Jamie makes his debut in this month's For Keeps. I have three layouts in there, all of him, lol. In fact, most of the layouts I did over the last six months were of him. Gradually I am starting to introduce variety back into my scrapping. Keeping a list of layout ideas and a journal of my thoughts has helped me to relax my obsession with recording everything he does on a scrapbook page :).
Here's one of my layouts:
Notes from my journal 19.11.05. I look at you asleep in your crib and I can't believe it. You're mine. So perfect. My baby. My son. 2 days old. I can't get my head around it yet. After so many years of longing, of yearning. I have a perfect baby boy. It still seems surreal. Like I have someone else's baby at my breast. But you came from us. You are our flesh and blood. A part of us. I find myself blinking back tears. You begin to wake. I hear your little noises as you begin to fuss. You blink your eyes as you wake to the light; try to focus. You suck on your fingers. I call to you, "It's OK; I'm here". You hear my voice and listen. You know me already. I find that amazing - that you know my voice already. Who would have known that I would feel such overwhelming love for you?
This photo is one of a photo shoot done by our friend and fantastic photographer Grant Walkley. Jamie was six weeks old at the time. The brief was to use fabric. I used baby fabrics - an old towel, baby muslin, a wrap.
Rachie has posted a challenge to finish the sentence
At this point in my life I am ………………………
OK, at this point in my life I am a Mum for the first time and trying to slow down and appreciate all the little things that currently make my life blessed.
That's it for today. Jamie and I are off to have lunch with a girlfriend when he wakes up from his nap. Have a great weekend everyone. Stay warm!