I have a hard time accepting a compliment. When somebody tells me they like Levi’s monthly photo, I feel compelled to reply with something like, “Thanks, but you should see how many I had to take before I got that one good shot!” It’s always “thanks, but…” with me. I’ve really got to break that habit.
The truth is, Levi’s 15-month-old photo shoot was particularly challenging for me. Not only did he not want to sit in the white rocking chair, he also refused to give up his pacifier. Whenever we pulled it out of his mouth, he screamed. And screamed. And screamed. He just did not want to cooperate this time around, and it literally took three sessions over two days to get one in-focus shot of him looking happy without his pacifier.
Now that he’s an active toddler, Levi clearly has better things to do than let his camera-toting mother take his picture. That’s not to say I don’t have any photos of Levi! My Instagram feed is overflowing with pics of my baby guy. (Probably too many, I’m sure.) But for both of our sakes, I hope that Levi will be willing and able to sit still for longer than three seconds for his 18-month-old photo shoot, which is the next time I plan to take his monthly photo.
PS: See Levi’s progression from newborn to one year old here.