Papa Syder and I were teenagers when we had our first baby. We were both 19 and even though we were young, we took to parenthood like a duck to water. I loved everything about becoming a Mum for the first time, including being pregnant. Even though I was initially disappointed that I had to have a C-Section instead of the home, water birth that I had planned, I turned it into a positive experience.
Papa, has always been a brilliant Dad and our parenting has always been very much 50/50. He shared the night feeds, the dirty nappies, the washing, the cooking...everything. And because of the help I received from him I coped much better as a young Mum.
These days we are in our 40's and are Grandparents, but we look back on our more youthful days as young parents with fondness. This photo was taken way back in the early 90's with our eldest child and I would love to jump back into the photo and re-live my days as a youthful Mummy. I miss the days of having four kids tugging at me in four different directions. Exhausting but wonderful!