Monday, February 27, 2012

A Daily Dose of Rocco

If you have ever had a baby, more than likely at one point or another you have had a stranger (always a woman from my experience) come up to you and tell you to make sure to enjoy your little baby because they grow up in the blink of an eye. They aren't joking.

Since Rocco was born, we've been taking a photo every month on his birth date, the 17th (or as close as possible now that I've gone back to work), so we can record how much he has grown and changed every month over the first year of his life. We wanted to keep the backdrop colorful, but the same, in every photo so we chose to just lay him down on the rug in his nursery. We also needed an object in every photo to serve as a reference point for how much bigger he is getting in comparison. Since we are taking a photo every month, the choice was obvious - a calendar! We are even able to keep his outfit the same every month because we bought the same cute whale onesie (to go with the whale theme of his room) in every size up to 12 months.

Now that he is one-third of the way through his first year, you can really see a lot of changes! Take a look for yourself:

Even though I am taking a photo every month, I still feel like I am missing capturing things. The small everyday things. Like how he wakes up with a smile on his face in the morning so happy to start his day, no matter how much (or how little) he slept the night before. Or how he closes his eyes and falls asleep while still drinking his last bottle of the night before his bedtime. So to make sure I capture his everyday mannerisms, those small things that make Rocco, Rocco, I am going to try to take a photo of him daily. Starting with today. So here is today's photo: a close-up of my happy boy smiling at me while he played on his activity mat after he came home from school.

Also, here are his 4 month stats from the pediatrician: Weight 14lb 4oz (40%), Height 26in (87%).

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