Sunday, 11 May 2014: One Year and Forty One Days Old.
I can’t believe today was my second Mothers Day.
It feels so different to last year when Ayla was only six weeks new, brown haired and floppy necked and so very fragile and pure.
This year however, knowing it’s my second Mothers Day, I feel as though I should know what I’m doing but of course I clearly don’t!
Every day with Ayla is like a whole new world, and I just have to think back twelve months ago to realise how much we’ve changed… Both of us.
Being my second Mothers Day also took some of the shine away (already!) but we had a lovely day nonetheless.
And although it wasn’t my first Mothers Day I was lucky enough to receive my first homemade presents from Ayla and I will treasure them for many more Mothers Days to come.
Sunday, 2 February 2014: Three Hundred and Eight Days Old.
Ayla and I headed to Byron Bay with her Grandad today where we meandered our way along aisles and aisles of creatively crafty market stalls.
I have never been very interested in shopping, let alone actually buying things, but today I found myself tempted by so many gorgeous baby girl things that I hardly knew myself!
Crafty people seem to know the “mothers of daughters” target market too well and I assume it’s strategy that has them putting the cutest little dresses, the prettiest flower garlands and pinkest miniature sunhats on display at the front of their stalls.
I can only imagine how much harder it,s going to be to say “no” when Ayla can walk and talk and beg me into buying her things she certainly doesn’t need but both of us desperately want!
But I was proud of my resistance today and after returning to the car with just two tops and a dress I was pleased to know that those few items will surely be the source of many an “awwwww” when we go home.