Happy 1st Birthday Penelope

Happy birthday to you 
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Penelope
Happy birthday to youuuuu!
Just look at you. You were perfect right from the word go.

365 days have past...It's absolutely crazy to think we have had you in our lives for that long already. Our first few days and weeks together were a total blur of overwhelming joy. I'd be in complete ore of you staring at you trying to soak in the fact i'd given birth to such a perfect baby; you. I was holding you in just one arm watching you sleep peacefully in the hospital for days unable to sleep because I was on such an adrenaline rush. The next thing I knew you were sitting up moving onto eating solids and now your almost ready to walk by yourself. What I'm trying to say sweetheart is that I totally and utterly cannot believe that its been one whole year since I first saw your beautiful little face for the first time, since you laid on my chest, and I clung to you asif I would never let you go.

I think back to that day in which I was in labour and can remember almost every detail of it. I remember sobbing in the middle of the night you were born in my hospital bed because I was so happy to finally have you in my arms. I woke up the next day saying to myself 'this is not a dream, she is really here'. It doesn't seem a year ago you arrived at all it feels like only days in my mind. Yet  here you are a whole 365 days old today! You have come so far, you are so incredibly grown up now. Your saying words, crawling, brushing your teeth, brushing hair, and so much more. I could not be more proud of you Penny.

I've tried my upmost to capture as much of your first year as I possibly could and I think I have achieved that with over 1,000 videos and over 5,000 pictures of you. I cant wait to sit with you one day and talk you through them all. I never want to forget a single moment of you. That's what I loved to do as a young girl, i'd sit with my mum and dad looking through photos at myself when I was young like you, I've always loved photos they are what keep memories alive. Boy, have we had some amazing memories with you this past year.

Being one is a scary thought for mummy, it means your near enough a fully fledged toddler. I would love for the next year to have a slow motion setting so I can keep you small for as long as possible?! They say to cherish every moment when you have a baby because they don't last very long. I can now say this is completely true, it feels like overnight you've grown from a newborn to a one year old independant little girl. I really have cherished our time though, there's not been a second that I haven't. I am so greatful for you being here more than you will ever understand. You've made me so very happy and your daddy too. Your all we ever dreamed about and so much more. We cant wait to share you for the rest of our lives.

I hope you have a magical birthday Pennybug, we want you to have the best day imaginable. You've made our lives. Thankyou for being you.

I love you sweetheart,
All my love, mummy.



  1. It really does go so fast doesn't it! Happy birthday little lady, have a lovely day xx

  2. Thankyou Emily, today has been the BEST day ever. xxxx


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