Thanks, D family, for the delight of photographing week old Ms K. She was the most smiley baby I’ve ever worked with, off in a sleepy land of bliss. Her grins and chortles and giggles must surely have signified perfect dreams. Do you wonder what newborns dream of? I know I do. Their experience is as tiny as they are, yet some of them seem to bubble over with happiness. Like little Ms K, my second daughter was the most delighted newborn…
Here are some loving words from mom:
Your little girl, Ms K, arrived in mid-August. Were you over the moon?
We were ecstatic! It had been a long pregnancy due to some unforeseen complications so by the time our daughter arrived we felt so lucky and thankful that she was here all perfect and healthy!
How early was she?
She arrived 2 and 1/2 weeks early.
I understand you were on bed rest for most of your pregnancy. Was it a huge challenge for you? What did you do to occupy your time?
I have to be truthful, bedrest was not easy! But when you keep the end goal in sight it is more manageable. I made sure I kept a regular schedule which helped keep some normalacy in my life. I read books/magazines,tried to learn some new hobbies and visited with friends. The internet was a lifesaver, particularily connecting with other women who were having similar experiences.
How does hubs feel about having a new little one at home? Is there one particular moment when you see the two of them together that just turns you into a puddle of love?
My husband is over the moon about having a little girl. I love seeing them together, especially when I see how gentle he is with her. The other night he was rocking her to sleep and they made such a beautiful scene.
Does Ms K sleep well for a little one?
She sleeps well during the day….unfortunately the nights are a bit rough but we are getting through it. She is definitely a night owl like her mom!
Have you noticed any changes in her yet?
She seems to change week by week, she is definitely more alert now and her personality is starting to show as well.
You brought in some very special wedding garments for us to lay the baby in; can you tell us about those?
We brought in my wedding lengha (skirt) and the sherwani (scarf) that my husband wore the day we got married. We thought that it would be wonderful to have a picture of our daughter in the clothing that we wore when we started our life together.
What are you most looking forward to over the next year of parenting?
I am looking forward to watching our daughter grow and go through all those “firsts”. It will be amazing to see her change and her personality develop as she grows during this year. Though I think it may be a bit bittersweet to see my little “peanut” grow up as well