A very talented friend offered to take some maternity photos when we were announcing that our Rainbow was on it's way. About 5 weeks ago I met up with her and here are some of what she took.
Amy and her husband lost their son Noah almost 5 years ago. After his birth Amy's doctor said she needed to get outside and get some vitamin d. So she took pictures of her daughter. Fast forward 4 years (and a rainbow of her own) and she now has her own photography business, specialising in maternity and new born photos. Amy reflected when we first chatted on the phone that if you would have said that this is where she would be now, doing what she does, she would have laughed in your face!
I took these shots over the last month...just out the front of our house. I'll be sitting with my feet up on the couch (they are getting pretty puffy these days) and I'll look out the window and see the beautiful colours...slightly different every time and it never gets old. We bought a DSLR for Christmas...a Canon 70D I'm still learning how to use it and these were taken on auto
My sister in law asked for a current bump photo for a project for a special birthday that is coming up in the family. So I thought I would share it here too! Last week it physically felt like the bump got bigger in one day...I went to work and when I got home it had increased!
Making : 60 metres of Bunting for a friends upcoming wedding Cooking : cheese and avocado toasties like it's my job Drinking : water...and chai latte Reading: French Children don't throw food Wanting: chocolate Looking: at the dust on our bookcase... Playing: this CD...a lot Deciding: on Rainbows name Wishing: I saw Clare while she was in Australia Enjoying: BBQ's on public holidays Waiting: to hear my results from my blood glucose test Liking: the look of Pip's new book! Wondering: what colour eyes Rainbow will have Loving: our milder summer weather Pondering: the future Considering: taking a beginners photography course Watching: The Equilizer...earlier today...never again Hoping: I'll be able to sleep well tonight Marvelling: at the beauty of Dahlias Needing: to cut down on my chocolate intake Smelling: fresh air and basil Wearing: elasticised pants Following: this blog...and this blog (where I found this list) Noticing: the weeds in our garden getting taller and taller! Knowing: We need to do something about the weeds! Thinking: about how much our life is going to change (for the better) in April Admiring: this shop Sorting: The back room...for my sister to move in Buying: this... Getting: swollen feet Bookmarking: nursery ideas Disliking: heartburn Opening: the window...the sea breeze is coming in and making me feel cool Giggling: at Tim as he giggles at whatever it is he is watching Feeling: Rainbow kick!! Snacking: on too much chocolate Coveting: this cot...but Tim said no Wishing: I could declutter a bit more efficiently Helping: organise a hens high tea Hearing: The Big Bang theory on TV
I tried to write here many times last year...it just felt clunky and un natural. It was a shame because I used to love to blog...and read blogs. But it just seemed a bit hard and fake after Isaac was born. I have popped into peoples little corners of the internet from time to time to catch up on the craftyness, vegetable gardens, baby loss and every day life.
2014 was a bit of an up and down year. There were joys and sorrows, health and sickness and a lot in between. We are set for our family to change again in 2015...in April when we welcome our Rainbow baby into the world. We have had an anxious time as we had extra tests to see if our baby is healthy or was developing like their big brother. We are relieved to know this baby is well and developing as it should. This time we will be bringing a baby home.
So I hope I'll be back here again...or a little more often,
Can it be true!? I made it to 29 projects...only 9 months after my 29th birthday!
Truth be told I actually completed this some time ago...I got fancy and made some Christmas presents this year and thought (just in case those family members still read my blog) I better not post the photos ;)
I was inspired by a pom pom wreath I saw on this ladies Instagram and thought...I'm making me one of those.
This was a super easy and enjoyable project...it took a little bit of time making the pom poms but if you stick on your favourite Christmas movie and make them while you are watching that, you're done in no time at all. I used whatever yarn I already had in my stash and then tired the pom poms to a piece of circular plastic I cut. (The plastic I had from a print I had received in the post).
I'll take this moment now to say
Christmas blessings to you and yours. Thank you for stopping by this little part of the internet, every comment means a lot. Especially after the sadness we have experienced this year. It's meant a lot to know you've been keeping us in your thoughts.
See you in the New Year for what I hope is a much, happier, peaceful and less emotional year