I love to keep a monthly record of Baby progress, so that I can look back in years to come. It will also help me remember when important things happened! (my memory is awful…). Every six months I write Baby a hand written letter, which I pop into an envelope and keep for her to read when she is older. I hope that she will enjoy them when she grows up.
So this brings me on to this post, today Baby is eighteen months old. So it was time to write to her again.
To my darling Baby,
I can’t believe I am writing your 18 month letter. So much has happened in the last six months, the changes in you are immeasurable. You have gone from cruising around the furniture and venturing the odd step, to running rings round Daddy and I.
You are so active and we rarely see you walk anywhere. You much prefer to jog and run. I think your brain works to fast to allow you to walk. You want to be everywhere as quick as possible. There is always something in your hand, you like nothing more than collecting things and sometimes struggle carrying your spoils around.
It seems as if every day you learn something new. Your vocabulary is coming along and the new words this month have included cracker, cheese, ham, yo-yo, bubble plus a few others. You adore chattering, and you spend most of the day talking. You are so bright and have a smile that could light up even the darkest of days.
Taking after Mummy and Daddy, you are really tall. People are always surprised when they learn your age. You still don’t have much hair, but it is getting a bit longer at the back and so blonde. It will take some getting used to when you finally have a full head of hair.
You love to help Mummy and Daddy and are gaining much more understanding of what we are saying. Being able to carry out tasks and it is so nice to start this proper communication with you.
The last couple of months have been challenging. I think you are being bothered by your teeth and feeling frustration at not being able to talk to us properly. It has resulted in lots of crying and shouting, which is draining for us all. Hopefully, things will start to settle soon.
You are bright, funny, beautiful, determined, loving, independent and I hope you always will be.
Every day you make me laugh, you make me smile, you make me proud, and above all you make me very very grateful to be your mummy,
All my love, to the moon and back,