I really can not believe that I am writing you your 9 month letter. 9 months! I know I say it everytime but 9 months really is grown up. You are three quarters of a year old and are getting ever closer to that year old milestone. You have now been outside of my tummy for longer than you were in it. We were talking yesterday about how crazy it was that you started off the size of a poppy seed, and now you are a fully fledged little girl- with the most perfect little fingers and toes. I still can’t get over how amazing the miracle of life is, and how Daddy and I managed to create such a wonderful little person.
This month it has been all go go go. You are now moving. Not just moving but moving quickly! I can’t turn my back on you for even a second as you are into everything that you are not supposed to have. We have a glass vase full of fake flowers in the corner of the living room and you speed towards that and try and knock it over, you also love trying to climb up the stairs. However your most favourite thing is to climb up on the TV stand and try and touch the TV- I am constantly having to stop you from doing it as I am afraid you are going to hurt yourself.
You have been pulling yourself up on the furniture for about a week now. Sometimes though you forget about your legs and you almost do the splits, and you are still very wobbly, a few times you have toppled over and made yourself cry. I get really worried but Daddy says as long as it is on soft carpet then you need to learn. I know I can’t wrap you up in cotton wool but as long as you know that your Mummy is always going to be here to kiss you better when you are poorly.
This month you also got your first tooth. I can’t believe it. It is not very big yet, in fact it is only just poking through the gum, but still it is your very first toothy peg. I think you are going to have a very lovely smile but I can’t help but feel sad that it is no longer a gummy one! Mummy is still feeding you twice a day and I keep waiting for the day when you are going to bite me. Eek.
You are becoming such a little diva. You know exactly what you want and if you don’t get it you get in a strop. However more often than not you are smiling. You have the most beautiful smile that lights up your face and your lovely big, blue eyes. And don’t get me started on your giggle, it is such a naughty giggle that has everybody laughing along with you.
Mummy is enjoying every single second with you- from the moment you wake up until the moment you go to sleep you are a joy to be with and we have so much fun together. You have days where you are grumpy and tired, and sometimes I breathe a sigh of relief when you are in bed but it doesn’t mean that I don’t treasure every second- we are so lucky to have you in our lives. The last nine months have been, without a shadow of a doubt, the best of my entire life and I wouldn’t change them for anything. Next month I have to go back to work, only part time, so I am relishing every single second of the remainder of my maternity leave. In an ideal world I would be able to do something I love and work from home but at the moment that is not a possiblity so you are going to go to Grandma’s- I am trying to find something that would enable me to work closer to you.
The last nine months have been incredible and I can’t wait to see what the next few will bring as well. We have so much to look forward too, your first steps and your first word are all within our grasp now. Until then we will just enjoy watching our beautiful girl grow and develope each day.
As I said in my previous letters, I am the luckiest person in the world to be your Mummy and I will always be there for you and I will always hold your hand.
Mummy and Daddy love you, always and forever.