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Hi everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! The sun has been shining and although still a little chilly it was quite warm. Yesterday was my 23rd birthday, I honestly don't know where time has gone it only seems 5 minuets ago I was thinking about what dress I was going to wear or what fake tan I was going to be using for my 18th! Now I have a little human being to care for and my days are more thinking about making bottles, changing nappies and entertaining Lilly for hours. This post is going to be a little different from me and more of a personal life ramble :)
In my life's little plan I didn't expect to have a baby on my 23rd birthday, more would have thought I'd be relaxing on the beach somewhere without a care in the world and in "life's plan" didn't think I would think about babies until I was 25, or even if I wanted a baby. That quickly changed and me and mike were ready to start thinking about extending our family further than dogs, which happened a lot quicker than expected and here I am today, 23 with a nearly 1 year old and I would not change my life for the world!
This last year has been a funny old roller coaster from spending most of my 22nd year pregnant then giving birth, bringing up a baby and learning how to become a mum and dealing with my biggest fear which was needles and surgery. It's been a tough year for life, things were thrown my way which could have broken any person down and just want to give up but I'm a lot stronger than I have ever been, I grew a thick skin and fell more and more in love with my fiancé than I have in our years together. I can honestly say for the first time in my life I'm really happy, like everyday I wake up happy and being from a broken home and a family which isn't a close as most I'm happy the family I created is strong and a happy home full of laughter every single day.
Yesterday mike woke up with Lilly to give me a nice lie in for the first. Time In a long time but Lilly wasn't feeling to well the night before so I got up with them and when we went down stairs my house was full, and I mean full of balloons and banners which we discovered Lilly isn't a fan of balloons. He also bought my favourite flowers which i love purely because the colours are so beautiful. Every year if there's a wrapped present I'm terrible for feeling them and guessing what's inside, I do it all the time I have this thing about not knowing and I just have to know. People clocked onto this and knew what I was like so wrapped two thing's in one or put thing's in so I didn't know what they were. Mike put everything In gift bags, he put two or three things In one bag so I couldn't guess weight and guarded them with his life haha!
Anyone that knows me knows I'm a sentimental person, yes I like nice things in life but what I really like are gifts that mean something to me and I can keep forever. I had some lovely photo frames with pictures of me and Lilly printed in them, and Lilly's hand and foot prints printed in my card from her, a Thomas sabo charm with best mum on which i collect and having my first mum one is very special. I don't think I'm going to put in a picture or do a blog post on what I got but I did get some nice beauty related things and will be putting them in blog posts within the next few weeks.
Yesterday I spent the day with my mum and Lilly at a local open farm and took Lilly to see peppa pig and you can see that post in my mummy blog, but as the day went on I notice Lilly wasn't herself and did have a bit of a bug though the night. When she woke up she seemed back to her usual self so we stuck to our original plan to go shopping, but Lilly was really fussy so that was cut short. We then planed to go for a meal but decided with Lilly being a fussy bug it wouldn't be the best idea and as the sun was shining we decided to go to tesco on the way home and buy some food and have a BBQ. We had a lovely evening which was topped off by crispy creme doughnuts and cake.