Posted by manicmommy | Posted in For Everyone | Posted on 12-02-2014
Not since I first made this blog… but since my son was born. It has gone by so quickly. And so I decided this post will be full of lists.
Things we’ve done over the past year:
Of course, I gave birth. We came home from the hospital. Jason and I officially started dating. We took a trip to Charleston. We went to Baby and me Story Time. Twice. We played in the snow. We made a plan for the future. We got 3 new roommates and lost one. We rode a bike. We saw a movie. We watched Maverick take his first steps. Even if he still isn’t walking. We had a cake. I took up photography. We visited the park. We spent three days and two nights without Daddy. Maverick spent the night away from us.
Ways that I have changed in the past year, since becoming a mother:
Poop and puke doesn’t phase me in the slightest, assuming it comes from my troll prince. I cry 157930217509325x easier now. I don’t mind looking like a fool in public as long as my child laughs. On the other hand I don’t mind looking like a bum in public anymore either because we were having so much fun tickling each other that I didn’t remember to put on make up. I want to go straight to the toy section or baby section in stores. Granted I always wanted to go to the toy section but now it’s for ages 1+. I’m excited when it’s sunny. Because it means two things. We can have an adventure. And I can take great photos of him while we do it. I am always clothes shopping. For Maverick. I evaluate every single thing I do, wondering how Maverick will see it or hear what I say. How it will affect him. How it will affect his future. I want to lose weight. To be healthier for him, not to look better in the mirror. I want to eat healthier so that he’ll eat healthier. Drool doesn’t affect me in the slightest due to the open mouthed kisses and teething bites I’ve gotten. But the way I’ve changed most drastically….
I love kids. All kids. My kids. Friends’ kids. Stranger’s kids. I just love them.
Things Maverick is able to do/is doing:
Rolling over both ways. Sitting up. Pulling himself to a standing position. Standing up without holding on to anything. Picking things up with his thumb and pointer finger. Brushing his hair. Eating solids. Still breastfeeding. Drinking from a sippy cup. Dancing. Clapping. Copying gestures like a shrug or clapping. Clapping when I say “yaay!”. Cruising while holding on to things. Walking while I hold his hand. Pointing at objects. Pointing at the dog when I say dog. Forming attachments to his rubber ducky and his monster. Playing with a vtech tablet. Playing with a drum. Playing with cars. Scribbling on the chalktable with chalk. Recognizing the word diaper. Waving hello. Giving open mouth kisses. Sitting and holding onto his bouncey horse, and making himself bounce. Putting balls into the hole on his walker. Pushing himself around with his push walker. Doing things specifically because they made me laugh. Learning how to recognize when he is full. Copying faces I make. Picking up his own food. Being able to recognize a pattern, like when we play peekaboo between the doors, he knows that I will peek my head out one side and then run to the other side and peek out. Chewing with his front two teeth.
My studio has turned into a baby play room but as baby/child photography is my main passion, I don’t really mind much. At the least it makes for magnificent photo props. Anyway, I should be cleaning the house a little and getting in a nap. So hopefully, the troll prince will cooperate with me on that.