My Latest Project: Sofia 365

Last Saturday was Sofia’s first birthday, (pictures and posts to come very soon), and with that it got me thinking. Sofia has grown so much this past year, and it all seemed to go by so quickly. What would be a way for me to document her and remember her as she grows? This is how my idea of “Sofia 365” came about.

This is going to be my major project for the year, I realize I’m already behind on posting for a few days, but I will catch up with this post and the subsequent. Yes, the project title is quite literal, I will be taking one photo a day of Sofia for the next year. By the end of this project there will be 365 photos of my daughter, and the perfect way for me to document just how much she has grown, and will continue to grow. I’m sure it will take me a bit to get a swing of things; things like getting her to hold still long enough to snap a photo, matching the lighting, etc., but I’m sure it’ll be just fine. ūüôā

As photos begin to collect I will put a link on the blog’s homepage that will go directly to the category “Sofia 365”, that way you can view a day by day snapshot of her growth.

I hope that you can join me on this little venture of mine as I am very much looking forward to it, so with that said, it’s time for me to stop typing and start snapping memories.

Day 1: 3.11.12

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Reflections on My First Trimester of Pregnancy

So a while back, I had said in an earlier post that I would do some videos about my pregnancy experience since I hadn’t really chronicled it. Here is my first video, my reflections on my first trimester. Like I have mentioned before, it was a strange transitional time in my life and it can sometimes be difficult to talk about; however, I know that it is good for me to be able to have a forum to vent and share my thoughts and feelings.

Here is my video, I know I seem very tired (because I am) and maybe a little depressed, but only because these things are hard to talk about.

Thanks for watching! Any comments or questions, please feel free to send them my way.

 

Welcome, and Merry Christmas

Hope everybody is having a wonderful Christmas weekend.

I’ve decided to delve back into the blogging world, at least in a more personal way (I already do a beauty blog). I started vlogging about a month ago, but figured that I could expand it and provide a little more insight into my life (You can visit my Youtube page for the previous vlogs I’ve done, all subsequent posts will be posted on this site as well). Being a young mom (I’m 20 years old, with a 9 1/2 month old girl), it can get isolating at times. I can appreciate the need for a strong support system, as well as the desire to have people you can relate to. I feel that having an outlet for your thoughts and feelings is extremely important. Writing has always been a way for me to do so, and sometimes the only way I could let my true feelings out.¬†My hope is that my experiences can help others in a similar situation as mine.
However, I can continue more deeply into this topic at another point in time because tonight is Christmas eve, and that is a very special milestone in my baby’s life.
Her first Christmas.

For baby’s first Christmas we decided to spend the eve quietly at home. What better chance for some quality family time?¬†¬†Instead of running around seeing all the family (which would have been a chaotic day I’m sure), we took it easy, or as easy as having a little baby can be, and spent our evening as a little family unit. Although sometimes it can be frustrating, things don’t always go as planned, tempers can be short, the baby doesn’t want to go to sleep, she’s fussy, she’s needy, there’s dishes to be done, my knee is hurt and swollen and I hardly even remember hitting it… these are the times that we will cherish, just mommy, daddy and baby. Time as a family is special; however¬†dysfunctional¬†it can get.

Now, the baby is asleep, tummies are full, eyes are slightly groggy, the house is quiet, the daily duties have been accomplished, and it is now my time.

In all honesty, I am quite excited for the morning. Not for myself, but for my baby Sofie. In the past I’ve always looked forward to opening my presents, morning couldn’t come sooner. As I have gotten older I have come to want, or need, less and less each year. Yet I have been wanting to give more and more. There is something rather rewarding about being able to give a gift, and see the joy you can bring to others. I know the baby won’t appreciate it that much this year (or even remember it); she’ll probably just want to play with the wrapping paper, but even being able to give her something,¬†however insignificant it might be in the future, means a lot to me.¬†We are not the richest or have the perfect home or life, but we are comfortable, and we are content. There’s no shame in wanting more, but for tonight, for this weekend, it’s all good.
I guess it’s the principle of it all, tradition, or whatever you might want to call it. I want to give the best that I can for my baby, and I want her to have everything she needs. ¬†It is her first Christmas, and I want it to be the best that it can be.

With that said, we have a big day ahead of us in the morning. Presents to unwrap, places to go, people to see. I should rest up while I can.

Until next time, hope you all have a wonderful Holiday weekend.