Thursday, January 30, 2014

Keeping Up With My Formerly Energetic Self

The problem with taking thousands of pictures, writing letters on pertinent milestones, and making photo albums of your first born is that you are required to do it for your second born as well.

Chalk it up to a really excited first-time parent but I’ll admit that I was a little overzealous in documenting our son's early beginnings.

Here is what we did for Ben in his first year of life. And what we should do for Emma as well (although I’m finding just the thought of compiling it all to be a wee bit exhausting):

Weekly Photos (plus holidays & big ‘firsts’)
-A letter to the child on the day they were born. Ben’s is three pages long. Emma’s will be...shorter.
-A small photo book of their first month of existence.
-Journal. This one is going to be the hardest to keep up. I’m already behind on chronicling her first few days.
-A baby book (presented on the first birthday), filled with all 52 weekly photos, candid snapshots, growth stats, Firsts (first smile, first food, etc), and the journal entries. More details can be found here.

Right. Time to get cracking.

I’m proud to say that so far, I haven’t fallen behind in the photo department. I’ll take these small wins wherever I can find them. Instead of posting one a week (like I did with Ben) and overwhelming you with pictures of my child, I’m going to post them in larger batches. Because, really, I’m the only one that going to pore over this post time and time again, right?!

And then of course, there are the non-official ones that are often much more interesting/funny/strange.

Like this one: “I Give up. The bathtub has me beaten”. 

On an unrelated note: Whoa chubby baby! Fat cheeks and belly, with stick arms and legs. Babies are so hilariously awkward.