Oh my gosh – we are home!
It feels so surreal and so magical and also to be totally honest – pretty scary! You were so tiny and fragile and we had to care for you and basically keep you alive! What a huge responsibility – we were taught some basics at the hospital and ante-natal class, but what about the things that we didn’t yet know about?
Somehow we managed it, those early days seem like such a blur now (probably mostly through sleep deprivation!), your Daddy and I worked together as a team and we gave you everything you needed.
Your Daddy, what a man. Thomas you are the luckiest little boy on earth – you have the most incredible Daddy, one day you’ll be old enough to understand what I mean. I couldn’t have done it without him. Even now, 19 months on writing this my eyes are filling with tears because your Daddy got me through. Mummy had a rough time with you my darling (you were so worth it by the way!), I had a few complications after you were born and I was bed-bound for around 10 days after we brought you home.
I may moan at Daddy sometimes when I’m tired and grumpy but I will always be grateful for everything he has done for us and for the pillar of strength he was to me during one of the hardest periods of my life. I will also always be so grateful to the rest of our wonderful family and our close friends, they were also an amazing support network to us when you were really little; bringing us home-cooked meals and helping with our never-ending piles of washing was an absolute god-send. We are a very lucky family! 🙂
Things did get easier and just over two months later Mummy bounced back to health and the fun really began! We learned so much in your early days, weeks and months Thomas and we are still learning every day now. I am a little late in recording our memories but I want to make sure we never forget any part of your precious life.
There will be some amazing, some ordinary and some difficult days ahead for us but we’ll get through it because we have each other. Now we have you, we have everything.
Love you always