You are 4
Once you were just a faint pink line,
the promise of a family and a dream come true.
When the doctor told me I cried with relief,
I felt like I had waited forever for you.
You lived in my tummy for a little while,
every stretch and every kick filled me with joy.
Then at 9.03 on a Thursday you arrived in the world,
we finally met you our baby boy.
That day you were born I couldn’t sleep,
I couldn’t take my tired eyes off you all night.
I couldn’t believe you were really mine,
I just watched you while you held my finger tight.
A beautiful baby everyone said,
gorgeous hair, blue eyes and a lovely smile.
The image of your dad we all agreed,
though you looked like me too for a little while.
Twelve months flew by in a heartbeat,
suddenly you were one and eating birthday cake.
A year since you arrived and changed my life,
so many memoires made and so many more to make.
You were always happy and laughing,
a sociable toddler who thrived on attention.
Baby groups and soft play fun were some of your favourites
but the thing who have always loved most is affection.
At two years old things were difficult,
your biting and tantrums bringing us both to tears.
Fiercely independent and often infuriatingly stubborn,
yet you were also far too clever for your small years.
Confident, cheeky and loving,
just three of the many words to describe you.
A happy baby and mischievous toddler
but sometimes the devil in disguise when you were two.
Another twelve months and then you were three,
a boy who loved dinosaurs, super heroes and a certain blue train.
Flashing plastic toys swapped for hours building train tracks,
you would choo choo along before breaking it and building it again.
Play school started around this time,
you used to desperately cling to me and cry.
Lovely teachers, friendship and toys helped you settle in,
before long there was nothing stressful about the drop off goodbye.
So much has happened since you were just a line,
you are an amazing son and now a big brother too.
Always our baby but so grown up now,
next month you start school and I don’t know what I’ll do.
And today another twelve months have gone,
you have grown and changed even more.
Today is another special day,
it’s your birthday and I can’t believe you are four.
Once you were just a pink line,
the start of a family and a dream come true.
Once I could only imagine who you would be,
I am so happy you turned out to be you.
Happy birthday to you my beautiful boy Leo. I hope you have an amazing day, I know you will because I am taking you to the zoo and you love the zoo. I might even let you eat cake at breakfast as well. Love you lots sweetheart, lets see what adventures are around the corner, I hear being four is pretty fun.
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