This time 5 years ago, the weather was scorchio. Really, really hot, not a cloud in sight and very sticky. How do I remember this? Because it was the day I was to give birth to my beautiful boy Beau Bo.
After a very traumatic 5 day labour from induction to a crash section, I was nervous to say the least. I had an abject fear of having the same experience again and so pushed for an elective c-section. It was very strange sitting down with the consultant and quite literally picking the day you were going to be born on.
However, it was the most wonderful experience and one that we will never forget. We were relaxed, we were laughing and we were so excited to be meeting you. The difference between an elective section and a crash was unbelievable. It truly was a joyous moment and I remember everything. You came out and didn't cry for a bit (my heart stopped as Beansey was screaming, some might say he hasn't stopped!) but then you let out a yowl and we knew you were going to be fine.
I am so proud to call you my son - you amaze me daily with your intelligence and wit. Despite being the youngest in the class your report that we got last week said "He is a very intelligent little boy with maturity beyond his years who makes an excellent role model to all his peers". You have loved your first year at school and I am delighted to see you coming out of your shell a bit as your confidence grows. You are a loving boy with lots of friends and your brother and sister adore you.
I feel honoured to watch your journey from a baby to a toddler to a child and feel privileged to watch you on your journey from boyhood to manhood. It won't be an easy path at times but I want you to know that you are loved and have our support every step of the way. When I asked you this morning what you wanted to be when you grown up, your answer was "a rock star". Rock on Sonny!!!
Happy Birthday Cherub!
Love S.A.M xxx