Reflections as my Littlest Turns One

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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.

 

This is one of my all time favourite photographs. It was taken around four days after my littlest baby was born 💕 #siblinglove #mybabies 💕

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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!

 

Someone is very happy to be on their holidays! A week of holiday spam coming up everyone, brace yourselves! #excited #holiday 😀

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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!

 

These pair are working together already! #thickasthieves #outnumbered 😂

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So, Happy Birthday Littlest!  Thankyou for being the amazing, funny and lovable little girl that you are.  You’ve made our family complete!

 

 

48 Comments

  • beautybabyandme April 5, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Oh my goodness she is just beautiful! Happy Birthday little one xx #bloggerclubuk

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 6, 2017 at 11:44 am

      Thankyou! x

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  • Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... April 5, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Zach turns 1 in 5 days and I can’t believe how fast it’s gone either! I’m trying to make the most of it as he’ll probably be my last baby but it’s just sooooo busy! #bloggerclubuk

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 6, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Time really does fly, they don’t stay little for long at all! x

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  • Kat April 7, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Time flies so fast with the little ones! Some gorgeous pictures and memories 🙂 Happy Birthday! #stayclassymama

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 7:00 am

      Thankyou! X

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  • anklebitersadventures April 8, 2017 at 6:10 am

    it’s so emotional when they turn 1 or any age . you think how quickly its really gone – Happy 1st birthday gorgeous !! Lovely pics too #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 7:01 am

      Thankyou! X

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  • Intrepid Bebe April 8, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Lovely memories, happy first birthday little girl!! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 7:01 am

      Thankyou! X

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  • talkingmums1 April 8, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Aww, happy birthday little one. It certainly is the hardest but most amazing time! x
    #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 7:02 am

      Thankyou, so true! X

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  • Sinéad (shinnersandthebrood.com) April 8, 2017 at 8:52 am

    These photos are adorable! Happy birthday, little one! #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 7:01 am

      Thankyou! X

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  • littlepaperswans April 8, 2017 at 9:22 am

    It goes so quickly doesn’t it? And everyone says that your second baby grows up even quicker. Happy Birthday little one!

    #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 6:59 am

      She really has! Thankyou! X

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  • daydreams of a mum April 8, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Aaaaw what a special time for you all, and pretty exhausting I know as a fellow small age gap mum!! Happy Birthday to your daughter! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 6:59 am

      Thankyou! X

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  • anywaytostayathome April 8, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Happy Birthday!!!! How quickly time flies. Summer with two toddlers will be great. Exhausting, but great. #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 6:59 am

      Thankyou! X

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  • lycrawidow April 8, 2017 at 11:03 am

    What beautiful babies you have! I didn’t realise you’d had them quite so close together! We have 22 months between ours and I thought that was exhausting! Wow mama. It sounds like you’ve had an amazing first year and settled in to motherhood way better than I ever have! #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 6:58 am

      Ah it’s tough isn’t it, I’m so glad that we are out of the baby stage now! X

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  • Aleena Brown April 8, 2017 at 11:19 am

    All I keep thinking having read this is how scary/tough/knackerjbg it must be to have two so close together, but at the same time how absolutely amazing!! They will (hopefully) be so close growing up, and it won’t be long before they’re occupying each other and you find yourself stood in the kitchen with a hot cup of tea and no one shouting your name for a full 15 minutes! Happy birthday littlest!! #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 6:58 am

      It was daunting, I’m definitely glad to be out of the other side! Thankyou! X

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  • Mom Of Two Little Girls April 8, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Beautiful girls!! One push? My word!!!
    Happy birthday Littlist x
    #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 6:57 am

      Haha! Thankyou! X

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  • softfuzzygunddog April 8, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    They are going to be such great friends! I hope you do get to start sitting down for a couple minutes!
    #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 6:57 am

      Haha, me too! X

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  • Lisa | PassThe🍷Pls (@PassTheProsecco) April 9, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Happy birthday littlest one xx #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 6:56 am

      Thankyou! X

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  • Muffintopmummyblog April 9, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Awww it’s so lovely to see them so close in age – I bet they’ll grow up with such a tight bond. I think you’re making me broody again 😱 Don’t tell my husband! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 6:56 am

      Haha! X

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  • tinmccarthy April 9, 2017 at 11:09 am

    You have some really beautiful babies ! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 6:55 am

      Thankyou! X

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  • mums army April 9, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Happy 1st birthday! It is such a massive change from going to 1 child to 2 – just when I was getting the hang of this baby melarky we get pregnant with another and have to cope with an 18 month old and a newborn. It makes that first year the hardest of your life but when you get through it and look back it is truly amazing and fantastic. My littlest is now nearly 2 and my oldest is 3.5 so I am relieved that I do not have to go through the baby stage again as it’s bloomin hard! Lol enjoy your summer together x #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 7:02 am

      Thankyou! X

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  • Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... April 9, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Had a look from #blogstravaganza today 🙂 I’m very jealous of the teeth! Zach is 1 tomorrow but still only has 4 🙁

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 7:03 am

      Oh bless him! They’ll all come through together! X

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  • Digital Motherhood April 9, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Happy 1st birthday to your little one! It really does go so quickly doesn’t it! #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 7:03 am

      Thankyou! X

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  • Nicola April 9, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Happy birthday to your little one! It must be lovely (although hard work!) having two close together in age (mine are 6 yrs apart!). #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 10, 2017 at 7:03 am

      Thankyou! X

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  • whitecamellias April 11, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    This is such a cute post. It sounds like a lovely 1st year for the little one. I also happen to agree with you re holidays. i can’t remember the last time I felt refreshed after one! Thank you for sharing with #StayClassyMama

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm

      Thankyou! X

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  • Mrs Mummy Harris April 13, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    happy birthday little one! Ben is one next month and it is so crazy how fast time has flown! here is more amazing memories for us both! #blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 16, 2017 at 9:00 am

      ❤️

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  • Peachy April 19, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    So sweet. Happy birthday little lady! #Blogstravaganza

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood April 20, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      Thankyou x

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