Hasn’t that flown.
Sometimes the days are long but the weeks are short.
You’re such a ball of perfection.
You’ve made me slow down and enjoy parenthood and at the same time want to do more and be more for all of you.
You’ve brought out a completely different side to your brother and sister as well. They are nurturing and concerned and helpful.
Lola loves nothing more than coming in every morning and taking you downstairs while I get out of bed and get dressed.
Dex is always concerned with what you might get/touch/eat that you shouldn’t.
And you do.
You touch so so much.
You eat everything you can.
You’re crawling, climbing, standing up, pulling shit off everything you can reach, walking little bits (the most you’ve taken is 8 steps in a row but you regularly do 3-4). You smile all the time. You say mum, dad, Lola, Dex, bubba, gahdad (grandad) and whoosis (who’s this) – every time you see your reflection. You love having showers, dinosaurs; in Particular a show called dinopaws.
You don’t really like sleeping and especially not without me beside you but you also Don’t want me to be touching you. You want access to me but you want to be in charge of it.
You’re still going strong breastfeeding and there’s days where you aren’t really fussed on food, you just want to boob. I have to trust myself this time around and remind myself that “food before one is just for fun” and follow your lead.
Looks wise, you’re a perfect combination of your brother and your sister (funny that, being related and all).
I won’t say you’ve completed our family because we’d always planned that it we had three we’d have four but for now, we don’t feel the need to have another. Maybe further down the track but for now we’re just enjoying you.
And plus I might go insane it’s another baby.
You’re seeming to be just like your sister. I always wanted to raise strong, proud, opinionated women, not knowing just how tough it would be to do. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t change it at all, but guess what, I’ve started drinking!
In all seriousness, I feel the biggest change I see is in your daddy. You’ve brought out this softness in him that maybe just needed years or experience we didn’t have with Dex and Lola. He’s not afraid to be soft and loving with you. He always loved (and still does) your brother and sister, but as babies there was a level of reserved he had – possibly because he wasn’t around many babies but whatever it was, it’s here now and it’s beautiful.