|| FOLKS || who know me know I love babies. It’s part of why I started designing, helping families save their memories of their little ones. My own introduction to parenthood was slightly stressful; first time parents expecting twins, shocking hyperemesis (I lost 10kg when pregnant), babies arriving 12 1/2 weeks early, neonatal intensive care units, special care units, oxygen cylinders at home for the first year, etc. Then there’s the fact that with twins, when they are the only bubs you’ll ever have, everything is over so quickly, like a bandaid being ripped off...school starts, and you lose them both at once, there’s not another little one at home, it’s done, just like that. I missed them so much that first year, and still do. I’ve always been a bit sad that I didn’t get to hold my babies until they were 10 days old, sad that I didn’t get to take them home for months, sad that each milestone was done, never to be experienced again, sad that I couldn’t have more babies. I do miss having little ones about, those sweet moments shared. Having teenagers is definitely different, it’s a bit of a scary ride at times, but today I am grateful for new moments, changes. Today, one of my girls braided my hair. Today, both of my girls cooked us dinner. Today, hubby and I went for a ride together on his motorbike alone while the girls listened to their music and drew. Life has certainly changed, and I miss little people about, but gosh, these big girls are fun, seeing the young ladies they are becoming before my very eyes truly makes my heart sing in totally new ways.