A Note on Monthly Baby Photos

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.

Monthly photos outtakes

So, in hindsight the lay down method has proved to be just a wee bit challenging. Just sayin'.

Christine


21 comments:

  1. I love the one where she is crawling all over her daddy the best.

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  2. Haha I've heard this time and again - little buggers! ;) With my first, I propped him up on the rocker and somehow he stayed sitting at 1 month so I just continued to do the sitting thing. They don't sit still for long though even that way! At 8 months I had to distract him and snap the photo so fast just so he would get up and fall over the side of the chair. They keep you on your feet that's for sure!

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    1. something no matter how you do it it's going to be challenging, right?

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  3. This is funny... It seems like the not so perfect photos are some of the best... Too cute!

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    1. Definitely captures her real personality that's for sure.

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  4. Too cute! I was able to use the 'lay down' method with my baby boy's monthly pics. However, I was just taking a photo of his face, not his body, so I was able to stay close to get his attention and get him to smile (no one sees my hand tickling his belly!)... much easier that way!

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  5. ha! love it! And, I SO know what you are talkin' about! :)

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  7. Haha...soooo true. Once my nephew realized he could move...he didn't (and hasn't) stopped since. LOL.

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  8. Haha I love these outtakes. The girl moves fast!!

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  9. Love it aha! I love all the photos put together!

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  10. yes! I love it! and they will never sit still-- ever-- ever-- again :)

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  11. hahaha SO TRUE! SO HARD! I just had Halle hanging out by the elephant... and was thinking of going to 2 years, but seriously I was getting her dressed the day she turned 13 months old, and it was such a battle, I was exhausted afterwards. I honestly looked at her and thought, I can't do those photos anymore... so thus, the monthly photos ended at 12 months....

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  12. hahaha things must be getting desperate if you're using a phone to distract her. I love it!

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  13. hahaha, i'm not sure i've ever seen a more accurate representation of photographing a nine month old. love these.

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