Christmas of Yesteryear

The theme on the very last Gallery for 2011 is Christmas of Yesteryear.

I ha a fair few ideas of what to use as my piccy, including my photo as Mary, aged 6, during a school nativity, the first time my brother met Santa and pulled his beard, aged 3ish and the first time we were allowed to go mental in the snow… Aged about 6ish. Those pics are in storage at my parents and it was taking me ages to try to actually find them! (My parents were trigger happy when we were kids and they must have about 2000 photos of us all put together. NONE in albums!).

So, I found a more recent special moment taken at Christmas; me and Baby Boy Z, aged about 9 days.

This time last year I was due to come home after giving birth and as luck would have it, our heating packed in. It was a bit of a blessing in disguise as I had no choice but to go stay with my parents, with new born baby in tow, for 3 whole weeks. I spent the entire time in my pjs and nightgown!

Here I am making the most important discovery ever. Both baby and I have the exact same chin (at the time he looked a lot like his daddy). My brother caught it on camera.


I actually didn’t realise it was Christmas day at the time until someone told me. But looking back, its one of the most memorable ones ever. Its when I realised my baby looked a bit like me!

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  1. Susan Mann December 21, 2011 / 12:15 am

    Aww what a lovely moment. x

  2. Pinkoddy December 21, 2011 / 8:25 am

    That is lovely. Great choice. Merry Christmas.

  3. Mum2BabyInsomniac December 21, 2011 / 8:56 am

    Ahhh love it! And that must have been lovely to have so much help in those first few weeks! x

    • Notmyyearoff December 21, 2011 / 1:15 pm

      It was bliss just having food put under my nose when it was time to eat. I remember watching a LOT of Shameless too!

  4. Mags December 21, 2011 / 9:38 am

    Great moment captured. Lovely post 🙂

  5. Expat Mammy December 21, 2011 / 9:47 am

    great photo, merry christmas

  6. mumfordandsons4real December 21, 2011 / 10:46 am

    Great moment, and like you said a Christmas you’ll never forget x

  7. LauraCYMFT December 21, 2011 / 4:41 pm

    What a lovely picture and something to always remember and share with him when he grows up.

  8. Jennypaulin @ mummy mishaps December 21, 2011 / 5:48 pm

    What an amazing and special moment captured on film to treasure forever. He is so small and you lookmvery well. It’s a lovely memory to share x

    • mcai7td3
      December 22, 2011 / 3:19 pm

      Thanks, I felt a bit like time had stood still for a few weeks but loved the cuddles!

  9. mutteringsofafool December 21, 2011 / 7:49 pm

    Lovely, my wife has the same issue in that our daughter looks just like me, I know it frustrates her!

    • mcai7td3
      December 22, 2011 / 3:18 pm

      He looks kinda like me now, honest. Really, if you squint… Really 😉

  10. helloitsgemma December 21, 2011 / 9:53 pm

    perfect moment captured!

  11. fivegoblogging December 21, 2011 / 9:55 pm

    You both look very content in that photo 🙂

    • mcai7td3
      December 22, 2011 / 2:57 pm

      I know, he was 5lb 5oz, I can’t believe how much he has grown. I keep meaning to put one of those growth charts up. At the moment we judge it by “oh look he can reach the second shelf!”

  12. bluebirdsunshine December 22, 2011 / 8:20 am

    What a sweet photo to treasure of a lovely moment. I can relate to that feeling of Christmas Day going by in a blur too, my son was nearly 3 weeks old for his first Christmas.

  13. Mum2Four December 22, 2011 / 1:48 pm

    What a gorgeous photograph – it’s amazing to see how much that little baby has grown in the last year!

    • mcai7td3
      December 22, 2011 / 3:17 pm

      People who say time flies aren’t lying, it feels like its gone in the blink of an eye. Hopefully the next year will be slower!

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