I know Naomi! I’m just as puzzled. How are you 4 months old?!
AND also how am I a week late with this? I know, disappointing…
Oh well! Yesterday, I decided I wished I’d done more of these plain onsie shots on her beautiful quilt (a gift from a treasured and amazingly thoughtful friend). You know, like before she turned 4 months.
But, sadly, I did not and I’m going to be probably too honest about how much time I spent trying to fix that problem. I spent an embarrassingly long portion of my day yesterday trying to recreate one, composite-style, from a less-than-awesome shot I took three months ago. To say I had a headache at the end of the day would be an understatement. More like, a sickening headache that wouldn’t go away without medicine and a nap, despite trying a more holistic approach.
I like to make things as challenging as possible for myself, of course, so obviously I used two pictures taken in completely different lighting, in two different rooms, with windows on opposite sides of the rooms. Because…. um, why not? I really don’t know.
Can you tell I was a little sleep deprived? Yep. And a bit (
Anyway, without further adieu, the fruit of my labor (psst… it’s the one on the left, in case you couldn’t tell. Ha!):
After some image flipping, resizing, and layer masking (and other such foreign words to most people), I was able to create what I wanted. I mostly hoped for a comparison on how much she’s changed in so short a time, which I think worked out. At the very least, I’m happy that I now have that comparison and I learned a little something about composites along the way! So yay!
Here’s my month-by-month comparison, which took much less time since I was a little more consistent here:
Side note: I’m going to admit something else because you might notice the tones vary from image to image: the lighting in this room kills me. The curtains are pink and the walls have pink undertones – pink, pink, pink! – so the light is tinted pink and it just, yeah. I maybe got a little carried away with all the pink… Again, I’m hopefully learning a lot by challenging myself!
More about Naomi (or Nonnie as Wyatt affectionately calls her) at FOUR months old:
- She started rolling over on March 6th. I was sitting right next to her making superhero capes with one of my closest friends for her 3 year old’s birthday party favor and completely missed it. I put her down on her back, sat down, started cutting felt, looked back up and she was laying on top of a dog toy on her tummy. My first thought was, “I didn’t put her on that dog toy, did I?” Theeen it clicked. She’s been somewhat obsessed with rolling over ever since.
- Rolling over = no more swaddle = a few nights of figuring out bedtime all over again. She now sleeps on her tummy every night and often sucks her thumb to self-soothe.
- Teeth: two front and center, on the bottom
- Laughing: she’s starting to giggle a little. She “chuckles softly” as they put it on her well-check questionnaire. She laughs when I kiss her cheeks softly or tickle her with my hands. I’m so looking forward to the giggles!
- She’s discovered her hands and feet. She alternates which ones she focuses on, but she’s clearly more fascinated with her hands. She could spend all day studying her fingers and how they work. I really don’t remember either of the boys being that intrigued with their hands. Girl thing?
- I think that pretty much covers it. I have a feeling more teeth are on the way. She has her hands, yes often both at the same time, in her mouth 24/7.
In any case, she’s our little sprite and we love her so much! She’s such a joyful and sweet baby girl. We are truly blessed by her presence in our family. It’s such a privilege to watch her grow and change.