Day in my life

I am so excited to have a personal project I will be working on this year: Photographing one whole day in my life, 1 day a week starting on Monday Jan 1, 2018. The second week will be the following Tuesday & the week after that will be the Wednesday and so on until I reach 52 weeks. I'm giving myself a week to edit them so will be sharing the day a week later.
week 6 (year two)

week 6 (year two)

What I love about our days is that I never know where your heart will take us. Today was one of those nice relaxing days at home playing games, reading books and you wanting to learn about snails. It was also a day that became so much about Forrest's new favourite song, Lennie Hibert's Real Hot. …

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week 5 (year two)

week 5 (year two)

And it is that time again for another entry for Artefact motherhood, a beautiful blog circle which is a collaboration of artists & mothers from around the world sharing stories of the joys and struggles of our journey... You (Nixie) wanted to go to the farm again, we've been going there a lot lately as it's currently one of your favourite places to be so we got ready to leave the house. I put Forrest in the wrap and you hopped in the buggy (it's a long walk to the farm after catching the train) and made our way to the train station. It was such a gorgeous sunny day but you could definitely still feel a crisp chill in the air... …

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Week 4 (year two)

Week 4 (year two)

...Afterwards we went for a little walk to the quay for ice cream and to feed the birds but because it started to rain we had an unexpected stop at Costa for a coffee for us and a hot chocolate for you. The rain finally stopped so we continued on our way to the ice cream shop and then to find a bench to sit on. Forrest started stirring and needed to nurse so I didn't really get to hang out with you and daddy (you didn't want to sit by me and wanted to explore instead). We did have plans to go for a walk along the sea wall but it was way colder than we expected so instead we headed back home but with a stop at the playground first... …

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Week 3 (Year Two)

Week 3 (Year Two)

Today was one of those days that leaves you feeling drained. It was especially hard to photograph for this project because I barely moved away from the couch and I felt a bit like a milk machine. It was a day of soothing a hurting Forrest who cried the most he's ever cried and at the same time trying to block hits and bites from a sad and angry Nixie. We also said our final goodbyes to our car, DeeDee. …

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Week 2 (Year Two)

Week 2 (Year Two)

After another night of being up a lot with a snotty nosed Forrest we all made it downstairs just after 6:00, missing daddy by just a few minutes. While making porridge for us you (Nixie) kept running excitedly into the kitchen exclaiming "Forrest talked to me!" I asked you what he said and you replied, "he said daddy and he also said his first thing that there was no more popcorn and how he really wants some even though he only has booby" …

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Week 1 (Year Two)

Week 1 (Year Two)

After we finished some chores (feeding the tadpoles, putting away the blow up bed from when our friends were here, doing some laundry and a bit of tidying) we had made plans with some of our favourite people in the world to head to the woods for a picnic... …

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Week 52

Week 52

You (Forrest) like to wake up every 90 min to nurse, but you seemed a lot more settled through the night than the past few days so that made me happy, you're favourite way to fall back asleep is on my chest, sometimes if I try putting you down next to me you start really screaming at me. I hate seeing you uncomfortable and in pain, you've been having lots of wind due to me having an oversupply of milk and a crazy fast letdown. …

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Week 51

Week 51

Today was hard. It was a very unusual day and definitely not one of our better days. We had one of the worst nights, I did not get any sleep whatsoever, other than maybe 5-10 minutes here and there. For some reason you decided not to go to bed and stayed up all night long! …

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Week 50

Week 50

And it is that time again for another entry for Artefact motherhood, a beautiful blog circle which is a collaboration of artists & mothers from around the world sharing stories of the joys and struggles of our journey... I can't believe that it's been one week today that Forrest entered our lives. It's gone by way too quickly, I wish there was a way to slow down these fleeting newborn days. …

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Week 49

Week 49

(We didn't know at the time but this day was our last day as a family of three!) Life is feeling so good at the moment. I've been sleeping pretty good and you haven't been getting me up at crazy hours, this morning we went downstairs around 6:30. You've been extra cuddly and throughout the night you've just wanted me to hold you so tight which gives me the cosiest feeling, I do so love sleeping all snuggled up with you. …

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