Nandy Turns One 

How is my baby ONE?! How did I create a human and push him out and then help him grow into the little boy he is today?

I think it’s safe to say we haven’t had the smoothest of rides. We’ve had some real struggles and still do! (I know there’s people out there with worse troubles than we’ve had).

We struggled with eczema which (touch wood) seems to be clearing up. Then there was reflux and the constant crying for months, then the breastfeeding struggles – him pulling off and screaming in public and me feeling like he wasn’t getting fed. Not to mention constipation issues once we started baby led weaning and the stress of that! 

All in all it’s been a rollercoaster and going back to work has been hard and also good for me in many ways. In the round it’s been the most epic year of my life so far – so I just had to go completely OTT with his birthday celebrations!!! 

Our favourite colours have always been black / white / teal and silver, so it was inevitable that would form the basis of the theme for his birthday itself! 

Then there was all the presents to wrap, I sourced matching wrapping paper from John Lewis in teal / black and silver with teal ribbons.


No birthday would be complete without the 1st birthday photoshoot. After reading the feedback from “ohsomummy” on her cake smash and the quantity of cake her gorgeous man ate I decided to steer clear of cake smash and got for a more outdoors theme.

Again, we headed to the wonderful Sarah at peagreenboat photo for the shoot and it was incredible! 

Today we had lunch with grandparents and then some homemade cake with the others. It’s been a magical and emotional day. 

We have his party to look forward to on this weekend (typically forecasted to rain so we have had to move it indoors at the last minute!!) and it’s a beach party too!! Sighs! 

Watch this space for more updates on how the party went! 
Thanks for reading the blog – don’t forget to follow for more! 

Rebecca 

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