new motherhood is its own special brand of sweetness….wrought with many twists & turns….sleepless nights…bleary eyed feedings…the constant urge to check & see if your little one is breathing….and yet somehow within the uncertainty & unpredictable struggles of day to day life with an infant…


it is one of the sweetest times in a mother’s life….it’s as if you heart opens a new chamber of love….


for every mother the journey is different & yet somehow the same….we all have a unique birth story & the special private moments of cradling a newborn….but at the core of it its the same….pure love….


“My heart is yours. 
My spirit sings with love. 
For you. My child. 
You’ve grown yourself,
inside me.
Foot under my rib.
One became two. 
At last you are here. 
Sleeping on my chest.
Clutching my tangled hair in your hand.
Your dark eyes calm as a lake.
Your breathing making me safe. 
You who gave birth to this mother.
A life. My child.
We gave birth to each other.
I kiss your face.
A million times a day.
I sit still and listen.
To the whisper of your wisdom.
To life, right now.
This is love, my love.
My son.”



a little more sweetness...

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  1. Nov 11-2009 , 08:00AM
    This is beautiful...it truly sums up the sweetness of a newborn!
  2. Nov 11-2009 , 08:58AM
    This is so precious! It's breathtaking. XO! TG
  3. Nov 11-2009 , 09:35AM
    so beautiful...so touching...
  4. Nov 11-2009 , 10:20AM
    this post brought tears to my eyes with such familiarity and recognition surging right to my heart. thank you for sharing.
  5. Nov 11-2009 , 10:52AM
    wow, wow wow wow. WOW!
  6. Nov 11-2009 , 11:37AM
    This is one of my favorite of all time mother-child photo. Beautiful moment!
  7. Nov 11-2009 , 01:07PM
    elizabeth--this brought tears to my eyes not only because i know this feeling all to well, but because the poem captures the feeling of new motherhood so perfectly. hope to catch up when i am back this winter. xx
  8. Nov 11-2009 , 01:11PM
    just beautiful! {it seriously made my uterus do flip flops + my heart skip a beat!}
  9. kristen*:
    Nov 11-2009 , 01:56PM
    love. love. love.
  10. Nov 11-2009 , 02:23PM
    How absolutely beautiful.
  11. Nov 11-2009 , 05:47PM
    love reading our blogs..your writing inspires me. there's a simplicity and depth to it. this was so beautifully captured, it made me want to be a mother...
  12. Nov 11-2009 , 07:13PM
    mmmmmmmmm. those toes! I just couldn't wait for those 10 toes. And I love them more end more every day.
  13. Michele:
    Nov 11-2009 , 11:34PM
    Oh I LOVE baby feet! So tiny and sweet.
  14. Nov 12-2009 , 10:01AM
    What an amazing shoot!
  15. Nov 12-2009 , 02:53PM
    You have a wonderful way of getting beyond the surface sentiment most people express and truly conveying the nature of the bond that exists between mother and child - not just in this post but in previous posts as well. As a photographer who loves photographing children but has chosen not to have any of her own, I relish this bit of insight into a world of which I am such a frequent observer. Thank you for helping me understand just a little bit more about that profound sense of connection I often have the opportunity to witness. Your writing is as lovely and intimate as your photography... :-)
  16. Nov 12-2009 , 08:13PM
    breathtaking. absolutely breathtaking.
  17. Nov 13-2009 , 11:13AM
    So beautiful..thank you for sharing!
  18. Nov 16-2009 , 05:43PM
    I'm spellbound. I keep coming back to look at this images and somehow put my finger on how it is you've managed to convey the sweet bond that mothers feel toward their babies....the change that happens within a woman in those moments...you can see it in these images.

    What beautiful words, Ulrica.
  19. Nov 17-2009 , 09:01PM
    These are the most incredible, beautiful, heart filled newborn photos I have ever seen.
  20. Nov 18-2009 , 11:33AM
    your photography is beyond this world. Your visions are so true and intimate. I am inspired.
  21. Aug 22-2013 , 02:48PM
    Feet! I love all the baby feet...one of my favorite baby features:)