Today, mom Nadia shares how witnessing the simple moments, makes it all worth it! Her little one Jasper is lucky to enjoy the benefits of an older sibling and it very much shows with his happy personality.
In Nadia's words ....
The thing that melts my heart is when I am in another room caught up in the daily chores of emptying school bags, dishes, preparing supper, etc and then I hear Jasper laugh. I go to look in the living room and Seraphina and him are playing together as whatever she is doing (peekaboo, blowing raspberries, giving him aggressive kisses) he loves it.
The night feedings. But even as I wish for a full nights sleep, I realize that my baby is growing up and that is the next step in not needing me as much.
I read something recently that resonated with me: motherhood is a place caught between reminiscing about the past, hoping for the future and enjoying the present. It is a constant struggle of balancing all three emotions.
If you are just joining, this week on the blog I am hosting a series celebrating Motherhood. With Mother's Day approaching, I think it is important to acknowledge the feelings we all experience as mothers. In April, I invited women with babies under a year old to share their journey's and gift each of them with beautiful images that showcase just how perfect they are in their child's eyes. They were asked two simple questions, 1) what melts your heart watching your little one(s) grow and 2) on the flip side what could you really do without. This series showcases their replies and my hope is to bring back a bit more self love to the motherhood journey. Because how can you not see how perfect you are in your child's eyes? When they are smiling back at you :)
FILM STOCK: Kodak Portra 160 - captured in natural light
Ottawa Baby Photographer capturing real moments using the classic format of film.
Slowing down, moving with the spirit of the moment, so you can remember the golden years of discovery in the most natural way!
Get in touch, I would love to hear more about your journey as a mother or leave me a comment below.