Being happy doesnt mean that everything is perfect.

It means that you have decided to look beyond the imperfections...

Monday, April 30, 2012

Reflections. How far we have come..!!

Recently I have been sorting through Ellies things, moving furniture, buying baby things... all to get ready for our new addition which is due in 8 weeks.. A few days ago I was taking Ellies clothes out of her draws, as these were going to go in the baby's room. Going through her socks I came across a tiny box, which had Ellies first socks that she wore and her hospital bracelet from when she was born.

These 2 items gave me a real reality check on how far we have come, or should I say, Ellie has come from when she was born. The socks were actually Baby Bjorn doll socks and her hospital bracelet was not much bigger than a 5 cent coin.

It made me think back to that day over 3 years ago, when when Ellie was born. Nothing could have prepared us for that day. We had a baby born at 1.8kgs (under 4lbs) who was to small for 000000 clothes,  premmie nappies went half way up her back, and we were also shocked to find out that she was also born with one eye. If I look back at photos I remember that time clearly, but there is also allot that I don't remember due to the shock of the situation....

However fast forward 3 years, and we now have a beautiful, cheeky, funny little girl.. Who wears size 1 clothes, is moving around on her bottom, is very switched on, loves life... and continues to amaze us.

How far we have come...!!
And how much we have learnt... Not only about Ellie but also about ourselves.

(The sock on the right is Ellies current sock size..!!)

From this...

To This...!!! 


  1. such a big girl now, she was sooo tiny! Lovin the kicks Ellie :)

  2. It has been an amazing journey.
    Ellie has taught us so much about life.
    We love her very much.........

  3. How amazing looking at those pictures! You and Luke are wonderful parents and Ellie is so lucky to have you. You must be getting so excited now about the new arrival!!

  4. I love those photos. Ellie is such an amazing little girl who is an inspiration to us.