⭐️ WEANED ⭐️
📅: November 9, 2018.
Laddoo has been weaned off breastmilk. I will share the ‘how’s and ‘why’s of it later, in another extra long post (that’ll probably start as an Instagram caption and end up as a blog post), but it’s done.
Her last feed was last Friday morning, just after she woke up. Today marks one week since that day. I successfully breastfed for 2 years, 1 month, 3 weeks, 5 days, and 1 more feed. Mentally, I was done a few months ago. Laddoo, still isn’t done. If left up to her, she’d probably go on for another year and still not be done.
But for the sake of both our long-term sanities, I had to do this. I wouldn’t recommend what I did to anyone else, but I will also not hide what I did. To some it may seem harsh, many may judge me, but you haven’t a single clue what it’s been like. In some ways, it was “gentle” in my opinion, but then they’re all just that - opinions.
She has been okay for the most part and yes, one week later she still asks for Duddu. But now, accepts “no” as an answer. Getting her to sleep was our biggest struggle but slowly that’s getting better too.
I promise to write about this, in detail. Because there’s no way I can’t. But for now, just wanted to put it out there.
I’m 90% happy and 10% sad that it’s over. But sooner or later it would have. So I’ll focus on the 90% for now ❤️
I’ve loved every bit of the golden fall sunsets, but I have to say I’m really looking forward to the slower pace of home sessions and documenting the quiet, special moments for some sweet families over the next several months.
I mean, would you just look at this sweet face?! 🤗 Maybe it’s because I’m still in this season of life, but brand new babies make my heart melt over and over, even though it makes me a bit sad that my baby girl is getting so big already. This pretty mama is near and dear to my heart.. She has captured some special memories in my family’s life and I’m so glad I got to document some of these fleeting moments with her baby girl and family. Take a swipe if you’d like to see some more sweetness! ✨
Don’t you ever wonder who’s the photographer capturing these photos for this account? It’s me! Here’s a bit about myself. My name is Maria, I’m the owner of Tiny Hearts Photography. I’ve been in this business for about 5 years now. The people you see in this photo is my tribe. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be taking these beautiful images for you. Starting this journey was tough for me. I thought how easy it would be to just pick up a camera and start shooting. It wasn’t. I struggled. Had no knowledge in photography what so ever. But I pushed myself and so did my tribe. I invested in myself, did lots of trials and errors, and had numerous meltdowns. But that didn’t stop me. I wanted to be better then I was yesterday so I continued to learn more about the photography business and I’m so glad I did cause I wouldn’t be where I am today. The key to success in your own little world is to strive for the better you. Who cares what the other photographers are doing, as long as your happy with your results and are confident then you can pretty much concur anything in this business. I love what I do and I love meeting new people! I’m glad I gained the friendship I have with many photographers in the area and the love from my clients and meeting new ones. You guys are so special to me! Thank you again for loving my work and to continue to follow my journey in photography📸 by @noellesorokaphotography
16/31: today I am thankful for
THIS BOY! Who
1. Loves math
2.is extremely picky of what clothes he wears
3. Is still clinging to the fact that SANTA IS REAL
4. But in the same breath tells me he doesn’t know why people believe in the tooth fairy 🤷🏾♀️
5. Is the sweetest happiest kid I know. My #sonshine#boymomlife#thankfuleveryday#blackboyjoy
Happy for pictures of calming things and coffee to make things, fine for the hour, at least.
There’s a desire in me to wake up one morning with no agenda, not a plan in the world, no idea where, who or what and see where it leads.
Do you know that feeling when you’re pulled internally, towards your dreams and then retreating into the safe, and the known. Then an opportunity falls in your lap like a gift but something beats in you tending you towards holding onto a career path you’ve been on as a professional but yet still having a strong desire for something new, for something freeing. I know it all too well.
Have you found your dream job? Would you like a fresh start and the newness of something different.
So many heavy questions for a Friday. Excuse me.
Still bright things to notice, to give me a spring in my step. Back on my comfortable,well trodden path. These asters are hiding in the hedgerow in the field opposite our house. I wish they would spread themselves a little closer,wouldn’t mind a bit of that colour in my garden right now.