So you may have noticed we’ve been a bit quiet lately. There’s a small, baby shaped reason for that! I’m currently on maternity leave having had a baby in November.
Having two has been quite the adjustment.
As you know we’re quite passionate about birth here at Earthside and our own birth experiences are no different. We were very lucky to have Karah from The Glass Narrator capture our birth with her beautiful photography.
I had a wonderful home, water birth with my husband and son and mother-in-law in attendance, two wonderful midwives and a lovely student midwife. My little dining room cum birth suite was full of people and love.
The birth itself was pretty text book, although I struggled with transition and tore significantly. Having said that, it was still an incredibly empowering experience and I can’t tell you how wonderful being tucked into my own bed with my newly expanded family by the lovely midwives was. Heaven!
So what does the future hold for Earthside? Well, I’m currently taking a bit of a babymoon or, at least, as much of a babymoon and my whirlwind 3.5 year old will let me!
I’m thinking of making a bit of return during the summer when baby is a little bit older and slightly less dependent. Whatever happens, I’ll be taking it slowly and making sure it works for everyone.
In the meantime….
Don’t think that I’m sitting on my laurels though! I’m using this wonderful time to develop my photography skills.
I was very lucky to get to go on an all female, female led photography retreat at the beginning of the year. It’s true what they say when women work together, great things happen!
Next weekend, I’m attending a workshop to develop my understanding of light in photography, which I’m beyond excited about. And I hope it really helps me to develop my personal style of photography.
In the meantime, I’m taking lots of personal family pictures and hoping to start a personal photography project that is, shockingly, NOT birth related!!! More on that to follow and I’ll be needing models so keep your ear to the ground…
And I’ll be writing it up all and sharing some of my pictures soon, of course!