Me and Mine: A Family Portrait in April

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What an up and down month April has been in our family! I’m so aware now that our time together as a family of three is coming to a close, and all being well we’re about to start a whole new chapter in early June. I’m so conscious of these last few months where Max gets to be the centre of our little world, and I really want to make the most of them for him. So despite the fact that the sickness has made a very unwelcome return, on the days where it’s been bearable, we’ve made a real effort to get out and about.

I really love this set, which we took on a trip to Winkworth Arboretum to see the bluebells. We were a bit more organised than normal, and after last month’s slightly out of focus set, we took the tripod and the remote shutter so that Max could press it without resetting the focus (sometimes this worked, sometimes not!). It’s amazing how a child who is not at all in the mood to have his photo taken suddenly comes around to the idea when he gets to be in charge of taking the shot! Watching his enthusiasm in running back and forth, carefully avoiding all those tree roots and stones in the path, is so funny, and that warm fuzzy memory is what I remember every time I look at these shots.

I love that you can see the bump so clearly in all of these too (not that there’s really a way to hide it these days!). It’s such a special time in our life as a family and I’m so pleased that we’ve been able to capture it here to be able to look back on. As much as I hate seeing my puffy pregnancy face now, I know I’ll love looking back on it! Having a new baby is such a strange one to get your head around – before they arrive you can’t quite imagine what they’ll be like, and then as soon as they’re here you can’t quite seem to remember a time before they were with you. My emotions are all over the place about it really – I’m so excited for June, and yet I also want to savour all these moments with Max before he’s thrust into the world of being a big brother. He’s so excited, but I think he has no idea how his little world is about to change!

 

Katy John and Max stood holding hands on path with blossom and bluebells in background

John and Katy stood in front of blossom tree

 

 

20 Comments
  • lifeasourlittlefamily
    April 30, 2017

    What a gorgeous collection of photos, so lovely to capture the final photos before bump may arrive. I can’t imagine the feelings of knowing life will soon be different. I do hope Max settles in to being a big brother #meandmineproject

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      May 1, 2017

      Thanks, I hope so too – he seems like he’s handling it all really well, but we’ll see how it goes when there’s a real life baby and not just a bump to talk to!

  • Laura @Little Ladies Big World
    April 30, 2017

    These are such lovely shots and amazing to capture the bump too, I really wish I had photos of me pregnant despite being so poorly. I’m sorry the sickness has returned though xx

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      May 1, 2017

      It’s definitely hard to get out there sometimes. I knew I’d regret it if I didn’t though, as I have no photos at all from last time. As much as I hate seeing my puffy face here, I know I’ll love having these to look back on.

  • Emily Peacock
    April 30, 2017

    Oh these are just stunning, i LOVE that you managed to include bump in them so clearly. I remember feeling so strange before Parker was born – but once they’re here everything just settles into place 🙂 xx

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      May 1, 2017

      It is such a strange feeling isn’t it. They go from being just an abstract concept to being ‘there’ – it’s such a big thing to get your head around!

  • Laura @dearbearandbeany
    April 30, 2017

    Beautiful photo Katy, Max is such a star. I wanted to my pregnancy with Holly to be over so much more than the first time. I now knew what it meant to be a mum and I couldn’t wait to experience it all again. I wasn’t as nervous and I couldn’t wait for our family to be complete. x

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      May 1, 2017

      That’s exactly how I’m feeling Laura – with Max my emotions were all so mixed up, nerves about the birth, about how things would be, about not knowing what to do. But now I know so much more about everything, I just can’t wait! As well as the fact that I’m sure I was feeling better at this point in pregnancy with Max – I was still trekking into London for work!

  • Hayley McLean
    April 30, 2017

    Ahhh these are absolutely gorgeous ones!! SO exciting to see your little grow over the next couple of months! #MeandMine

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      May 1, 2017

      I do really love this set – such a lovely spot for them. Definitely so strange to think what June’s photos will look like!

  • Emma Easton
    April 30, 2017

    Gorgeous photos as always Katy. Enjoy your last few weeks as a family of three x x

  • Donna Wishart
    April 30, 2017

    You are positively blooming! What gorgeous photos – you are such a cute family! x

  • Katy
    May 2, 2017

    Love these but I love that you got one just the two of you too – I really should take more of me and Mr F xx #MeandMineProject

  • Jenny Bell
    May 3, 2017

    Love these! You are looking so lovely Katy xx

  • Louise George
    May 3, 2017

    Beautiful photos amongst the bluebells Katy. I love that Max gets so excited about taking the shots – you have a mini photographer on your hands there. You have a beautiful bump. Hope the sickness will ease again before your new baby arrives – not long to go now! #meandmineproject

  • Let's Talk Mommy
    May 6, 2017

    Ahhh these are just lovely photos. We actually finally just found a beautiful bluebell area today in fact. They are so mesmerizing when you find lot so them together. I only wish we had better weather when we went. You are looking gorgeous too babes. #meandmineproject

  • Sarah Cantwell
    May 6, 2017

    Aww I feel the same! It’s such a strange time. I’m due to have my second baby tomorrow! Eeek. I feel very excited but also daunted as I’ve definitively forgotten what life with a new is like xx

  • Madeline Littlejohns
    May 14, 2017

    Such a lovely set of photos Katy, you look gorgeous! x

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