A portrait of each of my children once every week for 2015.
Kitty: I have so many pictures of her smiling or hamming it up for the camera it’s unusual to catch her looking a little more contemplative. And for all her great height, or the times when I see in her expression a flash of the future woman she will become, I love that this shows that there’s still an echo of my baby there, a reminder perhaps that despite the two little siblings and all the big adventures on her horizon this year, she’s still really so very little herself in the grand scheme of things.
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/160, f/2.5, ISO 500)
Elma: caught in one of those moments that make you stand really still and just watch quietly, not moving in case you startle them out of whatever world they’re playing in, while inside you just want to say “aww!” She pulled my nursing cushion half way across the room to plop it up on the sofa and snuggle in to my favourite spot to get Dolly Charlotte all settled and fed. I love that as well as being nursed herself, and seeing me feed Pip there are enough other people in her world that nurse their babies that she sees it as the default setting, and she takes very good care of all her dollies, even if in this case Dolly Charlotte actually belongs to Kitty.
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/100, f/2.2, ISO 400)
Pip: Oh my sweet boy. You have a cold and so it’s been a week of cuddles and not wanting to let your Mama out of your sight, and that’s OK. We’ve had so much fun in the quiet moments this week though; you found your toes a little while back and you think it’s great fun to pull at them until your feet disappear into the legs of your babygro. You tend to use a little foot grabbing as a precursor to trying to roll; you can get onto your side but no further at the moment; though I know it will come all too soon.
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/200, f/2.5, ISO 500)