The Gallery: A Memory

By | August 18, 2010

The Gallery is back and this weeks theme is A Memory

I spent quite a while looking through photos until I found a folder that made me smile a little more than some of the others.

I’m 39 weeks pregnant and this is the last time M and I went out together before C arrived.  This picture is taken in the Mining Museum at Matlock Bath, which about a 45 minute drive from us.

I think looking back at this photo makes me smile as neither of us had any idea just how much our lives were going to change in a weeks time.

We went to Matlock Bath again a few weeks ago, and as we sat eating our fish and chips (those who’ve been know this is a must when you visit!) we talked about the last time we visited when C was still affectionately known as ‘pea’, and smiled.

Don’t forget to get yourself over to The Gallery at Sticky Fingers to have a look at some of this weeks other entries.

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27 Comments

Mediocre Mum on August 18, 2010 at 6:42 am.

You look happily oblivious! You should post an after picture??? :-)

b4kersgirl on August 18, 2010 at 6:55 am.

Ha ha, maybe I should!

Mediocre Mum on August 18, 2010 at 6:42 am.

You look happily oblivious! You should post an after picture??? :-)

b4kersgirl on August 18, 2010 at 6:55 am.

Ha ha, maybe I should!

Motherfunster on August 18, 2010 at 8:56 am.

I’ve got a similar one to this. 38w pregnant and totally oblivious. It makes me smile too, it’s like looking at a different life.

Elaine on August 18, 2010 at 9:08 am.

I agree it definitely needs the “now” picture!

Elaine on August 18, 2010 at 9:08 am.

I agree it definitely needs the “now” picture!

Jenny paulin @ mummy mishaps on August 18, 2010 at 10:04 am.

You look radiant in tins photo! I don’t think I looked that swell!! Lol
No really you look very happy and I am sure you do now :-)

Jenny paulin @ mummy mishaps on August 18, 2010 at 10:04 am.

You look radiant in tins photo! I don’t think I looked that swell!! Lol
No really you look very happy and I am sure you do now :-)

New Mummy on August 18, 2010 at 11:55 am.

What a lovely picture x

New Mummy on August 18, 2010 at 11:55 am.

What a lovely picture x

Harriet on August 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm.

It’s so odd isn’t it, how much your life changes and how little you understand it in advance, despite the classes and the books and the chatting to friends…. Great picture!

Harriet on August 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm.

It’s so odd isn’t it, how much your life changes and how little you understand it in advance, despite the classes and the books and the chatting to friends…. Great picture!

Rosie Scribble on August 18, 2010 at 9:27 pm.

Gorgeous pic. And Matlock Bath is about 45 minutes from us too!

Rosie Scribble on August 18, 2010 at 9:27 pm.

Gorgeous pic. And Matlock Bath is about 45 minutes from us too!

monkeymummy on August 18, 2010 at 9:30 pm.

What a lovely bump… and I agree with the Matlock fish and chip theory!

monkeymummy on August 18, 2010 at 9:30 pm.

What a lovely bump… and I agree with the Matlock fish and chip theory!

kailexness on August 18, 2010 at 9:31 pm.

Even if someone tried to tell you, you just wouldn’t get it until it happened – that’s how I feel, I had noooo idea!

Lovely photo :-)

kailexness on August 18, 2010 at 9:31 pm.

Even if someone tried to tell you, you just wouldn’t get it until it happened – that’s how I feel, I had noooo idea!

Lovely photo :-)

andthenallithoughtaboutwasyou on August 18, 2010 at 9:50 pm.

I agree you need an after picture, you are so clueless aren’t you. I remember that feeling xx

Michelloui on August 19, 2010 at 10:21 am.

This is a lovely photo, its so nice to have these kinds of photos (pre-babies).

I took some photos of my bump each month after it started to show then I took one when my daughter was a month old, holding her against my belly. It’s funny, the thing I notice most is the look on my face in each photo–happy, cheerful, bemused even… then just completely dog tired in the last one. You def should have an after photo!

Michelloui on August 19, 2010 at 10:21 am.

This is a lovely photo, its so nice to have these kinds of photos (pre-babies).

I took some photos of my bump each month after it started to show then I took one when my daughter was a month old, holding her against my belly. It’s funny, the thing I notice most is the look on my face in each photo–happy, cheerful, bemused even… then just completely dog tired in the last one. You def should have an after photo!

Kate on August 19, 2010 at 11:41 am.

Lovely picture. I think most parents to be are in denial first time – otherwise they’d freak completely. And it’s difficult to comprehend how your life is going to change until you’re actually living. You can try to imagine but you can switch off those thoughts. Living it is different cos you can’t do that.

tiddlyompompom on August 19, 2010 at 12:28 pm.

ah, you look so happy :) it’s funny isn’t it – you know your life is going to change but you have no idea quite how much. now it is very hard to remember life before kids :)

tiddlyompompom on August 19, 2010 at 12:28 pm.

ah, you look so happy :) it’s funny isn’t it – you know your life is going to change but you have no idea quite how much. now it is very hard to remember life before kids :)

Parklover on August 19, 2010 at 4:42 pm.

Fish and chips always add the finishing touch to a day out, I find! It’s ages since I’ve been to Matlock, I might have to pencil ina visit.

Mirka Moore on August 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm.

What a great memory