Word of the Week #4 2019

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My Word of the Week

First Born

a grainy scanned photograph of a baby boy in a white hat and bib
My first born 1988

Today is the birthday of my first born son, and he’s now a lot older than I was when he was born!

The photo is scanned because we didn’t have digital cameras back in 1988. He probably won’t be happy I’ve included it here, but shhh! I won’t tell if you won’t.

He was born at 4.44 pm on a Friday afternoon, by emergency Cesarean Section after getting tangled up in his umbilical cord.

This weekend we are all going out for a meal at Frankie and Bennies. It’s a little tame to his normal requests, last year it was a Korean BBQ and the year before Teppanyaki.

I still remember his 2nd birthday with his big number 2 cake and party at grandma’s house. Where does the time go?

So, I’m choosing ‘first born’ as my word of the week as the week has been dominated with preparations, present and cake buying and card writing. It’s always a special week when a family member has a birthday.

Now it’s your turn, what have you been up to this week?

Raisie Bay



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9 Comments

  1. January 25, 2019 / 10:00 am

    Happy Birthday to your boy! hope he has a lovely day xx

    • January 25, 2019 / 10:17 am

      Thank you Karen, I think he’s in denial, the poor lad is 31 today!

  2. January 25, 2019 / 10:44 am

    Happy birthday to your first born ! It’s great that you can get together and celebrate his birthday together, hope you enjoy your meal and have a lovely weekend x #wotw

  3. January 25, 2019 / 10:46 am

    Happy birthday to your son Anne! I saw your tweet earlier about him saying he felt old. I’m 28 in a few weeks and I know what he means! I don’t feel tooooooo old right now, but 30 is creeping up and that scares me a bit! My parents would roll their eyes at me too I’m sure 😛 Have a lovely meal! #WotW

    • January 25, 2019 / 10:50 am

      No, believe me, you are still so young in your 30s, then you hit your 40s and life is good. no-one should even begin to think about getting old until you 50s at the very least 🙂

  4. January 25, 2019 / 2:35 pm

    Happy birthday to your eldest. Hope he has a great day and that you all have a lovely weekend celebrating his birthday. #WotW

  5. January 25, 2019 / 6:36 pm

    Happy birthday to your son. I hope he has a fab day and you all have a lovely meal over the weekend. x

  6. January 26, 2019 / 10:33 am

    Happy birthday to your eldest. I’ve always thought January was a good month to have a birthday. A chance to celebrate. It was my grandmother’s birthday too. Hope your family meal out goes well and you all have a good weekend. Thanks for hosting.

  7. January 26, 2019 / 9:03 pm

    Happy birthday to your son.
    Much easier to get masses of pictures these days than it use to be, taking them and waiting on them being processed.
    My kids all the nerve to be born in the middle of the night. #wotw .

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A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

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