Well I’ve made it to the end of the first week of my Project 366 – you can see all my photo’s here, and I’m quite enjoying the experience. The only challenge at the moment is that as I tend to do all my blogging etc in the evening when the light isn’t great for photography. My aim this week is to do some outside daytime shots where work commitments allow.
This is today’s photo.
It’s a close up of the sea bass we cooked for dinner this evening. We went for thai cusine with a hot, sour and sweet sauce. Recipe to come soon.
Hasta la proxima / until next time
Following the growing up of Baby G has really taught me to appreciate the here and now. There is so much development and change in each month of a baby’s first year that miss a bit and it’s like missing a whole decade! Thinking about her relationship with food and how that has developed is just one thing that makes me realise how quickly time passes.
In the few weeks since I last posted about Food and Family, so much has changed. During early December I completely gave up breastfeeding as her demand got less, my supply reduced and it became a pointless exercise, leading to frustration for both of us. Whilst I do miss that special bond we have had for 10 months I love the freedom it gives me, and the opportunity to drink a glass or two of wine might have been slightly abused over the festive period!
She still refuses formula (apart from one evening where she drank a cupful) but after several further attempts I have now given up completely on the milk front. I hope that her diet gives her all the calcium and nutrients she needs and will try again at the age of 1 with cows milk. Whilst this did cause me much stress and worry during her early months as my fellow mummy tweeters will know, I have now come to accept the fact that some babies do just fine without milk. Now it’s nice to be able to pass on advice and support to other mum’s who go through the same thing.
The worry of dehydration faded as slowly but surely she has come to love her cup and now will happily drink water from it all day, not only when offered to her, but crawling over to it and helping herself.
Here she is having a well earned drink after wolfing down her ratatouille for tea. Apologies for the quality of the photo but whilst I continue with my Project 366, many photographs will be taken on the quick with my IPhone. I won’t be posting all my photo’s here for fear of boring you to death with my project, but you can pop over to see my complete project here.
Salud! / Cheers!
With her insatiable efforts of crawling and exploring, Baby G needs her naptime. Here she is having her only nap of the day. Usual pose of index finger in the mouth – no dummy required!
I love naptime, not only the perfect chance to gaze upon my sleeping beauty but a bit of “me” time to. Only wish it didn’t have to be filled with chores like ironing!
I’ve been aware of 365 Project for a wee while now. For those who don’t know it’s a picture a day for a year of your life. This year with a leap involved I’m going to try and do a 366 Project. I kept thinking do I have time to photograph and blog each day – but with 3 blogs to look after I though what’s one more, right?!
I think the idea of taking a picture everyday is a fabulous way of recording your life in a snapshot, and with a desire to improve my photography skills it seems like a good way.
Not only that, but when Baby G was first born I was very snap happy and have lots of photos of her early months, but with the return to work and trying to cram as much into the limited family time we have each day, the moments to photo become less and less.
This project is a way for me to ensure I don’t miss a moment of my beautiful baby’s girl life as she becomes more and more independent with each passing day.
It will also give me a chance to share some of my cooking and crafting creations, travels and anything else that might take my fancy!
Baby G out at lunch posing in Aunty Lisa’s hat!