Today my youngest is officially one year old. She’s been with us an entire 365 days and I cannot quite believe how fast her first year has gone. From the day she was born we knew she was going to be an amazing little addition to our family.
I sit here typing this in complete awe that this day is here. I wish so badly that we could’ve held on to that tiny, sleepy little baby for just a little while longer. But in the blink of an eye she has grown into this sweet, funny, adorable little girl that I cannot wait to see what her next year brings.
She is such an independent, feisty and funny little girl. She brings so much sunshine and happiness into our home life and her older siblings dote on her in a such a way that she’ll never be short on love & cuddles.
I remember sitting in the waiting area to be taken in for my elective caesarean section. I chose to do a planned section, because with 4 other children it was my most practical option. I remember feeling so nervous about everything. Nervous about the whole prep process before being opened up & I was anxious to hold my little, long awaited newborn in my arms.
I remember lying there, surgeons chattering behind the pale green surgical tarp…my darling man by my side and feeling as though people where doing the washing up inside my abdomen. I felt her be pulled from me only to breathe air for the first time. To hear her glorious cry was overwhelming. The tears pooled in my eyes as this beautiful, chubby little bean was placed onto my chest. She was so perfect. I even remember my first words to my darling man “Look at those chubby cheeks!!”. Needless to say my darling man, this new Daddy was in awe of his darling baby girl.
Now a whole year has passed. We have witnessed all of her firsts, the upsets, teething, sitting up, crawling, taking her first steps and more. She is such a peach and we are in honest to goodness awe of her. Love really does envelope you when you’re a Mummy.