A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week.

So, the good old 52 project….  I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue it this year.  Ultimately I decided to in part because I wanted to document this Wee Sweet Violet’s first year.  I loved having that record of the year gone by for all of the kids.  At the moment however, I’m not really in a position to go chasing after them on all of their adventures to get the kind of shots I like.  If I do have free hands to photograph them, it’s generally because they are holding her.  I’m making it a huge priority at the moment to spend extra quality time with them, every chance I get and honestly, I don’t want to interrupt those special moments by running off to grab the camera.  I’ve decided, for the time being, to continue on with just a photo of Seraphina each week.  I feel a bit guilty about this.  I know we have some far away family members who count on those little weekly updates as kind of a way of keeping in touch.  Also, even though at the moment I feel that this is the right thing to do for the sake of my other children, I feel like people might judge…new baby comes along and suddenly everyone else is abandoned kind of thing…  At this point I’m trying really hard to focus on being in the moment, relaxing and just really enjoying the time I’m spending with my family.  I’m trying not to commit myself to anything that takes away from that feeling.  This was starting to feel like a strain and so (for now anyway) it goes, simple as that.

Playing catch up for the last couple of weeks that I didn’t post while I was deciding how to proceed….

Already she has changed so very much.  Her eyes were such a very dark grey when she was born that we thought for certain they would stay that way or turn brown, but each week they seem to lighten and brighten a bit and turn just a shade more blue.  I wonder if it will continue on this way?  She is a month old now.  To commemorate the day I took pictures of her wearing the outfit that I came home from the hospital in (we’ve established that I’m ridiculously sentimental, yes?).  The last picture above is one of the ones from that day.  It felt like a last chance sort of thing as the outfit goes up to 13 lbs.  And guess who just happens to be 13lbs?  That’s right, on average she’s gaining over a pound a week!  She’s grown around 3 inches in the last month.  It’s looking like she’s going to be tall like her sister.


3 thoughts on “52

  1. sarah

    I think your decision is a wise one and I can’t imagine how anyone would presume to judge you. Seraphina is so beautiful. Blessings on your happy family days.

  2. Tanya

    Doing what feels best for you and your family is always the right decision! I am sure you are familiar with the saying “What other people think about me is none of my business”. You have a beautiful family Melody and thank you for sharing that here, however you choose to share!

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