The biggest cliché in the world

31D2A495-E60A-4A9C-B891-F8C8ACA31DB9548D9061-615D-471E-A2A2-5DE5F09B5F04Tomorrow my teeny tiny little boy is turning one. How in bejesus did that happen?! I literally feel like I’ve blinked and he’s gone from a newborn to an almost-toddler and I haven’t even had time to breathe. So there you have the biggest cliché in the world; time flies.

Since I’m totes emosh over ‘ere (as I type this he’s fallen asleep in my arms and I don’t want to put him back down) I thought I’d compile a list of a few of my favourite Henry moments. I could go on all day so I’ll try and keep it concise. By the way, have you ever tried to pick nine favourite photos of your child?! Well it turns out its impossible. I narrowed it down to 18 which is why I have two pictures in this post, just in case you were wondering why I’m being so generous… Anyway….

  1. Him being born. Obviously I had to start there. After 36 hours of labour he was born at 12.40pm, on my brothers birthday. I worked bloomin’ hard for him and he’s worth every painful second.
  2. The first time he smiled. It was a Sunday morning and we were all having cuddles in bed when he smiled at Carl singing a celebratory ‘Henry only woke up twice last night song’
  3. The first time he laughed. He has the most infectious little giggle. After the smile, Carl was also the instigator of the giggle which he achieved by pretending to eat him. I like to think that I laid the groundwork because I taught Carl to pretend to eat him, I just didn’t get the same reception. As is life. Sigh.
  4. His first swimming lesson. He’s such a little water baby, he loves the bath, the shower, the pool. Heck even spitting his drink down his front amuses him.
  5. Our first family holiday in Norfolk. We went with my mum, grandparents and brother and Henry had a whale of a time, basking in all the extra attention.
  6. Other than to the dog, Henry is pretty stingey with his kisses. But sometimes he clambers over, pinches my cheeks and plants a big, sloppy kiss on me and I love it.
  7. His first Christmas. Charging around with his trolley while relatives coo-ed over him, he was in his element and it was very, very cute.

I could continue but I’ll leave it there. My year with Henry has been the best of my life and I can’t wait to see what this year brings.

What’s your favourite memory of your baby’s first year?



  1. January 16, 2017 / 11:51 pm

    Such a lovely post Claire! I hope Henry has a wonderful first birthday! I still can’t quite believe our little babies are turning into boys ❤️


    • Now my Name is Mummy
      January 22, 2017 / 10:50 pm

      I know! Scary! x

  2. January 18, 2017 / 7:25 am

    Aw this is so sweet, I’m glad you’ve managed to really enjoy it


    • Now my Name is Mummy
      January 22, 2017 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you for your comment! x

  3. January 18, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    So sweet! My favourite memory of my daughter’s first year was when she laughed for the first time – it was at my husband doing something really stupid, which somehow made it even better. #FamilyFun

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      January 22, 2017 / 10:52 pm

      It’s always the dad who gets the laughs! It’s a toss up between being amazing to watch them both and feeling a little jealous that you’re not as good of a laugh inducer! Thank you for your comment! x

  4. January 18, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    Ah that’s really lovely. Happy birthday little man. It’s amazing you can remember the first time he smiled and laughed… both mine seemed to take ages to smile and gave me half arsed smerks for ages! Thanks for joining us at #familyfun x

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      January 22, 2017 / 10:52 pm

      Thank you for your comment and thank you for hosting! x

  5. January 18, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    The first time I saw her. She looked at me with my exact face, but on a little tiny body. Laughing at my wife’s reaction when she saw the little clone she had just pushed out #familyfun

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      January 22, 2017 / 10:53 pm

      Ahhh! That made me smile! Thank you for your comment!

  6. January 19, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    Love your gallery of pictures – gorgeous to look back on #familyfun

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      January 22, 2017 / 10:53 pm

      Thank you! x

  7. January 20, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    Such a good cliche though!! I know how you feel. Robert is turning 19 months soon and I don’t know where the last 6months has gone!! It’s amazing though! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      January 22, 2017 / 10:56 pm

      Thank you! And thank you for hosting! xx

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