Credits: Layered template (September 2010, Template Challenge) by Aimee Harrison (Girlboheme Studio), Bracketed Sentiments by Katie Pertiet and January Love by Jewel Goodwin (Mad Genius Designs). Font is Segoe Print.
Journalling reads: Having two premature babies before Logan gave us a different perception of what a “normal” birth experience was. We were prepared for him to be born early, to be tiny and to be rushed straight to special care. Then he surprised us all he wasn’t anywhere near as small as we had expected he seemed to have nothing wrong with him and for the first time, our baby was handed to us for cuddles, not only in the ambulance on the way to hospital but once we got there too. He was even allowed to stay with me and come up onto the ward. Lukas got to come and visit with Nan, Lisa and Ella and to be honest it seemed a little bit too good to be true. None of us realised how thankful we would end up being for these photos, when our “normal” again got ripped out from under us. Logan went to special care for a blood test and ended up being admitted. It seems stupid but this was our hardest special care stay, he didn’t look sick like Lukas and Leo had. He didn’t need help breathing or staying warm. Special care’s rules meant that Lukas wasn’t allowed to visit and it was so difficult balancing the desire to be with Logan and the need to care for Lukas especially since we had no help. It was 13 long days before we were finally able to start being a real family, and bring Logan home.
Credits: Layered template (Template Challenge 9th May 2010) and Painted Edgers 04 by Katie Pertiet and P365 Roy G. Biv Fall (slightly recoloured), Project 365 Papers Roy G. Biv Solids and Dots (slightly recoloured) and Project 365 Papers The Basics. Fonts are Century Gothic, MTF Jotted by Miss Tiina and sf Tiscia’s Sloppy by Sugar Frog Fonts.
Journalling reads: I’m not really sure why, you always prefer to play with my kitchen equipment instead of your own toys. No matter what it is I buy you it’s discarded in a few minutes if you bother to look at it at all. But show you my colander and you will sit for ages, sometimes an hour or longer, picking it up, putting stuff in it, trying to push things through the holes and of course your most favourite use of all, wearing it on your head like it’s a little hat!
Credits: Layered template (Template Inspiration, 25th July 2010) by Katie Pertiet and Project 365 Papers Roy G. Biv Solids and Dots, P365 Roy G. Biv Summer and P365 Date Labels all by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company). Font is Pea Paula by Amanda Bottom (Fonts For Peas).
Journalling reads: Logan loves to go to the park, his favourite things to go on are the slides and the swings but there isn’t really anything he hates, except for one thing – the grass. He hates the feeling of it. He will crawl around on the concrete or the dirt or walk around using the any of the play equipment, but the minute he gets to any grass he just stops. He sits there for a while thinking how to get around touching the grass, he growls at it for a while before he admits defeat and starts whining to be picked up and taken away from his nemesis. It’s a great way to keep him where I want him to be in the park.
Credits: Layered template (Template Challenge 2nd May 2010) by Katie Pertiet and P365 Roy G. Biv Winter by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company). Font is Pea Emma by Amanda Bottom (Fonts For Peas).
Journalling reads: It’s really rare for us to get any snow here, so when I looked out of the window and saw it was knee deep in some places I was super excited. I wanted to capture the whole experience so we would never forget it. I started taking photographs before everyone else got up, mostly leaning out of the window watching the snow fall. I took photographs of the cars and the trees while everyone slept they were excited about the snow but not enough to get up out of bed and watch it. When they finally got up out of bed, I photographed Lukas getting all bundled up in his warm outdoor clothes before we went out to play in the snow as a family. This was one of my favourite shots, Lukas’s first footprints in the snow. 6th April 2008
Credits: Layered template (Template Inspiration, 18th July 2010) by Katie Pertiet and Reach For The Stars by Janet Bracewell (JanetB Designs). Font is DJB Christina by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: Logan is a lot like Lukas when it comes to putting things in his mouth. He loves to chew on things that he shouldn’t have. Some of his favourite things to suck and chew on are strings, shoelaces and straps. But hands down his most favourite thing is ribbons. When he found my ribbon bag, he must have thought he had died and gone to heaven. Out of all the ribbons I had in the bag, this Christmas one appealed to him the most and he happily munched on it in his swing for over an hour, before falling fast asleep, still holding it.
Credits: Layered Template (Template Inspiration 8th August 2010) by Katie Pertiet and P365 Labels and Project 365 Papers Roy G. Biv Solids and Dots by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company) Font is Pea Angedawn.
Journalling reads: I just couldn’t wait to announce Logan’s arrival to all of my online friends so I posted this Twitter update the next day. Baby Logan made his arrival yesterday at 12:25, he weighed 4lb 15.5oz. 7:56am Aug 5th 2009.