Pregnancy for me was a dark time – Mabel arrived late one Spring evening and although she was ten days early, she was just perfect. I remember looking up at my husband upon hearing her cries and saying – it’s over – meaning the pregnancy. But it was really just beginning. The girl of my dreams was finally here. One of the lines from my favourite song Galileo by Declan O’Rourke always makes me think of Mabel – “Who dreamt up someone so divine, someone like you and made them mine?”
Throughout my pregnancy I was just so convinced that I was having a boy. I had it so built up in my head that I was having a boy that when I woke up from my general anaesthetic and I was told that I had a beautiful little girl, I didn’t actually believe the midwives or my husband and I started shouting at him as to why my little boy was wearing a pink hat. I just started to cry so hard. Emie-Rose is everything to me. She has changed me. She has created a new kind of fire in me. I often just look at her, this perfect tiny human, and say thank you out loud.
I was yours before I knew, and you have always been mine too,
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