On Saturday, our little girl Orla celebrated her sixth Birthday. An exciting and fun filled event for her, and a poignant and deeply meaningful one for Daddy and me. It’s been a hectic, fun, terrifying, exhausting, joyful, wonderful, terrible, fantastic and eventful, journey. This little person whom our lives revolve around, and we could not live without her.
We reminisced the night before of the events of six years ago. The tricky pregnancy, the joys, the fears and expectations. Then, the mad dash to hospital, the 21 hour labour and nightmare epidural that ultimately resulted in an emergency c-section where my lovely husband sat and watched his wife be operated on for six hours, whilst clutching his baby girl and wondering what the future would hold for them both, possibly without me. Not the labour we both hoped for, harrowing for the most part, but some laughs were had. Then the long recovery; colic, then teething, her illnesses and on an on and on and on and on and on. It’s been quite a journey to say the least.
And, we would do it ALL again in a heartbeat….oh yes we would. Happy Birthday my Orla, we love you.