Fleeting Infanthood

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“Soon you won’t even remember what your child looked like as an infant.” ~ Publix Baby Newsletter.

I was glimpsing through the mail when I stumbled upon my free Publix Baby Newsletter for baby A. In Z’s time, I would pore over the words carefully, see what milestones my child would go through, before folding the glossy words and putting it away. This time, I halfheartedly skimmed, and tossed it in the recycling bin. However, some words made me think a Hmph! before recycling it.  Since it’s recycled, I don’t know the exact words, but they went something like, “As your child grows, your child’s features will become less round and more angular. Soon, you won’t even remember what your child looked like as an infant.”

How could I not remember what my child looked like as an infant? After thinking for a minute, it was a little hard to remember what Z looked like as an infant, but this is baby A they’re talking about, the epitome of a round infant. She is a toddler now, but I love her round features, and non-angular-baby-ness. But Publix may be right. In a few months, baby A may indeed be more angular, less infant like.

Right now though, I’m trying to hold on to the baby-ness of baby A, but I know she is already becoming more toddler like. Just yesterday she had some nice quiet moments, and when looking up I noticed her carefully uncapping and capping a big fat permanent sharpie marker. A moment upstairs in which she was carefully squeezing drooly shampoo on the carpet. Another moment in which she knocked over my big cup of water and then followed it by clapping,   toddler clapping in which when little squishy fingers clap, no noise is made.

Some images below of when I photographed Baby A in her crib, who was indignant that I would take photos of her rather than release her, so I plopped Z in there, and then she calmed down. More later!

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“By time, Indeed, mankind is in loss, Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.” (Quran: 103).
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I doodle. All the time. Doodling helps me make sense of the world around me. When I doodle, whether it be swirls or figurines, I am transformed to a world in which my doodles live, and my thoughts become clear. My mind breathes. Through my art medium of pencils, paint, potting soil, and pixels, I thrive. I am a teacher and have taught 2nd grade in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia for 4 years. I am currently a Stay-At-Home-Mommy to a ___ daughter (she was born in June 2010—you can do the math !) and a ___ preschooler (she was born November 2012) who is exploring my creative outlet via the aforementioned 4 P’s! So far, I’m an author whose book Lailah’s Lunchbox was published in 2015 via Tilbury House Publishing. I have 2 new picture books projected for 2019: Amira's Picture Day (Holiday House, 2019) and Let Me Show You The Way (Eerdmans, 2019)! I’m an Atlanta based children-family-lifestyle photographer on weekends. Thank you for stopping by!

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