I truly appreciate all of your comments and read them all, but as you can guess, as a mother and housewife my time is limited, and I can't answer to everyone, even if I'd love to.
There are a lot of questions in your comments, and I have also found some funny questions or misunderstandings from the Internet, so I try to answer to them here. You can also leave your question here as a comment if you like to ask me something. :)
- In Finland mother's are truly blessed, we all get a big "maternity package" from government. There's lot of clothes and all the crucial baby stuff you need you have with your newborn. So I've bought so far maybe 3 outfit for her, others are from that package and from loving grandmothers and aunts.
Just saw you on offbeatmama.com! Where did you get these amazing pants?! They look like they are made to fit for quite awhile and would accommodate a squishy diaper bum quite nicely. From Little Ray Of Sunshine
- Those pants/Leggins are comfy and good quality, I get those from that maternity package. The Brand is finnish Tutta.
- Barbababa- and AC/DC babygros are from Hennes&Mauritz Kids.
Is there coming a book or calendar?- That was not my intention when I started this blog. I was just amusing my friends and family with my crazy baby pics. Well, never say never, but I consider myself more as a storyteller and a writer, than a photographer. When I was a little girl, I used to draw pictures and tell a little fairytale stories to myself at the same time. So maybe some day I could publish a children's storybook about daydreams. I know that I'm going to write those to my little girl anyway. There is always a story behind these pictures. I would be so happy if people would read them to their kids as a bedtime stories and kids could see nice dreams when they sleep.
Yes. I have a book deal! The first daydream-book is going to be published 2012 by Balzer + Bray.
"The Bored Photographer"
Adele Enersen, a mother and bored photographer on maternity leave, creates dream worlds around her sleeping baby and then captures them on film. via Trendhunter- First of all, I'm not a professional photographer. I'm a copywriter on a maternity leave, and I'm not bored at all ;). Hey, you get to spend your all day with your family, I call that luxury, not boredom.
"Does she sleep at the floor all the time?"
- Haha, NO. That would be silly. The set up is built at the living room carpet and I just carry her during her sleep there and back to her crib, baby hammock or our bed continue her naps. Most of time she sleeps next to me in our bed.
NBegovich: It takes a sick, sick person to steal a dead baby and pose her for photographs.
"Oh, Adele, these pictures are adorable! Say, when will we get to meet Baby Mila?"
"Uh, not-- not today, I'm afraid. Yes, she's-- oh, my-- not feeling very well. Anyway, must run, ta!" via Reddit.com
- :D. IT'S ALIVEEEE!
What would Mila think about this?
These are very lovely pictures, but I have to wonder whether your daughter will be thankful for you putting her on the internet when she's older. Maybe she will. I just wondered whether you gave any thought to that or not? Was it an easy decision, or did you even see it as a decision? I just think it's a very personal thing to want to share with strangers all around the world. Is it the kind of thing people just do automatically these days? Hope you don't mind having one very slightly critical comment, but I think it's okay to have a discussion about this, don't you? Good luck with your family.
So nice that you asked that question nicely here with your name, so I get finally answer to this one. About these days: I consider myself part of internet generation. I've been blogging 8-9 years about different things, I've seen lot of internet phenomena and social medias arise and gone "out of fashion". I use internet almost everyday to keep in touch with my friends and my family. I feel the zeitgeist is nowadays "transparent" and free.
I created this blog for my friends and family, especially for them who live in long distance and other countries. First I uploaded my photos into my facebook gallery, but I didn't want to flood my co-workers and acquaintances newsfeed with my crazy baby pics, so I created this blog. And I have to ask, am I really the first mother who have uploaded her baby pics in to internet, or took photos of a sleeping baby? So the "problem" is not really that I have done that, it's more the media reaction. Is it right if SO many people can see my baby? Well, is it right to let your kid go out and play, somebody might see him/her? How do you protect your child not to be seen in the world? My point of view is that I would never upload any nude pics in the internet, even when it might be called art. I never humiliate my daughter, and I definitely don't force baby to pose to the cam. I guess it would be much harder to photograph awaken child, if she/he wouldn't like to co-operate.
There's lot of ugly and weird stuff in the Internet and in the news. So, if there's something what makes so many people to smile and be happy, I guess it's not wrong?
This blog "success" has been totally surprising and crazy. I guess if you upload your own baby photo in your personal blog you rarely expect to be in the news. After first shock I have began to realize why that might be. I'm just an ordinary mother who adores her newborn, maybe a bit crazy way, but I do. I guess there's lot of parents and grandparents who seem to relate in that. I think it's so sweet.
And I'm pretty sure my daughter will love these pictures and a little stories I'm going to write to her as a bedtime stories. We are her parents and raising her, so I believe she will learn our values and maybe inherit some sense of humor. Yes, as a teenager she will hate me for this, but I guess all the teenager girls hate their mother in some point, so I really can't win this, or can I? Haha. Well, like somebody commented here, after that she will love me again.
I wish all the best for you and your family!
Music in the Youtube-video
The music in this video is made by Mila's dad. You can hear or upload the mp.3 from this link if you like. The song is called "Mau" which is also Mila's second name. Song has been made before she was born, and that name has a very special personal meaning for our family. It's not a common name in Finland.
Where did you get the idea?
More than a thousand words...
what you can do with your constantly sleeping
2 week old baby and a conductors baton?