A letter to my Baby Boy on his First Birthday…

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This can’t be happening. It can’t. Can it? Are you really turning ONE already? 

Where has the past year gone? Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was washing your burp cloths and putting on your mittens (even though they didn’t stay on for more than a few minutes!) What about watching you smile as you tried to prop your head up or tummy times which would tire you out so quickly? 

All that has long gone. Now you are an energetic little boy. You give a proud smirk as you stand, wavering and steadying yourself with both hands in front of you. You shy away and give a little giggle when we play Peek-a-boo. You can walk now too, a few steps before you collapse into my open arms with a wide grin. You also fake-cry when we put you down and stop as soon as we pick you back up again. (That one is rather annoying!)

Your strong personality is starting to show through now. You are not afraid. You also love to eat, be it food or not! Your four tiny teeth can chomp through anything! You love to play with coloured balls and enjoy splashing in the bath. You are mesmerised by fishes but you hate changing your clothes. You also love to throw things on the floor as you look down from your highchair and then shut your eyes as you hear the crash and boom. You have a wierd habit of wanting to lift heavy objects and I can’t comprehend why! 

You were so light when I first carried you in my arms, and now my back begins to ache as I lift you up. You would stay where ever I lay you down, and now you are at the opposite side of the room in the blink of an eye. You would look at me with gaping eyes in silence, and now you babble away furiously at me, hand gestures and all! 

My love for you grows day by day and my heart fills with so much pride when I see you and know you are mine. The naughty twinkle in your eye along with that funny little monkey face you pull is surely going to give me grief as you grow older, but these memories will make it all worthwhile. 

You are now one year old and I hope you grow on to see many more years with the same amount of zeal as you posses now. You will change even more, learn so much more and find new ways to irritate me too! But to me, you will always be my little baby boy. 

Happy First Birthday Baby Z! May you be blessed with bucketful amounts of love, everlasting happiness, good health and humble success. You make Daddy and I so so so happy and proud! You are our biggest blessing! 

But wait… this can’t be happening, can it? Are you really turning ONE already? 

If you liked this, why not check out my post Happy One Year of Motherhood to me! How did you feel when your baby turned ONE? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below! 

Also, go ahead and read my letters to Baby Z on his Second Birthday here , Third Birthday here and Fourth Birthday here


  • Sarah Howe May 12, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Ah brings back memories! Lovely post. I was so emotional on my girlie’s first birthday! This will be a great thing for your little one to read when older xx #twinklytuesday

    • MOMM May 12, 2015 at 7:28 am

      Thankyou! I hope so too! ?

  • Mummy in Training May 12, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Aw how lovely. Their first birthday is such a special one xxxx

  • romanym91 May 12, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    A beautiful letter, my son is 9 months old and my daughter is 4 and although they find new ways to irritate me everyday its an absolute pleasure to be their mummy. I will miss the days when a cuddle can solve all problems. I hope your little one reads this someday. — Romany via #twinklytuesday

    • MOMM May 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment! ?

  • Mrs Puddleducky May 12, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    This is lovely, my little girl just turned one (haven’t done her first birthday list yet you’ve just reminded me!) it’s amazing how fast a years goes, they don’t stay little for young. My little girl does that fake cry too, so funny, but yes annoying! Love them x

    • MOMM May 13, 2015 at 4:55 am

      Thankyou for your kind comment! Yes the first year really has zoomed by! Haha the fake cry always happens at the most crucial times when I need to get some thing done!!

  • Caro | The Twinkles Mama May 12, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Ohmygoodness — my boys turned one last year and I was an absolute MESS! I spent the whole week beforehand thinking… ‘this time last year..’! It was SUCH an emotional day. I still cannot believe that they’re here — let alone the fact that they’re now two years old!! Happy birthday to your little man x Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    • MOMM May 13, 2015 at 4:57 am

      Thankyou! Yes all day I was thinking about what i was up to this time last year and its all really so emotional how far Baby Z has come in just a year!

  • Al Ferguson May 13, 2015 at 8:03 am

    As Ted heads towards the year mark I am already getting emotional and reflective. Happy Birthday little one 🙂

    • MOMM May 13, 2015 at 8:38 am

      Thank you! It really is such an emotional time!

  • Sophie @ Mum, M & More June 7, 2015 at 8:19 am

    They grow up so fast don’t they..its not good for us!! 😉 Lovely letter, and can relate as M did most of these too. #letterstomychildren xx

    • MOMM June 7, 2015 at 9:28 am

      They really do! Its incredible how the first year just whizzes by!

  • Emma's Mamma June 7, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Lovely letter! It goes by so quickly doesn’t it? Even though Emma is only 15 months she’s so different from when she was 1 I really struggle keeping up with her development x #letterstomychildren

    • MOMM June 7, 2015 at 10:13 am

      It really does zoom by! I am sure its only going to get quicker from here on! Thanks for reading!

  • motherhoodtherealdeal June 7, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    It’s crazy how quickly the first year passes. My little girl just turned 2 and I can not believe it! Lovely letter #letterstomychildren

    • MOMM June 7, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you! The days and months are just whizzing by so quickly!! Happy 2nd Birthday to your little one!

  • Notmyyearoff June 7, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Ahhh what a lovely lovely letter and a big Happy Birthday to Z,. I distinctly remember thinking it was so hard when they’re all new and stay still…then it gets harder and more interesting. I hope the next year is filled with adventures 🙂

  • kirbysquires June 7, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Our sons could be two peas in a pod! Thoroughly enjoyed reading this, I could identify with every word. My son is 15 months old now and I just can’t comprehend how quickly time really flies when having fun. I want to freeze a tiny snippet of time so I can keep him in my arms forever but also can’t wait to watch him grow.

    • MOMM June 8, 2015 at 4:51 am

      Aww I completely agree to that last statement! Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for reading!

  • Justin "Wally" Wallace June 11, 2015 at 5:46 am

    You’ve crafted a lovely letter to your baby. I could see the love you have for your child as I read your missive. Thank you very much for making my evening that much better.

    • MOMM June 11, 2015 at 7:30 am

      Aww that’s very sweet to say… Thank you so much reading! ?

  • Dirty Nappy June 12, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Aww lovely! #letterstomychildren xx

    • MOMM June 12, 2015 at 7:36 pm

      Thank you!


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