Like all mothers, I think my baby is breathtakingly beautiful. I
download my pictures once a week to prevent the storage from being completely full. Yet aside from the birth announcement, I have not posted a single photograph of my sweet Baby J on the Internet. And I have some cute pictures! Like last month when I dressed her up as Snow White and brought a giant scrolled mirror and a juicy red apple into the forest for a DIY Disney Princess Photo Shoot. But nothing was posted (except and here’s why:
One day my Baby J is going to be an adult, and she’s going to be someone important. Perhaps an astronaut or a UN Ambassador or an Oscar winning actress. Whatever it is, I respect her future reputation enough to not fill the Internet with pictures of her as a baby. It is her choice what images are on the Internet, not mine.
I have quite the Pinterest board of baby photo ideas. Many of the pins are photos taken by professional photographers and posted online as advertisement. Unlike them, I have no reason to show Baby J to strangers. She’s my little tiny cupcake and I’m a protective Mamma!
Lastly, I think social media is for adults; it’s for me and my adult friends to keep in touch. I don’t think it’s a place to post a gallery of my baby’s milestones because, quite frankly, I don’t think my Facebook friends really care. Nobody is going to look through that gallery. The important photos are sent directly to the relatives, so why would I need my long-lost-high-school-friend-that-I-haven’t-spoken-to-in-three-years to be able to see them?
So those are my reasons. I don’t judge if someone else puts their baby’s pictures online, more power to them! But until she says otherwise, the images of sweet Baby J are just for me…except this one time, and just her toes. Look at those toes! Are those not the most beautiful baby toes you’ve ever seen!!?!
Striped pants: Carter’s
Animal print pants: Zara