Keri Woodworth (29) and Owen (9 months)
San Diego, CA
Keri shares -
"Parenthood has allowed me to cut myself some slack. I have always been hard on myself but after seeing what my body was capable of, it allowed me to rejoice in the strength of my body and still, to this day, I look at my son and I am amazed at what I accomplished; physically and emotionally.
My postpartum time was filled with so much support. I remember bringing baby home on day three and just knowing that my husband, mom, and mother-in-law came together in the most miraculous of ways. Those first two weeks were survival mode - the lack of sleep mixed with hormones - I remember crying ALL.THE.TIME. My husband would tell me how much he loves me and I would cry. He would explain how great of a new mom I was and I would cry. I felt like I was going to be that way forever but then it got better. Within a few weeks I felt a little more normal. Normal in the sense that nothing was ever going to be the same again but it was going to be okay.
It gets easier.
Things change so much once you are a mom and they grow so quick. I love the idea of such a raw photo shoot such as this to remind myself of the stage that we currently are at in this journey. I hate that I forget things so quickly in the grand scheme of things but photos help you recall those precious time periods."