The selfie stick is a fantastic tool for anyone who wants a photo of themselves without having to trouble others. It’s especially important for Moms to use the selfie stick because …
After reading this blog http://www.boredpanda.com/selfiettes/ I thought that a selfie stick would best capture what it is like to be a first time Mom..giving a snapshot of the everyday mundane tasks of taking care of a 4 month old. Please note that while the blog from boredpanda has a humorous tone, mine is… just a normal documentation of my life 🙂
Here it is:
12:49am: Baby K is snoozing in his crib and I’m ready for an unpredictable night (praying he doesn’t wake up a dozen times)
3:48am: Baby K wakes up and I nurse him in the dark.
7:29am- Baby K makes noise at around 7:30am…very thankfully not 6:50am. I quickly snap a photo before lifting him up and putting him in my own bed, hoping he’d play while I sleep for a couple more minutes.
7:40am- Diaper change! Then I pump for his next feed.
8:20am- I take Baby K down for a stroll early in the morning to soak up a bit of the morning sun. I enjoy a drink at the clubhouse while Baby K entertains himself with his bff- Mr. Balloon.
9ish am- As soon as I get back to the house, I wash all the bottles and pumps while Baby K is in the swing.
10am- Baby K takes his first nap which is supposed to be the longest nap of the day. I get to use my computer… to Google solutions for baby-related issues… from “how to boost milk production,” “green poop,” “sleep association” to the latest being “sleep regression”! Google is truly my mentor.
11am Tummy time
Followed by milk
At this point I thought OK I’m tired, so I put Baby K on the swing for a bit before his second nap.
3pm- Baby K wakes up from his second nap and I change his diaper. At this point, I’m annoyed with the selfie stick, and I just want to get rid of it and scrap the project!
Hmm the half the day is barely over and I have officially given up on using the selfie stick. This is the last photo of the day!
At first I thought this selfie-project would be a meaningful way to document my day. However, it was actually very tedious and when I was trying to multi-task with an impatient baby, I didn’t always have my phone beside me. It was also the hardest thing having the baby in one hand, and a long extended selfie-stick in the other… Overall, I could say some of these photos weren’t even that authentic because I had to retake some several times!
So in conclusion, a phone camera and a selfie-stick cannot possibly capture all the fun yet challenging moments of a mom with her baby. Pictures are not always worth a thousand words. The only way to really experience how hectic it is to take care of baby is to experience it yourself as a parent.