5 years ago tonight..

5 years ago tonight I went to bed knowing that I was going to be induced in the morning. I knew that I was booked in at 8am. I knew what would happen during the induction in very basic terms. I knew that I might have a baby the next day.

5 years ago tonight I got into bed on my maternity pad as my waters had broken the night before and they were still trickling out. I lay awake for a while thinking, worrying, wondering. I drifted off to sleep despite having irregular contractions. I woke at 3am and had a bath. I lay in the bath trying to imagine what the birth would be like, thinking about what the baby would look like and I tried to keep my excitement in check.

5 years ago tonight I had no idea that having a baby would turn my life inside out and upside down in the best way. I had no idea how immediately I would fall in love with this teeny little human. I had no idea how much joy, love and laughter he would bring with him. I had no idea how much he would teach me about life and about who I am. I had no idea.

5 years ago tonight my life was about to change forever. The last 5 years have been incredible, a total rollercoaster, there have been amazing highs and dreadfully painful lows but we have got through it all as a unit. Dylan, my sunshine boy and I’m so proud to be his Mummy. 5 years ago tonight I couldn’t in my wildest dreams have imagined how utterly amazing he’d be.

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