I was still working when I was pregnant with my first child. As you all know, people can't pass up giving a pregnant woman advice of some sort. Along with all of the horrible stories and advice that I heard, I was also told over and over again to cherish every second because it goes too fast. I couldn't agree more.
I feel like I was living my life in play mode before my kids were born, but after they arrived life switched to fast forward. I'm not sure how, but I blinked and my baby was 3 and I had another 1 year old. I'm realizing now more than ever that I'm beginning to forget things. My husband reminded me the other day how we used to stand outside of my son's door in the mornings and call his name while he giggled in his crib. I had completely forgotten those special moments. I immediately went to write it down in his baby book so I could look at that and not forget.
I did a great job of capturing our son on video at least once a week doing different things that I felt needed to be recorded. I now find myself watching those with an occasional tear running down my cheek because he's no longer a baby. I admit that I am guilty of not recording our second child as much because I was trying to ta
ke care of a 2-year old and infant at the same time. When she was about a month old I realized I didn't have near as many pictures of her as I had taken of my son and vowed to start taking more.
I know that I would definitely regret it if I slacked off on recording as many moments as possible. I started a blog when my first child was a year old as another way to be able to look back and read what he was doing at different times. I've since started carrying around a camera and hand held video camera so that I could capture any cute moment. I hope to one day have enough time to sit down and make each of them a scrap book with some of the thousands of pictures that I've taken. Having those pictures, videos, baby books, and my blog will help trigger many memories that may have otherwise been forgotten. My sole advice to pregnant women is that it all goes way too fast and they only have one chance to capture as many of those memories as possible.
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