To Ella, On Your 1st Birthday

To Ella,

Wow!  1 already!  You have definitely given me the fastest, and the best, year of my life!

Thank you for being such a mini joy!  From day one, you have been a great baby.  You are a happy little girl, full of smiles and giggles that are definitely infectious.  I don’t think it’s possible for anyone to feel down when you are around.

My love for you has definitely grown over the year.  Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly squeeze any more love in my heart, you find a little gap to add some more!

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Ella’s Birth Story

So, now I’m back blogging, it feels right that I should start with the labour itself!  As it was over 4 months ago, it seems a bit of a distant memory, so I want to get it written down before I have no recollection of it at all!  You better set aside a few minutes for this!  It’s a bit of a long account!!!!

I was booked in for induction on Thursday 4th July.  I really really didn’t want to be induced, as I’ve heard it can be a longer and more painful labour.  So, I was really happy and excited when I went in to labour naturally at 3.30am on Tuesday 2nd July, 8 days after my due date.

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