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13/07/2013 at 21:09
I put Esme to bed tonight and when she was sitting on my knee having a snuggle and her bottle, I was thinking about this time last year and felt quite tearful. I can't believe a whole year has gone by and that she will never be that tiny baby again.
I want to be excited and happy for tomorrow but think I need to wallow a bit in reminiscing tonight x
13/07/2013 at 21:36
I'm pretty excited, but there is a part of me that misses the little baby we brought home. I do feel like it's been a year though, so much has happened. People keep telling me it's gone so quickly, when I really don't think it has!
I hope E has a lovely birthday!! Are you having a party or doing something special?
13/07/2013 at 21:52
She ahd a lovely big party for her Christening in May with family flying in from abroad to attend. Granny and Grandpa have flown down from Scotland to stay and tomorrow we're just having nice lunch out and opening presents with a cake from Patisserie Valerie. We went to the zoo today as a family pre-birthday outing.
It's very odd because it feels like she's been here forever in some ways but yet a whole year feels like ages. Although when you think that it's been a year since I slept properly that's a whole different game...
13/07/2013 at 22:42
I distinctly remember discussing with my friends how emotional we felt around their first birthdays, it affected us all. I guess it's natural really... To reminisce about the birth and how far they... and you...come in that year.
14/07/2013 at 05:49
I'm maybe odd then as I've never felt emotional. Reflective a little but looking forward to all of the adventures we would be having together in the future.
14/07/2013 at 07:34
Ditto CK...I was excited and looked forward to all the new adventures as he grows ...enjoy E's day x
14/07/2013 at 08:27
With C, I was a wreck. I just felt so lucky to have him, after being told he only had 24 hours to live. With J, I was beaming. Felt so proud of what a fab little person he was growing into.
14/07/2013 at 08:33
It sounds quite normal. I think for me I never enjoyed the early days so I didn't feel like that and I was glad that they were becoming more like proper little people if that makes sense. I don't think I'm really a tiny baby person!
14/07/2013 at 10:14
Pip I can relate to that.. I think I'll be the same.. As much as I love him I can't wait until we can do fun things together!
14/07/2013 at 10:41
With my eldest I felt a bit nostalgic. WIth the twins I was so relieved to have survived! I too am not a tiny baby person and so felt excited that that those days were behind us and that they would just get more and more fun with age.
14/07/2013 at 19:57
Es only 6 months and I already feel teary at the thought of her being 1!
Hope your E has had a lovely day
15/07/2013 at 09:05
I feel like this too AP, E will be 1 in four weeks and I still feel like I haven't really had chance to process him actually being here! Everyone tells you it goes fast but it's just unbelievable really. I look back at photos of the past year and I almost can't remember some of it and certainly can't remember him being so tiny! At the minute it's non-stop, with him on the move and doing something new every single day and it's really overwhelming sometimes. He's a little person now and I still have no idea what I'm doing! Happy birthday Esme anyway, hope you had a lovely weekend xx
15/07/2013 at 20:21
Hope Esme had a lovely birthday! I feel loads has changed since T was one, even though it was just a few weeks ago, and I do kindof miss the early baby days. It's definitely a time to reflect and feel nostalgic (even though at the time I was sleep deprived and had no idea what I was doing so I shouldn't really miss it!) x
15/07/2013 at 21:06
Sorry for the delay in coming back to this. E's birthday was quite a busy day, I think she enjoyed it lots. I took lots of photos and cannot quite believe how grown up she looks, Like someone said, I forget what it was like when she was tiny.
I wanted to spend some time reminiscing with H about it but he wasn't interested, probably because his parents are staying at the moment! Maybe we'll get to sit and remember when they leave on Wednesday.
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