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.
I always thought I wasn´t very good at talking “baby”, all the goo-ing and ga-ing just didn´t come out very naturally. First I blamed it on not being much of a kids´ person, I don´t have this natural motherly mindset that many women have and although I always knew I wanted to have kids I never had this instant connection with babies or children that some people seem to have. (C for example does have that, kids love him!) Then I charged it on the fact that talking to babies or small children in a foreign language doesn´t come naturally and that I didn´t know the typical expressions etc., but honestly, I wasn´t good at it in Dutch either so yeah, Spanish or English was way too much to ask. However, since being a mom I found out it´s something else.
So I have to say that I am writing this in somewhat of a zombie state after a very intense night of travelling. (Therefore, apologies in advance for any typos or incoherent writing, I am soooo tired!) Yesterday night we flew back at night from the Netherlands to Spain and since our car was still in Valencia we also had a 3hour drive after the flight. So double challenge, the flight was not only way past his bedtime but after surviving that one and arriving around midnight we still had a fun little road trip to go.