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The Ultimate Journey to Earth: Lea’s 1 Year Recap

We can’t believe our little girl is 1 today! She has been the absolute joy in our lives ever since we found out I was pregnant. The anticipation, the reveal, the work – everything involved with this journey to parenthood has been one big rollercoaster of emotions and naturally we wanted to document it all. Being wedding videographers, we knew everyone would expect nothing less! I mean, we did introduce Lea to the world like this! We tried our best to balance enjoying the moment with capturing the moment, and I think reflecting on the last couple of years, we did a good job of that.

As you will see in this video, there were a tonne of laughs, some bags under my eyes, a lot of tears…a river of tears actually (blame it on the hormones)…and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.  I would do it over again in a heartbeat! I don’t want to get Henry’s hopes up for 5 kids though. My eagerness for more children has a cap on it! Especially when I think about the labour pains!

Being quite self conscious of how I looked at the time of my pregnancy, I naturally didn’t want to show much at all in the video.

“Omg, I look terrible in that clip…I look huge…I should’ve worn some makeup…what was going on with my hair?…what am I wearing?”

Basically, we wouldn’t have a video at all if I succumbed to some of the voices swirling in my head! Well, I finally convinced myself that I wanted to remember everything as it was, and as raw as it was. I just had to let go of those little insecurities! I have a girl now, and that’s the number one thing I have to teach her. Love yourself no matter what. I need to thank Henry too for loving me through thick and thin – even when I hurled loads of abuse at him while in labour…and maybe also when not in labour!

We hope you enjoy a snippet into our journey to parenthood and Lea’s first year of life. She has been an absolute dream baby. And I’m not just saying that because she’s mine LOL!

Daddy and Mommy loves you Lea! Happy 1st Birthday to our little girl!

Until the next post,
Joanie x

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