I’m struggling to believe that a whole year has passed since the littlest of my girls was born. This time last year I was waddling around waiting, not so patiently to be induced. Excited to meet our second born and even more excited not to be pregnant, after carrying my first and second for what was very nearly eighteen months straight.
My labour progressed very quickly after being induced and in the early hours of the morning, in a birthing pool the littlest arrived after just one push – this is to date one of my proudest parenting moments! I remember my midwives being really relaxed with me as an ‘experienced’ second mum. I’d only had ten and a half months practice though, so this definitely didn’t feel like the case.
Fast forward a year and here I am, a mother of two and armed with enough experience to write a book. Hubs and I feel like it’s been one of the hardest and one of the most amazing years of our lives. We’ve battled with endless sleepless nights, first steps and first words. Twice over! Hubs had a career change and I went back to work, both were difficult decisions but ones that were right for our family.
Going on our first holiday as a family of four was real highlight. It was the first child friendly holiday we’ve ever been on and we loved it. Maybe it was the hot tub on the veranda that swung it for us?! Truthfully, we found that holidaying with littles was absolutely knackering but enjoying our time together was bliss!
Christmas was such a happy time too, we had a fun-filled day together and couldn’t see the carpet for presents. Our living room still looks like a toy shop, there are so many I just can’t contain them anymore!
Now we are heading into the Summer with two toddlers. I don’t get to sit down for more than five seconds at a time and I can’t remember the last time I drank my tea hot. It’s set to be an amazing year full of milestones and the making of memories!
So, Happy Birthday Littlest! Thankyou for being the amazing, funny and lovable little girl that you are. You’ve made our family complete!