Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Me & Mine: March 2015

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Me & Mine: March 2015

This will be our last Me & Mine photo as a family of very weird is that?!

No matter what date this baby arrives...whether it's on the scheduled c section date, the due date or 10-12 days the time the end of April arrives, he will most certainly have been born.

March has been quite a hectic month for many reasons...

There's been a lot of stress around the new babies impending birth and all the anxiety and medical issues that have gone along with that....

But also it's been hectic for nice reasons too....just prepping for a new baby is hectic in itself...and of course March is also Tyne's birthday!

He turned 2 just a few days ago on March 26th...I can't believe he's 2 years old already, I have no idea where that time has gone!

Because this month has been our last as a family of 3, we've made a real effort to get out and about and do as many fun things as possible.

That isn't always easy being so heavily pregnant of course, but I really wanted to fill this time with lots of happy memories and of course lots of lovely family snapshots too!

We've visited Peppa Pig World, had Tyne's birthday party. visited Cornwall for a last little holiday, and had lots of local days out too.

One of Tyne's absolute favourite things to do is go to the beach...we're lucky living where we do in Torbay that there are so many beaches around us, we are really spoilt for choice!

This particular beach is Goodrington of the four local beaches close to's just a five minute drive from our house (And it's not even our closest beach!), so we come here quite often just for an hours play when the weather is nice enough.

It's not a huge beach but its big enough, and Tyne is delighted just to bring his bucket and spade and dig holes in the sand.

I like to sit and watch, and take in the view of the sea which always makes me feel so relaxed (And makes me long to be on a cruise!)

And Jon gets dragged into building sandcastles of course!

On this particular day, despite it being mid-March, we didn't even need our coats...the sun was warm enough and we spent an hour just relaxing and having fun together.

I set up the camera on timer to get our group shot, but a kind old man saw me and offered to take one for us too....I always feel a bit awkward when a stranger offers to take our photo but this one turned out nice and I always appreciate their help anyway!

I think my favourite photo though is the one doesn't capture us directly, but just our 3 shadows sitting together on the beach wall watching the sea is something I really like.

dear beautiful

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  1. Gorgeous photographs, and gorgeous memories of your time as a three. It feels a bit like the end of an era right before a baby is born I think, and it's nice to grab opportunities to enjoy and remember the now before it all changes.
    Such exciting times ahead. Can't wait to meet the new addition in next month's Me an Mine. x

  2. Lovely photos Hayley. You've had such a busy month. And I can't believe that this is your last month as a three for Me and Mine - I remember you being pregnant with and having Tyne so clearly and now baby #2 is due so soon :) I can't wait to see your photo for next month as a four. x

  3. Great captures hunny. What a love time together on the beach. Love beach captures and the kids always love playing in the sand and to run free. It is great when you have two I promise they are so fun together. I am so excited for you. Can't wait to see your family captures soon of four! lol #meandmine

  4. Stunning and Beautiful photos! It's mad to think it's the last photo to be taken as a family of 3 isn't it. That's what I thought when I was expecting my 2nd child.

  5. Beautiful photos, what a gorgeous setting. Good luck for the new arrival in April!! #meandmine

  6. Gorgeous photographs and I love a beach shot. I exciting that family member number four is now here... eeekk. Congratulations to you all and enjoy those precious first days together xxx

  7. Lovely pictures. I remember doing our last picture as a 3 last year. It felt so weird when I first saw our pictures as a four x

  8. Oh what beautiful photos - Goodrington Sands is just stunning and you look like you're having fun. The last family photo before the family grows is always special (for me it was last July's) and these are definitely pictures to treasure!

  9. Beautiful last pictures as a family of 3, can't wait to see the family of 4 :)

  10. Lovely photos, Oh I remember that feeling. the last photo as a family of three, then the last one as a family of four, ad now we're a five.. it's a funny and amazing feeling isn't it! xx

  11. Really nice photos. Love the shadows. All change soon from a family of 3 to 4! Exciting!

  12. Great set of photos, good luck with your birth and can't wait to see you family of 4 picture!


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