I love my boys…

So my lovely tweet-come-blog-come now actual real life friend Bec over at Beetroot and Gherkins (which if you don’t read, you should, because it is brilliant), tagged me with the “Share your favourite photo” meme, and I’ve been procrastinating over it, because frankly, it’s HARD!

I am a complete photo loony.  I LOVE them.  I always have a camera on me, I have a silly amount of pictures stashed on my laptop, several dozen cds, and many more albums. And I’m supposed to pick just ONE from the whole of all of time?? *brainmelt!*

But, I have done it. I have picked. Although I am going to add the disclaimer that it’s *one* of my favourites. So as to not upset all it’s little kodak friends.

So here is the lucky winner:

Most of you know I had a pretty horrible birth experience.  This picture was taken about an hour after I came round from the GA I had my c-section under. In all honestly, I barely remember taking it. (I’d been in labour for 14 hours and was under the influence of A LOT of drugs. I could have photographed an african elephant that morning and forgotten about it). The first time I really remember seeing it, LD was I think 4 days old, and I grabbed 5 minutes between feeds to download the pictures off my camera.  Soon as I saw this one, I promptly welled up & sat with a big goofy smile on my face, with big fat tears rolling down cheeks.  Hormonal tears.  Exhausted, sleep deprived tears.  Super proud new mummy tears.  Happy tears.  And not the resentful ‘why didn’t things go the way they should have done?’ tears I’d been shedding here and there up until then. Because looking at this picture, all the details and the drama, just didn’t seem to matter.  I had a beautiful baby boy, and an amazing man who’d been there with me every step of the way.  I had a family.

I still struggle with the memories of my labour & all that came with it.  I probably always will.  But this picture, and the real life versions of the boys in it, make it much, much easier to deal with.

I love those boys to pieces. I am super lucky, and super grateful to have them.  And I love this photo 🙂

As for tagging, you all know I’m rubish at that – I always pick people who’ve already done it, so I’ll say Emma JaneJosieClaire, Nat & Sian, because I don’t *think* they have, and anyone else who wants to share a favourite kodak moment – go right ahead! xx

5 Responses to “I love my boys…”

  1. 1 Mummy Outnumbered January 14, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    What a gorgeous photo. It captures such a precious moment perfectly.x

  2. 2 TheMadHouse January 15, 2010 at 8:58 am

    What a fantasitc photo. I too had very traumatic births with the boys and so understand your feelings and also the joy that such a photo can bring. It is wonderful

  3. 3 Bec January 15, 2010 at 9:15 am

    awwwww, welling up! GAWJUS! xxx

  4. 4 Claire Lancaster January 15, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I had an emergeny c-section under general anaesthetic with my second Baby G, there aren’t too many of us in this club thankfully. I love my photos and not having any of the first few hours of her life makes me really sad, I’m a photo loony too and must have taken over 100 within the first day of my first baby and I can count on my fingers how many I have of G’s first day and none before her being about 3 hours old. Its a truly lovely photo and I understand why it is so special. Cx

  5. 5 Mags (Mmeeee) January 16, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    What a lovely story behind your pic..

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