Milestones are funny. They happen before we realize they are even happening. One second you are sitting watching your baby as she plays in her crib, pawing at the keys on her wall piano. Then she grabs the crib railing and pulls herself to a standing position as if she's done it for years. And you are like "Wait, did that just happen???"
You call for your spouse, who comes running. Then you sit your baby back down and see if she'll do it again. And she does. And your spouse says "No way! We need to take pictures!" He comes back in with the camera, I set it to burst mode, and we sit her down again. Baby obliges. She is very proud to show off her new skill that apparently makes her mommmy & daddy silly with amazement. And together with your spouse, you celebrate. "Yay! *clapping* Look what you did! Aren't you such a big girl!" And your big little girl just beams.
Capturing the milestones is important to me because when we get down this road a ways, and things become difficult or trying, I want us all to be able to look back and see how much Brooklyn is loved and how much we enjoyed every step of the way with her. It keeps things in perspective.
8 months ago