Well, my due date has been and gone and the little monkey seems to want to stay in a little longer. I truly thought he would be joining us for this family portrait – especially as for the last 3 weeks I have been having regular contractions most days. As a result, I hadn’t taken any photos as I assumed we would just take some on the bed with the 5 of us or something. Not meant to be!
Thankfully, August is our anniversary month and so that means we make the trip to our wedding venue to recreate one of our wedding shots. This year marked 6 years since our wedding day – can’t quite believe it actually. It doesn’t seem a minute that I was being proposed to, let alone walking down the aisle!
Seeing as I don’t have any specific Me & Mine photos this month I thought I would take you down memory lane, showing how our little family has grown over the last 6 years.
This was the original, August 14th 2010. The day I married my best friend in the whole world. He had proposed to me 18 months beforehand on Christmas morning – something I repaid him with last Christmas by telling him we were expecting a baby. We have this photo up in our living room and I love it. It actually wasn’t one taken by the official photographer but by one of my bridesmaids, I am so glad she thought to take it as it is one of my faves.
This was taken exactly 1 year later, 14th August 2011 and I am around 8 months pregnant with Little G. To think she will be 5 soon is absolutely bonkers – I can clearly remember this day and it doesn’t seem 5 years ago. We had cream tea in the grounds and asked one of the waiters to take this on my phone – and so began the tradition.
Here I am, August 2013 and around 5 months with LJ. G is almost 2 here, she looks so little I could cry. She was so cute at this age and I am so glad phones had video on them as I have so many clips of her chattering away. She had been my whole world for 2 years and I was so nervous to add another baby into the mix. I needn’t have worried of course as they are so close and I couldn’t imagine life without LJ in it.
This was taken last year, no baby bump this time as I truly thought we were done. Last August a baby was the furthest thing from my mind. I had my two babies and I didn’t have any plans to change that. Little did I know that just 2 months later I would go for coffee with a friend and see a new mum walk into Costa pushing her new baby in a pram. That was it, hormones triggered and I knew I wasn’t done.
And so here we are, 6 years on with two beautiful little girls and our baby boy snug as a bug in a rug. They painted the bridge blue!! How inconsiderate of them haha!! I managed to get one of the gardeners to take a few photos of us – I think he thought I was crazy standing there yelling ‘take hundreds!’ 🙂
I think a lot of people assume that if you have a 3rd baby that it must be a ‘mistake’ or that you are completely mental. Well I am possibly a little crazy but he was never a mistake, he was and is very much planned for – even if it did come as quite a shock to see those 2 lines! To be fair to the people who asked whether it was a planned pregnancy, I had been adamant that we were done at 2 but still, plans are never set in stone are they?
When I was pregnant with LJ I worried about adding a baby but this time I am calm, I know that it will all be ok, if a little hectic at times. 3 has always been my lucky number and in a few short days I will be the luckiest mama in the world. I am so excited to meet him!!
So there we are, over the last 6 years our family has grown and this has been documented on this bridge. In a way I am glad he is late, I got a chance to share our journey with you and next year he will be joining us on the bridge to bring the story full circle.