I started taking Ximena's weekly pictures on a whim. I didn't think to align them the way that I did on my Instagram - that actually just happened naturally with the first few, then I kept it up. I have hundreds (literally, hundreds) of outtakes. As she started moving more, taking her weekly pictures became a challenge onto itself. I am so, so glad that I did, though.
I was listening to my favorite podcast this morning, and the girls were talking about saving memories. Paulina + Bricia interviewed Jacqui of Baby Boy Bakery - who has such an inspirational + heartbreaking story. She lost her three-year-old son a couple of years ago. Despite all of the pain she has been through, she has such a BEAUTIFUL spirit.
I obviously can't imagine what her loss feels like - but I can relate to the idea that capturing as many moments as possible is so important. I, like so many parents, am OBSESSED with taking pictures of X. This has been the BEST way to preserve and capture each stage over the last year. I look back and I want to cry. I wish I could go back and memorize each and every second.
Thank you for following us along this wild journey. Stay tuned for tonight's 52 week reveal!
Love you, sweet girl. Happy 1st Birthday!