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Me & Mine: June

I know I am a broken record but seriously, who stole June? I know they say that as you get older the years just blur into one but come on!!!! What worries me more than the fact that Christmas is basically just around corner is that my babies are growing up before my very eyes! I have been capturing monthly photos for the past 18 months now and I look back at the first few I took and cannot believe how much they have both changed!! I mean at least I have taken the photos but I want time to slow down, for them to be my babies for a little bit longer.

Mr F and I often talk about what retirement will be like, what we will do when the girls are all grown and have lives of their own (sob!). With my parents splitting up pretty much as soon as my sister moved out, he worries that we won’t know what to do without them around. Thing is, we were best friends before kids, he is still very much my very best friend now and so I hope that in 30 years time we will still be best friends. But as much as I know we will be fine, I want time to slow right down and for us to have our children running around us, keeping us busy, for as long as possible.

This month has been a tough one on my little family and has brought tension to us all. I’ll hold my hands up right now and say it has mainly been my fault – I am massively hormonal and so everyone else has had to tread on eggshells. I am not the best person to be around right now as I am surviving on very little sleep and am in pain quite a lot of the time and I feel incredibly guilty. Guilty that they have to be dealing with that at all but also guilty because I want to be making the most of these last few months as a family of 4.

Thankfully I have some incredible friends who rally around me during the week, taking G back and forth from school. This has meant I am able to do more at the weekends as my body has time to recover. This weekend we are off to CBeebies Land and it will probably kill me but I have to make the effort, I want to make the effort. There is so little time left before baby boy arrives and I want the girls to have a fun summer, filled with happy mummy memories.

girls at the strawberry farm

family june 2016

These photos were taken on a morning out to pick strawberries, they aren’t the best but to be honest we haven’t been out as a family of 4 very much so the opportunities are few and far between. When I was looking through them I could have sworn I took more than two of all four of us but it seems not!

I am going to take my camera to CBeebies Land and hopefully some kind soul will take some photos of us, otherwise Mr F has a week off at the end of July and we will be going to the beach most days – that is if the weather plays ball!! Where is that sunshine??

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10 Comments

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    Emma Plus Three
    June 30, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Lovely photos. Being pregnant is tough, especially towards the end and when you’ve two other little ones to look after as well. Don’t feel guilty x

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    Laura - dear bear and beany
    June 30, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Gorgeous photos, you don’t even look pregnant in them! Its tough being pregnant with little ones to look after, don’t be so hard on yourself. Have a fab time at CBeebies I want to take the girls and look forward to hearing about it x #MeandMine

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    Hayley McLean
    July 1, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Oh bless you Katy, I remember that horrendous guilt so well – it is just a killer but honestly lovely…in no time at all little boy will be here and all of that horrible guilt will be behind you. I’m almost 5 months in and its already pretty much a distant memory. Things will get so much easier very soon lovely.

    These are perfect photos of a perfect little family, you must be so proud! x

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    Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)
    July 1, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Lovely photos of the four of you together. It’s hard when you’re hormonal and in pain and that guilt is horrible too – be kind to yourself lovely, you are only human after all. Hope you have a lovely day out together at CBeebies Land, and that you don’t suffer too much for it afterwards x #meandmineproject

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    Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    July 1, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I love these photos Katy, they’re such a lovely portrait of your family. I find pregnancy to be one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to go through, so I can’t imagine how hard it is having two other children to worry about too. It’s so lovely that you have people around to help out and give you a bit of a break. I hope you have a great time at CBeebies Land! #MeandMine

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    Jenny
    July 1, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Oh Katy you look so good and all these smiles I love it. What a beautiful location for this month’s family captures. All so beautiful. It was lovely to see you this past weekend. You made me broody with that bump too not going to lie. You are super woman I swear with this brood. Enjoy CBeebies. #meandmineproject

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    Lucy
    July 2, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Oh I do so love a trip to the pick-your-own, we haven’t been yet this year and we really need to. These photos are lovely, it looks like you were having a lovely time and the girls look adorable in their matching playsuits. x

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    Caroline
    July 3, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    I love strawberry picking, we haven’t been yet this year and before we know it the season will be over. Try not to feel guilty, pregnancy is hard going, especially third time around and with SPD you need to catch a break when you can. xx

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    Heledd - Running in Lavender
    July 4, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Ah I know all about the pain, sleeplessness and guilt you speak of. I went through all that too, poor Dom had to put up with so much from me. Believe me you will make it through to the other end and it will be so worth it! Fab pictures, we so need to go strawberry picking, yum!! #meandmine xx

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    Helena
    July 4, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    I don’t know anything about SPD but I feel that as long as you communicate why you are acting/feeling the way you are this will surely help. My eldest would love to go to a pyo strawberry farm and eat them all. #MeandMine

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