Suddenly We’re Celebrating Our Baby’s First Birthday

I think we’re both slightly in a state of disbelief. We’re somehow celebrating the fact that our baby has just had her first birthday!

Our baby on her first birthday
Isabelle on the morning of her first birthday!

Having a One Year Old

Of course, a first birthday was inevitably going to happen. But it still feels really weird that Isabelle is somehow now a one year old.

Reflecting on the Past Year

If I really wanted to, I could turn this into the worlds longest post. But I’m not going to go into every little detail of the past year. I’ve been running this blog since Isabelle was around less than four months old, so obviously I’ve already covered a large amount of her life. But looking back, I do have one simple thought…

Time Truly Does Fly

They say that time often goes too fast when you have a baby. And it really does. Somehow we’ve gone an entire year since we first brought Isabelle home. That time has flown by. But at the same time it’s been filled with a million moments that seem to have a lifetime of their own. I almost feel that we’ve been with Isabelle for years and years, but at the same time, it only feels like it was yesterday that she was born. It’s rather weird.

As of right now, I have enough memories to keep me happy for the rest of my life. But this isn’t the end. This is just the first year in what will hopefully be an experience that will last until the day I die. I can’t believe that we still have ¬†of moments to come. Oh, and Isabelle wasn’t the only one celebrating a birthday today!

Our Dachshund Ralph celebrating his birthday
It wasn’t just Isabelle’s birthday, it was also Ralph’s!

How Was Isabelle’s First Birthday?

To be totally honest, I don’t usually like birthdays very much. But then I’m 26. I’ve had enough of them to not really care. But this is Isabelle’s very first birthday. And it almost felt a little bit like Christmas. Not because we went overboard and got Isabelle a million different things. We don’t really like the idea of doing that. But because most of the family came around and there was a lot of excitement floating in the air.

Also watching Isabelle explore what she did have was extremely fun. We haven’t bought her a lot for a while and she has been getting a little bored of her current array of toys. I’m hoping that this new kitchen that we got her gives her a good few years of playtime, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Isabelle for her first birthday
Isabelle and Rachel playing with the new kitchen – I am trying to take more photos of the mother!

Our Baby’s First Birthday Cake

For Isabelle’s birthday we did two cakes. One was for Isabelle. It was a rather nice iced cake with a load of sprinkles. It looks rather nice, but it was a bloody nightmare adding all those sprinkles!

A babies first birthday cake
Isabelle’s First Birthday Cake!

Just ask Rachel how much of a pain that was. Not me. I was busy making something a little bit different. I made a pair of boob cakes for Rachel. Since she’s been feeding Isabelle since birth, obviously, I thought I’d celebrate that milestone. But I didn’t want to make any old boob cake. I wanted one that actually milked! So that’s what I did:

On to Year Number Two

Well that’s the first year done, now it’s on to the next. I can’t wait to see what the following year has in store. I always said before having Isabelle that the first year would be difficult. Maybe I didn’t think I’d struggle as much as I did, but I always knew I would be fine as Isabelle got older. Now she has a huge personality, I know her incredibly well, and she seemingly changes and adapts all the time. I love being a father, and it excites the hell out of me to wonder what’s going to happen next!


I’m a 27 year old married father of one – soon to be two! I started blogging after suffering with postnatal depression when Isabelle was born. These days I just talk about my life as a dad.

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