There are definitely themes within this project with the 3 big ones being the family portraits, ‘portrait of a mother of a … month old’ (which I also have not done every month) and imitating B.
The stepladder that I sit on to feed her in her highchair, the sofa that my Nan sits on, the tables that house things like photo frames and vases, and the glass shelves under the TV which she pushes the cushion away from to do so. Fun times.
I am trying to be chilled out about it, as you could bubble wrap her and she’d still hurt herself.
I just felt embarrassed. She’s like ‘do you eat a lot of sugar?’, but I said I’m paying for my teenage/early 20s sugar sins.
I was known in high school for my addiction to a certain sugary drink and I was sure one day I’d get a tattoo related to it. I’m glad to say that I have no tattoos. I had that certain drink while at a hospital for a pregnancy scan (when pregnant with B) and they wanted her to change positions. They told me to get a sugary drink and walk up and down the corridors. The drink tasted disgusting (probably due to less sugar) and she did not move.
#SheSaidThatWeShouldLetBHavingAGoAtBrushingHerOwnTeethToo #INearlyLaughedOutLoudAsWeAreFindingItDifficultEnough #ButWeJustMakeTheSoundOfAnElectricToothbrushAndSheLetsUsBrushHerSoleToothAndHerGums
I keep referring to her teeth, but she does just have the one for now. I am dreading future teeth arriving. I hope they just all turn up at once.
Great. I’m not looking forward to that day.
The dentist and her assistant.
I just kept it on until she said to take it off as I just felt so weirded out by it.
I say luckily enough, but B has been waking up at 6 a lot for a long time.
I am guessing it could be 6 new time, which will be 5. I hope not… I hope all the standing up has tired her out.
I think I should go to bed early tonight though!
It is a different kind of tiring to mothering all day.
Family naps as T also had naps too. He’s not used to looking after B so much at weekends without me either.
We just had a chat and he said he used to feel recharged on Sunday nights for work and now he feels knackered. We’ll have to see how things go.
So we bring in B from her room and sit in bed until we wake up a bit.
The one that I used for 4 days and have on my head in this photo.
Hello instantly dark room.
We planned to do it before the nap, but time flew by and we weren’t in the mood.
Yeah, this one.
My old ‘studio’ wall, which I also use for my dance videos.
I ordered a new remote as my other one was going weird, but I’ve been using my laptop to just keep shooting frames and I like this method. It’s a lot easier with a wriggling baby…
Classic. She does love smacking my laptop a bit too much.
(21st April: I think the final shot is a bit messy with the composition, but this was the reality of trying to do a shoot. I’m never sure what to use to cover B’s face, but I liked how her hand was so I instinctively copied and pasted it, then enlarged it to cover her features better. It fits well with something I like in photos – hands.)
With my job. I really need to check the weather before I go out as it changes so fast. Today I just wore a coat the whole time as it was spitting constantly (the weather).
I’ve had my period this week, so hopefully I won’t be so tired next week.
She just looks up at our Alexa a lot.
(21st April: Weirdly as I got to this bit it came on. I need to find her more songs as we listen to it way too much.)
We used to listen to Bryan Adams a lot, though I was playing The Knife while feeding her dinner today.
‘Heartbeats’ used to be my alarm for years. Tiago heard it and said ‘this used to be your alarm, I hate this song’. Whenever I hear it I do just think of my alarm.
Well, these hashtags jumped around a lot at the end, but yes it is so weird. It almost feels like she has always crawled, but 9 months ago she could not even hold her head up by herself. Bizarre.
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