Boy-oh-boy! Meet my baby boy…

meet my baby boy
Chrido. Already I can say my tall, dark, handsome, blue eyed baby boy. 52cm and 3.83kg at birth – a mere 6 weeks later he measures 61cm and weighs 4.9kg I look at him and think – did I birth you? You who are so perfect, so quiet. Already showing his dads patience and flair for the dramatic. Already revealing a personality so uniquely his own. We soon learned that he loves attention but only when he wants it – he likes to be near ...
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Lila turns two

Birthday photo shoot
There are a few moments in life that define you. I can clearly remember each one of those moments in my life, but the one most vivid and treasured is the day my children were born. Never could I have imagined what it would feel like to hold my daughter for the first time. The first thing I noticed when I held her was her eyes – the shape, the depth, the life it held. She was a perfect fit, my perfect baby. There really ...
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Place of birth – Origin maternity hospital

Place of Birth Reception
I am not sure how much thought the average women put into her place of birth. This is becoming an important part of the journey and we have options ladies. In the past I guess you would have just gone to your local hospital – feet up, back flat and there you go – push and over.  But not today, now there are buzz words like water birth, active birth, hypno birth, home birth, maternity houses that looks like hotels, doula’s, selective c-sections, birth photographers, ...
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Sibling bonding

Sibling Bonding
I remember just before going to the hospital, looking at my daughter and thinking this is it. This is the last time that I see you that you will be my only child. This is the last time that you will be the youngest. The last time that you will be my only baby. Although I am not an overly emotional person I couldn’t help but feel all the feels at this point. What if I failed her, what if she did not want a ...
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Birth photographers and birth

birth photographer chrido is born
To make use of a birth photographer is not an easy decision to make, or at least it wasn’t for my husband and me. To choose to share such a personal experience with a stranger was a big step for us. I know at that moment you really couldn’t care less who is there and by then more people would have viewed your private parts than the Grand Canyon in silly season. Still, this person will be just as much a part of your journey ...
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