TJ Turns 5!

Yesterday, our little man turned 5….5? How did that happen?

We know it sounds like a cliche, but we really cannot believe how quickly the time has gone and can’t remember life without him either. 5 seems like such a monumental age somehow – 5 is the age where most children are at school. 5 is half a decade and 5 is the age where the ‘red book’ becomes redundant.

TJ arrived in the world at 9:05am on the 13th February 2012. After a pretty horrendous 62 hour labour, he was born via emergency c-section a very healthy 9lb 1oz. We fell in love with him immediately and brought him home 3 days later to start our family life together.

It’s safe to say that from the moment he was born, TJ had a very special place in our family. He is the only grandson on one side of the family and is absolutely doted on by his 4 cousins.

As we do on every birthday, yesterday we looked through photos of his early days and reminisced about the years that have gone by. They’ve not all been plain-sailing. Not by a long way. But, for every challenge, we have lots and lots of amazing memories (and about 100,000 photos – honestly, our Flickr account is bursting at the seams!)

TJ is a loving, sensitive, caring, independent and strong-willed little boy and we genuinely wouldn’t change him for the world.


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