February has always been a weird one for my Adam and I. It will be our 10 year anniversary on the 24th so we don't normally celebrate Valentine's Day, but for some reason the past two have just seemed appropriate since having Ralphie.
Since becoming parents LOVE has a whole new meaning. I never really knew how much I loved him before I saw him love our son. As we are soon approaching two years since I found out I was pregnant (1st May 2016) I am thinking about ALL THOSE TIMES.. the times i’ve needed him.
The times he rubbed my back, held my hair and cleaned sick from the bathroom floor more times than I can remember during my pregnancy.
The times he was there at every midwife, hospital and antenatal appointment.
The times he sat awake at night with me when I couldn't sleep and played music to the baby in my tummy.
The time he slept on a chair in hospital for four nights and did not leave my side just holding my hand and feeling my pain with me.
The times over the last year when he stays up with me on those all nighters with Ralphie. #TeethingSucks
The times we’ve sat and laughed together at 3:30am because if we didn’t laugh we’d have cried..
The times when he comes in from work and just takes over with the feeding, changing, bathing, cooking and washing.
The times at the weekend when he notices that I’ve had a rough week and he offers to get up with Ralphie so I can have a lie in.
The times are endless and sometimes go unnoticed. Having a baby changes your life, priorities, sleep pattern and routine but it shouldn’t change your ability to love endlessly and be thankful for those times...
Love makes a house a home and I am so lucky to be in this with my best friend. Who supports, loves and provides for us in every single way he can. He makes the hardest days look effortless and I admire his strength and ability to get shit done with minimal sleep. Despite hitting snooze copious times every morning.
We both do the same amount of housework, washing, cooking, cleaning, and parenting. Why? Because we are both adults, we are both parents, and we are both in this together.
So let's end the stigma that Valentine's Day is all about the women because there's some super men, dads and step dads out there too!
On Christmas Day 2017 Adam asked me to marry him. And of course I said YES! So here’s to more “times” with my valentine, my fiancé and as a family.
We may not have it all together but together we have it all. ❤️