Sofia 365: Day 365!

Sofia 365: Day 365

Sofie’s 2nd birthday went without hardly a hitch last Sunday. Birthday weekend was great overall, my parents Friday, Jason’s family on Saturday, and Sunday was Birthday ZOO Day (photos coming soon)!

I honestly couldn’t believe she was turning 2 already, felt like I just had her yesterday.

This year has been full of so many ups and downs, but my one constant has been Sofie, and her safety, happiness, and growth.

It was a tough year, a learning year, but now, I’ve ended up with the best little girl I could have ever asked for. She’s not a little baby anymore! I have to get used to that…

She’s gonna grow up so darn fast…

Enough words, there will be more to come, so let’s get to some photos!

Hard to believe this will be my very last photo in the series (I’ll still continue to take photos, just not daily)…
Can we recap with some of the highlights of every month from the beginning?

March 2012

The very beginning…

Post Birthday Baby!
Post Birthday Baby! March 11, 2012

April 2012

Happy 1 Month Anniversary!
Happy 1 Month Anniversary!

May 2012

14 month baby!
14 month baby!

June 2012

Sneaky.
Sneaky.

July 2012

Little Swimmer.
Little Swimmer.

August 2012

Ruffles.
Ruffles.

September 2012

A Year and a Half!!!
A Year and a Half!!!

October 2012

Silly Face.
Silly Face.

November 2012

Cheese face.
Cheese face.

December 2012

What the?
What the?

January 2013

1.10.13
1.10.13
Valentines Baby
Valentines Baby

March 2013

It was a long day of birthday celebration and zoo going, the photo was one of the last things we did that night. She was tired, cranky, but I had to get this last one in! Hard to fathom this photo was going to complete my project after a year of work on this… But, I got a smile out of her eventually. 🙂

Tired Birthday Girl. The Big 2!
Tired Birthday Girl. The Big 2!

Sofia 365: Days 339 through 364 – A Month in Review

Sofia 365: 339-364

A Month in Review

Boy, it’s been a while hasn’t it?

After rounding the home stretch this past month, I thought I’d try something different with Sofie’s pictures, and I just ended up waiting.

Maybe to build anticipation, or just laziness on my part, but I held off on posting any of Sofie’s pics from the last month and just waited to compile them and just do a month in review leading up to Sofie’s birthday, and the anniversary of this project. One big bite before dessert.

I know I might sound like a bit of a broken record, but jeez, Sofie has changed so much this year, and even month to month she changes and grows.

Mid February and early march has been full of a lot of work, adventures, chapstick and lipgloss (much of it on Sofie’s face.)

Living with an almost-Two year old child the past month has given me it’s fair share of challenges and frustrations, she’s more demanding and moody, but also more playful, and she’s been growing into her own little “person”. It’s been awesome to watch and be a part of that growth.

I’m saving her very last photo from this project for it’s own post. Her birthday was a certain success, and I can’t wait to share all of our adventures from the weekend.

In the mean time, check out set of photos from the past month leading up to the very, very end. I was also very excited to get my camera back from the repair shop (or at least part of it) so that I could finish off my project with the same “quality” equipment that I started it with. Boy, did I miss my camera…

Anywho… What a month it’s been! Do you have a favorite image from the set? I sure do. 🙂

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March Update, Me Rambling, and Sofia 365!

Hi All,

I know it seems I’ve completely dropped off earth the past few weeks, I’ve been super busy, but just wanted to do a quick update since it’s the week leading up to Sofie’s birthday.

Here’s a little of my plan for the culmination of my “Sofia 365” project, as well as what I’ve been up to lately.

Thanks for watching!

Weekly Vlog – Sleep Issues!

This video is going up a little late, but I had a busy weekend!

I’m talking about sleep issues today, and how it’s been hard getting settled into a regular pattern. If any of you parents out there have suggestions on how we can all get more sleep, please leave a comment! Let me know what works for you, I ‘d love to hear suggestions.

Thanks for watching!

First Weekly Vlog! + Some New Resolutions

One of my new years resolutions is to try and do a video update once a week to talk about various things happening in my life, so here’s my first one!

I talk about a few more resolutions I’m making for the year, as well as what’s happening this week. Hope you enjoy!

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On Turning 21

Hey guys!
I know I haven’t done a video in a while, but things have been quite busy.
I did want to get this post up though, because I have had a lot of time for reflection the past few weeks and I wanted to share what I have been thinking about and going through. Turning 21 is a huge milestone, and being a young mom on top of that comes with its own set of challenges and feelings.

Thanks for watching, and hope you enjoy!
Please subscribe to my channel, if you want to keep getting updates!

(I am quite aware that I use a lot of “filler” words when I ramble and get nervous, so I’m sorry that I say “you know” like a million times in this video.)

[Update] …. Just a little photo from the night. Needless to say, I had a great time.

At “The Unicorn”

The Birthday Baby

Alright, Alright. I know, I know, Sofie’s birthday was almost a month ago and I still haven’t gotten the photos up and edited. Sorry!
I have been super busy, but here they are now!

Can’t believe how much she has grown. I especially can’t believe it has been a year already! Time sure does fly.

Here are some highlights from her birthday… mostly photos, nearly frame by frame, of her destroying her cake (which I made for her by the way).

On My Own!

Hey Guys!

A viewer recently requested that I start doing more personal blogs, so this is my little schpeel on that…
I’ve also had a very rare opportunity to get some time to myself, REAL time to myself, apart from the baby. So I wanted to share my feelings on that as well.
I’m sorry, I ramble.

Thanks for watching!

Sofia’s 11 Month Update!

Hi guys, it’s been a while, but we’re back with an 11 month update with Sofia. I can’t believe she is almost a year old!
She’s being a bit of a fussy pants in this video, so bear with us.

Enjoy the video, I’ve also posted a couple photos from a park outing a few weeks ago below.

Thanks for watching, I promise there will be more to come very soon!

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.