Parenting

Now you are eight

9th February 2019
Now you are eight

I’m sitting watching you at Soft play with your mates. You didn’t want a party, you were even dreading your class mates singing to you at school. This is perfect for you, spend some quality time with your three best mates.

And that’s when it hits me. You are a real proper person with best mates and a whole heap of complex social connections, building up to a life independent from me. You have real big worries, stuff you have to work out yourself, that I can only guide you through so much.

You are getting more independent by the minute it seems. There are things that I can’t simply swoop out of your life. You are learning your own way. You are growing up.

I still remember so many details of the day you were born eight years ago. As the days goes on,I remember the exact time and place my waters broke, when labour started, the moment I set my eyes on you. I had no words, I was in complete awe. You were perfect, rose-cheeked, almost as if you made a special effort to let me see you for the first time. For the shortest time I didn’t even know if you were a girl or a boy, the midwife had to remind me to check.

You are my little Noodle, my most treasured thing.

And so I sit here reminiscing. It’s certainly a roller coaster, this mother lark. And yes, it’s not all roses. Parenting is a constant learning and yes, you are turning into a stroppy teenager already. You know what you want and for sure let us know what you don’t.

But I’m so proud of the beautiful, gentle, loving young man you are turning into.
And at the end of each day, I get to watch you sleep peacefully with your gorgeous, super long eyelashes and your cute button nose. And that’s when I know there is nothing better in the world than to be your mummy.

I love you, my precious boy.

And please, slow down the next eight years a bit!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Jenny 9th February 2019 at 13:21

    I love this Kat. Mine are 11 and 8, feels like yesterday they were babies. Lovely tribute to your lovely son xx

    • Reply Kat 9th February 2019 at 13:25

      Thank you! It does feel like only yesterday and makes me realise how we need to treasure it all as much as possible!

  • Reply Caz / InvisiblyMe 9th February 2019 at 16:59

    Aww what a beautiful post from one proud mamma! Happy Birthday little dude! 🙂
    Caz xx

    • Reply Kat 9th February 2019 at 17:09

      Thanks Caz

  • Reply Natalie 18th February 2019 at 13:50

    Wow Kat, I can’t believe he is eight now! Lovely post. He is so loved and has such a wonderful mama. I had the same after giving brith too – didn’t remember to check if she was a boy or girl, I was totally oblivious! xx

    • Reply Kat 19th February 2019 at 08:03

      Haha, glad I’m not alone. Frankly, I didn’t care, I was happy and blown away with the gorgeous baby in my arms! Can’t believe my baby is eight, literally seems like yesterday

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