Baby L

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Baby L was born two short months ago, and already she’s taken over our lives.

And I don’t mean that in a daunting, negative way. Sure, there are a lot of sleepless nights, constant worrying, and a mix between crawling uncertainty and spikes of sheer panic.

But parenthood is so much more than that, and we’re just two months in. It’s the most heartening, eye-opening, and pure experience I’ve ever been through. This may sound like a paradoxal proposition, but having someone quite literally dependent on you for survival can be both scary and deeply encouraging. Just looking at her fascinated gaze at this new world can instantly make your day better.

It also brings you a terrific amount of newfound inspiration, desire to create, to make. It might be that you’re watching this tiny little thing evolve so quickly every single hour and day, and that’s the fundamental reminder that time doesn’t wait for anything. And it sure doesn’t go back. Or it might just be that with new life, it comes new hope, new dreams, new visions and paradigms. And all of that ultimately catapults you to try to be a better person.

We’ve all been through major ups and downs in this very short period of time, but I can honestly say I can’t wait for more.

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Hi there, welcome to my blog! I'm Filipe Varela, a designer at Automattic passionate about photography and video. In this site I post photos from my journeys across the world — a slice of life. Browse through the archive or check the homepage for the latest posts.

11 thoughts on “Baby L

  1. akanekinomoto August 12, 2015


    1. Filipe Varela August 24, 2015


  2. Marta Amaro Lemos August 13, 2015

    we want more, we want more! :D

  3. Justyna Tymoszuk Rachao August 15, 2015

    Baby L is beautiful. We cant wait to meet her one day and see you as a parent. That will be some experience!!!

    1. Filipe Varela August 17, 2015

      Can’t wait either, let’s do it soon. Thank you, Juta! :)

  4. Kelly August 23, 2015

    Beautiful words and photos. Baby L is sure blessed to have you two as her parents. <3

    1. Filipe Varela August 24, 2015

      Aw, thank you so much, Kelly. :)

  5. Andrea November 24, 2015

    Congrats!!!! Sorry, a lil’ late.

    1. Filipe Varela November 25, 2015

      Thank you, Andrea!! :D

  6. Serge December 2, 2015

    just wanted to say, beatiful photos :)

    1. Filipe Varela December 2, 2015

      Thank you, Serge — much appreciated!

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