Monday, 3 August 2015

**Weekly Throwback Carnival Blog**

Welcome to my first #throwbackcarnival
http://www.themcallens.co.uk/2015/07/new-throwback-blog-carnival-starting.html


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
http://stressedmum.co.uk/
 Thank you for sharing your beautiful throwback with us :)
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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
http://risforhoppit.uk/

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 gezmaca@aol.com 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......
http://www.themcallens.co.uk/2015/07/new-throwback-blog-carnival-starting.html

31 comments:

  1. Aww lovely post and thank you for adding my throwback, it is very rare to get a picture of me and my daughter together x

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  2. Helps to have a husband who is a photographer x

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    1. I'm very Jealous, as I love photos. I photograph EVERYTHING lol x

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    2. I am currently learning photography, we have all the set up as I want to do childrens photography. My daughter however, raises her eyes when I want to try out on her

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  3. Thank you for adding my story! Love this carnival idea! x

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    1. Such a lovely story, it was a honour! Feel free to join anytime you like :) x

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  4. Wow that's a super quick delivery, I wish I'd had super quick births with mine ;) Great post x

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    1. Thanks for your comment Sonia! I wish my births were this quick too x

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    2. I do slightly worry that one day someone is going to punch me in the face over my quick labours. Hats off to all you ladies who had to do it for hours and hours - I accept that I am a birthing lightweight, and an annoyance!

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  5. Wow that was a quick delivery x

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  6. I reckon it could be a world record lol! Anyone know the quickest labour ever?!x

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    1. No, but I expect it is something ridiculous! I wouldn't dare have another baby in case I spontaneously gave birth is Asda! I'd set up a tent outside the hospital at 37 weeks!

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    2. Lol I think that would be wise!!x

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  7. I've really got into "Throwback Thursday" on Instagram, I love looking back through old photos!

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    1. Feel free to join us in next weeks carnival x

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  8. ooh a lovely picture to always have and cherish.

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    1. I feel honoured to share such lovely throwbacks x

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  9. I will need to start doing throwback thursdays. There is something beautiful about old pictures x

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    1. Feel free to join us in next weeks carnival, the more the merrier x

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  10. Wow what a great birth story!

    Lovely meme.

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  11. Wow a super birth story and love the picture too

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  12. What a fun idea to do a throwback post!! Helps you remember all those great times!

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  13. Please feel free to join and share your throwback ladies x

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  14. Beautiful birth story from SillyMummy and happy birthday to her little one!xx

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  15. wow what a story! I know friends who've had to delivery themselves as the midwife couldn't get there fast enough! x

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  16. What a lovely idea, and some lovely memories you've shared too.

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  17. What a fabulous birth story - you will be dining out on it for years lol

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  18. I never have a clue what these kind of throwback posts are about lol. But great birth story

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  19. Aw how lovely , i just hope my birthing experience in few weeks will be so easy and pain free and quick x

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