MICHELLE Dixon's first cuddle with her newborn baby is a memory she will never forget.
The mother-of-one was finally able to cradle her baby boy after two months in hospital.
Tyler was born premature at 24 weeks.
"The first cuddle with him was magical," Michelle said.
The Rockhampton mum wasn't able to hold her baby for weeks while he recovered in hospital.
Michelle said doctors had told her that Tyler would never be able to walk.
But her little boy is a trooper. Three years on and Tyler has proved doctors wrong and is running around playing with his mum, as they prepare to celebrate Mother's Day tomorrow.
Michelle and Tyler were at a Mother's Day morning tea event at Good Start Early Learning yesterday, starting celebrations early with other mothers whose children attend the daycare centre.
"It's been so rewarding being a mother and to see him grow and develop," Michelle said.
Janae Grimes was also at the morning tea celebrations.
She is looking forward to a sleep-in tomorrow and spending the day with family.
The mother-of-two said being a modern-day mum kept her on her toes.
"It's busy, fun and tiring; you have your good days and you have your bad," Janae said.
"I don't know where I would be without them."