It's Thankful Thursday! For some reason I feel like this week went by extra fast. It feels weird considering it's been rainy this week and usually when it's rainy time seems to drag on, but this not this week. Thankful Thursday got here again sooner than I was expecting it to. Nevertheless, I am grateful that it's here.
This week I am giving thanks for the lost things that become found. A few years ago I decided to switch back to Team Android after not being so impressed by Team iPhone. Well, I had no clue that when you switched phone brands only your number and carrier account information switched with you. I'd switched to Team iPhone during my pregnancy with JJ and it wasn't until he was almost two years old that I switched to a Samsung Galaxy. My iPhone with filled with over one thousand photos and videos of my kids.
I'm taking JJ's first Christmas and Moo's first Southern snow day. Well, I thought I had lost all of those photos until I was filming a video for my YouTube channel and needed a bigger memory card. I put the memory card into my computer just to check to make sure I didn't have anything on it and low and behold it did. I got comfortable, preparing to just delete whatever was on the card, but then I clicked on one of the folders and there were all the photos and videos I thought that I had lost.
I have no clue how they got on there since iPhones don't have memory card slots. It's a miracle for sure. Maybe, I was able to get the photos through my iCloud or something and forgot that I put them on a memory card, but I'm glad that stumbled across this memory card. One of the videos that I had mourned the loss of was of JJ taking his first steps at the library.
I cried watching rewatching those clips today. Unfortunately, I did lose the video of Moo's first steps. I transferred from my phone to my computer and the file got corrupted, but to think that history was almost repeating itself a second time, I was heartbroken. Words can't explain how thankful I am to have these documented memories restored to me. Moments like:
This was JJ's first day home from the hospital. I (we) was so tired because my milk came in late while we were in the hospital which meant that he was nursing around the clock trying to get every last bit of colostrum he could. To make matters worst his weight dropped and they were threatening to keep us both another day. The Mr caved and gave him one bottle of formula which made me turn into a crazed mama bear. My heart was set on having a second successful breastfeeding experience and a part of me just knew he was going to end up having a dairy allergy.
This was Moo's first ride on the light rail. Can you tell that she's excited. It was also one of those rare days that Daddy was able to tag along with us because he didn't have to go to work. She was over the moon to have him sit with her and listen to her chatter about all the sights outside her window. My heart was so full this day.
While Moo has always been her brother's biggest fan, the same couldn't be said about him. It was hard getting these two in a picture together because JJ did not like sharing his spotlight. That sucks when you're like me and just want to capture the simple everyday moments. But this is one of my fave photos of my two heartbeats. I was taking a break from folding laundry to hang out on the bed and watch TV.
I absolutely love this picture of Moo! Her smile is just so adorable. Seriously, could you resist this sweet face?! Looking at how small she was here only makes me want to try harder to appreciate these years before she goes off to college. Times flies.
I feel like JJ's first flew by. He was just beginning to start teething (hence the drool) when I took this picture and he's been growing full speed ever since. He was such a low maintenance baby and is that way for the most part. Such sweet memories! I can't wait to print these pictures out and put them in photo albums. I didn't capture these moments to have them waste away on a memory card.
Lastly, this week I'm thanks for my siblings! Hands down they are best and I wouldn't trade them for the world. They always know the right words to say and are constantly doing what they can to be supportive of YUMMommy. I love you guys!