Then I got older, and time sped up, and I learned that cliches are only cliches because they're so true they get repeated until they seem meaningless!
A year has passed since Midget Gem joined our family on the outside of my uterus. For 8 months before that he'd heard a watery, echoing version of our lives happening around him and all we knew of him was kicks, wriggles and hiccups.
February 14th is a special day for a lot of couples - but it's worth huge celebration in this home because it's the celebration of welcoming this scrunched up, grumpy baby into our lives.
That tiny, perfect little baby turned in the blink of an eye into this huge big clever boy, made of smiles and joy and wonder.
I absolutely cannot believe it's been a full year, the time has passed terribly quickly - I feel like I've barely had time to breathe.
A huge amount has changed in the past 12 months and it looks like the next 12 months will be just as exciting, and just as action packed - I'm excited to see what the next year will bring, and who Midget Gem will become in that time.
I am so, so happy that I have this family, that these are the babies I was given, and that this is my life. It isn't perfect, but it's a very good start.
Here's to another smashing year!