Babies Don’t Keep. | Wilmington Ohio Baby Photographer

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I have always loved the poem, “Babies Don’t Keep.” Nothing is so bittersweet as seeing my babies grow up right before my eyes. Lucas is growing up so fast. I blinked, and he turned one. He climbs, he runs, he grows… too fast.

Lucas has elbow dimples. He has 7 teeth, because that other one on the bottom left just won’t come in. When he smiles really big, he crosses his teeth in a funny diagonal way that cracks me up. When he’s really sleepy, he sings what I call the “sleepy song” as his eyes slowly flutter open and closed. He sometimes makes this face where he scrunches up his eyebrows and grins really big, and then he laughs like he knows he looks goofy.

Happy First Birthday to my Lucas, my happy, serious, goofy, beautiful little boy!

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.

Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I’ve grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo

The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew
And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo
But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo
Look! Aren’t his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

One Year. | Columbus Ohio Children’s Photographer

By | Babies, Families, Newborns | 20 Comments

I can’t believe how fast babies grow up. In one year, everything is different. Babies learn to scoot, then crawl, then walk. This little girl was one of the cutest newborns I have ever photographed, and by the time she was one, that was about the only thing that hadn’t changed – how utterly adorable she is! I love the way her little soprano voice says, “Doooo-RA!” when talking about her favorite cartoon character. I love her curls and her sparkly eyes and her little wobbly walk. I couldn’t look at her without smiling from ear to ear. She stole my heart all over again.

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