At exactly 8.45 this morning Aston Robert Wood turned four weeks old. It's hard to believe.
No one told me how much I would love being a mother.
The photos below were from the first few hours of our journey together, some of the happiest moments I've ever experienced. It was an amazing and humbling and life altering day. Unfortunately, in the end, it was nightmarish. Around the time that the last of these photos were taken I began to realize that something had gone terribly wrong.
If only we knew then how right I was.
Humungous thanks to La Dolce Vita Studio for their extraordinary work capturing these images.
I hope to be able to finish writing down the story of Aston's birth some time soon, and I'll be posting it here. Please understand that I am in no condition to have visitors which is why I am trying to share pictures and details when I can. Thank you (sincerely) for all of the kind notes, words of support, and offers to help. I apologize if I haven't gotten back to you, but thanks to marathon milkings I am slowly working my way through my inbox and should be caught up around the time that Aston is headed to college. Maybe longer. Kid loves his tata juice.