Everyone told me it would go quickly but it still astonishes me how swiftly the past year has flown past. I can't hardly believe that the bright red, wailing baby who emerged from my womb a year ago has now grown into this cheeky little boy.
Both Stu and I wanted Alexander to spend his birthday with the people who loved him the most so we invited his Nanna and Granddad to join us for lunch and some birthday cake. It was a fun, special and intimate celebration. The birthday boy lapped up all the attention, had fun tearing the wrapper paper off his presents, wasn't too sure about the candle but LOVED his first taste of ice cream cake.
|the magical first taste of ice cream cake|
PS: The night of his birthday, I lay in bed thinking about that night when he was born; he was so tiny as I cradled him in my arms for his first feed. I started to feel all warm, fuzzy and a wee bit clucky when I suddenly recalled the shock I felt when a mere two hours later, the nurse woke me up for another feed! And then another! And then another! Oh the horror of those first few months of sleepless nights. That's when I shuddered and realised I'm so not ready for another baby just yet! So (in case you're wondering) for a little while at least, Alexander will still be my one and only.
PSS: Alexander's journey from birth to now and my recipe for ice cream cake