Today is a big day in the Glasgow Mummy house...
Not only is it my 32nd birthday, but this afternoon was registration for my son going to school in August this year.
It fits quite well with today's Florence Finds #JanuaryJoy prompt which is to 'celebrate your family'.
My wee boy is getting so grown up...even on a day-to-day basis I notice big differences in his appearance & behaviour. He's definitely not a baby or toddler anymore.
Everyone said enjoy the younger years but I had such a tough first year that I honestly didn't enjoy it all that much.
When he was a baby I had in my head it would get easier when he reached 3 months...most people seemed to say that would be the turning point. But it didn't get better...
Brand new in the neonatal unit - he was 7 weeks early.
Looking angelic at a month old
And then I thought things might get a bit easier when he was weaned onto solids... but again, it didn't.
Then I thought to myself it's bound to get easier when he can sit & crawl by himself... which thankfully it did. But it took that whole first year for his behaviour and mood to change. (I reckon he had an underlying tummy discomfort, maybe associated with his prematurity and pyloric stenosis.)
I wished the time away.
And now my baby is 4 and a half years old & he's no longer my baby.
He's a proper wee boy & I can't believe its time to register him for school....I mean, school!!!!!! Just seems so surreal!
As well as Florence Find's #JanuaryJoy, I'm linking up with Groovy Mums.
Kate's listed a few questions over on her post this week and I hope that this post goes someway to answer Question 3 'What do I want to get out of life in 2014?'.
I simply want to enjoy every minute!