What my child means to me

By | January 31, 2012

How can I possibly put into words how much my daughter means to me?  She means everything to me, she is my whole world.

But 10 words just aren’t enough.

My husband started mentioning babies not long after we were married in 2006 but at the time I didn’t feel ready.  I was studying for accountancy exams and, at 21, still felt too young.

Over the next 2 years I became more and more broody until finally, in May 2008, we decided I should come off the pill.  We found out we were expecting on 23rd October 2008, the day before my mum’s 50th birthday.

Unfortunately for me, she was having a party on her birthday which, under normal circumstances, I would be drinking at.  I was keen not to tell anyone about the pregnancy for a few days at least so me and the husband did a fantastic job of making sure I always had an almost full drink in my hand for the entire party.

In fact, we made such a good job of this that when we told my parents a few days later, my dad was more bothered that he didn’t realise I wasn’t drinking than by the fact that he was going to be a granddad!

I had a perfect pregnancy; no morning sickness, no backache, no bad bits at all really, followed by a slightly less perfect but still ok labour until C came into the world one sunny afternoon in June 2009.

Despite all the planning that had gone on during my pregnancy, I remember taking her home and when we got in the house we just sat on the sofa, with her still in her car seat, both thinking ‘oh gosh, what on earth do we do now?!’

Thankfully she was a fairly easy baby and we soon settled into life as parents.

Two and a half years later and I love being her mummy more than I ever thought possible.  I’ve loved watching her grow, taking her first steps and saying her first words.

I have also discovered that there is no greater feeling in the world than your two year old daughter wrapping her arms around you and telling you that she loves you.

Nickie, who blogs over at Typecast, is helping to promote CLIC Sargent and Yummy Mummy Week which is happening from 10th to 18th March 2012.

Throughout February she is posting writing prompts based around a general theme.  All you need to do is choose one, write a post then share a link back to it.

To find out more visit Nickie’s post on Clic Sargent’s Yummy Mummy Week.



Chloe on January 31, 2012 at 6:24 pm.

What a lovely piece of writing! Now following! x

Kylie @kykaree on January 31, 2012 at 6:49 pm.

beautiful post, our precious children mean the whole world to us don’t they?
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Susan Mann on February 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm.

What a beautiful post. Our children really do mean the world to us. x
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Jacinto on February 2, 2012 at 2:25 am.

A very beautiful and inspiring post. I enjoyed reading this. Our children I think is the most precious thing for us parents.
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Janet on February 2, 2012 at 11:40 am.

Lovely post. I can’t wait for the cuddles and ‘I love you’s myself :)
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Mama Syder on February 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm.

Lovely post, beautiful piece of writing. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it x
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Kate On Thin Ice on February 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm.

I so remember that feeling when you first bring them home. Daunting and exciting to say the least.
Great post and a brilliant cause
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jenny Paulin on February 2, 2012 at 10:31 pm.

awww such a lovely post! it is weird once you have given birth to them and then you are suddenly on your own with a baby in your arms at home when all the visitors have gone, and you are like “uh-oh, now what?”
i know what you mean about the I Love You Mummy – Burton says it now and its just wonderful to hear isn’t it xx
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ghostwritermummy on February 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm.

You’re right, there is no nicer feeling at all. What a lovely post

Paula on February 3, 2012 at 7:53 pm.

aw, i miss those little years. when they get to be taller than you, cuddles are harder to obtain!

Emily (@amummytoo) on February 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm.

I’m with you on that – no better feeling in the world :)

Nickie on February 4, 2012 at 7:27 pm.

I remember that “what do I do now” emotion VERY WELL, even though it’s such a long time ago!!

Thanks for writing this post for the #dosomethingyummy campaign.

Nicola Cooper-Abbs on February 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm.

If something is going to make me cry it’s my daughters telling me they love me. Takes my breath away. Great post and thanks so much for supporting #dosomethingyummy

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