Yesterday I brought Small her first pair of 'real' shoes. She's had the soft 'bootie' kind, but these are the first real pair that are designed to be walked in. We're a big fan of Vans in this house - Mr B and myself both have pairs, so what could be more fitting than a cute diddy pair of size 3.5 red toddler shoes.
I can't help but feel like this is a pretty momentous moment in my daughter growing up. After all it marks the fact that very soon she'll be walking - and then she really will be growing up!
The last 9 months that she has been with us have gone so fast, but quite slowly all at the same time. It only seems like yesterday that I held her in my arms for the first time - yet it seems such a long time ago that I got to sleep through the night, have a lie in at the weekend or leave the house with a huge bag of nappies. In just a few short months she'll be 1. A whole year.