These are from the archives. A couple years ago, taking pictures of kids with giant lollipops was all the rage on photography forums. And since I’m a follower, I followed.
Every time I look at old pictures of my kids, I start pining away for those fresh chubby faces. I love toddlers. If I could acquire children at 9 months of age and skip the pregnancy and newborn stage altogether, I might have 4 more.
Of course, I love my newborns. When I look at my children’s newborn pictures I think, “Aww! Look how tiny you used to be!” But, I do not think, “Oh! I wish you were still so tiny.” Because newborns inherentely come with sleepless nights, constant painful breastfeeding, and the pervasive smell of spit up.