Newborn Photography Seattle & a New Life
Life has so many new beginnings. This couple recently moved to Seattle right before this little girl was born. Mom is from the area, but for Dad, Seattle is new. New city, new home and a new baby.
Welcome to the world, little one.
Newborns and a New Life
Moving across the country is only part of beginning a new life. It’s having a child and becoming a parent that is the pivot point in all lives. Everything changes.
You think it’s just that simple: we had a baby. But it is so much more. You change. Your partner changes. Your schedule changes. Your friends change. Your priorities change. Your sleep patterns change. Your eating habits change. Your home changes. Your music changes. Your body changes.
You don’t have to move across the country to change your life; just have a baby.
Can you imagine doing both?
Brave kids, these two.
I did a Newborn session yesterday and the new Dad and I got into a great conversation about raising kiddos. If it weren’t for my community and great friends as well as the Gottman’s books, I would be huddled in a corner somewhere feeling defeated.
“The Gottman’s first began testing their interventions by exploring what happened to a couple when the first baby arrived. In this longitudinal study, they began studying young couples in first marriages a few months after their wedding, following couples into pregnancy and studying parent-infant interaction using the Lausanne Triadic Play paradigm. They discovered that 67% of couples experienced a precipitous decline in relationship satisfaction in the first 3 years of the baby’s life. Gottman’s student Alyson Shapiro compared the 33% of couples who did not experience the downturn in satisfaction with the 67% who did. This is the same method of comparing the masters to the disasters and designing the therapy empirically. They studied them even a few months after their wedding, and during pregnancy as well. They developed the Pregnancy Oral History Interview. The predictions of the baby’s temperament from the last trimester of pregnancy was impressive.”
I am excited for this couple and hope to see them again, watching football and screaming at the TV.