Tigerlilly Quinn: Me and Mine - March

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Me and Mine - March

I'm so thankful that March has moved us out of the gloomier months of the year and earlier in the month me and my little family took our first mini break of the year. We went to Brighton for two nights (which you can read about here if you like). Whilst we were there we stumbled upon a Photoautomat in a vintage shop, I think I literally squealed and asked Tom if we could please please take some pics. Over the years Tom has got a lot more game for things like this so thankfully he thought it would be fun too and I love how the pics have come out.

It was one of those weekends which felt like a real break, we weren't doing anything particularly exciting other than mooching about a city that was new to us but it felt like such a breath of fresh air (quite literally actually). I love looking at all of our faces in these shots, especially when we are all pulling silly ones! It always makes me marvel when I see shots of us together and can pick out which parts of Wilf look like me or Tom or which mannerisms he's picked up from one of us. It gives me such a sense of belonging when I think of our little family and as cliché as it sounds I can't really properly remember what we were like before him. I know life was much more boring before we became this little team and I can't imagine wanting to spend my time with anyone more than these two.

We also took this little family selfie in our hotel room whilst we were there and I think it's going to become one of my favourite pictures ever. Proof that you don't need a fancy camera or tripod to make sure you are capturing all of you together!


I'd talked quite a lot in the past about whether we were content with being a family of three or whether we would consider (if we were lucky enough) to add another kiddo into the mix one day. I honestly hadn't felt broody one single bit until the end of the last year but we've talking more and more about the possibility of expanding our family and it's idea that we're thinking about a fair bit of late.

It's a tough one in many ways as there are lots of things that worry me about going through pregnancy and the new born stage again, although I actually really enjoyed giving birth I found myself in quite a funny place in those early months so it's something thats quite a daunting thought. My close friends tell me it's so different the next time round which is a comfort at least. The other thing is that pregnancy isn't always successful for me as long time readers may know and the thought of going through such a traumatic time again worries me more than I really let on if I'm honest.

I'm not sure what will lie in our future will hold but I know regardless of what it does I am beyond lucky and grateful and thankful to be a mummy to my little boy and be part of our little unit.

This month I'm sending you over to the lovely Jenny (I just this evening realised I actually read all her posts in my head with her lovely american twang ha!). I'm really looking forward to seeing everyones pics this month.



18 comments:

Louise George said...

That family selfie of the three of you is just gorgeous - you all look so happy and content to be together. Love the photobooth photos too - looks like you're having fun! :-)

Clairejustineo said...

Lovely pictures, everyone looks so happy and having so much fun :)

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Sarah Rooftops said...

The second child question resonates with me - I'm about to have my first and, through most of the pregnancy, I've felt this hormonal surge of wanting another but... well... I've also lost one AND I'm having a very painful pregnancy and there's a logical part of my brain which thinks, "I can't deal with that whilst looking after a little one." We'll see... We'll probably leave it to chance... I'll be interested to hear what route you eventually choose.

Let's Talk Mommy said...

Oh Fritha these are so lovely. I love the black and white. Looks like you all were having fun with it too! My favorite part. I love that you read my posts in an American twang in your head. I have been told a few do that always makes me smile. :) Thanks darling. #meandmine

Cariemay said...

Oh these are stunning! I love the selfie of the three of you - you have to print and frame that one it's just filled with such love and contentment :)

JessMcGlynn said...

I love your selfie, such a great capture. I love the top photos as well, it's clear you are having the best time. #meandmine

fritha strickland said...

aww thanks lovely, I think we should shouldn't we! x

fritha strickland said...

I vividly remember on month four of being sick 7 times a day and thinking I'm never doing this to myself again!! I think that's the thing, the logical part of me says 'life is great right now, why change it?' but my hormones are saying 'oh a baby!' ha! x

Stephanie Oakes said...

Ah, i love these Fritha. You can't beat a vintage photobooth and that selfie is just gorgeous, you are all so photogenic! x

LauraCYMFT said...

These are lovely shots. Love the black and white ones. I would love to have another baby although I am lucky to have one of each already and we are quite happy as a foursome. I also don't know whether I'd cope with the sleepless nights again LOL. But it definitely is easier second time round.

Little Jam Pot Life said...

Lovely photos, and thats right, catching a moment regardless of technical perfection is better than a forced photo with a big cam! I know what you mean with the anticipation with having another baby, I think the only thing i've learned from the past three pregnancies is that every single time its different, all babies are different. what will be, will be. You have a beautiful family, and you never know if it'll extend one day! ahh I love your blog, it's always so honest and colourful, lovely photos xx

mummydaddyme said...

I love that last one Fritha- so gorgeous! You are such a photogenic family- love the photo booth ones too. Was so lovely seeing you at the weekend, I wish we lived nearer to each other. At least we have London between us! ;) x

Heledd said...

These pictures have made me smile, you all look like you're having the best time! I love it when you can really feel the emotion come through in a picture. Having two children of my own, I can assure you that the second time is much easier. You don't feel so out of control, as you kind of know what you're doing (It all comes back to you) and you have to split your time between two, which makes it all less intense - if that makes sense? #meandmine xxxx

Mummy on a Budget said...

These photos are great fun! I have to find that shop you went to as we're frequent visitors to Brighton (used to live there and love going back).

Stephanie said...

I was never broody with my first until he hit about 18 months, then I waited until we had got married when he was 3.5yrs and then fell pregnant with ID twins when he was 4yrs old! Your know when the time is right and it is much easier 2nd time around and I was doing it with twins! You have captured a lovely set of pictures this month, you all look so happy.

MrsShilts said...

Love the photobooth photographs, they're such fun! Sounds like exciting times ahead for your little family, have a super April x

Super Busy Mum said...

What a gorgeous and fun selection of Me & Mine photos you guys! Love them! #MeandMine

Louise Collier said...

Oh, all of these photos are brilliant; the black and white ones are so fun and that selfie is so gorgeous! You are such a photogenic family :) I have never been to Brighton either, but I am going for my hen do in a couple of months and I can't wait! xx

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