Catch ’em while you can…
Since becoming the mom of two gorgeous girls I’ve actually been finding myself taking less pictures instead of more. Well less with my DSLR anyways and much less than I did of my eldest daughter Sophie. I suppose I had more time on my hands and could spend all day marveling at her little toes, her funny little faces and capturing her every squirm. I probably took more photos of Sophie in her first week than have done of Mollie in her whole 7 weeks. I guess that’s what comes with having to run around after a 2 1/2 yr old as well as a newborn.
I’ve heard of this before. My mother in law (mom to 3 boys) has told me about her first-born’s beautiful baby book, full of pictures and journal entries. She could tell you everything from when he had his first smile to how many diapers he went through a day (well almost). The middle child’s (my husband) book was a little less detailed with less pictures and the youngest’s is merely a shoebox of photos – one of him as an infant, the next his first day at Kindergarten 🙂
I’m not too worried though. Not having a digital camera by my side all the time hasn’t been a problem because I’ve found myself using something I didn’t have when I had Sophie – my iPhone. Not only do I have facebook to keep me company at the 3am feed, I can listen to my Podcasts while she’s fussing and I have a camera at the ready to capture all those cute smiles and giggles that are just spontaneous. Put that together with some of the cool Apps out there and I think I haven’t done too bad. What do you think?
This was done using Picnik in my web browser. I’m loving it’s simplicity right now.
And of course I would have missed this in the car:
Cute eh? Sometimes you’re better not to be too contrived. It doesn’t always matter about the technicalities – just BE in the moment and try to preserve the memory, in whatever way you can.
What spur of the moment pictures have you taken that have ended up being some of your favorites? Please share them in the comments below.
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