Tomorrow our Little Chicken will be turning 1 year old.
They say time flies when you’re having fun. Time flies even faster when you have a child. One year ago it was my due day and in the blink of an eye we have a toddler!
I have survived a full year of motherhood and as reflect on how much my life has changed; I write this letter to my 1 year old.
The first thing I want to say is thank you. Thank you for making me a mother. I am so grateful for having you in my life.
I have always wanted to have a family. From very young I knew I wanted to be a mother. And, though I thought it would happen sooner in my life, I am so happy I have waited until you were ready to be my little chicken.
I have won the baby lottery with you and I am the luckiest mama in the world.
Your due date was the 31st of May 2018. I started the day with mild cramping and contractions started at 1 am. We phoned a taxi to take us to the birthing centre around 4 and you were born at 6:47 am. I spoke to Abuelo and Abuela around 11am and realised that I had been awake for more than 24 hours, but I couldn’t sleep. I was unable to close my eyes. All I could do is stare at you in awe.
After a quick and easy pregnancy, you arrived just in time. And your birth went almost to plan. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.
My New Life
My life has turned around since you arrived. Everything I do, I do for you.
While I am at work I wonder what new things you are learning and I count the hours and the minutes to get back home to you and to Dada. Every time I walk through the door and see you crawling up to me with a big smile on your face my heart melts.
You are my wake up call every morning and fall asleep at night wondering what you are dreaming about. I have you on my mind 24/7 and will have you in my heart for the rest of my life.
Tomorrow is your birthday and you will turn 1 year old. The three of us have come a long way this last year, and we will spend a lovely weekend together as a family.
Dada and I look forward to the rest of our lives taking care of you and celebrating together every step of the way.