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.
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