Thursday, November 12, 2009

A picture a day...and other myths of having a baby.

I happen to know quite a few people who are currently pregnant and in that wonderful state of pre-baby bliss where you have no idea what is coming next no matter how much you think you might know.

I was there was a great place to be, but I wouldn't trade my current place in life for the world.

Anyway...back to the point.

One of the things I promised myself I would do was take a picture of our little boy every day during his first year of life. Then I was going to put them all together in a photo-montage so you could see how he grew every day.

I was being realistic (or so I thought) by not requiring that the picture I took be in the exact same chair/pose/lighting/etc.

But let's REALLY be real here....somedays...a picture just ain't happening. In fact...some WEEKS a picture just ain't happening!!

God help my second child because I can't even get it together enough to have even purchased a baby book for my first child, not to mention fill it out and happily keep track of every milestone in matching pen with fun anecdotes and quotes.

I like to consider myself a pretty creative and together person...I have scrapbooked for years....but this having a kid thing REALLLLLLLY kills your free time.

So I quietly keep tabs on my pregnant friends and read the lovely things they have to say about their intentions of photo journaling their children's lives and I just keep my mouth shut...because dreams like that are what get women through pregnancy and who am I to stomp on anyone's dreams.


  1. I am the youngest of three. My older brothers are 5 and 8 years older than me. When I was about 7 they convinced me I was adopted because there was nothing in my baby book :) Of course I was upset at the time but who really cares. Time is better spent with child then writing about child :)

  2. photojournaling daily sounded so much more realistic during the days before the arrival...

    I love reading your blog, btw.