Never has a sentence felt more true… They grow up so fast!
I was, as im sure we all do from time to time, sorting through the photos on my laptop to free up some space and i came across this photo of my very first niece, Ivy… She was only hours old!
I remember the day so clearly. Coming from a close family of seven people, where one of us can quite easily finish another’s sentence, it wasnt technically just my sisters pregnancy – it was all of ours! The pregnancy itself seemed to fly by and infact we were grateful because it meant the ‘arrival’ came quickly… Her delivery was great too – no complications and no problems thank goodness… then at 12.16 am – she was there!
Ivy Bel Travis. Weight 7lb 3oz. Sent from Heaven…
The World, certainly as i knew it, was never the same again!
It was the first time i had ever felt love like it… And in essence, the Love i felt that day is what created Rockabyboo…
It was a lot of ‘Firsts’ for me and for the rest of the family… I realised in that first moment when my sister was handing Ivy to me, that i hadnt actually HELD a baby – not that i could remember anyway – And yet it felt so normal and so natural to do so… Pure Love.
But Wow do they grow up so fast?! She is now nearly 9 years old and i dont know where the time has gone to! I look at her now – her legs nearly as long as my own!
5 Nephews and 4 more nieces follwed her and all were equally special arrivals and equally special little people!
Please share your stories if youve felt the same way… You are certainly not alone!