Sunday, May 3, 2015

Things are ever changing

You're constantly growing bigger and bigger, learning new things and gaining independence. Your life has been so full of "firsts" and I know there's many many more "firsts" to come. Watching you and your reactions brightens even the darkest of days. Viewing life through your eyes is exciting and innocent. 

Recently, you had your first taste of solid food and boy was that an experience. As we've done for several of your "firsts", we set the camera up and snapped away as you had your first taste. Carrots. You went from opening up for more to giving us the most disgusted little face ever. You weren't sure what to think. 

Watching these "firsts" brings about so many emotions. It's difficult to explain. At one moment, excitement takes over and you look forward to each new milestone and watching your little one grow up, the next, you're fighting back tears wondering how in the world your baby is growing up so quickly. I'll admit, as a mom who exclusively breast fed for over 6 months, starting solids was difficult. Watching the reaction and facial expressions was priceless, but I also had to come to terms with the fact that little miss is no longer 100% nourished from my body. I've realized I'll be doing a lot of that as she grows up and learns to care for herself and that's ok, it's all part of being a mom. All of these moments will one day just be memories. Slow down, take pictures, it's all happening so quickly, you'll want something to look back on. 

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