These emotions that I currently feel will fade, my son will grow and some of these precious moments may be wiped from my memory and replaced with more current goings on. Not that I won’t always hold a special place in my heart for these things, but as we all grow older we may lose sight of these beautiful memories.
I remember when I was pregnant Chris encouraged me to video my weekly feelings because ‘you’ll love to look back on it, Sian.’ Of course I didn’t believe him when he told me I may forget the little things, but he was so right. I recorded a few weeks worth of my early stages of pregnancy and it’s honestly the most amazing feeling watching them back now that Archie is here. I really wish I’d carried on doing them so I had more memories to treasure. It’s the little things like the headaches and the feeling so exhausted that I kind of forgot about and so it’s nice to recall all of those emotions again.
I want to be able to cherish all of these little moments, even the tiniest things like Archie trying different foods and family days out.
I was the last generation to not have baby photos on a phone, but I was lucky that my parents took an interest in photography and therefore there are many pictures and videos of me growing up. Others didn’t have the same luxury, but in today’s digital age it’s so easy to snap every moment of your little one’s lives.
I also do this as a way of sharing my experiences. There have been so many times I’ve felt like I was the only person in the world feeling a certain way and I longed to hear someone else had been through it and their advice for others.
With my family and friends being far away, it’s also a great way for them to keep up-to-date with even the smallest of things. I wouldn’t necessarily think to tell them about a day trip or a new food Archie tried that day, but they’re able to see and feel involved by seeing pictures and updates on here.
Parenthood is such a crazy transition to go through and I think it’s so important to unite with others in the same boat as you, helping each other get through even the toughest times.
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