This is the last of the ‘official’ monthly updates. *sobs*. It’s of course, super late but with everything that’s happening at the moment, I felt a bit weird publishing but I guess we have to carry on as best we can right? So yeah, my son – Buddy is one year old!
Wow, what a year it’s been. We’ve had tears, laughter, tears of laughter, happiness, sadness, uncertainty, heart bursting with pride moments, you get the drift. We fell quite ‘lucky’ with his birthday in terms of what’s currently happening right now, it was just before social distancing as per Government recommendations… I think it must’ve been a couple days after that social distancing/essential travel only came into effect (before lockdown obv). So I’m really glad that we at least got to have a last little bit of normality before everything went pear shaped.
is one years old!
Our darling boy, one years old.
I still can’t believe it, even as I type this (even though he’s probably closer to being 13 months now by the time this gets published… Whoops!) It just blows my mind. The year has gone so fast. I must admit, I had some mixed feelings about his birthday. It brought back so many memories from our stay in NICU, the happy ‘first’ moments that we should’ve had as a family but we didn’t get. But it also made me count my lucky stars to be blessed with a healthy, beautiful and intelligent little boy.
He has taught me so much about myself… I’m actually pretty nurturing and maternal, something I never classed myself as before. To be honest, I didn’t want children at one point and Kayne never pushed me to have children, just something in me changed one day and well, we got ‘jiggy with it’ (for a very long time because our reproductive systems didn’t wanna do anything). That was that, we got pregnant and along came Buddy.
He is such a little character.
We didn’t have a big party or anything for his birthday – mostly because I couldn’t be bothered to organise/stress over it. So we spent the day the three of us together, then my mum and brother came round in the evening to sing happy birthday and have some cake with us. Then on the Saturday, we went to Kayne’s parents to do a three way birthday (Buddy, his mum and sisters boyfriend are all within 4 days of each other so it’s just easier) which was also lovely. To be honest, I don’t think I would’ve done it any other way as every one got to have their own special time with Buddy, it was nice and low key.
He’s really coming on leaps and bounds.
It’s just really nice to see. He’s always been ahead of himself anyway because he’s just a different breed of human I swear lol. But he’s doing all sorts at the minute that I’ve never really noticed before and he just seems SO grown up all of a sudden, whether it’s because he’s finally one now or whether he’s just going through a development thingie, I’m not sure. It’s lovely to see though. He also looks like an actual child now too. That sounds really weird to say but he does, he doesn’t look like a baby? Not actually sure what I’m saying makes sense so probably just gonna shut up now. Although, I’m not sure how the hell we’re going to cut his hair, it is getting LONG now and he never keeps still… Maybe the infamous bowl cut will return during lockdown, Buddy being one of them!
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