Miss Lorelei was my first newborn to photograph since having my own precious baby arrive. It has been extremely hard getting back to work because I don’t want to ever leave her… not even for an hour. Guilt has become a huge part of my life. But, after meeting Lorelei, I know going back to work is going to be so much fun and so rewarding. Wilhelmina has grown so fast already that I barely even remember how small she used to be. Lorelei was born 8lbs 9oz, and holding Lorelei reminded me just how small and dependent newborns are on their parents. It’s amazing how easy it is to forget the blur that you life becomes in those first couple of months.
Lorelei reminded me of those sleepless nights, difficult times nursing, and breaking down to tears at the smallest, silliest thing. As bad as those things may sound, she also reminded me of just how wonderful it is to have a baby. To create a beautiful, living, breathing, baby human is truly amazing. Yes, life is easier now that Wilhelmina sleeps through the night, eats on a schedule, and is much more predictable. But I wouldn’t trade those first moments for anything.
Thank you Lorelei for helping me remember one of the sweetest, most intimate, sleepless, emotional, chaotic, and best times in my life. It’s pretty incredible when someone who has been alive for only seven days can teach you to enjoy every minute because change happens in the blink of an eye.