looking back at 2012 I've spent half of the year being pregnant and the other half learning to be a mum. i must say the second half is by far my favorite. Pregnancy wasn't exactly fun and even though being a mum is proper hard work, even overwhelming at times, it also is one of the most beautiful things I have ever done in my whole life. If I was ever to name one selfless act I'm sorry but being a mum isn't that. i love my little guy, in a way that I never thought was possible and whenever you do something for love you do it for that amazing feeling love brings. I do everything I do when looking after lovely Harry not because I am this saint of a person but because I want to see him happy as that makes me happy. so agree with me? Not selfless at all.
On that note - and to take part of one of my favorite memes for the first time- here are my three reasons to be cheerful this week:
1 - I have a lovely little boy, or a big baby as you wish. He is healthy and strong and as far as I can tell he is also a happy baby. I love the way his face lights up with a smile about a thousand times a day. He is extremely curious and inquisitive and I just cannot have enough of watching him discovering this world.
2 - I have an amazing partner who really embraced the daddy inside of him - who knew he had it in him at all? - I can see in his eyes how much he loves Harry and I just love watching them playing and bonding. Every morning after my cuddles Harry looks for his dad and he now gets smiles as huge as the ones I get after a good feed. He might not be perfect and neither am I but he is turning out to be a great dad and partner.
3 - my boobs. lol nope, I didn't go crazy or am about to write about my neckline. Feeding my little guy is one of the most amazing accomplishments of my life. As many others, we had a bit of a ruff start with lots of challenges but thankfully we both stuck to it and 5 and a half months on my boy is healthy and happy and i'm back to reason 1.
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