Throwback Thursdays : Highlights of 1986

I notice I didn’t take one single photograph from January to August !!!!!!  Quite astonishing !!!!

August.  A big month for our little family.   Quite by accident, surprise, surprise,  I fell pregnant 9 months prior to August 11th when we were blessed with a baby girl … Elaine 🙂   Major changes in the household, the biggest of which I gave up work … forever !!!    It was very tough to begin with .. back to one income and now three children.  We managed.  We survived!!

… and here she is .. Elaine Bridget : born 11 Aug at 12:15 : 2.570kg : at Park Lane Clinic in Johannesburg

Copy of E in ParkLane Clinic Aug 1986

In those days, after a Caesar, Mom and baby stayed in hospital for a week.  In those days too, children weren’t allowed in maternity hospitals!!!   Introducing our new one week old baby girl (we had a camera with adjustable light metre and distance, and no flash .. getting the perfect shot was very difficult !!!)   My Dad’s camera was very basic.  He took this one …

E - 1 week - Aug 1986

Elaine’s christening : Sept (5 weeks old)

E - 5 weeks - Aug 1986

Family heirloom Christening robe worn by Hubby’s Dad, Hubby, Jeanette, Carl and now Elaine ….

E - 5 weeks 5  - Sept 1986

.. with grandparents …

E - 5 weeks 2 - Sept 1986

Our family …

E - 5 weeks 3 - Sept 1986

Godparents Ian and Kathy with their two boys ..

E - 5 weeks 4 - Sept 1986

Siblings and cousins ..

E - 5 weeks 6  - Sept 1986

7 weeks old …

E - 7  weeks   - Sept 1986_0001

8 weeks old …

E - 8 weeks  - Oct 1986

10 weeks old.  Who remembers those precarious plastic baby chairs?!!!

E - 10 weeks  - Oct 1986

4 months old – Dec 1986

E - 4mths 2 - Dec 1986_0001

E - 4mths 3 - Dec 1986

E - 4mths 4 - Dec 1986

E - 4mths 2 - Dec 1986

E - 4mths Dec 1986

Our family is complete 🙂

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