No one else will ever know
the strength of my love for you…
You’re the only one who
knows what my heart sounds like
from the inside.
Sometimes people come into your lives from the most unusual places but it’s like they were always there and you never knew they were missing. Today’s gorgeous mumma is that friend. We met many years ago online in and IVF group (kinda sounds like dating, right?), both on the rocky roller coaster of infertility. In an enormous group, we found each other and we’ve stuck together ever since. Amazingly we both got pregnant at the same time and our little miracles were due just day’s apart…which sadly meant I couldn’t capture special memories of her first little man so you can imagine my excitement when they decided to roll that IVF dice again. I don’t know who was more surprised when this little pink princess arrived (we were all convinced she was a he!!) and I was completely over joyed to have them in the studio today. Sometimes, I have the ability to give gifts to the most deserving of people, and today was one of those days. I’ll let mumma share their story and I’ll sneak a few adorable photo’s in the mix….
It was 7 years ago when I decided to take the plunge into the world of online dating and boy is that something I’m happy to never have to do again. While riding the wave of the online dating world it helped me discover that I had to meet someone that was 100% different to what I’d gone for in past relationships and then I met Jason. We had our first date and upon concluding the evening I noted that he was rough around the edges, not good with emotions and affection but our conversation that night, for some reason, had me wanting to go out with him again and now the rest is history.
1.5 years down the road we were engaged and to be married 12 months later. By the time our wedding rolled around we had been trying for a baby for almost 12 months with no success. So after countless medical tests and investigations, what felt like a million negative pregnancy tests and 3 failed rounds of clomid we skipped the honeymoon and we jumped into the world of IVF. From our first round we ended up with only 2 embryos. The embryologist sat on the other end of the phone while I sobbed thinking how could we only get two? She ensured me that both were graded the highest possible mark and that I needed to relax and take a breath. I did just that and now two years later we have our two year old son Theodore who is affectionately known as Teddy and sweet Miss Clarabelle. Pregnancy was not kind to me and both babies came early, which in itself was stressful, but I now sit back and look at our babies and think how lucky we are. One round of IVF, which may not have yielded great results embryo wise, but we have two babies from two embryos and one of each gender. Motherhood and fatherhood for Jason and myself has been absolutely incredible and I’ve loved watching Jason and I grow as not only parents but also as husband and wife over the last two years.
That sweet little smile…Clarabelle has the most divine white blonde hair and long lashes…she reminds me so much of her big brother! Mumma and Papa picked the most divine colour palette for today’s session…dusty pink, mustard (can I get a hallelujah!) and navy….oh my it worked so perfectly! This adorable navy knit romper belonged to her big brother Teddy and both babies wore it home from hospital…isn’t that special? This colour and those divine features….eeeeep! How can one Mumma and Papa get so lucky? Ok so this may have taken a little bribery and a lot of jumping around being silly but it worked and we captured their two beautiful miracles together. I can not imagine my youngest, the same age as Teddy, sitting still in the studio, so Teddy did such an amazing job! Thank you for being such an awesome big brother gorgeous boy.
Clarabelle, I loved you before you were even dreamt of and I am so grateful you are here safely now in your families arms.
Amanda and Jason, what a gift to watch you grow and flourish as parents these past few years and to have the privilege of capturing these memories for you today is priceless. Thank you for trusting me with your loves.x.