fiddle leaf photography
Nov 2, 2020
Want to know something sort of funny? (Maybe it’s not ha-ha funny, but still funny.)
I’m a newborn photographer who isn’t really a baby person.
Ok, not entirely.
Your baby? I LOVE your baby. I am super into capturing all the details for you and I truly love each and every single minute I get to do that for your family.
But. Me? In my own life? Not my favourite time of life.
I like being in control wayyyy too much and having newborns threw for one heck of a loop.
But, I attempted to relish it. I tried to breathe it all in (between being so frigging exhausted) as I was told it would be gone in a blink.
When I was in it, that time felt like it would never end. I’d literally check the clock 45 times an hour wondering when my husband would be home from work so I could have an intelligent conversation with another adult.
But now, 6 years later, I look back and can’t believe it’s been so many years since I’ve been a mom to tiny babies.
It happened slowly, and without us really recognizing it.
We went from not needing to carry diapers.
To not needing to go home for an afternoon nap.
To not needing a stroller.
To not needing extra clothes.
To getting out of the house in less than 5 minutes.
To having thoughtful conversations with our kids.
To realizing that we actually have to teach them life skills now.
To getting to the point where we are now…..
This photo was at the top of the mountain after our very first ‘hike’ as a family. One where we didn’t have to carry a kid even once and there was barely any complaining. It was 2km of leg-burning straight up.
We got to the top and my husband and I looked at each other sort of stunned, as we weren’t quite sure how we got to this point.
I felt the need to commemorate it with a touristy photo because I was so proud of us.
So, my friend, if you’re in that life stage that doesn’t feel like you – the one where you have to carry so much shit around and can’t wait until kids go to bed so you can not be touched for a while….
….I feel you.
It’s ok to not love it. Really.
It is all so worth it.
One day you’ll be at the top of a mountain and wonder how you got there.
(And bonus…your legs will be so much stronger because of it.)