Friday, 15 June 2018

A Letter To My Little Girl at One Year Old

Dear S,

I can't call you Baby S anymore. Your officially a toddler! How on earth has that happened?

You are one! A whole year old. It's so hard to believe. Who knew it was going to come around so quickly?

I have a little tradition that every year on D's Birthday I write him a special letter. It's just something from me to him and now that you have turned one I am writing you a special letter too. 

Just over a year ago I had no idea when you would be arriving. Every hospital trip brought with it something new to think about, worry about and to add to the mounting pile of things we needed to watch out for. Everyone was prepared for a long labour and we even prepared for the possibility you would be born through a c-section. Looking back it all seems so scary now. A big comfort was that it would all be very well planned. That was until you decided that you'd had enough. I had one hell of a wake up call that morning! As did everyone else in our house. Thankfully everything went really well and it was 'as textbook as it could get' whatever that means? I think it went well anyway!

At 36 weeks I was terrified that we wouldn't get to be together right away. You had been considered premature. I remember asking in terror when we entered the delivery room if you would be okay. I remember saying "It's too early!" At that point it didn't really matter that it was early. You where making your grand entrance if I was ready for it or not. What a grand entrance it was too. You quite literally came into the world standing on your own two feet!

You've decided that you are continuing through life on your own two feet as well. Your so head strong and independent. Your trying so hard to walk for longer and longer now and if there is a way for you to do something without help you will give it a try. Your so full of determination, it both fills me with pride and terrifies me!

It is amazing to think that this time last year you where only a few days old and we hadn't even left the hospital yet. It feels as though you have been with us forever now. Looking back it's hard to remember what our life was like before you arrived. You truly have completed our little family. your

We have all loved getting to know you in this past year. Your such a bubbly little girl who loves to laugh. D is your idol and he just adores you. He calls you his "Little Princess" and tells everyone so proudly that you are his baby sister. I don't think that will ever change. You will forever be his little baby sister and I look forward to seeing how your relationship grows and changes as you both grow older. I can't imagine a time when you aren't as thick as thieves.

You have so many likes. The latest is that you really love trying to climb things. Much to my dismay! Your so steady and have great balance especially when your walking or climbing up on things. I know that one day I am going to scream when I find you climbing somewhere you really shouldn't be.

I've watched you reach so many milestones, some have been amazing while othrs ave felt just a little bittersweet. Each has carried it's own swell of pride and emotions before we celebrate each one. Much to your delight! Each is of course followed by my five million photos to mark each one! I am sure by the time you read this you expect no less. You are so clever already. You are smashing through your milestones so much faster than your brother. 
I'm looking forward to everything that is still to come. We have so much more to learn about you and your likes, dislikes and so much more. 

Love Mummy x


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