Category Archive: Fred

One year Fred

Okay so this has been sitting in the drafts for ages now so I should just post it as it is {coughs} two months late…… It is so hard to believe that one… Continue reading

Freddy Pops

And suddenly, in photos like these, I can catch a small glimpse of the boy our baby is growing into.

Fedora hats.

Our dear Fred turned six months a couple of weeks ago. Six months! I thought it would be fun to do Albie’s six month photo with Fred but I don’t think I will try… Continue reading

Four Fred Months

Dear Freddy,   Four Fat Freddy Months with you. I can’t quite believe how quickly this time has gone nor can I imagine our lives without you. Look at you Freddy! You are… Continue reading

Fat Freddys

Everyone says, “Oh, they just grow up so fast!” and I never really got it. Albie REALLY did not grow up fast at all! I would hanker for the next size up in… Continue reading


This first month with Freddy has been breathlessly easy. Don’t get me wrong, of course I am chained to the couch feeding him, and he has me up multiple times a night, and… Continue reading


That dream I hoped for – of coming home with a healthy child, is all ours. His arrival was different to what I thought it would be, imperfect as life always is. Maybe… Continue reading


Frederick Kāhu Edwin Hopkinson. Another light in our very wonderful world. Welcome little man, welcome. —————————————————————————————— Yeah, that’s his unfinished quilt in the top right corner. Not sure when I’ll be getting to… Continue reading

How expecting a healthy baby after a medically fragile one is as scary as it is awesome

“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your… Continue reading

Great things

So we went for the anatomy scan on Monday last week. We had a lovely sonographer called Laura, who pretty much got to hear our life stories. It was like our nerves took… Continue reading