I hope you don’t mind if I indulge you a little more in Henry talk. To be honest, I don’t have much else to talk about at the moment. Projects are pretty much at a halt for me. Unless you consider feeding Henry, putting him to sleep, changing diapers, and doing an insane amount of laundry as projects?
I don’t really think so either.
Anyhow … I wanted to find a simple way to consistently capture moments as Henry grows, particularly in the first weeks. I have seen some awesome ideas on Pinterest and other blogs about ways to do this. (I particularly love the monthly photos by Shannon at Shannanigans, Emily at Imperfect and Our Dream Foreclosure.) But, since I’m insane, I decided to do them weekly.
Mostly because I’m afraid that monthly photos will slide by without me remembering. And by the end of the month, I’m afraid I’ll forget things that happened at the beginning of the month. I’m already forgetting moments from when he was born, if I don’t write them in his baby book. But weekly, I can make part of my routine (I think)..
I’m not committing to do this for the entire year because to be honest, I think life may get a bit insane when I go back to work. (A few of you asked, and I’m planning to go back to work at 10 weeks, which is early August.) But, maybe it will be easier than I think. And, I’m going to give myself a little leeway. If I don’t take the picture on Friday, THAT’S OKAY. But I’ll try take a photo sometime during the week.
Because my memory is terrible, I wanted to capture a few things about him from each week, too. Here’s the very simple way I came up with. Weekly photos on his quilt, in whatever outfit fits him and I like at the time. Then, plopped into a simple layout with some of his likes, dislikes and talents for the week.
I figure that I can easily put these into a photo book to pair with his baby book. Because every child needs multiple baby books, right? (Ryan keeps joking that we’ll show these books to his girlfriends when he gets older, which will humiliate him.)
We’ll see how this goes. The best laid plans …
Here’s his first few weeks, for those who are interested.
What do you think of our little project?
Would you unfollow me if I begin sharing these photos every week? (I promise we’ll get back to other topics at some point. Like when Henry’s three years old. I kid. I kid.)