Sunday, 16 November 2014

Memphis | 16 November 14

Today Aunty Chrissy and Alex came for a visit! So much fun because they bought CAKE and you got to smash it and eat it and roll in it and basically just indulge in a way I will probably never let you again hahah. You were very serious most of the time, taking your time to enjoy every lick of that buttercream icing. Alex decided you needed a hand and crawled on over to help you out! Could you two be any cuter!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Memphis | 15 November 14

Another cool new toy you got for your birthday, you loved discovering all the fun parts of this activity centre from Aunty Cat and Uncle Dale. You love the xylophone part and Lexi taught you how to use the rod to make lots of noise. And you have been trying to pull yourself to stand up at it (no success yet, but you will get there). This is probably one of the coolest toys you have!

Friday, 14 November 2014

Memphis | 14 November 14

Beep Beep! You have a new toy! You love your new present (although you weren't impressed that I "locked" you in it hehe). You have been having a great time honking the horn and pushing all the buttons. There is a spinny thing on the back that makes lots of noise, too. Always a winner! And you have have worked out where to "post" the balls in to the door. You have been back and forward in and out of the door of the car enjoying your new little space!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Memphis | 13 November 14

One year ago, at 7:11pm after a 19 hour labour, you interrupted our midwives meal break as you were ready to meet the world. 1994g, 40cm long, 4 weeks early and induced due to IUGR, our labour and delivery was very different to what we had expected. You, also, were different. You were so much smaller, so much more fragile, and way more perfect than we could ever have imagined. You are the most content, happy and loving baby. You are full of affection, with so many cuddles and big baby kisses. You love to give high-5's and you play a mean game of peeka-boo. You have a contagious smile and the most adorable giggle. You have no desire to pull yourself up or to walk, but you crawl at lightning speed. Everyone who meets you falls in love with you, you really are such a delightful child. And that's not even Mummy bias! You're such a sweet little boy. You adore your big brother and sister, and they adore you too. I cannot believe one year has passed. It's been a huge year, with lots of ups and downs. Lots of scares but way more happy times. You have been in some ways our most challenging and stressful baby (healthwise), however you have been by far our easiest, most content.
We love you so much. Thank you for being everything we could have ever dreamed of and more xoxoxox

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Memphis | 12 November 14

It's Birthday Eve... and tomorrow you are going to be a big 1 year old. And no, Mummy isn't ready and wants you to stay her baby forever. It doesn't seem possible that a year has gone by, that you have grown from that tiny 1.9kg. I was going to take your birthday photos today after your, and I popped you in to bed and told you all about it as you laughed at me thew your toys around your cot. Naturally you then went and slept almost 4 hours instead of your usual 1-1.5 hours - photographers child syndrome, I'm telling you! 
I love you so much and in one whole year you have given our family so much more than we ever could have imagined. See you in the morning when you're one xxx

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Memphis | 11 November 14

Give a dog a boy. Give a boy a dog. You love animals. You love to follow the cat around and climb on to his bed with him. And when we are outside you enjoy crawling around with the dogs. Byron adores you and stands guard at the top of the stairs so you stay away from them. Today he kept following you around and trying to lay in your lap. And of course, he must always plant a big smooch on you <3

Monday, 10 November 2014

Memphis | 10 November 14

"Why did you put me in with these guys!?" 
You love bath time - it is usually met with squeals and giggles, splashing and bubbles going everywhere. But sometimes, when you're competing with your big brother and sister you get a bit over it and give me big puppy dog eyes, pleading to get you out of there!