How do you measure two weeks? In middle of the night feeds, in cries, in dirty diapers, in sleep deprivation?
It's easy to forget the struggles of having a newborn, especially when you have 2 year old running around the house. It's easy to forget about the sleepless nights, sore breasts, cries that you just can't figure out and hormones completely out of whack, just to name a few.
Then there are these moments that you wish you could hold onto forever. Those adorable sleep smiles and brow furrows, the way they snuggle right up on you and sleeps for hours, the adorable little noises they make. Which is why capturing your precious newborn within the first couple weeks is so precious. They are moments in time that you will forever have to look back on but will never again have with that child.
With my first baby, I missed those early photos. I had a very different birth story the first time and just didn't have the motivation to shoot anyone or anything until around a month or more later. Don't get me wrong, I love those images of Raine, but this time around I really wanted to take those early photos. So at two weeks to the day, I set up the living room and got little Odin camera ready. Being the mom and milk supply as well as the photographer for newborn photos isn't as easy as I had initially thought but in the end we only had one accident and ended up with some great images. There are so many that I love but I thought I would share just three looks...for now! 🍼
The first is baby boy sitting in a crate and if you have ever been to my house you know how much I love crates. The second is Odin wearing a knitted hat, which my sister picked up in Peru after I had Raine, sadly the hat was too tiny for her head by the time I got it so it was perfect for this shoot and I'm so glad one of them was able to wear it. The last image shows Odin on a blue blanket which was gifted to him. I teared up when I was told that this blanket was 60 years old, and was his baby blanket, to top it off, it came from Holland! Such a special gift it needed to be photographed.