365 days have past since you took your very first breath.
365 days have past since I gave you your first cuddle
365 days have past since I feel in love.

What a crazy, exhausting but very rewarding journey it has
The first three months, the hardest three months of my life!
You suffered with silent reflux and you spent hours upon
hour screaming in pain. We had many, MANY sleepless nights.
I broke down, I cried and I almost gave up .But then you smiled,
and all that was forgotten.

You had gone from a screaming baby to one that was all smiles
and giggles. This is when you became YOU. This is when we began
to see your personality. You became the centre of attention not
for your crying, but this time your giggles.

Then you sat up, at 15 weeks old! To say I was proud is an
understatement. I was over the moon. I had to tell the whole
world of your achievement. There you were this tiny little girl
who proudly sat with her brother and sisters, big smile from ear
to ear.

Debate began over your first word, You dad recons you said dad
and I believe you said mum. I never heard DAD first, so MUM
it is! Which was soon followed by DAD. Other words followed,
filling our home with the babbling of our baby girl. It’s been
such a sweet sound, your little voice.

You then crawled. What mischief you got into then. Books flew
out of book cases, toys thrown all over the place, chasing the
kids. Everything and I mean EVERYTHING went into your mouth.
Chasing you around while trying to clean and cook was more then
a mission. We did it though. We kept the bad stuff out and fed
you the good stuff. And boy did you like food!!

7 months had past and you started pulling your self up on the
lounges and coffee table. Your chunky little legs would wobble
from holding yourself up. You would fall, but that didnt stop
you. Back up you would get time and time again. Until finally
you could stand alone.

Almost 9 month had gone by, you were talking, sitting, crawling
and standing. You wanted to be apart of the older kids fun and
crawling after the kids wasnt good enough. You stood on your
own a tried to take a step. Of course you fell. But being so
strong willed as you are you got right back up and tried again.
Nine months and five days old you walked on your own!
There has been no stopping you ever since. You run around the
house just as fast as the older kids do. Although you are very
clumsy and fall hundreds of times a day.

11 months old and started to scream again, that horrible scream
we heard for the first three months. I knew that you were in
pain but I didnt know where. For three days you had horrible
sleeps, up and down all night. You wanted to be held, cuddled
and comforted. Then out popped a tooth. That was what the
crying was for. You got your first tooth and it was a side
tooth too. Only days later the second tooth came through. Off
to the side again.

Now your 365 days old. One whole year! A crazy, hard, emotional
year. One that has had its ups and downs. One that has tested
my patience, one that has tested my strength, one that has
been so very hard. BUT it has also been the BEST 365 days of
my life because I have been able to share them with you, I
have been able to watch you and help you grow, I have been
able to share your firsts with you. You have showed me that I
able to conquer things that are throw at me, I am able to get
through the hard stuff and look for the brightness. You have
helped me to grow as a person and a mother.

You my baby girl are one off the greatest gifts I have ever
received. I love you with every inch of my being. To the end
of the earth, over and over again

Posted by jenyfa, 18th July 2014

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  • thats so beautiful i hope you have a copy of this printed and kept somewhere safe , she will treasure this one day like her 21st / wedding day / birth of her own child.


  • What a beautifully written poem.


  • Isn’t life amazing, Happy Birthday little one!


  • that is so beautiful, so touching, lucky daughter to have such a loving thoughtful mother like yourself :)


  • What a lovely poem you have thought up i hope you have put this somewhere safe to give to your daughter on her 16th or 18th birthday.


  • Oh what a touching and heart warming post. I loved reading the story of your daughters first year, and it is sooo wonderful of you to be sooo proud and want to share your joy with us.
    I would like to make the suggestion that you write exactly what you have written here in her baby book or journal. Thank you for sharing. HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY sweetie pie and all the very best of wishes for future wonderful years.


  • it really shows how much you truly love your daughter. I would put this in a book and give to her on her 21st birthday. Fill it full of her little things she does that make you smile and her milestones along the way. Do it like a book of her life fill with special things she says or does. I would put in the good bad and the ugly so to speak. For example her teething and sleepless nights she gave you things like that. You could even add photos of things though out her years,


  • Your daughter is certainly the apple of your eye. I enjoyed reading about her first year-thankyou.


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