This is my first time joining in with Pretty Little Things but when this week’s theme popped up on my Blog Roll I just couldn’t resist! I’ve been wanting to join in for a while, but getting to look back at my babies first photos was just so tempting!
When I look back now I can’t believe that they were ever so tiny, particularly Meg.
She was born wide eyed and LOUD and she hasn’t stopped or looked back since. But once upon a time she was just this delicate little thing that threw us headfirst into the world of parenting. For the first few weeks of parenthood both myself and my Other Half kept waiting for someone to knock on the door and say “ok, you’ve had your fun now we’re here to take over”. Which, of course, was completely irrational but we just hadn’t been able to mentally prepare for what being mummy and daddy to a small person would really mean.
So, after 9 hours and a lot of screaming (prior to the epidural of course!), this gorgeous little person arrived weighing 7lb 2oz…
Second time round it was an entirely different experience – not even being sure I was in labour, waiting as an electrician fitted our new oven, driving 30mins to the hospital and then sitting in the queue for the car park for 20mins, walking 15mins across to the birth centre all without a single painful contraction only to find out I was 7cms dilated…two hours after that Eli was born weighing 8lbs 13oz (he didn’t fit in any of the baby clothes we had!)…
He looks smaller than Meg on this photo, I think her big squishy cheeks have something to do with that. It’s amazing though, how similar they look. Despite Eli being darker they both have big blue eyes (daddy’s) but all the other features are like mine.
I’m going to cheat here a little bit and add this photo of Eli too as it’s actually my favourite and describes him to a tee…chilled out and totally relaxed!