I have loved tracking Alice's changes with monthly photos, but I have to say after nine months there are a few things I'd do differently. Newborn babies just lay there so I thought, great, plop the baby on the blanket, stand on the stool and boom! monthly photo.
What was I thinking?? See, this thing happens with babies - they start moving and suddenly laying still and smiling for mom is not as interesting as that paper on the floor or that dresser across the room - pretty much anything but mom with the camera.
So, in hindsight the lay down method has proved to be just a wee bit challenging. Just sayin'.