Happy Birthday Addison

This is the first photo mummy ever took of you.

You were 2 hours old.

You were lying on my flabby, empty bump (and the rest) on the hospital bed. I was so proud, I wanted to show you off immediately, so as soon as we were alone, I took this photo and sent it out to 18 people.

It was only the next morning in the cold light of day, that daddy pointed out you could see my nipple in the bottom left hand corner. 18 of my closest friends and colleagues and over 350 people on facebook saw my nipple the night you were born. Nobody ever mentioned it. This is the lovely world mammy brought you in to. (The photo has been photo shopped since.)

Yes Mammy, has made some absolute corker fark up’s since you were born, and they started that night. (Ok, they started waaay before that and you and I both know it. But still! I don’t blame you.)

Addison. Mammy wants to thank you for the best year of her life.

It has been long, as I havent slept.
It has been hungry, as I had 4 stone to lose.
It has been hard, due to post natal depression.
It has been filled with smiles, watching you learn new things.
I have been tired, as I haven’t slept. (Did I mention that already?)

But mostly it has been the most loving, overwhelming and beautiful experience of my entire life.

I have thought of myself as a bad mummy, a fat mummy, a good mummy, a useless mummy, a disgusting mummy, a great mummy, a lazy mummy and a lucky mummy.

The only one I agree with everyday,  is the last.

I am the luckiest Mammy alive. Because I have you.

I have tried my best, to do the best for you. That is all I can do. (And then a little bit more.)

If you are smiling, then that is all that matters to me.

This time last year I had never met you.
Now I couldnt live without you.

Thank you for turning my world upside down, baby boy.
Thank you for being my best friend.

I hope you enjoy your party… but please don’t put the plastic balls in your mouth! And no! Put that down… Addison don’t throw cake at Isla…. no come on, don’t put your finger in the plug socket…

Here is to the next year!


28 Comments on “Happy Birthday Addison

  1. What a beautiful post, I have tears in my eyes now.
    Happy Birthday Addison, you are as lucky as your mum because your mum adores you and is obviously doing a fantastic job.

    • I dimmed the lights, i was a bit worried as his nose looked huge at the time! I was like he is of course gorgeous but will his nose shrink?!? thankfully it did lol ;o)

    • Seriously. I still go red when i think of it! especially seen as i sent it to my old boss – who is VERY male! and it went on facebook too! I have never scrambled to remove a photo so quickly in all my life! i still cringe now. ah well!

  2. He is beautiful! you are a lucky mummy indeed, and it will only get better…toddlers are tough work sometimes for sure, but then they learn to say “i love you mummy!” and you really would forgive them anything in the world 🙂

  3. Happy 1st Birthday little man,you are one very lucky boy to have such a wonderful mummy,who loves & adores you.
    You are just to gorgeous for words!!!
    Enjoy seeing the fishy’s tomorrow
    big X Addison

  4. Lexy I should just warn you that I am on my way round to your house and going to pin you down by your laptop and not let go until you have written a few dozen books. Or even just one. One day I just know I’ll be seeing your name in print:-)
    Thanks for making us chuckle, laugh, cry, sob, blush and cringe! And Happy Birthday Addy! Xxx

    • That is such a lovely thing to say thank you so much.
      I am currently half way through my first novel. I am stuck at the moment and havent visited it in a while.
      Maybe i should make more effort! thank you for egging me on! x

  5. And this is exactly why Addy is a very very lucky little boy to have you as his mummy, even though you don’t always believe it. What a beautiful and moving post to celebrate one of your baby boy’s most special birthday’s. Happy Birthday to Woo. Have a great day, but be careful in the ball pit for you don’t know what you might find xxx p.s. you made me cry too

    • You are such a good friend. I have been rubbing my stone at every available opportunity recently (Is it me or does that sound rude?) and in a wierd way it is calming me down. i will never be able to thank you enough but i can not wait to meet! x

      • Yes, it does sound rude but maybe that’s just our filthy minds!! ;0) Glad you feel it’s helping, and of course you will, it’s just a stone missus! Can’t wait either xx

  6. Ah u made me cry! So lovely. You are a gorgeous mummy inside and out. What a lucky boy to have you x xx

  7. Oh Lexy, what an absolutely beautiful and emotional post. I am not exaggerating when I say that a tear just spilled over onto my cheek; I know how much you adore that gorgeous little boy, and he you.

    Happy birthday Addison Jake, your mummy loves you so much, you could not ask for a better mummy in the entire world.

    Happy *birthing* day Lexy.

    • Thank you missis. I appreciate it.
      I have had a hard couple of days but as usual you are there for me! Thank you so much for the card xxx (pressie didnt arrive?) x

  8. happy birthday Addison, you lucky lucky little man you have the bestest Mummy in the world and you will tell her one day, she thinks she is proud of you now but she has the best to come……..xx

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