To my dearest little lady,
25 months. Another month has gone past and now you are officially well into the swing of being two. Two has so far bought a huge amount of joy, excitement, new things and with it a little bit of the 'terrible two's' that are known far and wide.
You are certainly not terrible, you are a very independant, good, well behaved little girl but you are most definitely learning to 'test' your boundaries. Although they are not very often you can have almighty tantrums, almost over nothing. They are normally when you are tired or feeling under the weather. You really have a strong opinion, which Mummy kind of likes, but you really will not take no for an answer when you feel like it. If you don't want a kiss you say 'Go away,' or if you don't like something to eat you say 'yuucccccccck,' which we are desperately trying to stop you from saying!
Speaking of food, you are going through a stage with your eating habits. You have about four meals that you actually like and if we prepare anything else for you and you don't like the look of it you will simply refuse to even try a bite. Mummy had a hot chocolate with whipped cream the other day and I know if you had tried it you would have loved it, but you simply refused because it was 'new.' You are a funny little thing and you don't like chips, spaghetti hoops or Mcdonalds- anything that would normally be a treat to other children. But in a way I am secretly pleased as I am sure it won't be long before you want things that are unhealthy. You are like your Mummy in the respects you have an incredibly sweet tooth!
Your speech is just incredible, you are like a little parrot and repeat every word we say so we do have to be careful. The other night we were lying in bed and I asked you what you were doing and you said 'Just chilling Mummy.' You also like to ask a huge amount of questions, 'What are you doing Mummy?' is your favourite at the moment and it has become a bit of a game because I ask you back 'What are you doing Mads?' You have also started to try and sing the words of nursery rhymes which is very cute, as you do a dance at the same time. You say please and thank you to everything which makes me very proud of you indeed.
It is scary to think that this month is potentially, all being well, the last month I will write you a letter as my only little lady, by the end of next month we will have another baby joining our family. I have no idea how you are going to react, I suspect because you are such an independant little person you will just take it all in your stride, although I am sure there will be moments of jealousy. I feel so incredibly nervous about making sure it doesn't affect you or that you don't feel left out. As we spend our days together at the moment, I constantly look over at you and want to shower you in as much love as I possibly can, and also just capture every single little moment together before I have to share you. I know I am not sharing you, but I am sharing my love and I want to just enjoy these last few moments with you as my only little girl.
I know you will love having a little sister and giving you the gift of a sibling is something I most excited about, but at the same time I want you to know that you will always be my baby, and you have made my transition into Mummyhood the most incredible time of my life. You are truly a blessing, and although you have your little moments, we are so proud of the big, well behaved, kind, polite girl you are becoming. You certainly have made the last two years of my life the best ever, and that will never change.
You will always be my first born, you will always be the person who made me a Mummy, and you will always be the person who changed my life forever. And for that I thank you.
Mummy loves you more than anything in the world. But as always you already knew that.