Today was my baby girl’s 1st Birthday, but if you follow me on social media, you’ll probably already know that because I’ve been posting about it since yesterday. What can I say? I get more excited for my kid’s Birthdays than I do my own. I’m a proud mum.
Last night I decorated the house with the help of Izzy and JJ. I blew 40 balloons up and they kicked them around while I gasped for breath and lost all feeling in my face. I could barely sleep all night. It probably made no sense that I was SO excited about a birthday that Abbey will never remember but I don’t care. I just was. It’s her first Birthday, EVER! I even woke up before her and took a shower so I was all ready. When she woke up, I ran into her room and sang Happy Birthday, then carried her downstairs to see all her presents. As I suspected, she was more excited about the balloons and in all reality, I probably didn’t need to spend so much on presents because she’s literally played with none of them so far. It’s all about the wrapping paper and balloons. I knew this though. It took me up until 2 days ago to decide what to buy her. It was becoming overwhelming. Abbey just doesn’t care about toys at all. She prefers cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, plug sockets, wires, small things she can choke on, bugs, dirt and anything else that babies are not supposed to be near (Disclaimer, I do not let my child near plug sockets haha).
We had a laid back kinda day. We are forever driving to places and anyone who has me added on Facebook will probably have seen me complain about her crying in the car a few times (Sorry girl). She just hates car rides with a passion. I wasn’t about to make today a stressful one, so we stayed home and swam. At first I felt guilty. Like I wasn’t making a big enough effort and that I needed to spend even more money but then I realised that she’s only a year old and won’t remember it. My dad came to visit and the kids were running around all day. then jumping in the pool and having fun splashing around. My mum bought her the most delicious vegan Birthday cake from Whole Foods, which is going to be devoured (by me) by the end of tomorrow haha. The kids also took Abbey for a ride in her new princess carriage which she actually loves. So yeah, quite a nice day. Fairly simple but enjoyable.
I know that I’ve said it before and all parents say it but I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by. Heck, the past 2 years have flown by. When I was pregnant, I wasn’t excited at all. I didn’t feel like I wanted another baby but now she’s here, I could not be happier. She’s the perfect addition to my little family. She’s the happiest, most smiley and loving little baby who has the best humour and we have the most amazing bond that any mother and child could ever have. Not to say that I don’t have a great bond with my other kids because my god, I do. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m her only parent or I’m a stay-at-home mum now but we are both as equally obsessed with each other. Her face lights up whenever I walk into the room and then she comes crawling over to me as fast as she can with the most beautiful smile on her face. She melts my heart all day every day. This baby has taught me to really enjoy motherhood and seeing all 3 of them grow up so fast has made me realise that I need to appreciate every moment, even the bad ones. I don’t. I’m so in love with my kids. A life without them would just be so pointless. Okay, are we done with the soppy stuff now? Yes, we are haha.
Here are some pictures from today. I wanted to make them all Nikon pictures but she’s developed a hatred for my camera (maybe it’s the shutter sound….) so some of them are taken with my phone.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ABIGAIL ROSE. I LOVE YOU!