Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Lady Baby

Little Lady Baby, it was one year ago that we first met. You were teeny tiny, pink and oh so deliciously soft. When they lifted you from my tummy and put us nose to nose I could feel your breath on my face, it was rhythmic, sweet and warm. We stayed there for an eternity, you and I, just looking into one anothers eyes. Your gaze did not break and neither did mine. How proud I was to have grown you in my body, amazed that such perfection had come from me. 

That first night you slept soundly on my chest. When the nurses woke me to check my vitals it was with pure joy that my bleary eyes looked upon your face. You were calm and a little bit peely on your fingers and toes, a sure sign that you missed your due date by a couple of days. January 26th was the perfect day for you and you are the perfect girl for us.









Happy Birthday little Pippi

xxx

all the boring stuff a mother likes to remember

  • Your first word was dadda. 
  • You took your first steps weeks and weeks ago but insist on crawling
  • You love the ocean as much as the rest of us
  • To entertain yourself you spin in circles on the floor until you are dizzy and topple over. A constant source of amusement for the rest of us.
  • You adore your big brother and play wrestles with him like any good tomboy would.
  • you have just learnt to make the 'mmmwaa' noise when planting kisses. For this i think you are totally adorable.
  • Sleep escapes you most days.
  • If ever I can't find you, you will be on my bed spinning amongst the pillows.
  • You eat more than your big brother each and every day.
  • Smiles have always come easily for you.
  • You have a better wardrobe than I do.
  • Out of all of the beautiful toys you have, it is with a synthetic pink poodle that you have become attached. This makes me question your taste.
  • You are little for your age.
  • When Zeph is a pre school you miss him. I know this because you spend more time clinging to my ankles than usual (and because i'm your mother- you will hear this phrase often).
  • Your face truly lights up when your Dad gets home from work. You lunge into his arms in fits of gleeful giggles.
  • I'm pretty sure you and your brother are the best thing i've ever made.
  • I love you.

38 comments:

  1. Oh how very sweet. How lucky you are to have such a beautiful daughter.
    Happy Birthday.
    x

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  2. Happy 1st Birthday little lady. Hope you've had an amazing day with your mama, papa and big bro. You sure are precious. x

    P.s. You look so serene and content in the photo of you holding her. Love it :)

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  3. Oh happy birthday gorgeous little girl!! xx

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  4. O how lovely! Best wishes on such a special day. I think a birth is the most magical thing in the world and celebrating arrivals so beautiful. I love the photos! I know Lady Baby will love reading this post so much when she is older.

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  5. It never gets old does it? t is the most magical time in your life when you meet your new people. I got a bit addicted, thus the five. Still, it does tug on the heart strings!

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  6. What sweetness. :) Hopefully someday I'll have one. Or more.

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  7. such a gorgeous post, photos and a pretty cute muffin of a little girl. hope you had a wonderful 1st birthday!

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  8. What a beautiful post !! Must be so nice to look back to the day she was born! My little one is almost 6 weeks old and not a day has passed where I don't think about the first moment we looked into each others eyes !

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  9. Hey Lady, you look so pretty and good for just having a baby there. There in that pic with you in the pink top. Pretty!

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  10. That is so sweet! It brings back lots of lovely memories of my baby girl, and makes me a bit sad that she is so big and grown up now. They're not little for long enough. Enjoy enjoy enjoy!
    Happy birthday gorgeous girl!
    Rach x

    Ps how HOT do you want to look after just having a bub? Geez Louise! Go woman!

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  11. You are very blessed to have such a wonderful little girl. :)
    You look amazing in those photos for someone who had just had a baby - still glowing, and no noticable circles under your eyes... So did she sleep on your chest ALL the first night? I am storing away info for 4 months time :) (You'd think after two, I'd have it sorted!)
    Gorgeous Em!

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  12. Mountains of first birthday cheer to your lovely lady baby! Hip hip hooray! First birthdays are so special. Kellie xx

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  13. Happy Birthday Gorgeous Girl. You have picked one super family to be a part of!!

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  14. Happy birthday sweet girl! Enjoy your gorgeous family.

    Oh, I just love new born photos! Only a few weeks now until we meet our new little one. :)

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  15. Happy Birthday Lady Baby, it sounds like you have given your family a wonderful year of joy xoxo

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  16. Happy Birthday Gorgeous and thank you Mummy for making me remember all the things my bubs do that have me more and more in love with them every day x

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  17. Simply beautiful, words, pictures & thoughts, what a lucky girl to be in your family. Yay for we Aquarians, she'll love you to pieces, love Posie

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  18. Ahhh just lovely. Happy Birthday! Gorgeous photos too. I have such a similar shot of my son prodding my daughters nose when he first met her! x

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  19. Happy first birthday gorgeous girl! Em, these photos are so precious. Jaysus, you forget how teeny weeny these bubbas are when they are born! Enjoy the birthday celebrations you four! xx

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  20. Oh this post just melted my heart, love your words to your gorgeous baby girl and the way in which you told the story of her arrival, precious in every way. Beautiful photos too, those memories have a way of staying with you forever, so so special. Happy Birthday lady baby :o) xo

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  21. Look at you two gorgeous girls. Happy happy day. melx

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  22. Happy birthday little one! Beautiful pictures.

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  23. Happy 1st Birthday to your sweet Lady Baby! What a bunch of beautiful photos. Be still my beating ovaries. xx

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  24. happy 1st birthday to your lovely girl

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  25. Lovely, lovely post- precious bubba. Wishing lovely celebrations! Jxx

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  26. Naaw happy happy birthday to your smiley girl.
    She is too cute and oh so teeny for her age!
    Or is pea just hugemungas?? ;)

    Bek xx

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  27. that's beautiful...when I grow up I want to be a mom.

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  28. Happy Birthday adorable child. Looks like our little girls share the same birthday... one year apart.

    Stephanie from France ;-)

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  29. How cute - happy birthday wee one!!!

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  30. Happy birthday! My little girl turned 2 the 28th - one year and one day older ;-) Hope you ha a great day!

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  31. Happy 1st birthday gorgeous little girl! May you have many more delightful years with that pink poodle of yours. xx

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em