This week I've been thinking a lot about May 2000.
This is what I looked like ten years ago........
How maternity fashions have changed ! In this photo I thought I had about six weeks till I became a mother.In fact, it turned out to be only a few days.My much longed for twins arrived 6 weeks early.
Yes, their entry into the world was quite traumatic.And the first weeks so demanding,thank goodness my Mum came every day to help.
Lets be honest,the first few years were so demanding .Talk about 24/7!
I suppose that's why having one,non-premature baby, three years later seemed like a walk in the park.
But of course it was totally worth all the stress.My twins , their younger brother and Mr BM,are the best things in my life.
The stage they are at now is so lovely.Still so affectionate .But increasing in confidence and getting more independent.
Here is a photo of them in the early days .With the little crochet coverlets I made while pregnant.....
It was eight years before I found the time and inspiration to pick up my hook again.
I'm always impressed by Mums with very young families who find time and energy to keep creating such lovely things.And,time to share their creations in blogland.
I feel so lucky to have a lovely, healthy family,and ,now,the luxury of time to myself .Time to relax and be creative.Time to appreciate all the small things that are easy to take for granted.
Lots of things have changed in the last ten years.I think writing it down here really helps me to appreciate all I have . Don't get me wrong,they drive me mad at times.Some days all they seem to do is squabble and fight.But most of the time they are such good fun and keep my young.
Yes, my memory and my pelvic floor may never be the same again but being a mum is great!
Happy Birthday boys,double figures ,Wow !