This got me thinking a bit about my "self". When Lily was first born, she was almost as much part of my "self" as I was. Although I've had close relationships with family and friends over the years, nothing quite prepared me for the all-consuming nature of the mum and baby relationship. It was totally new to me to be that physically and emotionally close to one person for so much of my time. Even within the last 15 months that bond has changed and developed as she's become older and more independent. But for the moment I can't quite imagine a self-portrait that doesn't include her.