Happy 1st Birthday Eduardo!

Cuddles with mummy 
His birthday cake was banoffee pie, made by me :) 
The best big sister - genuinely excited for him to see his cake & presents!
Blowing out his candle
With his auntie Erika
Playing with the present we got him - they both loved it!
Devouring his birthday cake :)

Exactly one year ago this little boy stole my heart. Before giving birth to him I never could have imagined myself with a boy...I've always been a total girly girl and when we found out we were having Emilia I was so relieved and excited! I'd always wanted a girl to dress up in pink & bows, do girly things like play with makeup, take her shopping and get mother-daughter mani pedis. I grew up the oldest of three sisters so I honestly didn't know very much about boys. To tell the truth I had little to no interest in finding out either, as I'd always imagined them to be rowdy, messy, smelly creatures who only cared about cars, sports or playstation games. So when we found out Eduardo was a boy as much as I was happy to have one of each I was also scared and apprehensive about how on earth I was going to be a mum to a little man. 

I cannot tell you how wrong and ignorant I was about everything! Boys are JUST as much fun as girls...for one thing dressing them is amazing and opens up a whole new world of options! I never realised just how much fun picking boy clothes was - it is equally as fun as girls' stuff! Eduardo loves planes, trains and car noises, he likes getting messy and dirty, he wants to get into everything and it's actually the sweetest thing in the world to watch because it reminds me of his daddy whom I love to pieces. 

Another wonderful thing about having Eduardo is that he is so affectionate and a total mummy's boy. I have a strong bond with Emilia and she will come to me for comfort when she needs it or is feeling scared but she is also fiercely independent so you feel like you really need to work for her hugs! But Eduardo is a cuddle monster...no matter what I'm doing he will always lean in for a hug, a kiss or even start climbing my legs just to be close to me. It's so amazing to me because as a child I was more like Emilia so I feel like I "get" her whereas Eduardo took me by surprise. And I can safely say as a mummy I appreciate it very much :) 

This past year has been a big one especially with our move to the UK and settling into family life with two small children. I can honestly look back and say I'm proud of everything we did but I'm also a bit sad that it's over. First birthdays are always emotional for me (I was the same with Emilia) because it marks the end of breastfeeding which is a huge bond between mother & baby. But this time round was even more bittersweet as I'm pretty sure that this will be my last baby so a part of me doesn't want him to grow up and I'm clinging to every moment! 

Happy 1st Birthday, little man. We are so lucky to have you <3 

103 comments

  1. This is so cute! Happy birthday Eduardo!!

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  2. Lovely photos, Anna! And happy birthday to little Eduardo! x

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  3. Such a lovely, precious post! Happy 1st Birthday Eduardo! Anna you're honestly an amazing mum, watching your kids grow up and your bond with them flourish everyday is such a blessing ❤️

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  4. Aww! Loved this post, so cute! And of course happy birthday Eduardo :).

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  5. This was such a lovely post! I love seeing things from your point of view here on your beautiful blog! Happy first birthday Eduardo! xxx

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  6. This is beautiful. You and Jonathan have made two beautiful children that are very lucky to have loving and caring parents. Anna your snapchats are hilarious, you are a beautiful strong and inspiring woman. I am so excited for tomorrow's vlog. Happy birthday Eduardo.

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  7. What a cutie! I love watching you and your gorgeous family every day. Happy 1st birthday to your gorgeous boy, Eduardo!
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  8. Actually brought tears to my eyes. Really lovely post. Happy Birthday Eduardo!! xx

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  9. Morgan McDaniel9 April 2015 at 22:14

    Happy Birthday Eduardo! Seeing you grow up has been an absolute pleasure! All of us friends are super grateful to your Mummy and Daddy for documenting your life! Have a wonderful birthday, sweet boy! xo's!

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  10. Lovely blog post! Happy 1st birthday Ardo ❤ you're the cutest little man, love ya x

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  11. Lovely blog post! Happy 1st birthday Ardo ❤ you're the cutest little man, love ya xx

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  12. Lovely blog post! Happy 1st birthday Ardo ❤ you're the cutest little man, love ya x

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  13. Happy Birthday Eduardo : )
    Anna the Birthday party for Eduardo looks so cute a very lovely blog post

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  14. Big hugs to you Anna from one mumma bear to another <3 xxxx Happy birthday to you all, and to all the other beautiful babies born today :)

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  15. Happy 1st birthday Eduardo such a cutie 💙

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  16. Happy Birthday Eduardo! �� ����

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  17. Happy 1st birthday, Eduardo. Lovely photos, cute cuddles with Eduardo! ❤ Emilia is a great big sister. Amazed by the focus in the pictures!! xxx

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  18. Such a lovely post Anna, have really loved watching him grow up through the vlogs this past year. Hope you all enjoyed the day x
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  19. Aw, a lovely post! Happy birthday Eduardo! Anna, you have such a beautiful family and you're such an amazing woman! X

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  20. It's so nice to see that you have such a happy and healthy family! I hope you enjoy every next yar with you children as much as you enjoyed the first. Happy birthday Eduardo!!
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  21. Happy birthday to this amazing baby boy!!!!!!

    Kisses

    Tiff

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  22. That Made Me Cryyyyy Ommgg, Happy Birthdaay Mandrin Man <3

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  23. Happy Birthday, Eduardo!! You are only a few weeks older than my first born daughter :) It has been a joy watching you grow up this year!
    Anna, You and Jonathan are wonderful parents and I love watching the videos for tips, tricks, and strategies on balancing being a working mommy.
    We love being invited into the Saccone-Joly world every day and thank you sincerely for allowing us in :)
    -Ashley C.- Alabama (USA)

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  24. Happy birthday Eduardo! So sweet, lovely photos and post

    Lucy x

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  25. Happy birthday Eduardo! It looked like he had an amazing day! You are both such great parents and your kids are beautiful and very well behaved! :}

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  26. Awwwwh. Great photos and congrats with Eduardo!

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  27. OMG, I love him, I think you are the best mommy. I'm proud of Eduardo because he is a really cute ''big boy'' but I'm proud of you and Jonathan because are making 2 really good people. Your babies are so happy and it's the most important thing in the world. Emilia and Eduardo are so lucky for have this amazing parents :-) Hugs from Chile <3333 (Sorry for my english) Los Quiero!

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  28. This is so touching. Especialy because my baby girl is today one year old. I never imagine me so emotional over life, like I am now, after I gave birth to my girl. And I just want for Eduardo happy 1st birthday!!
    For you Anna wish I that you will keep doing so good, because you helped me during my pregnancy with your vlogs and blogs.

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  29. AW EMILIA AND EDUARDO ARE SOOO ADORABLE I hope he had a wonderful day- Happy 1st Birthday! The pictures are so cute, Would anyone here mind checking out my blog, it would really be helpful if anyone could drop by and give me any sort of feedback or comments on it? thankyou http://justjessleech.blogspot.com/ xxxx

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  30. Happy 1st birthday Eduardo! So happy for you. And also my baby girl has today her 1st birthday, and it brings all memories back again.

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  31. I have watched the vlogs for so long it feels like yesterday you were in annas tummy and now you're one. Have a happy birthday little man. You have the most loving parents and the best sister ever and life will be good to you.

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  32. Aww, such a nice post Anna, i actually teared a bit. You are such a lovely mother and i hope to soon be a lovely mother too - that is the most significant task on this earth, i feel like. Happy birthday to your little munchkin! xx

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  33. Aww, happy birthday Edwardo! He's so cute and he's grown so much!
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  34. Simply beautiful xx

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  35. This is so cute! Happy Birthday Eduardo!

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  36. Aww happy birthday E. This time last year I was in France checking Twitter waiting to see if you had been born. Katie x

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  37. What a lovely post! Happy birthday to such a cute and amazing boy, your family is very special :)

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  38. Looks like the perfect day! He is adorable and you Anna are beautiful in that first photo :) Frame worthy!

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  39. Happy birthday! I cried a little 😂

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  40. Happy Birthday Eduardo! He is such a cute little guy :) My little girl's birthday was very bittersweet for me as well.

    Rachel
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  41. Happy Birthday Eduardo! My son use to wear the one piece pj's. They look so cute. He is cute. Enjoy the cake looks yummy.

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  42. Happy birthday Eduardo!! He is growing so fast! Beautiful pictures, and the banoffee pie looks delicious!
    Alina
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  43. aww this really touched me in a way mostly because I started watching you guys just after Eduardo was born and to see him as such a big boy now is just well amazing and it also touched my heart because wardo may be your last baby and I don't want it to be because your babies are so frickin cute!! <3


    But the will both be so grown up soon so...

    Happy Birthday Little Eduardo!
    Hope you have a lovely day and enjoy every second of it!
    Love,
    Dearbhla xoxo <3

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  44. Happy Birthday Eduardo!
    I feel like what your perception of having a boy was, is still my perception. I'm not ready for kids yet, but I feel like having a girl would totally be more relatable. It's nice to hear how totally different your thoughts were when reality hit.
    I also cannot wrap my head around how it feels like it was just last year that you and Jonathan revealed Emilia's name on the computer.. Now Eduardo is ONE!? No way! It has been such fun to watch your beautiful family grow, thanks for taking us along for the ride!

    Much Love!
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  45. The sweetest post ever! You're such an amazing mother. <3

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  46. Yep, boys are amazing... and easier as teenagers (usually) ;) Happy Birthday Ardo! and Happy Birth-a-versary Anna.

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  47. Such a cutie! Makes my heart melt :) Happy Birthday Eduardo!

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  48. A really sweet post Anna!

    Happy first birthday lil Eduardo!!

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  49. Happy Birthday Sweet Eduardo! Thanks for sharing these precious moments with us. Anna I felt the same about having a boy. I am the youngest of 4 girls. Had my daughter first and my son 6 Years later. They are my world and am so happy to be blessed with them both.

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  50. This is just too cute! Happy birthday Eduardo xx

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  51. Happy Birthday Eduardo! You are amazi ng family ☺

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  52. Happy Birthday Eduardo, he is so cute! xoxo from switzerland!

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  53. Where can I buy this toy you bought for him?

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  54. It doesn't have to be the end of breastfeeding. I fed my wee boy until he was 2.5yrs old. Still plenty of benefits and it was very easy to get him to stop at that age. I think it would have been a struggle any younger.

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  55. Wonderful Post Anna!! so emotional and cute :) Happy birthday to Little Eduardo!

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  56. Aww this was so cute! Happy Birthday Eduardo for yesterday :) xxx

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  57. Happy Birthday to him! HE reminds me of my little brother, they grow up so fast!

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  58. Happy Late Birthday Ardo!
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  59. Happy Birthday Eduardo xx
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  60. It doesn't have to signal the end of breastfeeding :) The World Health Organisation actually recommend BFing until 2 but obviously it's up to you

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  61. ...my heart melted reading this.
    I wish Eduardo and your family all the best.
    Your family is awesome and you as a mother just perfect!

    Take care -
    Happy Birthday, little Eduardo - you are doing great!

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  62. Happy Birthday Eduardo! I can' believe you're one already! Love you so much

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  63. This brought tears to my eyes :)
    They are so lucky to have you as there mummy

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  64. Happy birthday Eduardo! Anna - I love the wooden activity table you got for him, where did you get it? My little boy turns 1 at the end of April and would love to get him something like this! Caroline x

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  65. This is so sweet Anna he is such a lovely little boy xxx

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  66. Lovely post Anna, but I have to ask, why does turning one mark the end of breast feeding? You can feed as long as you like, in fact to get the maximum benefits for your baby some feed till they are two. My baby is 14 months and I am still feedling her first thing in the morning and before naps and bedtime. There are no rules just do what you feel comfortable with :)

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  67. Oh I forgot to say Happy birthday beautiful boy !! :D

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  68. happy belated birthday eduardo! such a cute little guy (emilia is also adorable!) god bless your family, you're all absolutely beautiful people. xo
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  69. I think having one of each is such a blessing and the bond they share is incredible as it's shown in vlogs. You and Jonathan are so blessed! Your children are beautiful and will grow up to have beautiful souls. I give you so much credit for sharing your fears on having a boy. There is nothing wrong with fearing the unfamiliar. (: I really look up to you as a mom and hope all the best for you and your family. Happy Birthday little Eduardo! May you continue to be healthy and loving like the little man you already are. (:

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  70. Aww what a sweet post Anna and I remover setting my phone to update me when he arrived. I can't believe that was a year ago. Happy Birthday Eduardo!

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  71. Happy Birthday Eduardo! SO cute, I can't wait to see the vlog.

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  72. Happy Birthday Eduardo! I can't wait to watch this on the vlogs.
    I absolutely love that I have a son, I feel that they're so much 'easier' than girls.

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  73. Aw happy birthday Eduardo! Can't believe he is one already, too cute<3

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  74. This is such a lovely blogpost Anna! The bond you share with your children is incredible and is so sweet! You and Jonathan are very lucky to have such amazing and beautiful children who you both have a very special bond with <3

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  75. This is the loveliest blog post, Anna! I hope Eduardo had a lovely birthday! He really is the cutest thing ever :')

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  76. OWWWWWWH this si so cute, I haven't caught the vlog yet but I'm so excited to see your day!

    Lauren x
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  77. Happy Birthday to that little sunshine! What a precious little guy <3


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  78. This is so cute! Happy birthday Eduardo :)

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  79. Such a cute & heart warming post! I can't believe it's been a year since I watched the vlog when Eduardo was born! Such a cute little boy :)

    Charlie x

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  80. Happy birthday Eduardo! Wow, time flies! ;)

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  81. So sweet, lovely photos! x

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  82. So sweet, can't believe he is already a year old!

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  83. What a beautiful family! You make me appreciate my own boy (who is two) so much! Happy Birthday Eduardo!

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  84. This is an amazing post because you are sharing what you do as a mom and how you bond so well with your kids. You are such a beautiful mom and you are also a great mother and even if this is your last 1st birthday party you can look forward to new achievements and birthday parties with Emilia and Eduardo. Keep doing what you love, like your family bond. I love you and your family and I hope that I will always be a friendliest friend.bye!

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  85. aww so cute! Eduardo is growing up so fast! Hope he and the rest of your family had a fantastic day! :)

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  86. Eduardo is adorable, I hope he had an amazing birthday
    You are an amazing mother too, I hope you have a nice day

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  87. This is so adorable, it is so nice that you keep a record of things like this so Emilia and Eduardo can see how they grew up - I wish I could do that...

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  88. Eduardo is so Cute! Hope he had an amazing Birthday!

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  89. Hi Anna, Happy 1st Birthday to Eduardo! I can understand what you mean about having a boy. I also could never have imagined having a baby boy but 6 months ago I gave birth to boy/girl twins and I adore having a son and a daughter. I discovered your family vlogs while pregnant and it helped me so much. Also it introduced me to the belly bandit which has been great. Please don't stop vlogging/blogging. I am sure it can't be easy with two you kids. big hugs

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  90. A great article! Thanks for these incredible photographs. You know my daughter is also going to turn one next month. There is loads of party planning going on for celebrations. Can you share some ideas for girlish birthday themes?

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