Capturing The First Year

Capturing The First Year {One Month}



As I prepared for our third child’s arrival, I never questioned if I’d love him as much as my other two. But, I did wonder with him being the third, if I’d ever have those overwhelmingly beautiful moments that I experienced with my first. Especially seeing as the novelty of pregnancy was long gone! (Been there, done that, got the t-shirt!)

Perhaps this was due to me wondering about how time would have to divided up between three instead of one and that it would be a luxury time just couldn’t afford. But more than this, there was a part of me deep down that was afraid I just wouldn’t feel the same way as I had previously, this was after all something I’d done before, twice, why would there be anything new or unexpected about this time?

The last few months of my pregnancy, I felt a growing sense of how this baby needed to be recognized not just as #3 (!) but as an individual who would be treasured and loved for his uniqueness just as much as his place in a family. With the help of incredible family and friends, a nursery was put together, showers were held and gifts were given. All of these moments provided such beautiful opportunities for this recognition even before he made his arrival, though admittedly I was still left with some uncertainty!



The Unexpected

Fast forward a little to an entire month of Mattheus being in the world and I can tell you that life has truly taken me by surprise. In addition to me being able to embrace the newness that any newborn brings, we’re able to watch his older siblings take on a new role. This is something I hadn’t even begun to imagine! To see all three together even in the midst of a bit of chaos has been heart-warming!

While life may get crazier as time goes on, I look back over the month and I’m left wondering how I feel as though I’ve had all the cuddles and snuggles I could have wanted and more, from all three!  (Okay so there may be several piles of laundry laying around and dinner is not always at the preferred time but I’m willing to let a few things slide for a while!)

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So Stinkin’ Cute!

Though he still sleeps many hours of the day, at one month his wakefulness has significantly increased and I just adore his facial expressions and big, bright eyes! Yawning, tongue spitting, nose crinkling and arm raising, it really doesn’t grow old!



One thing that is certainly not new, is recognizing how quickly they grow! It is unbelievable how fast they change, the newborn stage gone in the blink of an eye! Having witnessed this with my first two, I’m determined to document these tiny details that I never want to forget!

Thank you for joining me on this journey, I hope it provides some inspiration for your own project! If you missed the first part, click here for Capturing The First Year {Newborn}




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