Learning and loving

Heart-shaped hoof print
In my previous post I wrote about how much I love February, but it has been a tough month nonetheless. Each day I learn something new about being a parent and being a partner. Just when I think things are calming down, everything changes again. Our little girl is growing so fast! I’m still having trouble believing that she is almost one. This time last year I was waddling to doctor’s appointments two and three times a week, swollen beyond recognition. I had developed pre-eclampsia and would eventually have to be induced. Despite the toll it took on me, I’d do it all again in a heartbeat. Each morning when either Anthony or I lift Baby V out of her crib, she giggles and squeals, so excited to start a new day. Then we walk over to the window so she can look outside for deer. Sometimes she spots one grazing in the yard and points to it, smiling and muttering excitedly. When I went for a morning walk on Valentine’s Day, I discovered that deer hoof prints look like hearts in the melting snow. Here is closeup of one of them for the 52 Photos Project.
P.S. Be sure to check out the new post today over at She is Three.  In addition to posting our monthly triptych, the three of us will be writing about the heartfelt stories behind our photos. This month, Vivienne will share hers on the 24th, I’ll share mine on the 26th, and Deb will share hers on the 28th!

2 thoughts on “Learning and loving

  1. Such a fun discovery – it really does look like a heart! My son is 24 now, and reading this post brought back such wonderful memories of when he was just one. I am so glad you are cherishing this time with your daughter. They grow up so quickly!

  2. What a lovely footprint !
    I am loving this project so much with you.
    Thank you for being the driving force behind She is Three!
    So much goodness ahead of us and to be shared!

    xoxoxo Deb

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