I can not believe I am writing you your eight month letter. Eight months! For some reason that seems so much older than seven months! You are growing up so quickly and I know I probably said this is my previous letter but I feel very emotional about it. I love watching you grow and develop but we are fast approaching your first birthday and that is such an overwhelming thought. Although it feels like you have been in our lives forever, at the same time it feels like just yesterday you were a tiny little thing leaving the hospital for the first time.
As I write this you are upstairs having a nap in your cot. I have said it before but you are such a good girl with your sleep, I keep waiting for the night that it will all change. I love getting you out of bed after a sleep- I can hear you upstairs chattering away so I call your name as I climb the stairs- by the time I get there you are looking around and getting so excited, you always give me a beaming smile.
You have really found your voice this month. You keep saying maaa, maaa, mummm, mummmm, and although I don’t think you are associating it with me just yet, it warms my heart to hear you say it. When you are in your cot, you get so loud with your chattering, I am surprised the whole street can’t hear you. I sometimes copy what you are babbling and we have our own special little conversation. I love listening to you.
You have mastered a crawl this month. Well I say crawl, it is more like a commando roll, but it gets you where you want to be so thats good enough for me. It is fun watching you be independant and I love seeing your proud face when you get something your not supposed too (like Mummy’s phone, remote controls or glasses full of drink!) or accomplish something new. It makes me proud as well. I will always be proud of my baby girl.
You are doing really well with your eating- you eat most things but aren’t very interested in Mummy’s cooking. In fact you prefer other people’s, I used to get a bit worried but now I don’t mind as long as it is making your little tummy full. You absolutely love Petit Filous, I have never seen a little mouth open so wide, and you get so excited about having them that you kick your legs and make a little grunting noise! You also have had a couple of ice creams- I know it is naughty but I love giving you treats. Your little eyes get so happy and shiny and it makes my heart melt.
Yesterday you had a little afternoon sleep but then woke up and I could tell you were still a bit tired so we went and lay on Mummy’s bed and I put my arms around you and we were so close we had our heads touching. You had a little snooze lying there in my arms and I just lay and watched you. We were so close that I could feel your warm breath on my face and could feel your little chest rising and falling. I lay there and thought what an absolute miracle you are. I am so grateful that you are mine. I am the luckiest Mummy in the whole world and am so proud of you- I can’t believe that this perfect little person came from me. Your officially the best thing thats mine ever.
Your growing before my eyes and we ‘graduated’ from our local Bumps and Babes baby group the other day. I can’t believe it as not long ago you were the smallest baby there. You are now going on to a more adventurous group where there are little walkers. I am sure the next month will bring lots of new adventures and there is lots of learning to be had. It won’t always be easy and you won’t be my smiling, happy girl all the time but I will do my very best to be the best Mummy I can be and be loving, patient, kind and fair. I will always be there for you and I will always hold your hand.
I love you so much Mads,
Always and Forever,