Dear Olivia….

Dear Olivia,

3 hours old

8 years ago on a Tuesday in March, just under 5 weeks before we were expecting you, you decided that you had had enough of being where you were and wanted to come and see what all the fuss was about. Impatient then and still impatient now!

At 3.55pm on the 21st of March you came into the world and changed all our lives. And I am so glad you did.

After spending your first week with us in special care we finally got to bring you home at 8 days old and I remained in hospital with you, if you had to stay so did I!

From then on you thrived, always alert and always awake, we used to call you arthur, half an hour here, half an hour there. But seriously it took longer to get you asleep than you were actually asleep for. even to this day you still say “but mum I don’t like to sleep” and I have the bags under my eyes to prove it.
But still I would choose you over sleep anyday.

You inspired me to be a better person, to be less selfish, and want to be the best mum I could be, to make you proud, keep you smiling.

Thank you.

You were an early talker, right little chatterbox, going on even when we finally got you asleep your mouth forgot to sleep with you but I still love listening and even chatting with when your asleep, especially those rambling chats we have when your are super tired and still fighting it.

Remember your first holiday to Disneyland Paris for your 3rd birthday? We had so much and finally got you off your bedtime bottle of milk and dry through the night, I was so proud of you for being such a big girl. We had even more fun when we went back 6 months later, to ease my guilt at not being with your dad anymore, being another single parent statistic.

You never suffered for it though, took it all in your stride and we have so much fun together, like best friends we are.
We laugh, we argue, we fight over the remote I always lose and I now have a love for Disney Channel too, Good Luck Charlie is my favourite though.

We have had so many good times, too many to count but I can remember them all and they were better because we had them together.

When I look at you I see so much of myself, when we have a disagreement it’s like arguing with myself, you are so stubborn and strong willed just like me.

8 years and 1 day

Today we had the best day to celebrate your 8th birthday, in fact, you are actually having a whole weekend to celebrate lucky little madam and I can’t wait to celebrate more with you. The two of us our perfect little family, mummy and livylumps!

There is so much I want to say to you but no words to use to say it so I will say this,

I LOVE YOU

Love Mummy xx

The two of us

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.