Ava - On The Eve Of Your Second Birthday



I've been writing weekly and monthly updates for the kids for years now, but none have felt as surreal and as bittersweet as this. My baby girl, Ava Jean is two tomorrow. How did that happen?

It's such a cliche when parents say that their children grow up too fast, and I'll admit that I've lost count of the number of times that I've said and typed that exact phrase, but it is so true. Not only does it feel so surreal, but it also feels extremely bittersweet, much more than ever before. I think maybe it's because we aren't having any more children, so every first that Ava experiences, is a last for us as parents.


Two years old is such a milestone too. She's a fully fledged toddler, with a mind of her own, who no longer wants to be coddled. Well, she does in some circumstances. She still loves skin to skin contact and still sleeps in our bed, but she is extremely independent too! She likes to do things for herself, without the interference of her Mummy and Daddy, even if she struggles. She has such drive and determination, lots of qualities that I hope she holds onto throughout her life because they will get her far.


Don't ever change Ava, you are one in a million and you inspire us to not only be better parents but to be better humans too. We love you more than you'll ever know.

9 comments:

  1. Happy second birthday Ava :) Hope you have an amazing day xx

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  2. I often say the exact same words, my 1st born (baby boy) is 15 this year, I honestly dont know where the years have gone, same as my girls, Megan will be 7 in August and Mollie 2 this week, she is also our last (we thought Megan was) but we wouldnt change it for the world, they keep me on my toes (their daddy too) but they are all my world, hope Ava has had a lovely day xx

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  3. Wishing Ava a Very Happy 2nd Birthday! So grown up, no longer a baby, but a child, and so beautiful. Hoping the family, etc have a great time celebrating Ava's milestone of being a two year old.

    Rachel Craig

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  4. Happy second birthday to Ava, it must be such a great feeling seeing your children growing up and developing their personalities x

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  5. Aww Ava, I hope you had a wonderful birthday. I love this age, just as their personality it starting to shine through

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  6. Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day. Hope you all had a great day.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. Pretty in pink.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. Hope Ava had a fantastic birthday :)

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  9. Happy birthday - can't believe 2 years have flown by

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