A letter to our little Orla on your 1st Birthday
As I sit here on the eve of your 1st big birthday, I can’t quite believe that 12 months has gone by since you entered our lives and made our family and our hearts grow.
This time a year ago, I was having pretty strong contractions. We did not know if you would be a boy or girl or how you would change our family dynamic, but from the moment you took your first breath, we knew we would love you forever and that our hearts had just doubled in size.
You are such a mischievous and funny little lady. I only have to look at you and say “what you up to?” and the impish smile that comes across your face says it all.
From the moment you were born you knew your own mind. No one was going to tell you what to do and although it can be quite hard battling your wills at times, I can’t help but love this side of you.
You have a strong personality wanting to run before you can walk (literally). You have no fear and will climb, walk, and balance on anything going.
I can already see the special bond you have growing with your sister although I can see my future breaking up many a fight. To be fair though I can see Evelyn giving in and you winning most of them.
So all that’s left to say is that you have made our lives even fuller than they were before and we did not think that could be possible. You bring us so much joy and we can’t wait to see what life has in store for you.
Love you with all our hearts
Mummy and Daddy
P.s. If you could start sleeping through the night that would be great!