i recently started to organize all of my pictures in the hopes to actually make a photo album for olivia's first year. i kept finding all of these pictures that i originally hated (most likely due to the way i thought i looked). so many memories that i just pushed aside because they were not good enough. i remember when these were taken. i was sitting at our dining table talking with my best friend, vanessa, when olivia decided to cuddle. she never cuddles! and now that she is getting older it is even less likeley. i am so happy i have these to remind me of the few moments that she would rest her head on my shoulder and cling onto me in that loving way. there is so much that i miss from her earlier months but even more that i am enjoying as she continues to grow.
i need to stop and remind myself sometimes to take it all in and appreciate the now.