Currently I have about a zillion things to think about. Sleep - who needs sleep? Does anybody actually get enough?
I've struggled with bouts of insomnia in my time, terrible endless months where sleep just evades me and turns me into a walking, talking zombie. It can take a while to break the cycle.
Do you have one of those brains that just wont quit? I can be perfectly relaxed and calm before bed, and then the second my head hits that pillow - BOOM - I think of a million things I should have done today, or need to do tomorrow. I remember I was supposed to get the steak out of the freezer for dinner tomorrow and forgot. I remember that I meant to call my brother back. I remind myself to remember to do something. I dont just leave it at remembering, I venture into the deep dark depths of WORRYING about everything too. Goes with the mummy-territory I guess.
So sometimes, it can take forever to get to sleep. I need to step away from my computer and editing by about 9.30pm, otherwise I'll still be mentally hyped at 11pm. At the moment, that's just not happening. Too much going on!! And lately, if I wake up in the middle of the night, it can take me hours to get back to sleep too.
And maddeningly, I have a husband who can fall asleep within 20 seconds of climbing into bed!
With all the stressing about sleep lately, its always a beautiful thing to see a new little bundle of joy, sleeping, calm and happy in their parents arms, and thats exactly what little Benji did for almost the entire hour of his family's photoshoot on the beach. This little man is a super trooper! When he did finally wake up, he was super relaxed and happy - such a joy!
Awww, nothing better than a peaceful, sleeping baby!
So much love...
And then he woke up and just chilled out with dad...
So much beautiful light during late afternoon beach shoots, I love sharing them with beautiful families. Thank you Brian, Anita and Benji for allowing me to capture these memories for you!
Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.