Those first days are a blur. Sometimes it’s because you’re tired, but mostly, you’re just so in love. The weeks fly by and they’re alert and cooing and smiling. And it’s amazing.
But you will miss those days.
The first days.
In the first days there are things like being covered in milk and engorgement and healing and wondering what that smell is (it’s YOU, by the way, Mom). And there are snuggles, and warm toes, and late nights nursing a little body close to you. There are amazing things, and hard things and every other type of things in between… and my favorite part of it all- because I can’t keep them newborns- is the email that comes from the photographer telling me my images are ready.
Investments are important in life. Certificates of Deposit, Mutual Funds, Stocks, Bonds, 401k… and pictures. For me, losing my father at 13, pictures mean more than any dollar amount he could have left me. They mean I can relive all the moments that are on film (eeek! My kids won’t know what film is!).
As a mom, I get to have those moments again and again, as well… and my children will, too.
Thanks to Lisa, artist-owner-hero at Agroterra Photography, I have those moments. The first days are in pictures. Moments that Camille can see- the love her sister, father, Mima and I all shared on camera.
Unplanned moments I wasn’t sure were caught of me soothing her, or just playing around with my mom- who was off camera.
My sweet girl sleeping and of her showing off her newborn blue eyes. Of Dave, so tender. Loving his sweet girls, and being Daddy to his newest warrior.
The first days… they are a blur. I don’t remember her being this small. I don’t remember being tired or sad or worried. I see the happiness, the love, the newness of parenthood that comes when a little one is born- no matter how many children you have. I see our first days so beautifully, wonderfully captured in these moments.
Thank you, Lisa.
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