Maybe it's because I know that I'll never have another baby again or I just miss the sweet snuggles of a of a tiny human, but these first day of life sessions give me all the feels. I remember those precious first few days like it was yesterday. They were filled with wonder and delight, but also worry. Although this family didn't seemed worried I'm sure there were lots of times they were. It's all a part of being a parent.
Birth is a crazy thing. For a woman to grow another life inside of her is so weird, but also so amazing to think about as the same time. It's something so special that men can not do. Think about that for a second because women you are powerful just in that sense alone. You can birth another human being, men can't do that, they just can't. Women are the only ones and that is so meaningful and so powerful and should be celebrated. Without you, without women our species would fail to exist. I always thought birthdays should not just be for celebrating our children, but also a celebration of the mom that birthed you. Something to think about when your birthday rolls around, maybe a thank you card or small gift for your mom.
My absolute favorite photo from this session it the one pictured above. Mom looks completely in love and content looking at her baby with wonder. Baby is swaddled and in a peaceful sleep. This photo is the embodiment of motherhood that first day. In love, but tired and just wanting to give baby everything.