“Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.”
— Jodi Picoult
It is truly an honor to be invited into a family's home when they have just had a baby. The sweet feeling that accompanies a newborn spreads to the home and anyone who enters and it is just so incredible. I remember having my first baby and how you feel like you really have no idea how to do this parenting thing and the exhaustion sets in and the adjustment hits hard. Having a newborn is such a physically and emotionally demanding thing (and I am pretty sure nobody can adequately prepare you for it), but it is such a beautiful and fleeting time.
These parents are figuring it all out perfectly and they are just the right parents for this darling baby boy. They are smitten with him and he knows exactly who they are. It was amazing to witness it and be able to capture it. I loved watching Mom sweetly snuggle her baby and find how he fits right in to her arms and the nape of her neck. I loved watching Dad take his firstborn in his big, strong hands and hold him with the utmost care and tenderness. These are the moments that should not be forgotten when a lot of the other things will be.