Today, I wanted to share these lovely photos that my friend, Mel, from Verve Photo Co. took of us last Fall, while we were still living in Toronto. I was 8 weeks postpartum and I desperately needed a pick me up. Mel had been reminding me and reminding me to do a newborn shoot for the Baby and I kept putting it off. To be fair, I did need gallbladder removal surgery shortly after my C-section and coupled with the general chaos that comes from moving houses, moving countries and life with a newborn and a toddler, well, it didn’t seem like the highest priority. Looking back, I am SO GLAD I did! I love friends that just know what you need. I love Mel. The truth is, the Baby will never be that wee again, I don’t know if we will ever live in Toronto again although it will always be Home in my heart, and the Boy has already changed so much these last three months- he’s now a Big Boy (as he says!) and a perfect Big Brother.
So yes, this photo shoot gives me the feels every time I revisit it. Like magic, I go back to remembering exactly what I was thinking, how the Boy threw an all-out tantrum just before taking these (Hah! Life with toddlers, never a dull moment, I tell ya), but mostly, I recall how that day we were in the perfect place and time to capture us as a newly-minted family of four about to embark on a grand adventure of our own making. I felt fearless.
Have you ever had a moment in time like that? Tell me all!