The first year of a baby is amazing.
As a mum, you are looking forward to meeting your baby. You spend 9 months preparing for this moment, practising breathing, reading books, asking for advice, wondering what your baby looks like and then finally here he/she is.
No matter how many hours of labor or what birth you had. Now your precious baby is laying on your chest and it’s the most wonderful feeling. Your eyes are tearing of joy, you are incapable of feeling the birth pain anymore because all you can think is just in front of you.
You are exhausted but over the moon. Your husband is looking at you both with pride and happiness. He takes a photo of that little creature laying on you and that will be your most precious memory, the beginning of your baby story. This is me and my girl 🙂
Then you go home and all is new. You realise that no book you read, no advice you asked were that relevant after all. They say “babies don’t come with a manual” for some reasons!
Every baby is different and you, as a mum, are the only one who will know your baby best. You will learn why she is crying, you will learn how to hold her, you will learn when to cuddle her . . . you will know when there is something wrong. I realised that your instinct and common sense is often time the best!
You are tired and sleep-deprived, you try to figure out how to breastfeed and feeling hopeless, but you will spend so much time looking at how perfect you baby is, you will hold that baby in your arms as long as you can because you are just so in love that you cannot stop. People will tell you that you shouldn’t always hold your baby, you should let her cry . . . That is your baby and unfortunately, she will grow so fast you cannot imagine. Those little hands, those cute feet will change in a few months. The newborn feature of her face will change in just a few weeks.
In a matter of months, she will mumble, she will roll, sit, then stand . . . walk!
At every stage, you couldn’t be more proud of you little baby. You want to call your hubby, friends, mum and let them know her progress.
As a mum myself I experienced all this. I have photos of my daughter smiling, rolling, sitting, standing . . . now she is 5 and we recently reviewed some photos together. You forget how little they were, your eyes are tearing again when you see those photos and your child will look at them with curiosity and will ask questions.
As a photographer, I love seeing my babies again over the year. It’s amazing how they change and I’m so honoured of being part of it as well.
Let me help you to remember your baby’s first year with beautiful photos.
I promise it will be well worth it, because in 10, 20, 30 years time those images will be simply priceless. They will be the story of your baby and a legacy of the family.
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Photography by Valentina | Newborn Photographer Clapham, Battersea, London