I Must Confess…things that make me weak at the knees

I have to confess I love the prompt for this week. It is very much open to interpretation and has the potential to be a whole lot of fun.

Weak at the knees

There are many things that make me weak at the knees – for both positive and negative reasons. For instance:

  • I have blogged before about my insane fear of mountains which makes my knees weak with terror
  • My knees also grow weak with the joy of listening to beautiful and inspiring music
  • Being loved by my wonderful husband also makes my knees weak with love
  • The continuing progress of my son despite all obstacles makes my knees grow weak with pride
  • My knees also often go weak with exhaustion when I tend to do too much…

Today I am weak at the knees for a completely different reason.

Delilah. My baby, my last child, is four today.


Like most parents, I’m in awe at how fast the time has gone.

I still remember shaking in terror before I delivered her via planned caesarean section. I was so scared of the operation itself that I literally forgot the reason for having it. It wasn’t until she was placed in my arms that my terror subsided and was replaced by an overwhelming sense of love and affection. She was perfect (as all babies are!)


Luckily she was an easy and placid baby and found her place in our chaotic family in no time at all. She even weaved an anxious Gilbert under her spell – a spell he is still under to this day!

As she has grown, her playful, cheeky, happy and forceful personality has shone through. She is far more independent than either of her siblings ever were, which has been a interesting ride for us. I know her indomitable spirit will take her far, as will her caring and compassionate nature.

Delilah is a joy. Yes, she can be stubborn and difficult to deal with at times but more often than not she is a little girl, with a passion for life and a fierce spirit to match. A girl with a big imagination and endless inspiration for play. A little sister full of love for her big brother who has come to depend on her for companionship and for her big sister whom she looks up to and adores.


My inquisitive little bear at Carter Observatory, Wellington, New Zealand

Happy 4th birthday Delilah Bear! You do literally make me weak at the knees at times – I would not have it any other way!

What makes you weak at the knees?

You know what to do!

Sharing the linking love with Alicia and Eva on this very special Monday!

The Rules…

I Must Confess

– I Must Confess is a link up that runs every Monday and remains live for the whole week.

– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.

– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.

– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!

– We’re always open to suggestions for the weekly prompt!


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29 Responses

  1. Linking up for MC this week. My first time and I’m not sure I’ve done it correctly?
    Mystery Case helper recently posted..A Mystery Case Confession | Weak at the Knees…..

  2. Zita says:

    A lovely post for your little girl! Hope she has a wonderful day! xo
    Zita recently posted..for X

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Zita – it has started off well so far. The doll’s house I spent hours constructing last night is a hit this morning!!!!

  3. I’m not really sure what makes me go weak at the knees..hmm I guess the last time I felt that way was when I found out I was finally pregnant. And of course T does it to me occasionally (although not as much now we have a baby! – the romance is a bit over now)
    Toni @ Finding Myself Young recently posted..The missing piece of our journey

    • Kirsty says:

      The romance will return Toni – those early months and years are hard but T will make you go weak at the knees again!

  4. I must confess that I am terrible at sticking to the prompt πŸ˜‰ But thinking of all the things that make me go weak at the knees, hubby singing his wedding vows would have to be up there at the top of the list!
    Happy birthday to Delilah, I hope she has a perfect day! xx
    Emma Fahy Davis recently posted..Breastfeeding While Addicted: Is Breast ALWAYS Best?

    • Kirsty says:

      Don’t worry Emma – sometimes I go off prompt too which is sort of awkward when I’m usually the one who sets it! Luckily it’s a guideline only – it’s all good. Delilah’s day has started off very well so far. Now I need to make her cake and her birthday dinner order (spaghetti bolognaise) and fingers crossed, it will be a perfect day for her.

  5. Tegan says:

    Happy Birthday Delilah!
    I must confess that seeing Mr 4 and Paul playing together makes me weak at the knees. I just love watching the funny games they come up with.
    Tegan recently posted..Random Confessions April 2014

    • Kirsty says:

      I agree Tegan – seeing Nathan playing and having fun with the kids is intoxicating. It’s beautiful seeing a father connecting in a special way with his children x

  6. Nawww beautiful post about your birthday girl. I’m posting my confession of being a cradle-snatcher today, because my toy boy still makes me go weak at the knees, all these years later πŸ™‚
    Janet @ Middle Aged Mama recently posted..Confessions of a Cradle-Snatcher

    • Kirsty says:

      I have a toy boy too Janet and he also still has that knack of making me go weak at the knees – yes, Nathan I am talking about you!

  7. Bless, happy birthday to your princes and ‘birth’ day to you – doesn’t time fly! We share today as a special one, my wedding anniversary and your baby’s birthday! My hubby still makes me weak at knees, when we’re out of the house and not busy parenting! Thanks for linky xxx
    Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me recently posted..How marketing wardlords are profiting from the gluten-free hype.

    • Kirsty says:

      Happy anniversary Em! Nice to see your husband helping out with the homework cutting -help around the house always makes me weak at the knees! Your husband is definitely a keeper πŸ™‚ Hope you get to celebrate in style later today x

  8. Happy birthday Delilah! (Love the name).
    Climbing my stairs in a two story house makes me weak at the knees. Dang sorry I ever bought a home with stairs. Some days I crawl up them out of fatigue!
    Hot guys on TV make me weak knee’d too! πŸ˜€
    Jody at Six Little Hearts recently posted..Spring Cleaning In Autumn…

    • Kirsty says:

      We live in a house with stairs too and I must say the first week or so here was PAINFUL. I will have to find a single storey home in my twilight years – if I can last that long!

  9. Paula J says:

    Hi Kirsty… heights and elevators make me weak in the knees. I also became weak in the knees when I discovered I was pregnant with baby #4…she’s now 11 weeks old so I’m good on that πŸ™‚
    Paula J recently posted..NO RULES Weekend Blog Party with Linky #82!

  10. Happy Birthday Delilah! Congrats Kirsty! I think you are now officially out of the baby and toddler stage. I hope you celebrate this occasion. I cannot wait to join you at this stage, xS
    Sarah from Creating Contentment recently posted..mindful eating and how to introduce it to children

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Sarah! I’m happy to see her grow and develop and become more independent but I do miss the baby stage – they are so cuddly and snuggly when they are small and little x

  11. Alicia says:

    Happy birthday to your four year old. My kids make me weak at the knees too, when they aren’t driving me up the wall. Good food makes me weak at the knees πŸ™‚
    Alicia recently posted..Peppi da puppy

  12. A beautiful post. They just grow up so quickly! πŸ™‚
    floodproofmum recently posted..A-Z Simple Living: X = Xeriscaping

  13. My son makes me weak at the knees, especially looking back on baby photos. Snakes make me weak at the knees. Squatting for a long period makes me weak at the knees as well as a little too much red wine! πŸ™‚
    Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy recently posted..The Songs I Sing at Sleep Time

    • Kirsty says:

      I think I have to agree with you Eva on all those. I personally try to squat as little as possible – really not my style πŸ˜‰

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