Mothers Day, A&E and A Bed Day

So, the day following Willows first birthday, was Mothering Sunday. It was to be my second mothers day and I was excited to say the least… I love it! Except, this mothers day was to be both good AND bad.

At just gone 12 AM, Willow woke up coughing a lot and by 2AM she was finding it hard to breathe, so we decided to pop next door (literally) to A&E. This had happened the previous Friday too as Willows breathing had taken a decline then as well. She was monitored and put on a nebuliser so see if her breathing improved any, luckily it did and by 6AM we were heading home. We were all exhausted from the party the day before and now the hospital trip added on top.

When we got into the house, I popped for a wee, and when I returned to the bedroom Willow was sat in our bed next to Jay holding a card and 2 presents. ¬†I had totally forgotten it was Mothers day up until then! I noticed that the card was written by Willow! Recently, Will’s has been doing a lot of scribbling and has proven to be very good at holding a pen and controlling what she writes. Jay had obviously held her wrist to help guide her, but it was lovely and brought a tear to my eye! She had also done a little (freehand) drawing inside too and ‘mum’ on the envelope. The card itself was the best mothers days present ever ūüôā

My 2 presents were a box of my fave chocolates, Lindt Lindor and an oil burning gift set, I also got a bunch of red carnations too. Brilliant! We put our heads down and went back to sleep. We all woke at 10AM, and Jay took Willow downstairs for a bit. A few minutes later they returned with a bacon sandwich and a cup of tea… my ¬†most fave breakfast ever!

We then spent the rest of the day watching TV in bed and dozing every now and then. It was so relaxing and lovely. Despite the awful start to the day in hospital, it was the best ever possible day.

Will I get twice the amount of ‘loveliness’ next year when I will have 2 children? Lets hope so!

The envelope and card-

1 year old writes card

Inside the card-

1 year old writes cardSat in A&E during the night ūüôĀ –

Bedford A&E


Willow Turns 1!

So, on March 9th my little baby turned a whole year old.

Where has the time gone?  You always hear parents saying that sentence. And until you have a baby yourself, and they turn an actual age, rather than a number of months, you too find yourself saying it.

365 days previous I had a floppy, helpless newborn baby placed onto my chest. I now have a loud, smelly toddler. But Christ, I do love her. Sometimes.

The night before her birthday (Friday) I had to get Jay to lay her down to bed. I found myself standing over her cot holding her hand, crying. It felt silly to feel so emotional in all honesty, but I couldn’t help it. So much had happened in a year, but it had all gone so quickly! Where had my tiny baby gone? I suddenly¬†realized¬†that I will never get those precious first moments back ever again, and this frightened me.

Saturday morning soon came around and it was party day! We gave Willow her presents from us first thing in the morning- 2 inflatable animals (1 pig and 1 purple cow) that are used like space hoppers, and farm yard play mat, a goat for her small holding (plastic of course) a tambourine and a colouring book because Willow is obsessed with colouring in at the moment.

Guests arrived for the party at 12.00pm thick and fast. I was a little worried in the morning that no one would turn up and none of the food would be eaten. Turns out I was wrong. Very, very wrong. The house was packed. We are fortunate to live in quite a good sized town house, but even the house seemed far too small for how many people turned up. The toy room was put to the test with kids scattering toys every where… carnage!!! All of the food was eaten up and there was hardly any waste. Everyone was happy (OK I got a little stressed at times but I was feeling great!).

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who came to make Willows day special, thanks for all the pressies and wonderful cards. It really does mean a lot to know that we have great friends like you guys!

Willow was spoilt rotten with cards and presents everywhere. She had all her little friends here playing happily and she acted ‘super-human’ and refused any kind of sleep!

I on the other hand, feel like I am still recovering…. I just can’t party like I used to.

willow presents1st birthday caterpillar cake

pig and cow space hoppers