A Day Dedicated To My Special Little Girl...
Hopefully we haven't got too much longer left of us being a family of three. At 39 weeks pregnant I am now well and truly ready to meet the new addition to our family. My hospital bag is packed, the baby things are down from the loft and we are all looking forward to meeting our new arrival.
However for the last two years we have been a three. A little family. Just Mr E, Mads and I against the world. We have had some incredible times on our journey into parenthood, and I thank the stars every day that I was chosen to be her Mummy. While I have no doubt our adventures will continue to be as exciting when we are a four, there is a part of me that can't help but feel a little bit sentimental about the fact that we haven't got much longer left as just the three of us.
With that in mind this weekend just gone we decided to have a day dedicated to our little Mads. Although she won't remember it, we wanted to make sure that we spoilt her rotten, had lots of fun and enjoyed one of our last Saturday's as a threesome. She can look back on the photos when she is older and see what fun we had.
We got up and went to Baby Ballet- something which we have only been doing for a few weeks but that Mads already loves. Her little hand clutches mine to begin with as she gets really shy but she soon gets into it and loves dancing, jumping and running with all of the other little girls.
After Baby Ballet we headed over to our local ceramic cafe to do some painting and to make a little something to remember the weekend by. We chose a star trinket box, that will be perfect for her new room and set about painting it which was great fun, apart from the fact she had a tantrum cause she kept wanting more paint opened!
Painting her trinket box with Daddy.
Our finished trinket box will be ready in a week or so once it has been glazed in the oven.
We then headed out for some lunch in a local pub. As it was Mads day she was allowed whatever she wanted so of course she chose a fruit shoot, pizza and ice cream!
The pub we went to is in a marina so we went for a walk to have a look at the ducks and the boats.
39 week bump.
Before laughing our heads off on the way back to the car with Daddy being a 'horsey.'
We then came home and relaxed on the sofa while Mads had one of her massive three hour naps. I certainly will miss those when the new baby gets here!
I love this little girl so much and I know she is going to be the most excellent big sister. I know that our lives are going to change dramatically having a new baby in the house, but I also know that she will take it all in her stride and while it may be tiring and occasionally tough in the early days, we will settle down into being a family of four.
I can't wait. But I will also remember one of the last weekends of us being a three forever.
I can't thank my little lady enough for the last two years and for making me a Mummy.
We love you Mads.