I was one of those mothers that knew when I was done having babies.  I love my girls more than anything in this world, but having a fourth child would have truly forced me to jump right off the deep end into an abyss of insanity.  So when I photograph newborns, I soak up their beauty, sweetness and innocence, but that yearning for another child does not typically resurface.  This little guy was so sweet – – at only two weeks of age, he was so calm.  At one point during the session, he was a bit fussy so I walked with him to soothe his cries, and in holding his head to my cheek, I felt it – – I felt a yearning that I thought no longer existed in my soul.  It was not overwhelming because believe me, I haven’t had to buy diapers for quite some time and I would not want to start that adventure again.  But feeling his soft skin and hair and having the satisfaction of calming him down during a difficult moment…it definitely reminded me that newborns are incredible little creatures.  And in that moment, I got a very real understanding of why so many mothers never quite feel like they are done having babies…

But…I’m still done…



I got weak…


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  1. Mika Beth says:

    I love your blog and read it often. Your work reminds me of my own. I had to comment on this post, because I have 3 girls also 10, 8, and 5. I am with you on everything you said! But I dont know if Im done! My work is the only reason that is holding me back!

  2. Megan says:

    These are SUPER sweet! 🙂
    And I totally dig ya…I knew when it was time to “call it quits,” too, but some of those tiny little creatures can make you have a fleeting second thought! lol!

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