Krystof was the most wide awake, alert baby I have had come in for a newborn photography session ever. He was so strong too, which amazed me for such a little fellow. He was holing his head up like a three month old. As I held him I couldn’t help but laugh as he would look up at me with wide awake eyes like he was calmly enjoying our conversation. He kept fouling me too. His eyes would start to get heavy with sleep and then he would start to nod his head occasionally letting it rest on my shoulder. But the moment I laid him down in my nest of warm fluffy blankets he would pull out a little yarn to shrug off the sleep and then look at me wide eyed as if asking me what was next. As the session progressed I wondered how this little fellow could be so present and aware when I myself was starting to feel the lull of sleepiness. There is no doubt in my mind that at this point in little Krystof’s existence he most definitely believes that sleep is for the birds!
Back then I thought that if I had a twin I would have a partner in crime. More than that she would be someone just like me. We would want to do the same things, play the same games and love the same toys. My twin would always agree, have my back and take my side in every argument. I guess I was picturing life with a twin being like having a duplicate of myself. That would be awesome. I would have a sibling I would never fight with, a constant companion and playmate! But as an adult I know I couldn’t have been more wrong and these little ladies illustrate that.
They are so different. One snugly the other giggly. One content to slowly investigate, the other on a mission to explore and conquer. One tall and lean the other squishalishish. And even though they are each their own individual person they are still the same in many ways. For starters they have parents that love them! A mother with twins has to become a purely selfless woman. I was EXHAUSTED after a short time with these two ladies in the studio. Imagine every day, giving 100% of yourself to the care of two babies! Their mother should be sainted!!!
Stay tuned tomorrow for some more images from their session on my facebook page;-)