I'm just going to come out and say it.
I CAN'T BELIEVE COCO IS 7!
.... and yet of course I can believe it. We've hit each milestone, multiple firsts and lasts. We've had so many birthday parties that I now struggle to actually remember them all clearly. She is a fully formed little human, her personality so clear - many of her traits I can trace back to her first few months and yet she can still mystify me too. Her teacher said of her last week that she was a pleasure to teach, that she floats in like a fairy at the start of the day does her work and then floats away again at the end of the day. She's a dreamer and yet she is determined, a daredevil on her bike (and new skateboard) and yet perfectly content to sit at the kitchen table crafting away often making cards for her teddy.
But best of all she is a really HAPPY little person.
Today Clemmie from the blog Gas & Air has published my story of Coco's arrival. For a relatively calm little baby she made quite a dramatic entrance into this world. You can read about it here.
... and last year I wrote a little bit about the after-math of having an early baby.
Anyway - I've just spent the best part of the morning looking for photos of me and Coco - I have a ridiculous number of photos of my children; photos of us together are a little harder to find... but here we are, seven years of me & my girl.