Baby milestones are important, fun and flow in abundance once you have a baby. Most parents even keep a book of those baby milestones; the dates, times, locations and even what the baby was wearing at the time. I’m not quite that obsessive about it, but I do like to keep some sort of record. We did in fact use some ‘baby milestone cards’ that you prop up against your baby and take a snap. (This involves less writing, so suited me down to the ground!)
# 1 week old
# 1 month old
# First smile
# Rolling over
# Holding their head up
# First giggle
# First word
# First time crawling
# First time walking
# First Arsenal game
# First day at school
# Learning to ride a bike
To name but a few! But tonight, for us, is one of the most important baby milestones. It’s also one of the most neglected and forgotten about milestones. Arguably, it’s a rare one for many but I want to celebrate it tonight…
# Mums first night out with the girls (and wine)
That’s right, tonight is the first night out my wife has had in nearly a year. And by night out, I mean proper night out with the girlies and able to enjoy a glass of wine or 10! Now, I know what you’re thinking, why am I celebrating this? But to be honest, I’ve been longing for this for a very long time. Not because I can have the TV control to myself and watch Match of the Day in peace, but because I genuinely feel happy to know that she is enjoying herself with her girlfriends.
It marks the point at which we/she is beginning to get her life back a little. It is the first point at which she can think about herself as number 1 for a few hours. She deserves it after all!
This day is so momentous in my book, that I actually went out to find her some kind of outfit to wear. I want her to feel a million dollars on her first night out. So, I ventured into French Connection, who had a convenient 20% sale this weekend…winner, and proceeded to mull round looking like Joey Essex on Question Time. Fortunately a sales assistant came to my rescue and helped me find something suitable, elegant, sexy and matching for her to wear. And you’ll never guess what, I even got the sizes spot on!
She’s just left the house and I’ll tell you, she looks unbelievable! Absolutely stunning! Absolutely gorgeously beautiful! (I did well and am congratulating myself with a beer!)
I’ve hunted through the pack of baby millstone cards for one that says, ‘first night out with the girls’ and there doesn’t seem to be one; but don’t worry… I’ve made my own. #creative