On this very day, and this very date, exactly 9 months ago you were born…
You certainly didn’t want to wait around and we almost had you in the car ( your daddy would have HATED that!!) but luckily your daddy got your mummy to the labour ward with ten minutes to spare.
Your daddy cut the chord and he got to cuddle you first. No matter what he tells you, he shed a few tears when you made an appearance! You got to take a few selfies with your daddy while mummy came back down to earth and when I finally got my hands on you I never wanted to let you go…
Sadly for mummy, but amazingly for you, I have had to let you go on many occasions. Mummy had to hand you over to your Nanny and Grandma when they both wanted cuddles and mummy had to learn to put you down while you slept so that mummy could get some sleep too. Mummy has had to learn to do a lot of things since the day you were born like learn to eat one handed and shower in record time but the one thing I haven’t learnt yet is how to be apart from you. You go everywhere with me, you’re my little buddy who comes with me on lunch dates and always steal my food, you’re my best friend and I love you darling!
Since this very day, and this very date exactly 9 months ago you’ve learnt to sit up and roll over, you’re almost crawling but you’re going backwards like a pro! You’ve gone from having mummy’s milk to also eating everything in sight including the carpet. It’s so much fun to watch you pincer grip little raisins and little green peas off your highchair tray. You love french toast and spaghetti bolognese but we gave you some kiwi fruit this morning and you loved that too!
Peek-a-boo always makes you laugh but so does a tickle or a throw in the air, and you have that cheeky little 6 toothed grin we love! You smile at everybody and you’re a social butterfly. You’re a wriggly little worm and always want to be involved in stuff. Your daddy thinks you’re saying ‘Dada’ but I know you’re just babbling and that your first and only word has always been ‘Hi’ which is how you greet me whenever you wake up.
A lot has changed my darling since that day 9 months ago but one thing is for sure, Mummy and Daddy still love you just as much as that day and no matter how big you grow and how many times we’ll have to let you go off to explore the world, we will always love you and I hope you’ll always come back to us.
I can’t believe that in 3 months I’ll be sitting right here writing about how you’ve turned a year old and wondering where the time has gone but for now I’m going to enjoy you being this small, I know you’ll continue to grow and that I wont be able to stop time but you amaze me every single day and i wouldn’t have it any other way.
Lots of love