As I sit here waiting for the arrival of baby number 2 my mind is cast back to the birth of MC.
3 years ago.
My little girl has grown and blossomed so much in those 3 years. She's a right little chatterbox and comes out with some corkers. She's definitely got a great sense of humour.
Sadly she was ill over her birthday. She started with a bad cold on the Friday night but thankfully by the Sunday she was that excited it was her birthday that she just got on with it.
As my due date is so close we decided not to organise a big party for her. Can you imagine if I went into labour and we had to cancel? We just decided to invite family over to ours and then we all went out for a meal at lunch time. I had organised a cake for her and the restaurant (and my Sister) decorated the table with balloons, streamers and glitter.
Perfect. No cleaning or washing up involved!
Sunday night, Matt and I had planned a 'Minnie Mouse' themed tea party for just the 3 of us. Trying our best to capture the small amount of time we have left with just MC before we become a 4. Unfortunately MC took a turn for the worse and was sick mid tea party. So we had to abandon it and it was an early night for all of us in the end.
She's still not right bless her. My mind flicks back to her birthday week last year that ended up with her in hospital.
I'm hoping her 4th birthday will be a more healthier occasion and she will also have a little sibling to share it with.
I still can't believe my baby girl is 3 years old. I was fighting back the tears as we sang Happy Birthday to her and she blew out her candles.
Here are the photo's of us celebrating her birthday with her...
|The scene in our lounge the night before|
|First ride on her new Minnie Mouse bike|
|A quick wash 'n blow dry straight and she looks even older|
|Enjoying her birthday lunch out|
|I'll always love this photo of her|
|Me 'n my gal|
|A kiss for Daddy|
|Balloons thanks to her Aunty Sharon|
|Ice cream - om nom nom|
|This may end up being the last photo of us as a 3|
|Lunch was clearly exhausting|
|Feeling poorly but always time for balloon fun|
|Just before she took a turn for the worse and threw up|
|Illness kicks in and it's an early night|