This post is a part of the Behind the Scenes link up where we show you photos – and tell the real story behind them. A sneak peek behind the scenes, a look past the edges of the photo to the life behind it.
I knew he would be my last baby. I am not having anymore. I am over it. I am enjoying the three little big people I have and could not imagine ever starting over again. Because I knew he would be it, I took lots and lots of pictures of my third. I have over 300 of him in his first 6 weeks alone. I wish I had taken more of daughter. When I had my now teenager there were no digital cameras. Not until he was about 3-4 years old. So, the pictures of my third are really the only tiny baby pictures that I have to hold on to.
For this week’s behind the scenes, I am showing several photos – of my third, and most rambunctious – child. He challenges me every single day. He is adventurous. He yells. He stomps. He does the exact opposite of what he is told. And he has selective hearing; i.e. he hears only what he wants to, when he wants to. He makes me crazy, and I have nicknamed him the parental terrorist. But then he will have these moments, moments where he is the most loving and caring person I have ever known. He will hug me, read with me, and I realize that he is teaching me. How to be patient, how to be forgiving, and what it really means to love someone unconditionally.
Keeping the Sweet Memory Alive
When he is putting me through the wringer with his best attempt at driving me to drink I have to remind myself of the innocence that once was. That is what these pictures represent; all taken within his first 6 weeks of life. These pictures are what keep the sweet memory alive. They bring me back to the love and remind me that he is my baby and he won’t always be so challenging.
I want to hear from you!
Do you have baby pictures that you pull out and stare down to remind you of the innocent little one your child once was? Please leave me a comment below to tell me all about it.