Twelve weeks tomorrow, three months to the day next week….however you like to figure it at this point, my baby girl is three months old already. How is it possible that time can pass so quickly? It seems like with each child it moves faster, and knowing Abigail is my last baby makes watching her grow so very bittersweet. I love that she’s starting to grab things and pull them to her, that she’s smiling constantly and starting to laugh. At the same time I enjoy seeing another one of my children go through all these milestones I know it’s the last time I will get to experience the magic of watching a baby learn to do something new.
As a mom, we don’t often like to be in pictures…our hair isn’t perfect, no time for makeup most days, and whatever shirt we’re wearing probably isn’t a favorite just in case we get spit up on or touched with mac and cheese covered hands. As a mom and a photographer, it’s very rare that I am in a picture! Not only am I usually not feeling picture-worthy, but I’m always behind the camera and not in front of it.
I’ve made a promise to myself that I WILL be in more pictures. I want to remember what I looked like when I held my baby…what it looked like when she smiled at me because I was the thing she needed and loved most in the world at that moment. These times are so precious, and they pass so quickly. I’m thankful for photography and the ability to capture the smallest of moments. If you’re like me and you don’t often get in front of the camera with your kiddos, take a minute to do it soon! Years from now you won’t see the things you see now…you’ll just see you, your babies (no matter how old they are!) and a lot of love.