And then…he was One.
A year ago today, you came into our life. Five weeks early, you just couldn’t wait. Couldn’t wait to see all of the wonderful things waiting for you. For your beautiful big sister to beam at you, and love you adoringly. What a year it has been, little man. Full of magic, mayhem and milestones. It feels like yesterday, and yet so long ago that I can’t remember a time that you were not in our life, and we were not a family of four. You caught us by surprise. Delivered healthy, but small. Your size did not stop you from showing the world what you were made of. It feels like forever ago that we ventured into hospital, day and night to feed you, hold you and will your stronger. It feels like a lifetime ago that your little feeding tube came out. There to help you feed and grow stronger. The nurses who gave us updates throughout the day. Who loved you when we were gone. Who still, to this day keep in touch. I guess that just shows how loved you are.
Loved right from the start. You have given us so much love, and we have loved you to the moon and back. Our family of three instantly becoming a family of four. Our little pigeon pair. So much joy, we burst at the seams. You have helped us to realise how strong we are, and how much we love being your parents. Not without determination, right from the start you set about challenging us, to prove that we could do it. Endless nights of no sleep, colic, rocking, swaying, walking, pacing. We tried so hard to help you through, and through we made it. Little man, we have come such a long way and now your smiling face beams with happiness as you show us what you are made of.
Little man you are, but big in heart you shine. You have grown strength to strength. We have come so far, and yet it feels like yesterday. The mountains that your Dad moved to help give you the home you deserved, and now you crawl along the hallway as though it was your little kingdom.
I did not know true happiness before you and your sister. Seeing your beautiful Dad hold you both in his arms. Having you say his name, melts my heart each time. Hearing your sister tell you she loves you.
Hudson, in years to come I hope you look back on these words and these photos and know how much joy you have brought into our life. We are so blessed to have you as our son, and I cannot wait to see you grow in the years to come. You have the most wonderful family around you, who would do anything for you.
I cannot believe it has been a whole year. 365 days and nights. And yet, here we are…..
Happy Birthday little man. I’m so proud of you. I’m so proud of us. We love you to the moon and back.
Love Mum, Dad and Ella.