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What my Nina James Durrant is like – 3 months

October 29, 2014


Today Nina James Durrant is 3 months old. I was scrolling through my Instagram feed yesterday while I was lying in bed next to her and I was amazed at how much she has changed and grown in such a short amount of time. You know everyone kept and keeps telling me to appreciate every moment with her because it all goes by so fast and before I know it she won’t be a baby anymore, I’m starting to believe they’re right. She changes so much it’s actually scary, sometimes I can see a difference in a day.

So what I have decided to do is document her every few months, write about what she looks like, her mannerisms and just how she changes and grows. I got this idea from a blogger I follow that runs a site called The Stork and The Beanstalk, she has 2 boys that she writes about and I really enjoy her stories and her awesome photos.

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bands/music, photography

Mom’s night out.

October 20, 2014


On Saturday I went to go watch Shane and the boys perform for the first time in literally 8 months. My folks were in town and I took the opportunity to cash in a ‘babysitting card’ and when it’s your mom and dad fulfilling that duty and they probably love your baby more than any human on this planet, including yourself, you know you have nothing to worry about.

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photography, PLACES, places to go, stuff to do

My very first Instawalk

October 6, 2014


Yesterday I went on my very first Instawalk with my friend Anna-Belle (who took the photo of me below). We joined a bunch of other keen photographers at Library Gardens in Joburg town. It was a world wide Instameet so there were quite a few people running around with their cameras out. It was so much fun to just explore the city and walk around taking photos of the awesomeness that is Johannesburg. I’m definitely going to be going on more of these in the future and when Nina James is a little bigger, I’m going to scoops her along with me, like my friend Lindi did with her baby Ralph, introduce her to her city nice and early.

Below are a couple of photos I took along the way…

Here is my Instagram handle, incase you feel like following me – miss_luckypony

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Nina James – my heart

September 15, 2014


My little human is going to be a whole 7 weeks old tomorrow. So far everyday with her has been wonderful, she makes me so happy that I can’t even think straight. Everyday I see a difference in her, the way she interacts with us, the way she looks, can’t believe how quickly she grows and changes. My Miss James is just the sweetest little thing and she’s started smiling now, which gets me every time, it’s like seeing the greatest magic trick ever over and over again.

Thought I would share some photos of her with you guys…

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My Nina James Durrant.

August 20, 2014


Wowzers ok so 3 weeks ago yesterday I was writing about how excited I was to meet our baby girl and now she is 3 weeks and 1 day old. It’s nuts how fast time goes and how quickly things happen.

I’m going to start at the beginning, I did land up having a cry the night before at home (as anticipated) when Shane and I went to bed, but after that I felt calm and at ease and I actually landed up having one of the best nights sleeps in ages. In the morning we had to be at the hospital at 11:30, which was a bit torturous because we were ready to go by 8 and then we had to wait around and pretty much have the same conversation over and over again for the next couple of hours about how we can’t believe the time has come, is it time yet to take the bags down to the car etc etc. But eventually we left for the hospital and soon enough they were getting me ready to go into theatre.

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