What a surreal month it’s been! I still can’t believe that you are mine. I can stare at your little face all day long.
When you were born you looked exactly like your daddy. You have the longest eyelashes, the cutest button nose and the most adorable dimple on your right cheek. You break out into a sly smile like you just heard a big secret whenever you’re milk drunk and sometimes when you have gas. I can’t wait for you to smile in response to our silly songs and funny faces. You absolutely hate having a wet diaper, and when you get really worked up you snort like a little piglet. Your sweet snorts made us laugh so hard in the days after you were born! We also giggled when you would simultaneously poop and eat! When you cry because you’re hungry it now sounds like you’re screaming, “Gee! Gee!”
Every day you’re becoming more aware of the world around you, and I wonder what you’re thinking when I catch you staring at the wall or the ceiling. You’ve been an excellent bath-taker since day one, and bathing you is a team sport for me and your daddy.
We’ve given you a bunch of endearing nicknames like “Bug,” “Baby Guy” and “Little Bear.” It actually took me a while to get used to calling you Levi because I spent so many months before you were born referring to you as “the baby.” Sometimes it still feels funny to say your name out loud!
You’ve just about outgrown all of your newborn-size clothing, which makes me a little bit sad. I think I’m actually in denial that you are no longer the tiny baby burrito we brought home from the hospital one month ago! But you are still such a sweetie. I love you!
Inspired by all of the creative mamas out there, I’ll be photographing Levi monthly to document his growth this first year. He’ll be wearing a numbered white onesie corresponding to his age in months, and I’d like for him to be posed similarly in each photo for continuity. I snapped these three on August 12th when Levi was one month old, but I can’t decide which I like best!
So, friends, I’d love your opinions. How should I continue to photograph Levi for this monthly project?
- In the chair with his BlaBla doll
- On the rug (full length)
- On the rug (close up)
Please cast your vote in the comments section below!