When you welcome your first baby your heart fills to the brim with so much love for them. You soak up every sweet moment of their day with you whether they are asleep or awake. You just hope you will remember the little things. The way they grasp your hand, their giggles and the way they smile at you, simply because they are with you. Your love for your child is like no other love. Its a love that aches so deeply, but it is such a beautiful ache.
As the months and perhaps years pass and you think about adding to your family, you naturally start to worry about little things. Could you possibly love another child as much as you love your first? Will your first child love their tiny sibling? The answers are Yes and Yes! Love has the wonderful ability to grow exponentially as your family grows, bringing more joy and happiness than you could ever imagine possible even though the days are long and often hard.
This gorgeous family’s joy and happiness of having their eagerly awaited second daughter with them was a beautiful sight to behold and capture. At 11 days old she was keen to ensure she didn’t miss out on any fun and stayed awake and alert for most of the session. Her big sister lavished her baby sister with adoring attention and will no doubt be keen for her little sister to be big enough to play with her. Mum and Dad glowed with pride and their love for their family overflowed in their in home newborn lifestyle session. Their session was full of all the moments a family can enjoy in their own home. Tender, quiet moments holding their baby girl, reading books with their eldest daughter and playful fun before the inevitable chaos in between feeding and sleeping.
It was such a privilege to be invited into this family’s home to capture their precious moments as a new family of four.
Norleena Horton is a Gold Coast lifestyle photographer
Serving the Gold Coast region.