Monday, November 21, 2011

Mother and Child

Amanda, of Baseball and Cocoapuffs, posted this pic, along with the story of her son's birth.

I have to tell you how much I appreciate this picture!

I am so tired of "fashion photo-shoot" birth pictures. I've noticed recently that many brand-new moms present a picture of dewy freshness immediately after giving birth, lying artfully arranged in a peignoir on the hospital bed, with perfectly styled hair and make-up, looking dewy fresh.
Whatever happened to a beautiful, wrung-out, happy, emotional, newly delivered mom?

Now let me also say, that if your thing is to look like a newly delivered Angelina Jolie on the cover of People Magazine, more power to you. It's just not my taste.

Maybe, because I always looked like a bloated refugee from a horrible natural disaster, holding a baby close while dressed in the standard hospital gown that came in light blue boxer underwear pattern or gray boxer underwear pattern, I am jealous.
That may be, but there is something so emotionally honest in the beautifully haggard new mom pics that touches my heart and sets my tears to start, that I don't find in the staged pictures.

So kudos to you Amanda, and your lovely, honest "Madonna and Child"!


nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Oh my gosh Cathy, I just read what Amanda has posted, what an amazing story. and how wonderful that everything is ok.

Evette Mendisabal said...

I agree! Photo's like these are priceless ... a miracle snuggled close to the heart of pure joy! Thanks for sharing you thoughts.

lifeinredshoes said...

2 thumbs up my friend! And I hope and pray that in the not to distant future we get to experience this with our own daughters :)

Breezy said...

what a fabulous photo.. so honest!
I'm glad you shared it.

Shan @ Design Gal said...

What? No glamor shots at the hospital when I have a baby? I had my feather boa and fake eyelashes all ready to go! ;)

Honestly, I don't care what I look like after giving birth- as long as i have a baby.

{B} said...

You wouldn't be referring to another "madonna and child" that gave birth at home recently and had waffles after would you? ;)