My little girl, today you turn 16 months old. Another month has passed us by- another month full of adventures, fun, a few tears and tantrums, but above all the biggest amount of love and cuddles. I wonder how many times a day I cuddle you? Too many to count. I never ever take them for granted, but you are the most cuddly creature in the world. Especially in the mornings. On the days Mummy doesn't have to get up for work we lie in bed and you cuddle and kiss us non stop. I couldn't ask for a more affectionate little thing. You constantly throw your arms around us and say 'aaah.' Sometimes you even pat us on the back while you are doing it.
When you are cuddling me I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.
And the times when you cuddle in close and don't pull away away a few seconds later- those moments are amazing. I twirl my finger round your little ringlet curls, I breathe in the scent of you, I kiss your neck- I sometimes get tears in my eyes because of just how perfect you are.
Cuddles are one of the best things about being your Mummy.
This month has been full of some wonderful days- some perfect memory makers. We have had Grandpa's wedding, you looked gorgeous in your little flowery dress, and you made me the proudest Mama alive when you chatted and smiled at everyone. We have spent lots of time together as a family- playing, cuddling, and just being the three of us.
Your sleep has got better if that is even possible. Having slept 12 hours a night from when you a few months old, you know go 13 hours and don't wake up until 8am. Sometimes even later. You certainly are like Mummy when it comes to sleep, and I am so lucky that you are like it. That is what makes me nervous about trying to make you a little brother or sister- we have just been granted the world's most relaxed baby and I worry that the next one we have will be a monster to make up for it!
You have two back molars on the top which are now poking through- horrible things. You have been in pain with them a bit but get on with it in the usual relaxed Mads style. I am so proud of you for being an independent, relaxed and laid back little person. When you are poorly you want to cling to Mummy but otherwise you are off- exploring, making friends and having adventures. I would never want you to be a baby that clings to me although I love it when you do have a soppy day.
Your personality just keeps getting stronger and stronger, you are not a baby anymore. You are Mads.
One of a kind. Our little girl. The girl with the infectious personality, the hilarious giggle and the most gentle touch. When you get cross your little bottom lip sticks out. You look so funny and Daddy says that if you leave it like that for too long then little birdies will want to perch on it. You are so strong willed and you certainly have a stroppy side. A couple of times I have had to tell you off for being grumpy and pushing me away, you don't stay stroppy for long though. I find it hard at the moment to tell you no if you are doing things wrong- you are too cute to be stern with. I don't want you being able to wrap me round your finger though.
You are smiltten with your Daddy. Your bond is just so strong and it is so amazing to watch. I adore you both and nothing makes me happier than when I am with you. I don't know how I got so lucky to have you both in my life but I am not complaining.
Time is passing us by so quickly and I can't help but feel a little bit nostalgic when I write these letters.
Thank you for changing my life in ways I never thought possible.
I love you always and forever. But as always, you already knew that.