One year

How did this happen?!

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
Thank you for being with me through my motherhood journey, for indulging me as I rattle on about my boy, for your kind words and encouragement from when I struggled with my new responsibilities to when I finally landed on my own two feet. I'm still learning everyday about how to be the best mum that I can be.

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

40 Responses to One year

Jane said...

Oh my goodness! Has it already been a year! Congrats and happy happy birthday Alexander! :)

Briseidy said...

that was really fast! congrats to your little man ;)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Alexander!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Ananka said...

Oh wow Happy Birthday Alexander! I cannot believe how big he is now and how much he has grown :-D

I've loved reading every post about him from that little stowaway post to now :-)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

He's so handsome.

Birthdays are always so bittersweet for me. I spend the time laughing and tearing up. I'm like the sappiest mama ever.

Your intimate gathering sounds perfect.

Annie Montgomery said...

aww, such a cutie! happy birthday Alexander!

Enara Girl said...

Children give happiness :)

Brandi said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet baby boy!

Rose said...

Time flies very fast! Take it easy. Once you are ready, go for another baby.

Happy birthday to Alexander. He is a handsome boy.

Kelsea Echo said...

Happy birthday, Alexander!! Oh gosh. First taste of ice cream cake - I can't even imagine how awesome that would be! :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

He looks like he is really enjoying that ice cream cake!

Pamela RG said...

Alexander looks so adorable. Happy 1st Birthday!

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

Happy birthday, Alexander. Happy you-gave-birth-day, Trishie!

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

Happy b-day to your sweet boy! It does go by very fast. I still think of my kids' birth from time to time. No matter how long it's been, it still seemed like not that long ago whenever I think back on it.

My Garden Diaries said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR SWEETIE!!!! How does it go so fast!!???!! That photo is stunning of him Trishie!!! Wishing you a happy new year with your little man!!!! Nicole xoxo

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

That has gone so quickly, I swear you were glowing with pregancy prettiness just months ago!
Happy Birthday to your gorgeous Alexander xx

burntfeather said...

eep, he is so cute and handsome - Happy Birthday Alexander, and three cheers for having an awesome Mum too :)

Beauty Box said...

Happy birthday, Alex!! He looks so dapper here. Love his outfit. I know exactly what you mean about time zipping by. I still rem both of us meeting up with our pregnant bellies and now they are out and about running amok! LOL!

Shirley Tay said...

It has been a year already, Trishie?? I'm just as amazed how time flies......... which also means we've been following each other for quite a few years already. Lol!

Happy birthday, Alex!!xoxo

Cindy said...

He really looks like you in this photo! Happy Birthday boy!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Happy happy Birthday Alexander - you're such a gorgeous looking boy!!!
I love his sweet knitted vest - did his Gran do it?
My youngest is now 37 and those years have gone in a flash - just letting you know Trishie - make the most of every precious minute!!!!!!
Hugs
Shane

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Yes, time flies....Happy Birthday to your sweet little boy, and congratulations on being a sweet, wonderful, loving Mum. xo Karen

Jessica said...

He is such a darling. Happy birthday Alexander.

Tina Bradley said...

Happy birthday to sweet Alexander! What a beautiful little guy! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Christine Uy said...

Happy Birthday Alexander! Time definitely flies so fast and babies grow way too fast. Savor every moment of their childhood :) He's such a handsome baby! :)

Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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rooth said...

Oh bubs - happy first birthday!

Lady parisienne said...

So So cute!!

Sharon D said...

Aww..Happy Birthday, Alexander! He's adorable. No one I know eats ice cream this cute!

Sam said...

Hi hun, hope you have been well. Happy Birthday to the adorably sweet Alexander! Its been so hectic with work and studies recently so I had to take a break from blogging. I will try to get back to it when I have some free time. Missed reading your posts…Have a great week. You can find me at frillsandthrills@hotmail.com

Anouka said...

Wow, I cannot believe that he is already one year old! Happy Birthday Alexander! Time really flies...

Poppy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to your beautiful boy!! All the very best in health, love, and happiness for him, always! How cute is he enjoying his very first piece of cool sweetness!!

Poppy

kidgranny said...

Happy birthday sweet Alexander!

oomph. said...

it's crazy how fast time flies. in hawaii, people love to throw huge luaus for baby's 1st bday, but i like the idea of smaller intimate gatherings with family. i threw a big party for my daughter...ugh the planning, renting the venue, favors, entertainment, catering, the cake, the setup and cleanup....and the baby usually sleeps through the party! i didn't do that for my son.

Josephine Choo said...

wow,he is growing up very fast!! in a blink of eyes,he is one!! happy birthday..

xo josephine c.
www.joselovincolors.com

orchid Miyako said...

Hi, Trishie; Wow, Alexander is one year old♡♡♡ Congratulations and happy happy birthday to him and to happy mother♪♪♪ Lovely picture with the first taste :-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Lovely Mom said...

awww such a cute baby.

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

Happy one year to him!!!! It really does go by so fast.

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

Oh Wow! That was already a year? Happy birthday Alexander!

trishie said...

@arni yup one year already. Your little girl will be one too before you know it!

trishie said...

@Beautybox I know! I still remember that day at high tea with you. Doesn't even seem like it was so long ago. Crazy stuff. Your boy will be turning one very soon too!