I was going to keep this post private but realised that I am not sharing anything too personal so am copying it to here from my personal blog.
The Prompt for Week 2 is Your birth
Do you have any baby photos?
I have a few baby photos, some appear to have been taken in the street by street photographers and some are candid shots taken on a camera like a box Brownie. I don't think anyone in my family owned camera so I imagine that photos were taken whenever camera owner appeared on the scene.
|A street photo - probably the first photo taken of me. That's Mum on the left and Dad holding the precious bundle|
|From the look of the pretty dress I think this may have been taken at my baptism. I wonder what happened to that dress.|
Where were you born?
|Birth notice from Sydney Morning Herald|
Who was present at your birth?
Mum, a nurse and Dr Walter McGrath. Dr McGrath was our family doctor for quite a time. He has a library named after him.
Mum told me I was 6lb 6oz. I was probably short as I still am.
What day was it? Time?
I was born on a Thursday. Mum is a bit forgetful now so I can't get any further information. My dad was a bowerbird so I have the hospital bill for Mum's confinement.
Did you have hair? Eye colour
I had a mop of dark hair. My eyes ended up being blue. I don't know what they were like when I was born.
Are you a twin?
I was the one and only.