Sometimes, in the day to day whirlwind that is our lives, I find myself focusing on the big things. The bits that have gone wrong, the things we haven’t done, the things we’re still left to achieve. But in doing that I’m wiping out days and days of little achievements. Moments that are completely and utterly ordinary; going to the park, singing nursery rhymes together, playing trains; and yet extraordinary in their own right. I found myself worrying that whilst I capture the big moments on camera, all of these tiny moments get left behind.
And yet these are the very moments that I want to remember the most.
I want to remember his smile as he clicks the two pieces of train track together, completely unaware that the poor train is now going to crash into oblivion rather than complete its circular route. I want to be able to look back and see his excitement at wading through piles of leaves with a stick. The face he pulls when he has to walk through mud. The way his hand grips when he’s concentrating on something. Hell, I even want to remember the meltdowns he has when one of us goes to the bathroom without him. I’m determined to capture those precious moments in our lives that make up the every day
So this year, I’ll be celebrating the ordinary moments right here. And I promise I will. But to kick things off I’m starting with something a little bit more than ordinary. Because this week I want to share this moment… in the next few months, we’ll be adding to our family and making our son, my baby, a big brother.
This week we had our twenty week scan and I’m hugely pleased to share with you that Baby Number 2 is looking, well, perfect. It feels like a huge relief to have those checks done but also makes things that little bit more real. We are going to be a family of four this year. Where on earth has the time gone?!
I think there’s no better time to start documenting those ordinary moments, do you?
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