Behind the eye - Our new baby
Bringing a new baby into the world is one of the most exciting things a person can do, Capturing these moments is just as important. It gives the memory to look back on and unlike a normal new born shoot this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to do especially for your own child. For my partner and I this is exactly what we had done this week, with our brand new arrival of miss Ivylee Rose Schubert.
The day was tense and stressful unknowing what is was going to be like, the surrealism of it all was just mind boggling which hadn't quiet hit me.
I had to wait whilst my partner Laura had a spinal block and we where separated away from each other. I wish I was there witnessing it all holding her hand. She is such a strong woman and I admire her for that. Child birth is never easy on someone. I remember my heart pounding waiting for the nurses to come and grab me to see the introduction of our new child I had sweat pouring and waiting anxiously hoping that it was all running smoothly in there. Finally after 40 minutes the nurse had came and got me, took me in and they where ready and just like that the newest addition to our little family was born.
Time: 8:42 Weight: 6 Lbs 13 oz
She was the most tiniest human i had ever seen and it hit me I was a father again. Holding her in my arms for the first time i began to tear and the overwhelming feeling of joy flooded my body and mind, just knowing that we had created this little bundle of joy and is to call ours was special with in itself.
Some top tips for new parents out there: 1. ACCEPT HELP
If people offer to hold your baby while you shower, or offer to make you a cup of tea, do some washing or make you dinner shout YES! They wouldn’t offer if they didn’t want to help and you’ll feel so appreciative later.
2. SLEEP WHEN YOU CAN
It’ll feel like the whole world is telling you this in those first few weeks. But banking in some hours now can really help during those night feeds. Don’t fret though, sleepless nights aren’t forever!
3. BREASTFEEDING CAN BE HARD, EVEN THOUGH IT IS THE MOST NATURAL THING IN THE WORLD
Don’t beat yourself up if you feel like it’s not working for you. If you’re struggling but want to continue, there are some amazing breast feeding specialists available to help you, just ask your doctors about them!
4. DON’T WORRY ABOUT CLEANING UP FOR GUESTS
Your house might be overrun with visitors for a few weeks but there is no need to clean in anticipation. The dishes and the washing can wait. You never know, a guest might offer to do it for you. You can spend that extra time sleeping or bonding with your baby.
5. JUST ENJOY THE MOMENT
It's a hard truth that your child wont stay young cuddly and tiny forever, they grow up so fast and before you know the time will be swept away from you. The most important thing to do is enjoy every moment you can with your new arrival.