I’ve chosen two photo’s this week. Both are from the recent birth of my third child. My first girl and first baby with James.
After a traumatic few years with the discovery of my ex husbands affair, the subsequent breakdown of my marriage and becoming a single Mum to two boys. My life turned a corner when I met James. If you had told me a few years ago I would be with a man that I truely love and that loves me, I wouldn’t have believed you. Throw in a beautiful baby girl and I would have laughed.
Unfortunately we had a difficult pregnancy with horrible long lasting sickness, bleeds, severe SPD and threatened early labour at 32 weeks. The end of the pregnancy was also very stressful with lots of monitoring visits due to my lack of growth and reduced movements. After all this we just wanted her here safe. It ended with an emergency c section as on one of the monitoring visits she was showing signs of distress.
I love the look on my face, it’s a moment I will never forget. Having her placed safely in my arms and hearing her stop crying with the warmth and security of being with me.
James had also had a really tough few years going through similar to me and worse. I’m not religious, but I feel that she is a gift to us after enduring the hard times. Ava is such a lovely, smiley little girl that has already brought so much joy into our lives. She has made our little family closer and the boys adore her. Every day I look at her and feel so lucky that my life has turned out the way it has. She has helped heal us both. My Captured Moment.