Things I Want to Remember


The first year of motherhood is nearly finishing and I simply cannot believe it. It seems that only yesterday I wrote this post, patiently awaiting the arrival of my baby, and then a little bundle of joy came to this world on a rainyย Sunday morning in April.

From day one we have taken hundreds of photos and recorded dozens of videos in order to capture theย special moments and milestones in the life of our baby boy. But there are certain things, emotions and scents that cannot be recorded or, sadly, bottled up somewhere for us to cherish in the future. That’s why after readingย Kelly’s post I decided to create my own list of some of the things I want to remember from this first passing year of motherhood.

  • The moment his little fingers wrapped around my index finger for the very first time
  • The funny squeaky noises he made in the first weeks of his life, gaining him a nickname ‘Piglet’
  • How he would burst out laughing whenever Daddy would shower his naked belly with kisses
  • His thick but unbelievably soft hair that would stick out in different directions
  • How we would nap together in the mornings, hand in hand, nose to nose (and I would sometimes sneakily watch him sleeping, because how could I not?)
  • Theย way he would wrap his tiny arms around my neck and curled his head in the nook of my neck
  • The moments he started crawling and later walking, the feeling of pride watching him learning new skills

Motherhood is challenging and can be hard at times. But these things (and much more) are what makes it so very special.

Photo by A Little Moment



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  • DueCourse

    This is such a beautiful article! It is so wonderful how you are treasuring all these memories! <3 You should print all these off as letters for a scrapbook for when he is older (I am a huge scrapbook lover!). But of course this blog will be here for him and your family to look back on together!

    • Thank you! I will probably copy this text and hand-write it in his baby book (which I need to finish, finally!). Just in case Internet dies by the time he’s 18, ha!

  • This is so sweet and I think it’s great that you have these memories here on your blog, so when he’s older you can look back and remember all these precious moments.

    • Thank you, I am sentimental like this and I love making lists, writing things down in diaries, notebooks etc. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • So, so sweet! Thank you for sharing this with me! ๐Ÿ™‚ Xx

    • Oh thank YOU! And I’m glad you liked it, it means a lot to hear it from you! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Em

    I’m not a mom but I still really love your blog! It gets me inspired for the future ๐Ÿ™‚

    • This is such a sweet comment, thank you SO MUCH! I’m so glad you like it ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • Always so much to tuck into our memories! My daughter age 11 asked me to sing her lullabies last night! I laughed and said “You always tell me to stop singing”. She told me not when I sing lullabies, that she loves my sweet voice when I sing her to sleep. Awwwwww! This mama obliged, but not before recalling a story of holding her on my lap at just a few weeks old. Ah, these precious moments.

    • What a lovely, lovely story! Just when you think the kids grow older…. they’re still babies at heart, and we love that, don’t we? ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • Lisa

    Great memories, so sweet.

  • Olivia Wells

    Such a nice read, Alina, lovely post!

  • I don’t have kids yet but reading this makes me excited to have some. Thanks for sharing these sweet memories