Welcome to my first #throwbackcarnival
Our first throwback is a gorgeous picture from Sam aka StressedMum from 1 year ago.....
"This is a rare picture of me and my daughter together, taken at a family photo shoot by my husband who is a photographer (which you would not believe with my photos I take). She has changed so much in a year"
You can see more from StressedMum by visiting the following links to her social media pages and click her badge to be taken directly to her blog
Thank you for sharing your beautiful throwback with us :)
Our second throwback is from Lucy aka Sillymummy as she shares her amazing birth story with us to celebrate her daughters 1st birthday.......
"As she is about to turn one year old, it seems appropriate to make my throwback memory The Baby's birth.
The Baby was a few days late. I probably should not have complained about how slow she was being. She took it too seriously. I woke up early in the morning very sick. The contractions followed. The Baby was born in my bed less than an hour from the first sickness.
The OH called the hospital and they said to come in. I explained to The OH that there was definitely not time to get The Toddler up, get in the car and get to hospital. The hospital were no help. My midwife had said if I went into very quickly progressing labour, given that my first labour had been unusually short for a first, I should call an ambulance. The OH called an ambulance. I told The OH to read the section in the baby book about how to deliver a baby yourself. It later transpired that The OH did not actually read it, because he had not grasped why I was telling him to read it. No idea what he thought was the reason - sudden, inexplicable concern about his lack of reading materials?
A lovely rapid response paramedic arrived. She had never delivered a baby. She looked terrified, and kept checking on the expected arrival time of the ambulance in an increasingly panicked tone. An ambulance and three more paramedics arrived just as The Baby started to be delivered.
One of the paramedics had once delivered a baby. The others looked bemused. The birth time was recorded as under 30 seconds. The paramedics could not get a midwife to come to the house. The placenta would not deliver. No one present knew what to do about that. The placenta eventually did deliver and, in the apparent absence of any chance of getting a midwife, the paramedics decided they would have to take us to hospital.
The Toddler, aged 15 months, had been woken by the influx of paramedics. The OH had therefore brought her into the room. She was present for her little sister's birth, toddling around in the background, rooting through the paramedics' paperwork, entirely unconcerned. A paramedic gave her breakfast while I got cleaned up for hospital. She was having a great morning.
As for The Baby, now almost a year old, she is just as wilful and determined to do things her own way as she was that day. Now she is the one toddling in the background, rooting through any paperwork she can get her hands on. Happy (nearly) Birthday, little girl! "
You can see more from Sillymummy by visiting the following links to her social media pages and click her badge to be taken directly to her blog
Thank you for sharing your lovely birth story with us and a huge Happy 1st Birthday from us :)
If you would like to join us in next weeks #throwbackcarnival
All you need to do to is email me with the following information....
- Your throwback memory which can include a photograph with or without words
- Your blog badge or an image of your choice which I will use to link people back to your blog
- Any social media details you wish to include, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Please send your throwback to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by a Friday to be included in the following week carnival which will be published on a Monday :)
Time Hop is a great app for reminding you of those amazing memories you had forgotten about!
Come and share those throwback memories with......