Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Memories are made of this.......

This post is for week 23 of Tara Cains Gallery. The prompt this week is Memories. So many images I could have chosen that represent an important memory for me; photographs from my childhood; my time at university; my early adulthood spent living in London. All of these periods in my life have shaped the person I am today, but none as much as becoming a Mother. Every moment spent with my wee Prince is a future memory in the making.
The memories started before he was even born. The first glimpse of him on the scan. The first time I felt him move. All precious and stored away in those memory banks.
The images below are of moments etched firmly in my memories. The first time I realised I might be carrying a boy (we chose not to know the sex of the baby) was during my 20 week scan. A huge foot loomed out of the darkness at the bottom of the screen. 'There's no way that foot belongs to a girl', I had said to Mr Nudie. I was right.

When the Little Prince finally emerged, one of the first things I did (after I'd seen his dangly bits) was look at his feet. As I suspected, they were huge. They still are. This photograph has pride of place in our house because it represents one of my first significant memories of Motherhood.


  1. Wow! He does have big feet bless him! He will soon grow into them I am sure :-)
    Lovely photos with beautiful memories behind them. Fancy checking out his dangly bits (did his Daddy say "that's my boy!" ? Lol )

  2. As a 1st time mum-to-be I can honestly say I am exactly the same - storing each new moment in my memory bank. We're probably going to have just the one child (I have dodgy health) so am determined to treasure this time, even the undignified bits (and let's face it, they're not in short-supply!).
    The pics you've chosen for this weeks gallery are just gorgeous - I don't know what it is about baby feet but it's the one pic that made me cry during our scan. Your lad's feet are just tremendous - like a puppy's paws that they eventually grow into.

  3. I absolutely love this post, brought a tear to my eye, (I am quite hormonal atm though)! I'm 22 weeks with my first bubba and found out at the last scan that it's a boy. He kicks like mad every day and it is the most amazing experience of my life, (and he's not even here yet)!
    The scan photo of your son's foot is so clear, I love it!

  4. Wow! With those feet he might grow up to be a giant!

    I really like the contrast between the scan & photos, it gives it such character. I think I'd be tempted to frame them together.

  5. He really has got big feet, wow. Lovely photos though and what a great scan picture x


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