Monday, February 25, 2013

Princess C turns 5 - Daddy's perspective

Happy Birthday Princess C - When are you moving in?

It's been a hectic week and at times we've been so busy that time has passed by in a blur (so what else is new?) This week we celebrated Princess C's birthday with what has felt like a whole week of things going on, culminating in a really cool children's party yesterday with all her friends from school and elsewhere joining her in a smashing woodland adventure and party. 

But thinking back to 5 years ago, Princess C was born and the week between her emergence into the world - a tiny little black hole of a mouth screaming fit to shake the roof off - and her coming home with us for the first time was similarly hectic. 

She was tiny, nearly 5 weeks premature and with jaundice which meant she had to stay in hospital along with Mummy. She came out of hospital on my birthday and I couldn't have asked for a better 40th Birthday Pressie. 

From being small enough to fit into one hand almost, to being big enough to give my back a creak if I have to pick her up for any reason, she's amazing. I never dreamed I'd ever have kids, I never really thought too much about it and always thought I was too immature and selfish for them. Dads often sagely tell you that your life completely changes when you have kids and it's completely true. Change for the better. I think secretly Princess C has changed me into the person I should've been all along.

Needless to say her mummy is also awesome - I've never had anyone that provided me with that amount of support, that amount of drive, and that amount of inspiration as the pair of them give me every day. Just like all families we have our ups and downs but I love them both to bits and can't imagine (nor do I want to imagine) what I'd be like now if they hadn't come along.

1 comment:

  1. Awwww, *sniffles*, that's just beautiful! (Catching up on posts as realised I wasn't following before oops!)