I come from a long line of non breastfeeding mothers. My mother didn’t breastfeed me as it simply wasn’t in vogue, my grandmother didn’t breastfeed my mom as her doctors fed her some story that her breast milk was too thick (have you ever) and this was the pattern that went on for a few generations in my family but even with this family history, knowing that we had all turned out okay without “breast is best” mother’s milk I never thought, not for one moment while pregnant that I wouldn’t or couldn’t breastfeed. I always just assumed that I could and would.
We had our very first family photo shoot scheduled for when Jett was just 10 days old. It was a day of big firsts for us… a first for leaving our home since Jett was born, a first for a visit to Emma, (an amazing osteopath who had been working on me throughout my pregnancy) for me and for little Jett….
Riani, our photographer did a short write up on her blog of her account of our time together….
There is something special about photographing newborn babies which I can’t exactly put my finger on… Maybe it is because you have also photographed them whilst they were still in their mom’s tummies during the maternity photoshoot or maybe it is just their angelic aura’s.
And with that I present to you baby Jett. He is one of the most beautifully proportioned little babies that I have seen. The perfect word to describe baby Jett is content, he doesn’t cry and whenever you put him down he lies there outstretched as if he’s in heaven. He looks a lot like his father but then if you take a side on glance then he looks more like mom so we’ll just have to wait and see.
Outside the weather was cold & chilly but inside the studio the heater made everyone warm & cosy including baby. Let me share the two secrets to photographing newborn babies with you: keep them warm and make sure their tummies are full… This will ensure that you have a happy “newborn baby model” and the parents will be re-assured. Be ready to take photos
any time (even when you are changing the pose) as there is nothing cuter than a photo of a newborn baby yawning or smiling… J
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In an attempt to catch up on the last nine (almost ten) months where else to start but at the beginning…. This was the birth vision I wrote in preparation for the big day…. I think our actual birth plan is a bit too technical & boring to post (wE had about four different plans just to make sure we were covered in any conceivable eventuality… but I may just post Jett’s Birth Story that I wrote after he was born…. may post my actually birth plan (we had about six) a little later….
We vision the birth of our first child to be a conscious, gentle, spiritual, intimate, spontaneous and magical experience.
Our vision is to welcome our baby into this world while in a birthing pool at home. We vision being at home as our home is quiet, personal and secure. We are also in control of our surroundings and the procedures which are followed. We vision using a birthing pool as water during labour has been shown to relieve stress and tension to both mother and child. Birthing in water will also be kinder on Taiya’s perineum, allowing it to gently stretch as gravity has less influence on the speed of birth.
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