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365: A baby's first year :: 021

February 25, 2008

365: A baby's first year :: 019

Checking In

Hi there! I'm still catching up on my 365 project posts...hopefully I'll get the rest up soon so that I can start just posting one a day. Coming up with an interesting photo every day is harder than I thought. I have to resist taking a million photos of his face 'cause it's so freakin' precious. But that would bore you all, so....

I'm trying to think of something else interesting to post today. I'm thinking it might be about fashion. All my mags arrived this week and for the first time in 9 months I'm actually excited to look at them because maybe I could wear something like what's in the photos. It's so weird to have my shirts hang loose again. I got so used to stretching them over my belly. I think this calls for a celebratory post about what I'd love to go out and buy.right.now.

February 14, 2008

Meet My New Best Friend

I can't believe he is already a week old! Everything went really well and he is a healthy, healthy baby boy.

Thanks for all your thoughts and well wishes on my previous post It was so fun to come home and read all the comments you left - and very hard to wait until now to post a photo, but I needed to rest and recover. Adjusting to motherhood is, well, an adjustment but I am feeling much better today than I was at first. I will probably be light on my posting for the next few weeks, but I am starting a fun new daily post that will hopefully start soon so at least I will be doing that. I have lots of other projects I'd like to start, but know that my most important project is getting to know this little guy. He owns me right now, which is just fine.

Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day!

365: A baby's first year :: 008

February 7, 2008

365: A baby's first year

Thank for you all your kind comments on my last post! They have been very encouraging to read as I adjust to being a mom. I am doing well, but Forest went back to work this week so it's been another adjustment of figuring out how to get things done without someone else around. That only lasted for about half a day though - My mom came to town for the week though and that is wonderful. I have a few more days before I'm turned completely loose : )

I'm not getting that much done these days, but I have started a new project that I am excited to share. Inspired by 3191, Soule Mama's 30 days and others I've decided to document the first year of this baby's life with one photo a day.

I think it will be fun to look back on this year and see all the events, mundane and exciting, that took place. For all you baby-less readers do not worry: These posts won't take the place of my regular posting and hopefully they will be somewhat interesting images to look at. I'm also hoping it will be an exercise for me professionally and challenge me to create images that go beyond just "cute" photos of a baby's face. Photographing babies can be pretty easy because they are...babies, but some of the more impactful images I've seen are so much more than that.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy. Here is the first photo, taken not two hours after he was born. I think Faith had the camera for this one and I just love it.


I'll have to do some back posting to catch up to day 14 which is where we are now so you might see a bunch of these all at once at first, but then I'll start just posting one a day. Happy 2 week birthday baby!

February 6, 2008

Baby Time

The Paper Pony is going to take a short break so Raya can HAVE HER BABY! When she comes back she'll be a momma. Have a great week and look forward to posting some good news soon.


February 5, 2008

Drawer Lining

Taking a tip from Grace's DIY drawer lining, I bought this paper to line the drawers in B's wardrobe.

I love it and it matches the colors in the room - chocolate brown and light blue. Pretty much my favorite color combo ever. These were also our wedding colors : )

February 1, 2008

Don't Worry, I Have a Plan

This might be the ugliest thing I have ever posted on my blog...but not to worry, I will make it pretty very soon.

I literally woke up one morning having dreamed up 3 0r 4 projects that night. I don't know if I just think I came up with this stuff while I was sleeping, or if I saw it somewhere and then dreamed that I came up with it all by myself, but whatever...I wrote it all down in my moleskin immediately and have been determined to try and create them.

One idea is a jewelry cabinet to hold my bracelets and necklaces. I have a jewelry box that works well for earrings and rings, but my big bangles don't fit and necklaces tend to get tangled when I store them in there.

My thought was to take a small medicine cabinet and turn it into an organizer I could hang on the wall near my closet. I have been looking forever and finally found this one at a thrift store for $4. I plan to paint it, remove the glass and replace with board covered in fabric, then figure out the best way to arrange things on the inside.

I still might have to wait a few weeks to start this, but I'm so excited to see if I can turn my idea into something real. I'll hopefully have a much prettier version of this to show you soon : )


Well, not really fitting me that well anymore, but I thought this shirt was fitting for our current situation.
FREEDOM is NOW little B!
Or at least very soon....