When mother and baby approach the one year anniversary of baby’s arrival earthside, we know it is a time of co-celebration of what has been. The milestones, the feedings, the growth, the happiness, the feeling whole. Having something, finally, that you never knew you were missing. Surviving the postpartum healing, the sleepless nights, the worry, the “firsts” (no matter how many times you’ve done this before). The reconnection of two souls who were previously one, coming to know each other in a whole new way.
When Cece reached out to me with her idea for a 1 year breastfeeding celebration session, I knew just how meaningful it would be. I knew it would be more than a celebration of her sweet little Jude – while this was the main focus of course! I knew it would be a celebration of a mother whose heart had evolved over the last year. Whose body had changed to house and feed her sweet babe. A mother whose whole self had been invested in this little human for the past year, and now onto forever.
What a gift to tell the story of this mother and her baby as they celebrated together in the water – playing, breastfeeding, and just being.