They still fit inside the circle of your arms for so very long; somehow, even though they are growing out of clothes and socks and eating everything in the world.....they still fit into you.
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We all know that Freshies are just about my favorite thing and this sweet snowy day was no exception to that rule! Little Jaxon Luke had made his appearance in the world and I ran right over to meet him!
This little one had the most adorable chunky cheeks and the most impossibly awful smelling gas! It was a wild ride of " awww how cute and OMG what is that ?!?!" Good thing he was so adorable!! Mom and dad didn't care, and of course neither did I, too funny though.
All of a sudden, it's two weeks later and I'm on my way to see that babe in his house; all snuggled up with mom and dad, and fur siblings! Everyone was settled into a nice routine and of course, a little bit obsessed with the new family memeber.
Many children are wished for and celebrated; this little one was SO wished for and his arrival was greeted with that impossible euphoria of a dream come true.
Welcome to the World Jaxon, you are so very very loved already!
Lately, I've been making a series of work focusing on motherhood that is presented through the lens of our work as mothers. We care for our children, we bath them, feed them, make healthy decisions for them, teach them the boundaries of the world, weather their storms with love. We are the touchstone for them in their early lives. I wanted to dig into that visually and have been *loving* the work coming from this idea.
I've met the most amazing open-hearted mamas to work with in this series, full of tender affection for their babes and an open approach to the experience of making this artwork. It's been such a joy to see mama's connecting to their littles in such natural ways. I am also loving the creative push with each new bathroom, tub, set of wild hearted babies and mama's vibes.
It's also so sweet and tender to see the after bath snuggles and kisses. The genuine interactions are pulling on my heart and pushing me to make this work even more.