The culmination of everything I have been working toward for the last year is here.
The reason why I was the “crazy mom” on Facebook that posted pictures of her daughter every day, it all now (hopefully) makes sense.
Living day by day, sometimes it’s hard to notice the changes of your little one growing, but they happen, and they happen faster than you think.
Sometimes you take it for granted, and once that moment is gone, it’s gone; they will never be this small, or sweet or innocent again, so cherish those moments.
All the hours and time I spent on this project with Sofia has been condensed into less than 8 minutes of a beautiful, wonderful, transformation.
Every day, every photo, every frustrating moment, every laugh, and every emotion in between had been captured day by day for an entire year.
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?
The very beginning…
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
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.
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!
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(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 this point, I don’t know if I’m up really late, or up super early, but frankly I don’t really care. I’ve just been on a kick of getting things done all night, and I’ve got just a few more things to do, so I’m just trying to get them done! I’m probably on my 4th or 5th wind right about now…
Who knows, maybe I’m just speaking gibberish…
Anyhow let’s not get distracted from the main focus!
Sofia is over 13 months old now! Here’s our quick little video update on what we’ve been up to.
We recorded this a few days ago, but I just got around to posting it now.
Hope you enjoy! Sofie is being very talkative and loud, so sorry if I’m hard to hear sometimes.