Aoife, On Your Third Birthday

Three years ago, in the early hours of a rather chilly Sunday morning, I was sat in the Maternity Assessment Unit being monitored because of some pains I was having.

I was 36 weeks pregnant with my first baby and it was the day of my baby shower.

I had finished work for maternity leave two days prior and was looking forward to a four week break before my first babies arrival. Well, instead of a four week break, I had a two day break. On the 22nd November at1 3.36pm, my beautiful first born Aoife was born weighing in at 5lb 12oz and changing my life forever.

I will be forever grateful to her for making me the person I am today. I am a mother and that is the best thing I could ask for. Here is my letter to you…

Dear Aoife,

today is your third birthday. I can hardly believe it. The last three years have gone by in a flash, yet at the same time a million memories have been created. I have watched you grow from my tiny, helpless newborn to my beautiful, sassy (and a tiny bit weird) big girl. You are my shining light in a tunnel of darkness. You kept me positive when life didn’t seem so. You taught me that beauty is on the inside and what is on the outside isn’t the most important thing. You have taught me the meaning of unconditional love. I have given my all to you and have been rewarded with love.

Happy 3rd Birthday Beautiful,

don’t ever change!

All my love, Mummy