Mar 10, 2011

Embrace the Camera - Remembering When

Sweet P was 5 days old...

photo by ashleyannphotography
I cried almost every day thinking about how she was going to grow up too fast. I wanted to absorb every single moment with her. She was so wee.

video


I held her.

I cuddled her.

I kissed her.

I rocked her.

I loved her.

These things haven't changed, but she sure has.

That sweet little, fragile baby from 7 months ago has already grown so much.

She doesn't just lay around, staring blankly anymore. She looks at me. She smiles at me. She kisses me back.

And, although I would love to be able to hold her again without her trying to squirm out of my arms, I am embracing her independence. She is beautiful and I love watching her grow.



14 comments:

  1. what a beautiful photo! definitely one to treasure forever. and the video is so sweet!

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  2. sweetest picture! and i know the feeling...all.too.well. they grow wayyy too fast. mine are almost ONE. they will never ever be babies again. i could cry.

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  3. such a beautiful post today! i know whatcha mean, my little baby girl turned one yesturday.

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  4. I'm so close to losing all the baby that's left in my little two year old! It makes me cry, but I also love seeing who he's becoming. Oh, so torn! Soak it up! and great picture.

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  5. I'm dying inside... My little man is 7 months as of yesterday... I try not to get too sad about how fast they change and grow, but to really be present. Roll around in the right here and now, it's such a beautiful place to be!

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  6. visiting from the Anderson crew...

    such a beautiful photo! oh, how I long for those days again! my 9.5mo old just started walking, so he wants nothing to do with being held :(

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  7. so well said! those precious newborn days are so sweet but it is SO fun watching them grow. LOVE the first pic especially! <3

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  8. what a stunning picture! I almost want to frame it and put it in my house!! Lovely

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  9. so sweet, I feel the same way about my little guy.

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  10. I love looking back at old pictures, this one of you and your daughter is beautiful!

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  11. so sweet & so true. :) cute picture!

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  12. really, truly a beautiful shot.
    xoxo.

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