On the day you came home two years ago, Daddy and Mummy had no idea how to be a daddy and a mummy. We’d only had two weeks to prepare for your arrival, and we were flustered, terrified, excited and exhausted all at the same time. Fortunately, we had kind friends who gave us their children’s old things, and the onesie, blankie and car seat you see in this photo all came from your two godmas L and M.
It was your first time in a car seat and initially, you trembled and held Mummy’s thumb tight as Daddy drove you back to your new home. You looked silently out of the window, mesmerised by the passing trees and cars. Gradually, your eyes began to droop and soon, you were fast asleep.
We will always be amazed at what a trooper you were – and still are. You actually calmed us down (a little) on our first real day as parents with your tenacity in facing huge changes. There are more changes to come, C, and that’s why Mummy began writing Squirky to accompany you on the other new journeys you will take as you grow older.