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Ava Is One!

In true mum form, I just can't believe that my little lady has hit a whole year! I mean, I was there for every day and night of it (and, man, did some of those nights feel long) but it feels surreal that she's not a newborn anymore - she's closer to a toddler than anything!

And it has been a wild year. A whole year of firsts and nerves and frustration and unparalleled joy. I have learnt so much about myself and what I am capable of (I mean, pushing a child out of my areas for one) and I have had so much fun getting to know this funny little human.

Ava's personality is so developed now. She is the friendliest soul you will ever meet. She is quick to smile and giggle around new people and absolutely adores attention (she learnt to fake cough whenever I was focused on anything other than her when she was only a few months old). She crawls around like a crazy thing that can't be stopped and she loves soft play. Seeing her play with other kids makes my soul smile (although she does have a tendency to pull their hair).

Seeing her grow from a very clingy baby that refused to breastfeed and would only sleep beside me to a lovely little lady who sleeps in her own room, feeds herself (and loves anything sweet!), and babbles 'mama' almost non-stop. She is like my little sidekick now. And I wouldn't change it for the world.

Throughout my pregnancy, I was worried. I didn't think that I would be able to manage being a mum all the time. I thought I was too young. - not experienced enough or financially secure enough. But, one year on, I can safely say that my worries were unfounded. Having Ava was the best decision I ever made. Being a parent isn't easy but when that little girl snuggles up to me, I know it was all worth it.

So, happy birthday, Ava. I hope you read this when you are older and know how loved you are by your whole family. And here's to many more years of celebration, snuggles, and cake!


  1. Such a beautiful little girl! Happy birthday Ava!

  2. Gosh, this was such a lovely post to read. And what a gorgeous little girl you have! Happy birthday, Ava, and here's to the next 100 :) x

    Olivia - The Northernist

  3. What a beautiful, wishing the happiest of birthdays!

    Danielle xx


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