Thursday, March 11, 2010

Baby Clips

I decided to dust off a couple of old-ish videoclips of Blake. I mentioned before the bitter-sweet fact that as your baby grows up, so many different versions of him appear out of nowhere only to be gone forever at the next growth spurt. While still images are great, they don't quite capture the essence of a person. Seeing someone move, talk, laugh... It's completely different.

So as I see these videos I suddenly miss all these wonderful and adorable Blakes I met along the way, but at the same time I remind myself not to take for granted the Blake I have right now as he will also vanish sooner rather than later when the new Blake will manifest. Before I'll know it he'll be a grown up and this baby version will only exist in pictures and videos.

I remember my mother telling me how much she misses me as a baby. I told her that it was silly as I was still me and gave her a big hug. She said with a sad smile that it's not the same. Only now I understand what she meant.

OK, now I'm on the verge of depressing myself so I'll stop. Happy thoughts! Chocolate, sushi, Mexican food, horror movies, Blake, pandas, Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in the original trilogy (mmm...). OK, I feel better.

This is Blake at 10 months, one of his first times on a swing.

 This is Blake at 11 months. I would make the most idiotic noises to make him laugh. I can't think of a better reason to look like an idiot. I'd always need to come up with something new as old material didn't seem to work as well.

This is Blake the day after his birthday. I swear to God he changed overnight because that was the first time I met this version of him.

So that was the first year. In about two and a half months will be celebrating his second birthday. At the same time it feels like a million years ago and only yesterday, if that makes any sense. I cherish every moment of it.


1 comment:

Mark said...

It makes perfect sense. I just love that laughing video. I'll be back to see Blake grow. m.