This time last year I remember so vividly feeling a strange mixture of emotions. Part of me was desperate for the time to slow down, to enjoy the last couple of weeks of my pregnancy, to enjoy the last moments of just being a three and to relish every moment I could get with my first born daughter. But yet part of me so badly wanted to meet the baby growing in my tummy, to have her arrive safely and to stop the uncomfiness that comes with a huge bump!
I remember the day I took this photo so clearly. The weather wasn’t great and I didn’t really want to go outside and take one, so we sat on our bed and took a quick snapshot.
Our family of three.
A couple of weeks later our beautiful LL arrived and turned us into a four. For that reason I will absolutely treasure that final photo of us as a three. I look at it and remember the way I felt. Nervous, Excited, Terrified, Happy, Content and Overwhelmed. I couldn’t imagine ever loving someone as much as I loved Mads and I just couldn’t imagine what it would be like being a Mummy to two.
So of course for this month’s family portrait we had to recreate last Januarys shot…
Our hair is a little bit longer, we have got a little bit older and maybe have a few more grey hairs. Mads is less of a toddler and more of a little girl. But on the surface there isn’t really much difference between these two photo’s.
Except one very big difference.
And that’s our beautiful LL. Who has completed our family, turned our world upside down and made us all fall completely head over heels in love with her. Our quiet, cheeky baby who has a smile that lights up the room and who has made this the best year of my life so far.
Our family of four.