As Miles's 3rd birthday approaches, I have been pouring over old photos to (finally) create his year by year photo books. I am also hoping to create one of those fun videos montages. I have no earthly idea how to do it, but that's what Google and Macs are for.
And then I realized all of the "Embrace the Camera" moments of my Miles's first year.
They are different from current moments.
And sometimes scary (when you are dealing with a 4lb baby)
And when do they all of a sudden become little people who only snuggle on your chest at night?
Or when they are sick.
(Perhaps it's a good thing we have had our fair share of sickness--more snuggles--that's making spiked lemonade out of lemons I say)
I *miss* these moments.
But I can still feel them.
Emotionally EMBRACE them.
Even smell them.
And hope that the more I look back, the more burned into my heart they become.
And not to leave our second preemie miracle out, my favorite Daddy and Felix photo from his birth