Happy Birthday Duncan!

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This time last year Duncan you hadn’t arrived yet. Mummy and Daddy were at the hospital, with mummy getting nearer to hard labour than the midwives believed. (They wanted me to go home for dinner – but you weren’t going to let me eat anything more that day!) All day today I’ve been replaying your arrival over in my head. We were so excited and we didn’t even know how lucky we were because we were getting you!

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This year has been an amazing experience. It’s been the hardest year of our lives, with sleep deprivation leading me into a months of teary moments. I have never been so ill as I was this winter, as tired as I was for the first nine months, or as physically drained. I’ve never had so little energy in my muscles or so little strength in my legs. But along with all that, I’ve had more cuddles than I could imagine, more quiet moments with you asleep in my arms, and more giggles than I expected. Even if you told me next year would be tougher, I’d still be happily anticipating it – but I think next year’s just going to get better as we can explore and adventure even more!

This month in itself you’ve learned to walk, run, get up from the floor to standing without holding on, repeat noises back at us, and get into any corner we would prefer you not to be. You’ve grown up so fast – and then some days you go back to being my wee baby, snuggling in tight for some milk before a needed nap. Half child, half infant, and all yourself, you have changed our lives for the better: slowed us down, refocused our energies, and made me a stronger person. You rock, and with your daddy (who is my rock) you make my world go round. Happy Birthday Mr Boo!

14 Bitter Lemons

  1. Ali says:

    Duncan,
    Hope are enjoying Grandma Sue from SK.

  2. t says:

    happy belated birthday duncan! i hope you had a great day!

  3. m says:

    Happy birthday! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know him and your sweet family through your site. I’m looking forward to this next year!

  4. m says:

    Happy birthday! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know him and your sweet family through your site. I’m looking forward to this next year!

  5. Leah says:

    Happy Birthday, Duncan!

  6. Angella says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG BOY!!!

  7. Mom says:

    I really enjoyed looking back through the year. wow he is a gorgeous boy.

  8. Mom says:

    I really enjoyed looking back through the year. wow he is a gorgeous boy.

  9. KIM&COLIN says:

    Happy birthday, Duncan! You’re growing so fast! Next time I blink, you’ll be starting school!

  10. Amanda says:

    I cannot believe it’s been a year already! I remember being soo jealous when you had Duncan, and 2 weeks early because I was so pregnant and ready to pop; I just wanted to meet my baby! Duncan is such a sweet boy and I am glad he’s filled this past year with so much joy for your family.

  11. Nikolas & Kale says:

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Duncan, happy birthday to you!!!!!!!
    Hugs and Kisses from SK

  12. Elspeth says:

    Happy Birthday Duncan! Looking forward to seeing you soon

  13. jenny says:

    Happy Birthday Duncan!

  14. Jen says:

    Happy Birthday Duncan!
    Wow! A year flies by!
    xox

  15. t says:

    happy belated birthday duncan! i hope you had a great day!

  16. m says:

    Happy birthday! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know him and your sweet family through your site. I’m looking forward to this next year!

  17. m says:

    Happy birthday! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know him and your sweet family through your site. I’m looking forward to this next year!

  18. Leah says:

    Happy Birthday, Duncan!

  19. Angella says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG BOY!!!

  20. Mom says:

    I really enjoyed looking back through the year. wow he is a gorgeous boy.

  21. Mom says:

    I really enjoyed looking back through the year. wow he is a gorgeous boy.

  22. KIM&COLIN says:

    Happy birthday, Duncan! You’re growing so fast! Next time I blink, you’ll be starting school!

  23. Amanda says:

    I cannot believe it’s been a year already! I remember being soo jealous when you had Duncan, and 2 weeks early because I was so pregnant and ready to pop; I just wanted to meet my baby! Duncan is such a sweet boy and I am glad he’s filled this past year with so much joy for your family.

  24. Nikolas & Kale says:

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Duncan, happy birthday to you!!!!!!!
    Hugs and Kisses from SK

  25. Elspeth says:

    Happy Birthday Duncan! Looking forward to seeing you soon

  26. jenny says:

    Happy Birthday Duncan!

  27. Jen says:

    Happy Birthday Duncan!
    Wow! A year flies by!
    xox

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