Nearly One

Nearly One

You’re nearly one, a baby no more.
Crawling and cruising around the floor.
Trying new words, making new sounds,
Facial expressions from smiles to frowns.

You like to be cuddled, love to be kissed.
Looking at everything, nothing is missed.
Reading a book, chewing a toy.
You are an absolute total and wonderful joy.

This year has been tough, challenges faced.
Hardness and difficulties for which I wasn’t braced.
Sleepless nights and emotional weeks,
Both of us at times with tears down our cheeks.

But you made me stronger, you made me have hope.
I could be your mum, I could do it, cope.
We got through it together, a family as one.
And now those dark days and dark times are gone.

Your birthday on Monday, with family around.
Presents and cards and cake to be found.
Celebrate the wonder and joy that is you,
And marvel at all the amazing things that you do.

Cuddle you tight and hold you close.
Place kisses all over your cheeks and your nose.
Know I love you, more so every day,
You complete our family in every possible way.

Happy first birthday my beautiful boy xx


Prose for Thought

20 Comments on Nearly One

  1. AutismMumma
    May 23, 2013 at 8:54 am (10 years ago)

    Aww that’s lovely, really shows the highs and lows of that first year.
    Happy Birthday for Monday to your little man!

    • InstinctiveMum
      May 23, 2013 at 8:15 pm (10 years ago)

      Thank you! It’s certainly been a bit up and down! 🙂

  2. Emma
    May 23, 2013 at 11:21 am (10 years ago)

    And it will just get better and better! x

  3. Stephanie Arsoska
    May 23, 2013 at 11:39 am (10 years ago)

    A lovely birthday poem – and what a beautiful picture!

    • InstinctiveMum
      May 23, 2013 at 8:15 pm (10 years ago)

      Thank you, he is very photogenic! Unlike me lol! 🙂

  4. dragonsflypoppy
    May 23, 2013 at 12:05 pm (10 years ago)

    beautiful words and a beautiful picture. What a lovely birthday present for your boy to look back on in years to come xx

  5. The Mummy Scripts
    May 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm (10 years ago)

    Gorgeous beautiful words and what a cute pic!! Happy Birthday little one x

  6. Helen Braid
    May 23, 2013 at 12:59 pm (10 years ago)

    Beautiful words as always. And gosh – what a beautiful little boy! He looks so happy 🙂 I hope you all have a wonderful day on his birthday xx

    • InstinctiveMum
      May 23, 2013 at 8:16 pm (10 years ago)

      Thank you, he is usually smiling and grinning away, a very happy boy! Xx

  7. Jaime Oliver
    May 23, 2013 at 2:49 pm (10 years ago)

    awww this is beautiful! i hope you have an amazing time xx

  8. emilytealady
    May 23, 2013 at 7:53 pm (10 years ago)

    I love this. You can feel the love and achievement you both have had in this year. I hope you have a lovely day on Monday x

  9. judithkingston
    May 23, 2013 at 10:00 pm (10 years ago)

    Okay, he just has the most adorable, squidgy little face. So cute! And what a lovely poem – I’m imagining him reading that in the years to come and knowing how much you love him. Wonderful.

  10. Victoria Welton
    May 24, 2013 at 2:58 pm (10 years ago)

    With words as wonderful as ever, you really have summed you feelings up. A beautiful photo and a beautiful poem. Happy Birthday to your gorgeous boy 🙂 Thanks for linking – and sorry I haven’t got back to your publishing contact email yet – I will get to you!! Xx

  11. Helen
    May 28, 2013 at 8:27 pm (10 years ago)

    What a lovely birthday poem, and a gorgeous photo!


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