Mum and babe

On Sunday as part of “Support Midwifery Month” here in Vancouver. Apple Blossom Photography was kind enough to do a free photo shoot. Which was great considering that I don’t really have any pictures of me and the wee one. I don’t really like having my picture taken. I always feel like I sabotage myself in every picture. Close my eyes, weird look on my face or a double chin hahaha.

Morag Hasting was the photographer, and she got some great shots of everyone that took part. Here is one that she got of Adelayde and I

Mum and BabeAt least she looks awake, not my finest moment. But I still think it is beautiful. And its funny how once people see that I have tattoos, they want me to get naked. I do have to say that the color does look great next to her pale skin.

Thanks to Morag for taking the pictures and for supporting midwives in our community.

Introducing Adelayde

Well I guess its time to introduce the reason for me starting this blog. My beautiful daughter Adelayde. It took me 40 weeks 5 days to cook this beauty up. And over 48 hours labor to literally launch her into this world. This photo was taken when she was two days old. She was my tiny little nugget, only 5lbs 6oz. It will be two months on Monday that she has become my walking heart. And I can’t imagine life without her.

Any man can be a father, but it takes something special to be a mother!

Tiny steps big journey

It’s a fitting title, being a mother is a very hard rewarding job. But factor in being a first time mom, and single. And hard becomes a word in big bold letters. Each day I take tiny steps into this whole new world called mommyhood. This will be an account of what I have and will experience in my journey. Handy tidbits of knowledge, finding humor in the struggle, and to journal the life of myself and my daughter. And if I can find a way to help another, this makes it all the more worth while.