One of the reasons Chris and I chose the house that we bought last year was because it has an area with two small rooms that I could use for my office and photo studio. We have been so busy with other projects, pregnancy bed rest, and a bunch of other unexpected events, and had not been able to use the photo studio before our son was born. I was determined to get in a ton of photos of him once we got home from the hospital. Unfortunately, my postpartum recovery was a lot slower than I had expected. I had excruciating pain from Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction during my pregnancy, and the pain did not completely go away once Edison was born. You can read more about my pregnancy and post-partum recovery on my personal blog here.
With the excruciating pain, I was only able to photograph Edison in short bursts of time each day, usually no more than about 5 minutes per day. We spent a lot of time that first month, slowly working on getting all of the pictures I wanted. I was disappointed at first that it took me so long to take all the pictures I had planned, but in the end, I am really happy that it worked out that way. Instead of getting one or two days worth of pictures in the first couple of weeks, we have lots of pictures from his whole first month, gradually showing little tiny changes. The first set starts with his second week (our first week home), and the last few at the end when Edison was a month old. I particularly love the very last picture…it is almost as if he is saying, “Enough pictures, Mom!”.