It took years of trying for me to finally become a mother – years on a roller coaster of hope and despair that takes its toll in ways small and large.
I know some people never want to have children and some people never get to. But when the tiny ones have a hold on you, these photos help recall the hazy ease of the earliest days.
The posed life (squishes being squished):
The fresh life (first meetings):
The real life (siblings and dogs, oh my):