Today You Are Both One

December 27, 2014

Dear Bear & Boo

Quite unbelievably you are both one year old today. This year has been the fastest yet and I still remember you being tiny babies. I remember when we used to feed you both in bed during the night, side by side and you could lie on our knees you were so small. Now you are becoming proper little boys; crawling, nearly walking, always chattering, mostly giggling boys.

It’s been a crazy year but I can still remember going into hospital that morning twelve months ago knowing that it would be the day we met you. Not knowing what to expect for the c-section me and your Daddy waited anxiously on the ward and I remember it was so sunny, it was streaming in through the windows. It was well after noon when they took us down to theatre and as I walked into the room there was a buzz of people, double the staff to look after our twins. Not being able to feel anything I had no idea when you were out until I heard our doctor say ‘hello’ followed by a little cry, I let out half a breath as I waited again and a minute later heard exactly the same. You were both placed on my chest as you took it all in and I looked from one to another endlessly, taking in that your were mine. That moment seemed to last forever and I can’t remember anything else that was happening in the room. The following months have been a whirlwind and certainly challenging but I wouldn’t change a single moment of it.

I’m feeling quite emotional about your birthday; one years old is a big milestone and it starts a whole new and exciting year of your lives. I know how much fun this year brings, so much exploration and adventure. You are the busiest babies I have ever known and you just don’t sit still. As this year goes on and you get more independent I can only imagine the fun you are going to have, especially with each other by your side.

For your birthday we are just having a quiet family day in and as I write this it is snowing so it may be that your first birthday is a snowy one! There of course will be cake, balloons, candles and presents and your big brother is looking forward to singing Happy Birthday to you.

You have brought something to our family that we didn’t know we were missing and I am thankful every day for having such amazing children. Happy Birthday my munchkins, I hope you have a fantastic first birthday!

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All My Love



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  • Not A Frumpy Mum

    Such a lovely post Hayley and they are gorgeous boys. Happy Birthday Brandon and Arthur xx

    December 27, 2014 at 2:51 pm Reply
  • Tina

    Awww happy birthday to them both! And how cute that it’s snowing for their birthday 🙂

    December 27, 2014 at 6:42 pm Reply
  • Vicki

    What a year! Like you say it only feels like yesterday you brought them home. Cheeky pair they are & such a beautiful addition to your family. Happy Birthday Brandon & Arthur x

    December 27, 2014 at 9:12 pm Reply
  • Donna

    Happy Birthday you beautiful pair! It has been a pleasure watching you grow through this blog and I appreciate the glimpses we get into your life together. They look so happy together x

    December 27, 2014 at 9:50 pm Reply
  • Another Bun

    Happy Belated Birthday to your beautiful boys – hope there weren’t too many tears from you!

    December 28, 2014 at 9:48 pm Reply
  • Mrs H

    Happy birthday to Brandon and Arthur. I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating. Hayley, your little boys are gorgeous. They are so lovely and smiley. You must be so proud. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    December 29, 2014 at 9:42 am Reply
  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    I cannot believe they are one! I still remember you announcing you were pregnant with twins! They are the most beautiful boys ever. xx

    December 31, 2014 at 8:08 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Arghh, I can’t believe it either. I have been emotional about this one and they look so grown up to me, the years are just flying by xx

      January 1, 2015 at 8:29 pm Reply
  • Lauren

    I can’t believe I missed this! Happy belated birthday Brandon and Arthur. They are so so handsome.
    And well done Hayley for being such a good mummy, it’s clear from this post that you are fantastic xx

    December 31, 2014 at 11:41 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      That’s so kind of you to say, we all try our best don’t we and I think we are all fantastic Mummy’s. They had a lovely day too xx

      January 1, 2015 at 8:30 pm Reply
  • Danielle

    I love this read. I have identical twin girls who will be 8 months this weekend and I am excited and nervous for their first birthdays. Time is flying by. So sweet. Your boys are handsome!

    August 27, 2015 at 5:47 pm Reply
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