Babyhood is SO short. I am reminded all the time. People feel compelled to remind me, too. Like, constantly. I believe every parent comes to this realization pretty quickly and all on their own anyway. What might be easy to forget (especially if you're not really into kids - not everyone has to want/like kids) is that who they become once they are done being these cute, little creatures is... FAMILY. I look forward to those next stages with excitement and humility. I couldn't imagine a baby for many years. I hesitated to want to tackle parenthood on my own (side note: bravo to single parents!). But when Rudy and I got together, I thought: it would be nice to have family around. It's the reason we women put our bodies through the trauma of pregnancy and birth. Both physically, mentally and emotionally. But I'm humbled and grateful to have had the chance. Changes are happening fast with Rumi. Daily. I'm in awe. I'm focused on every amazing moment of his babyhood.
My good friends Jenny and Daren had a baby boy on May 25, 2009. His name is Aidan Haneul Roberts. He's half Trinidadian and half Korean. His middle name (in Korean) means 'heaven' or 'sky' – which I thought was lovely.
I took my first portraits of him last weekend while he slept in his mother's arms (in a beautiful "P-sling"). I love how peaceful and sculptural these photos look. I keep calling him 'little man' because he seems like an old soul somehow...