I can't believe that this day is finally here. This time last year I was trying to rest and took a bath in the early hours of the morning trying to ease my pain. I remember the night before you were born so well, it felt like it could of lasted forever. And by 9am the next morning I couldn't wait any longer. I had to go to the hospital and see how much progress we were making. Later that day you arrived and all mine and daddy's dream came true. We had our beautiful baby girl weighing a perfect 8lb 6oz. You had a head of dark hair and big beautiful eyes. One of the first things I said after you were born was a comment on your chunky legs. After we were told to expect you to be small I never imagined you would be a bigger baby and I couldn't believe it. Mummy just sat there cuddling you in the birthing pool for what seemed like forever while daddy sat watching us. You were so content just laying there, what a precious moment that I will always remember.
We left hospital the following afternoon and went home to start our journey together as a family. A year on and we are still that family and happier than ever.
This year has been wonderful. Better than I ever imagined. Now me and daddy can't imagine our life without you in it. You have such a sweet, funny personality with occasional moments where you just go crazy and we wouldn't change a thing. We love you more than you will ever know.
And so tomorrow is your first birthday. I still cant quite believe that a year has passed. But we will celebrate with all we have and give you a special day. You will also get to meet your nana and granddad for the second time. They haven't seen you in person since you were 3 months old! I hope you don't cry!
Mummy just wants to say that I love you so much and I can't wait for many more years together. I'm also sorry if I cry which I fear I may do but I'm allowed as my beautiful baby girl isn't a baby anymore and that makes mummy sad but they are also tears of joy and happiness because mummy sees what a beautiful little girl you are turning into.
All my love,