A diary extract from when Emilie was born…
“Time is going way too fast. I can barely remember what new thing it was that she did yesterday…. I can remember finding it thoroughly fascinating and feeling incredibly proud… It must have been something amazing I just can’t get my baby brained head to recall it right now. This and a million other tiny but amazing milestones fade into one big blur and then… where did 5 months go?? Did I dream it? No I can’t have done, I’ve not had that much sleep.
Maybe it’s a caffeine induced hallucination and really we are only 2 days in and marvelling at this tiny little bundle we carried home from the maternity unit…. Has time really gone by that fast? Every new mum I meet comments something similar…. how can such seemingly long sleepless nights pass so quickly and yet seem so long.”
I keep a photo journal of Emilie’s life so far and it’s something I absolutely adore looking back on. I’m continually amazed at how much one little person can change in the blink of an eye. “Surely she was never that tiny” is the first thought that always comes to mind when I look back. At 8lb 6oz I never really thought of her as tiny at the time, but now I see it. I cherish the pictures I have which capture just that, her tinyness, her newness, the very start of her little story.
I will always cherish those first weeks and look back on them so very fondly. So much love, spellbound infatuation and oh-my-god-did-we-actually-do-this-ness. Those times are so worth documenting, it’s the start of your story as a parent and of their brand new life, which is full of endless possibilities.
It was one of the most precious times in my life and I’m so glad it’s captured, never to be forgotten and can always be revisited any chance I get.”
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