Inquire 

arrow

Maryland, DC, & DESTINATION
weddings & portraits

Baby Thomas | A Columbia, MD Fresh 48 Session

Babies

June 9, 2019

Search

Learn more

Hi there! Welcome to the AWP blog, a journal about our lives, travels, fashion, and style. Stay a while and say hello!

Hi, I'm AMANDA.

arrow

THE WEDDING PLANNING BOOTCAMP

Get all my best tips, straight to your inbox.

JOIN NOW

FREE BOOTCAMP

Baby Thomas | A Columbia, Maryland Fresh 48 Session

Buckle up, mama-to-be. I’m about to drop a few truth bombs about those first 48 hours that may come as a shock to you. This is the messy stuff, the HARD stuff, that no one talks about at baby showers.

Day 1 will seem like a breeze. You’ll be riding a high of hormones (and probably pain meds). You’ll think you’re invincible, and that you got one of those GOOD babies that never cries. There’s this fog of perfection and the pain feels like it’s an arm’s length away. Life is good on Day 1.

Day 2 might be the hardest day of your life. There’s this thing called cluster feeding. The baby will probably start nursing around 1AM, and won’t stop for like, fifteen hours. You’ll think the baby’s broken. You’ll think YOU’RE broken. (Neither of you are.) You’ll beg a nurse to take the baby for just a few minutes, because that hormone high has worn off and you just need to not be touched for a minute. They might not oblige. Your partner will feel helpless. You might cry, a lot.

I met Amie, her husband Pete, and baby boy Thomas on Day 2. We’d been planning this Fresh 48 session for months, and he was finally here! But it was Day 2, and it was hard. Amie must’ve been on hour 12 of cluster-feeding and she needed a break, but Thomas was only content in her arms, nursing. At one point, she looked at me and simply said that it wasn’t what she envisioned. I had to hold back tears in my own eyes, because those few words took me right back to my own experience in L&D.

That’s kind of a metaphor for parenting itself, isn’t it? It’s not what we envisioned. It’s harder, and messier, but once we get a moment to catch our breath and look back – it’s even more beautiful than we imagined possible.

Thomas will be back in the studio soon for his newborn session, and I can’t wait to see these three again! Thank you so much for inviting me in to document this time for you, Hall family. You’re doing great!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

reader faves

browse by category

Weddings

ENGAGEMENTS

PERSONAL

Browse
Categories

EDUCATION

BUSINESS

Search

Learn more

I'm Amanda and I'm so happy you're here! This blog is a journal about our lives, travels, and work. Stay a while and say hello!

welome to my blog

arrow

Hello

The Clover club Wedding guide

Dolor mixtape food truck Austin, assumenda Odd Future Carles ani Echo Park cillum.

DOWNLOAD

FREE DOWNLOAD

WEDDING PLANNING BOOTCAMP

A free week-long crash course for couples that want to plan fun, stress-free weddings. Get all my best tips, right in your inbox!

JOIN THE awp

© AMANDA WOSE photography 2020

design by tonic

photos by AMANDA WOSE

|

|