We have approximately 345,872 pictures of L. From sleeping to eating to sitting in a Bumbo, everything your child does (especially your first child) is fascinating. But when I look back through the pictures we have, some of my favorites are the ones that capture those mommy or daddy moments. They are somewhat hard to come by, because half of the time we spend with L is not spent with each other, which probably makes them even more precious.
This is the first time I held her and the first time I really got to see her. I couldn’t believe she had arrived, and I couldn’t believe she was ours. She was beautiful and perfect and I could have sat right there holding her forever.
The early days. I loved when she would just lay and nap with me.
Love this pic for a few reasons. 1. It captures a rare moment when she wasn’t in a good mood, which I find kind of amusing 2. Look at that costume- adorable 3. I think I managed to coordinate us quite nicely 🙂
I got this one by accident, and it turned into one of my faves. It was post-bath and we were making funny faces in the mirror. I grabbed my phone to try to capture the moment, but right before I took the pic, she turned and nuzzled her face into mine. ❤
She has always loved books, and I love snuggling and reading her a story. My sister took this one as I’m reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which just so happened to be one of her favorite stories, making it extra special.
L reached walking age right before the weather started to warm up, making it the perfect time to introduce her to playgrounds. I love setting her down and giving her the freedom to explore her world.
She can’t get enough of the slide. This is one of the times I actually don’t mind JD’s weird schedule. We went to the park after he’d left for work. Most people were home for dinner so it wasn’t overcrowded and we got some quality mommy-daughter time.
This was the first time JD held her. The fact that he is in uniform reminds me how he was on duty and had to race home to get me then race both of us to the hospital. The look on his face reminds me how excited he was to finally meet her.
Absolutely smitten. Bonding time while listening to Jack Johnson.
Love that smile- and it melts my heart to see how much they love each other.
This captures how a big, tough guy’s guy is always a sucker for a sweet little girl.
Manly man pulling a little sweetie in a little red wagon.
In this one, L is watching JD leave for work and yelling “Dada!” out the window. He said he turned around and all he could see were her little pigtails over the windowsill and his heart broke a little. He had a hard time leaving for work that night 🙂