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Macsen is 4!!!

7th March 2018

Oh Macsen, how are we here again?  Celebrating another birthday for today you are four.

For weeks, we have been discussing your birthday.  I haven’t had the heart to tell you that you have to go to school.  You have told me at least 20 times a day that “It my guffgay boom” and when asked how old you will be, you reply with “hore”. 

It’s your fourth birthday, the first one you have gotten really excited about.  The first one you have been able to tell me what you want.  You want to “hee all amuls, elfun, heeyaf and hee” which can be translated as “see all animals, elephant, giraffe and sheep”. 

Not only is it your birthday today but today we mark 1 year of Speech Therapy.  You have made slow progress, but the important thing is that your speech has improved.  We are able to hold conversations, we can talk to each other.  I am able to understand 90% of what you try to tell me.  If I don’t understand, I can tell you.  I usually ask you to show me if you can’t tell me.  9 times out of 10 this approach works.  I’m your Mummy, Macsen, I will always try my best to listen to what you say.  That’s not to say that sometimes I feel like I am learning another language.  I may not be able to speak Welsh but I can certainly speak Macsen. 

This last year has been a difficult one.  Anwen arrived and you were besotted from the get go.  Your ‘Nanan’ can’t do anything wrong in your eyes.  Enfys has become rather an inconvenience to you because she tries to interrupt your games. 

You started Meithrin last April.  It’s been a bumpy ride.  I’ve struggled with you being in Meithrin because at the end of the day I’m the person who knows you best.  The teachers are beginning to understand what makes you tick and what triggers you.  You struggle with large groups of your peers, more than likely because of your communication difficulties.  Left to your own devices or being able to spend time with people you know will listen to you makes.a big difference. 

Last week, you got to play in the snow for the first time.  The Beast from the East and Storm Emma meant that you could have your wish to play in the snow.  We couldn’t build a snowman because the snow wouldn’t stick together well enough.  You had great fun in the snow.

Today, you are in Meithrin.  You’ve got a long day because you also have Cylch this afternoon. But when you get home we’ll have.a yummy dinner and you get to eat cake!

Macsen, whatever happens in the next 12 months, Mamnee has your back.  I love you with all of my heart and I will do whatever it takes to help you through your challenges.

My lovely big boy, all that’s left to say is, HAPPY FOURTH BIRTHDAY!!

Lots of Love

Your Mamnee.  xxxx

18 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenni
    16th March 2018 at 10:21 am

    Aww, what a beautiful letter to your little boy. Happy 4th birthday Macsen.

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      Beth
      17th March 2018 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you. He had a wonderful time! 🙂

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    Ana De- Jesus
    14th March 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Happy 4th Birthday to Macsen, I am so pleased to hear that speech therapy has helped him communicate. I had speech and language therapy growing up as well and it really helped me. I hope he continues to make great progress!

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      Beth
      14th March 2018 at 8:21 pm

      It is helping a lot. Thank you for sharing that you’ve had speech therapy. It’s always nice to hear of success stories when we’re experiencing such slow progress.

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    Siobhan | The Baby Boat Diaries
    13th March 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Happy Birthday to Macsen! What a lovely letter for your lovely boy to look back! Hope he had a lovely day! x #bloggerclubuk

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      Beth
      14th March 2018 at 8:28 pm

      Thank you Siobhan. He had a really lovely day! We actually ended up celebrating 4 times. Haha!

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    Laura Haley
    13th March 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Happy birthday Macsen! I hope you do get to see the animals.

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      Beth
      14th March 2018 at 8:29 pm

      Thank you. He did get to see the animals. We visited the farm on Saturday and he had a wonderful time! 😀

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    Amy - All about a Mummy
    13th March 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Wishing Macsen a very happy birthday! My youngest turned 4 last month too 🙂

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      Beth
      17th March 2018 at 9:16 pm

      Thank you! They grow so quickly, don’t they?

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    Sophies Nursery
    13th March 2018 at 6:55 am

    Aww happy birthday Macsen! It’s good to hear that his SLT is really working xx

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      Beth
      17th March 2018 at 9:16 pm

      Thank you! I’m pleased that it’s working even if it’s slow progress.

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    Cardiff Mummy Says - Cathryn
    13th March 2018 at 1:11 am

    Awww. Happy 4th birthday to Macsen. I hope he has enjoyed his celebrations. I also have a newly-turned four year old… and he has also been going through speech therapy. He is getting there and definitely improving but it makes me sad I don’t always understand everything he says but like you say I’ll always have his back. xx

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      Beth
      17th March 2018 at 9:17 pm

      I totally understand. I can understand most of it and he is getting better day by day but he’s still struggling with it all. I hope your little one makes good progress with speech therapy!

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    Helen
    12th March 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Aww what a beautiful collection of photos and memories! Happy Birthday Macsen 🙂

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      Beth
      17th March 2018 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you. I can’t wait to see what the next year brings. 🙂

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    Wendy
    12th March 2018 at 11:29 am

    Aww this is such a lovely post and will be nice for you to look back on as your little boy grows up. Happy birthday Macsen!x

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      Beth
      17th March 2018 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you. It will be lovely to see when he turns 18! 😀

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