go on a reality series. Just say NO to TLC.

  19. Kelly says:

    It is awkward because you know one or more of these babies peed during this shoot!

  20. Josh says:

    WHAT? I think it’s creepy as hell.

  21. miriam says:

    I want to know how they got them all to sleep at the same time… and long enough to pose them and take a picture. WOW

  22. oneeighthwhitebodewadmi says:

    I’m sorry, folks, but I just don’t see the awkwardness here. This is just plain adorable. I love it!

  23. B.J. says:

    Kudos to them for getting a picture of all the babies sleeping — not a single one screaming! SIX!!! That’s a whole lot of adorable!

  24. katusha says:

    Yep, put on a shirt, and the awkward is gone. Love those babies!!

  25. SWMBO says:

    Have to say – the babies keep this from reaching “awkward” status. Their precious-ness counteracts and cancels out Dad’s odd pose.

  26. Laura says:

    This one doesn’t qualify as awkward. This is just cute!

  27. Ama says:

    This is a family on Columbus, Ohio. They all belong to them. This is an adorable pic.

  28. Momasaurus says:

    I love it. More importantly, I want to know how they got six babies to sleep at the same time. My singleton could use some instruction.

  29. MCMG says:

    This is beautiful!!!!
    Of course he is sleeping- he has six newborns and he shut his eyes for one second….
    Beautiful picture.

  30. Katie Jane says:

    This is adorable! I think it’s only slightly awkward because the mom is the only one not “sleeping”. Just doesn’t fit. If it was just dad in this one or they could somehow have her napping too it would be better.

  31. MissWillow says:

    Aw! That’s sweet baby bliss right there! Wow! Look at All the little smiles! What a lovely family!

  32. katididit says:

    This is sooo cute! But without diapers on all those babies, dad’s gonna probably gonna get peed on.

  33. Steve says:

    I dunno, its a little awkward. How about the baby who got Daddy’s rump as a pillow. Sheesh!

  34. Leanne says:

    To Imma Hotmess….he’s probably not wearing a shirt because it was soaked in baby urp.

    I agree, though, VERY cute picture!

  35. courtney says:

    Not akward at all…as a parent of triplets i see this as a beautiful portrait of a new family.

  36. Julie says:

    I just LOVE this photo!!! Beautiful!!!!!

  37. leatrix says:

    This is just *gorgeous* i’d be delighted with this photo, beautiful!

  38. Tricia says:

    That is the cutest picture ever. Ever! How’d they get all the babies to sleep at once, though?

  39. Sandra says:

    Really nothing awkward about this one. I do sympathize with the mother however as we can all see what dad plans on doing for the next 18 years.

  40. Jan Brady says:

    That is brave, six babies and not a diaper in sight.

  41. Lianne says:

    I don’t think that it is at all awkward. I am just absolutely amazed that they were able to take a photo with all the babies still and perfectly posed.

  42. m says:

    This is a cool photo.

  43. snakelady says:

    Not awkward at all! Simply beautiful family!

  44. Jenn says:

    The only part of this photo that might get those parents into trouble is if one or more of those babies goes to the bathroom! Other then that, this is a very sweet picture. I think it’s amazing to see such a happy family, even though you know how rough they must have it. No sleep, no alone time…. parents of newborn is hard enough I can’t imagine it times 6!

    • Zandy says:

      seems to me there are pink ‘protective devices’ under two of the babies. And the guys eyes are part open (or closed) as if to say ‘oh, maaaan….’

  45. Smacula33 says:

    AWESOME!!!! Very adorable and I say sleep while you can….

  46. Peter says:

    My first thought was, “WOW! That’s a LOT of babies!!!” My second thought was, “That’s one of the sweetest family photos I’ve ever seen!” I love it.

  47. Jane says:

    The awkward part is that it’s actually one baby photoshopped to look like six ;)

  48. Michelle B. says:

    Proof that moms never get to rest!

  49. KitKat says:

    That is SO PRECIOUS. What a lucky family!

  50. Stephanie says:

    Yeah..that’s probably the only sleep he gets. Why isn’t the mom sleeping too?? I’m sure she deserves it more!! And how on earth did they get all 6 babies to sleep at the same time???

    • CB says:

      It’s generally not that hard when they are newborn….it’s mostly what they do anyway.

      • Karen says:

        Oh, CB, your naivete is showing. Have six (or even one), then come back and write another comment.

      • Dude says:

        From someone, obviously, with lots of experience! ;)

        I’m a dad of twins and I can tell you that their schedules do not coincide with expectations. I cannot imagine how exhausted they were.

        Love the picture! So cute.

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