Living arrows 2017 – 9/52

3 years ago today, at 3 minutes past 6 in the morning, we became a family of 4.

We made our way to hospital at about 3am, and I never made it past triage.  They were monitoring the baby’s movements as I felt they had slowed down after I started feeling contractions.  It was only when I told Steve to fetch someone because I needed to push, at nearly 6am, that they examined me.  And found I was indeed ready to give birth.

Less than 10 minutes later she was here.

Our daughter.

At that point nameless.

By the end of the day though I was pretty sure what her name was.

A name we hadn’t even considered until the midwife came in and introduced herself, “Hi, I’m Nerys”.


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Our Nerys.

I can’t imagine her with any other name now.  This one suits her perfectly.

Our beautiful, stubborn, silly, sweet Nerys.

3 years old.

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She loves:

  • Looking at books and ‘reading’ along with me.
  • Topsy and Tim.
  • Doc McStuffins.
  • Going out.  To the park, the beach, the supermarket, anywhere.
  • Escalators.  If we ever go into town she gets very excited about the idea of going on the escalators!


She is:

  • About to start in the Rising 3s class at school.  She’s ready.  I’m not sure I am!
  • Really starting to assert herself.  We didn’t have the terrible twos that badly, but I think three is going to be an interesting year.  We’ve had some good foot-stamping recently!
  • A chocolate lover.  What can I say, she’s a girl after my own heart.
  • Creative.  She loves to paint, and draw, and do anything arty.  And she loves pretend play, making me cups of tea and building pretend sandcastles in the lounge.
  • Starting to look more like me, apparently.  I still can’t quite see it, but more people have started saying she looks like me which is lovely to hear!  She’s definitely still her Father’s daughter though, she is going to be tall like him!

3 years old.

I can’t quite get my head around it.


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  1. Janine Dolan 27/02/2017 / 12:01 pm

    The typical girl. It’s great to have photos to look back on.

  2. Claire Witt 27/02/2017 / 5:31 pm

    Gorgeous Photos! They do grow far too quick my oldest is nearly 8 🙁

    • This glorious life
      27/02/2017 / 8:22 pm

      Thank you. It’s scary how quickly the time goes isn’t it! x

  3. Sarah 27/02/2017 / 10:58 pm

    Happy Birthday Nerys! Three is a fab age though – I’m totally loving three, even with the odd tantrum 🙂 #LivingArrows

  4. Martyn Kitney 28/02/2017 / 2:08 pm

    Aw lovely! Amazing how fast they grow but such lovely photos #LivingArrows

  5. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons 28/02/2017 / 7:33 pm

    I love this set of photos – you can recognise her right from the start! I hope she had a wonderful birthday! My son will be 3 in April and it’s crazy how quickly that time has gone – 3 seems like such a milestone all of a sudden! #LivingArrows

  6. Donna 28/02/2017 / 9:08 pm

    Oh she was such a beautiful baby! It has been a pleasure watching her grow through the pages of your blog – happy birthday Nerys! x

  7. Sherry 03/03/2017 / 10:03 am

    Ah this is beautiful, hope she had a great birthday. Ours totally missed terrible twos and threenager years, but she has merged them all and thrown them at us with the 4’s! #LivingArrows

  8. Pat - White Camellias 04/03/2017 / 4:01 pm

    What a beautiful post. She was born with some good cheeks on her 🙂 Love her name too. Happy birthday Nerys “Livingarrows

  9. Emma T 05/03/2017 / 9:02 pm

    Happy birthday Nerys. I think she does look quite like you in that last photo. #livingarrows

  10. Mudpie Fridays 05/03/2017 / 10:58 pm

    Oh that’s so sweet it’s scary how quickly they grow up. What a lovely name too. It sounds like she is more than ready although I remember the first time I took Monkey to preschool he was fine! I wept!! #LivingArrows

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