I was always a fan of co-sleeping and most nights the bichin ends up in our bed at some point. We started with co-sleeping and then slowly he went to his own crib for longer periods. Nowadays he starts in his own bed in his room but if he wakes up during the second half of the night or the early morning hours we often take him with us hoping to get a bit more of sleep. This rhythm we had quite well established at home and there never were much problems getting him to sleep in his own bed. Until we came back from our last trip to the Netherlands…
This weekend the bichin turned one year old, which we celebrated by spending the day at the beach in Valencia before going on holidays (to paradise on earth just an hour flight away). It sounds cliché but I can´t believe how fast this year has gone by and how much has changed! Looking at the pics from the first weeks, it´s hard to imagine he was so tiny! And it´s amazing how much he has evolved in this year and the last weeks (or maybe couple of months) he is much less “baby” and more like a small boy (Hello, toddler!). It was not only his birthday, but also my 1st anniversary as a mom.
Tomorrow the bichin is turning 1 year old. A year since I gave birth and I am honestly still a little bit traumatized by it. But after a year, time to tell his birth story and maybe take some of that trauma away.
In a few days the bichin will be turning 1 year old, so with that comes the inevitable question of how to celebrate his birthday. Is his first birthday a special day? Obviously! Do I have to restrain myself to not use this as an excuse to go crazy buying stuff for him? Definitely! But will his birthday be the celebration of the year in our casa? No, definitely not.