Sep 1

To my beautiful Little T, on your first birthday

by LifeLoveLaura on September 1, 2013

Happy 1st birthday, our beautiful baby boy. You are the best thing to ever happen to us.

Baby's 1st birthday

Little T's first birthday

I can still imagine myself in the hospital bed after having you. The sounds, the smells, the feelings and it gives me butterflies in my tummy to think how quickly it has passed. I was in hospital for five days after you came into the world, so bringing you home to your new life outside of our private hospital room was the best thing ever. You have made every day of our lives so far so much brighter with your amazing sparkly eyes and beautiful smiley face.

You were born almost two weeks late, at 10.45am and I fell in love with you instantly. You looked just like your daddy with the dip in your top lip. You went from being induced on 31st August and being the youngest in your school year to arriving on the 1st September and being the oldest in your school year. Because of this you will have a whole new experience at school and be blessed with a different set of friends to if you had arrived a few hours earlier.

Our first family photo

Our first family photo

I couldn’t believe it when daddy told me you weighed 8lbs 15oz when he went to weigh you just after being born, no wonder my bump was so big and I waddled like an oversized Emperor penguin! You didn’t even lose much weight in your first week, 8lbs 13.5oz you totalled, but that didn’t surprise me as, once you got the hang of it, you loved your grub. Even though you were such a big baby, I look back at photos from the day you were born and I can’t believe how tiny you were.

Our first night together

Our first night together

On our first night together I was so exhausted and wanted your daddy there so much but I stared at you all night, inspecting your tiny fingers, your little button nose, the hairs on your head and your gorgeous long eye lashes. I couldn’t believe that you were mine and that I had made something so amazing in my tummy. YOU were the one kicking me under the boobs and hiccuping away in there for months. A year later you’d think that this would have sunk in but even now I look at you and tell your daddy that I can’t believe you grew in my tummy. It is such an overwhelming feeling.

I couldn’t wait to get you home from the hospital to meet Daisy but on your first night home, Daisy spent the night in the kennels just so we could get settled in with you. It’s a good job because you cried non stop all night. You didn’t want to feed from me so we had to get you some formula in the morning. You were so hungry and you wolfed it down. Daddy and I will never forget our first night at home with you! We were nervous introducing Daisy to you but you both became best friends straight away. Daisy always made sure she walked next to you when you were in your pram and she was so proud to be by your side.

Their first outing

Their first outing

Ever since meeting, the pair of you have been best friends. When you were in my tummy we used to joke that you would both come as a package and it’s true!

Within the first few months of your little life you had your first holiday abroad to Spain with mummy, daddy, Grandma and Uncle Lee, you had your first trip to Center Parcs for mummy and daddy’s first wedding anniversary and you enjoyed your very first Christmas at Grandma and Grandad’s house – lots of very special firsts for you. You were a busy baby! You got some teeth and started to eat real food when you were six months old, which you loved but your tastes changed all the time and they are still evolving. You adore listening to music and you make it clear that you’re a little rocker! You hate having your nappy changed, it’s almost an impossible task for mummy when you are rolling around the floor, trying to crawl away but with a bit of distraction we always get there in the end. You are very nosy and love being out and about in your pram so you can people watch and take in the world around you. You definitely take after mummy there!

One of your new favourite things is visiting the soft play, you just love rolling around and crawling away and hiding from mummy.

Little T's first visit to softplay

Little T’s first visit to soft play

I don’t think it will be long before you are walking as you are already pulling yourself around the living room and climbing onto the sofa. You are even onto your second pair of proper shoes! You are an adorable little boy T, living life to the fullest. Your cheeky and determined character shines and you bring out the best in me every day. You have changed me for the better and I am so grateful for your beautiful smile and sloppy tongue-y kisses every day. I love you so much Little T, you are my world and it is such a better place with you in it. I think about your future, who you will meet and where you will go but I don’t want to wish your life away. You are just starting out and I hope that daddy and I have given you the best head start that we can and that we are teaching you to be a good person. You are surrounded by people that adore you – your grandparents, uncles and mummy and daddy’s friends, and you are loved more than you will ever know.

Happy birthday Little T. Mummy, Daddy and Daisy love you millions xxxxxxxxxx

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Kirsty September 1, 2013 at 9:12 am

Awww this made me cry! He’s such a gorgeous boy and that’s all down to you & Big T – you’re ace parents! Happy birthday little T! Where did that year go? Love & squidges Kirsty xxx


faye salisbury September 1, 2013 at 9:19 am

Happy 1st birthday little T! What a beautiful post Laura! Have a brilliant party! Faye xx


katie September 1, 2013 at 11:45 am

Lovely post and happy first birthday Little T!

I love your 0-12 months photo’s too – wish i had of thought to do that!


Claire September 1, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Aww Laura, what a lovely heartfelt post!! Little T is just amazing. I hope he has a great 1st Birthday :) xx


Hannah | MakeDo&Push September 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Beautiful post! Happy first birthday T!! xx


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