Now that we know you’re a boy, I’ve been in full-on nursery planning mode. While I didn’t have everything planned out before we left the doctor’s office last week, I did have it planned out a few hours later. I’m so excited to get started on everything, especially your special name quilt. Now if only we could decide on a name…
This is my last letter to you as a 1 year old… a month from now you’ll be 2, which is crazy to me because I feel like you’ve been 2 for a while now. I’m pretty sure you went from infant to toddler overnight, becoming the quintessential little miss independent. “Emma do it!” is something we hear multiple times a day, every day. And no more is this independence on display than when we’re at the park…
Despite going to the park every weekend, it never fails to amaze me how fearless and adventurous you are. Our Emma… ready to take on the world.
I am joined in this “Letters to our Children” blog circle by an amazing group of photographers and moms. Together, we’ll be writing these letters every month in honor of our love for our sons and daughters. I encourage you to head over to Jessica’s blog to read her letter, and then continue on around the circle!
My son… My son… I just keep saying it over and over again. I’ve felt this whole time like you were a boy, but now that we know for sure it feels so real and wonderful. It will be a whole new experience for us to have a boy, and your dad is very excited that he’ll no longer be outnumbered by the girls. More than anything we’re just so happy that you’re healthy and growing right on track. 20 weeks down, 20 more to go!
Another month, another Clickin Moms workshop. This is my 4th workshop in 8 months, and I’m really loving it so far. It’s called “Mastering Natural Light Indoors” and it’s all about how to use the available light in your house (or really any indoor location) to its fullest potential. I’m halfway through the class right now and as you can see, I’ve taken a lot of self portraits so far. When you’re trying to get exact angles of light at exact times of day, a rambunctious toddler isn’t the best subject. But between this class and my maternity series, I’m a little selfie’d out. If you’ve never attempted a self portrait while 5 months pregnant, while standing awkwardly in your empty bathtub, while your expensive camera is perched precariously on a tripod on the other side of the tub, yeah… I don’t recommend it.
Week 1 Practice Shots:
Week 1 Assignment Submission:
Week 2 Practice Shots:
Week 2 Assignment Submission:
I’ll have more on these last two photos (and why they mean so much to me) tomorrow…
ONE WEEK! Only one more week until we find out if you are a girl or a boy and I can’t wait. Your dad is convinced you’re a girl, but I think you’re a boy. I honestly don’t care either way, I just want to know already so I can start planning everything. Knowing me, I’ll have your whole nursery planned out before we even leave the doctor’s office.
PS… missed any of the previous weeks in the series? Click here.