My baby is all grown up!!

18 years ago today at ten minutes past midday, my first baby, a girl, arrived, took a breath and looked at me and her dad with an expression that said “oh… were you waiting for me?

10 days late, but worth waiting for, my beautiful baby girl

Maybe because she was late, she didn’t look like a newborn baby. Her eyes were wide open, and she wasn’t pink and wrinkly like most newborn babies are.

Today she becomes a grown up! I cannot believe how the time has flown. Why does my own childhood feel like it was so much longer than hers, and that I caused my parents so much more stress?

There should be cards for parents on their children’s 18th birthdays!! Congratulations! Your offspring survived to adulthood!! 🙂

About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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16 Responses to My baby is all grown up!!

  1. congratulations and best wishes on this milestone 🙂


  2. Grannymar says:

    Lovely photograph. Congratulations to the young lady and to you for producing such a beautiful baby and helping her to become the wonderful young lady she is today.


  3. Nafees says:

    Happy Birthday to your angel 🙂


  4. free penny press says:

    Happy Birthday to you both 🙂


  5. So much packed into one little blog post! Congratulations to you and your daughter! Our daughter turned 21 this summer, our son 23 this week and I am breathing down the neck of 50. It is all so strange. 🙂


    • Barbara says:

      It is strange indeed, so much symbolism in one little day…. technically the same as any other, but so much not! A real turning point, a milestone. We were so lucky to have my Mum & Dad & Sister with us for the few days. And my house hasn’t been cleaned so thoroughly in years!! 🙂


  6. Al says:

    That is a cute picture (she was, indeed, a beautiful baby) and a lovely post. When my daughter was born in 1969, I suddenly realized how truly sweet life could be.


  7. Barbara says:

    I was born in April 1969. a great year. Apparently I watched the moon landing. Unfortunately my parents weren’t the Woodstock type, but I was there in spirit 🙂


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