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Reflections as my Littlest Turns One

Reflections as my Littlest Turns One

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!



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48 Replies to “Reflections as my Littlest Turns One”

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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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