-- who has helped to capture some of my life's milestones (my CD release party years ago, maternity shots months ago and now portraits with my baby.)
James even snapped a couple more with her smiling. I was thrilled to see them. I love her expression.
Months ago James snapped photos of me in the empty nursery, holding my belly. Now he took some of me with Michelle. My belly has gotten a lot smaller but I still have my "pooch" which the doctor said may never be completely flat again. At this point it looks like I'm about six months pregnant. Oh well. Michelle was worth losing my figure. I am going to work out again. I was happy to find that I can still do a headstand. I want to get back into yoga and aerobics again (Jillian Michaels will whip me into shape but I have to psych myself up to begin the 30 day shred again. It's also hard to find time and space now with the baby. Excuses, excuses!)
Having these photos of Michelle and I means so much to me. I am enjoying this time that I spend with her. I know it will go by quickly so I'm glad to have this stage encapsulated in photos. Thank you so much to James for capturing my baby and me in these images. I love them. If you're looking for a photographer in the area, James does portraits of all kinds and weddings as well. Visit his website: http://www.jamesharveyphotography.com/
Michelle and I have so much ahead of us. People keep asking what I'm doing next year (about daycare when I return to work etc). I can't think that far ahead right now. It stresses me out. Being a single Mom it will be difficult juggling work and caring for the baby. She is my number one priority. I want to do what's best for her. Anyway, I'm trying not to rush life along (it goes by quickly enough as it is!) and worry about things a year from now. I'm trying to just take it one day a time. If there's one thing I've learned it's that you never know where you'll be, who you'll be, or what could happen in a year. Everything can change. For now, I'm enjoying being home with my baby girl, even when it's exhausting, back-breaking and the hardest job I've ever had. It's definitely a labour of love.
Time flies. Photos are a way of holding on to each precious moment. Life is short, bring a camera!