The Chair Pictures: A Video of Months 1-12

8.10.2016


Miss R is ONE YEAR OLD today! Oh, what a blessing she is. I pretty much summed up all my thoughts about being this girl's mama in this post, so I won't try to write anything else because I am over here feeling ALL THE EMOTIONS.

A friend on Instagram said this is my "happy to not be in labor day," and ain't that the truth. Amen. I reread R's birth story the other day just for fun (ha!), and, just, ouch.

Last week I was trying to put some thoughts together about my first year of motherhood, and I jokingly said to a coworker, "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times." We laughed about it, and then later I was like, "Actually it was the best of times and the worst of times." So I went and looked up the whole first paragraph of A Tale of Two Cities, and what do you know. Charles Dickens was talking about more than just life in London during the French Revolution. He was talking about motherhood. Symbolism, baby. No, seriously, read this: 

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities (<--- cough *screaming baby* cough) insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

I mean isn't that perfect?

As you know by now, I've taken a picture of R in her gray elephant chair every month for her monthly updates, and at the same time I took a short video. I've put them all together for you, so please enjoy this 30-second montage of my baby girl from one to twelve! If you can't see it below, click here.

Happy birthday, my little love! Month Twelve recap (the last one!) will be coming soon, along with a recap of her first birthday party. Once I stop crying.

19 comments:

  1. awwwwwwwwww <3 i know you probably think the same but seriously.. wow... time flies. i cannot believe it has been a year. i LOVE the video - that is such a good idea. i want to do that one day for sure.
    who knew charles dickens knew so much about motherhood? haha. i've never read the whole beginning (or that book at all, obviously) so thanks for sharing.
    oh and i don't want to come across nit picky at all but i hate when something happens and people don't tell me, so... the first photo made your first few lines of font all wonky.
    Again, happy birthday to R!

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  2. A year! A YEAR! How exciting! That video is just precious. I love seeing all the clips together like that. :) And who knew Mr. Dickens had so much to say about bringing a baby into the world? ;)

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  3. Ahhhhhhhhhhh the very end of that video with her with her head in her hand! Yes! Hahaha! And my oh my that Tale of Two Cities sure does line up with motherhood, huh?!?! Well, you came out on the other side in roses because look at that adorable baby girl you have!

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  4. I love your video! So true about Charles Dickens and having a "happy to not be in labor" day... I always spend my kids' birthdays crying over how much I love them, then remembering their birth story events and rejoicing that that only happens once :) Happy birthday to your sweet girl!

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  5. Sweet R!! Ah, that video is perfection!! Happy birthday to your little one. <3

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  6. Happy HAPPY Birthday Baby R!! I've enjoyed watching your first year, as it helps give me insight and things to look forward to, seeing as how my little girl is half a year younger. Enjoy your day Little One and let everyone love on you. :)

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  7. Well who knew Mr. Dickens was so well versed in motherhood?! Ha. Happy one year to sweet little R.

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  8. How sweet! Happy birthday R!
    Love your new blog design, by the way!

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  9. Oh my gosh, she is so darling. Watched the video twice. It is amazing how much babies change in a year. What a cutie!

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  10. Oh my goodness, she is just the squiggly-est little thing! (Is that a word? Because I think it defines her! Lol) She's TOO cute. I love the 11 month clip! Happy Birthday to R!!

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  11. I love that you did a quick video of it. It's amazing how much they change, sheesh!!! She is TOO cute! Happy birthday, R!

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  12. Charles Dickens on motherhood...who would have thought? Happiest of birthdays to little R! You're a great mom, and you'll only get better as the years go by!

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  13. Yes that Charles Dickens quote totally works. I bet he had no clue when he wrote it!

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  14. Oh my gosh, I'm tearing up! My baby will be 1 in two weeks and this makes me feel so many emotions!

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  15. I love the picture and I love the video! That was so cute! I thought you'd put a blooper at the end of her falling off the chair? ;) Glad you had a great 1st year with R, even with all the ups and downs.

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  16. Oh man! Your so awesome. I am kicking myself over here for not being with it to make monthly photos- and then you topped the cake with a video montage.

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    1. Ha! If it makes you feel better, my laundry pile is SO HIGH right now ;)

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