A letter to Archie: 1st birthday

Dear Archie,

Wow a whole year old! Happy birthday my gorgeous boy.

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This year has gone surprisingly quickly and yet it’s hard remember a time without you. Thank you for giving me the best job in the world and for making me your mummy.

You are growing into the loveliest little boy. A little boy who is officially a toddler. You took your first steps just before Christmas and now there is nothing stopping you. In fact you run more than you walk most of the time!

Although you’ll always be daddy’s little mini-me you’re starting to look more like me now which I love. You have the most gorgeous blue eyes and cute little kiss curls at the back of your hair which is getting fairer by the day. I’m pretty sure you’re going to be a blondie like daddy.

Your love for food is also something that daddy and I share with you although unfortunately for you, I think you might have inherited our sweet tooth too! Your favourites are yoghurts, chocolate brioche, Philadelphia and any kind of fruit!

You love to be independent but also adore spending time with your family. In fact you save most of your smiles/ giggles for the ones you love which makes them all the more special for us.

You’re definitely not one for cuddles but you’re becoming more affectionate and the attachment you have for your little cuddly toy Doggie is very clear to see.

Your favourite toy is definitely a ball – you could spend all day chasing one round and you’ve even started to kick them – which has got daddy and grandad very excited that you might be a footballer when you’re older!

Your love for music just gets stronger by the day and you love to clap, sing and dance along! We’ve recently started to watch the film Sing together (on repeat) and it is by far the easiest way to get your face to light up (that and In the Night Garden but mummy doesn’t share your love of this!).

You’ve also just discovered how to play chase and the little look you give me before you turn around and run off is just the cutest.

You’re definitely a little boy who knows what he wants which I’m hoping will be advantageous as you grow up. You also have the most tenacious nature of any child I know – you’re always desperate to explore and are so determined – you will practice, practice and practice until you’ve achieved what you were trying to do.  This means you’ve already achieved a huge amount in your first year and we could not be prouder.

I cannot wait to see what life holds for you. You are by far the best thing that’s ever happened to us and we will do everything we can to give you the happiest life you deserve.

Love you to the moon and back,

Mummy xxx

 

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A letter to Archie: 6 months old

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Dear Archie,

Wow what a journey we’ve had so far. In some ways I can’t believe you’ve only been in my life for just 6 months and yet I can remember those first few weeks like they were yesterday.

Mummy had a really tough time in those early days but please know that it is not a reflection on how much I loved and adored you (and still do, of course). The moment I saw you my heart was bursting with love and I felt like the luckiest girl in the world to have everything I’d ever wanted. Long before you were born I’d dreamed of becoming a mummy. And although I was career driven and wanted to be successful in my job, I knew my life would never be fulfilled without having a child.

I am so incredibly proud to be your mummy and there are so many things I love about you but I will try to name a few…

Although you make us work hard for them, your smiles and giggles are just the best. I love finding new ways of getting them to happen – currently blowing raspberries and bouncing on the bed are winners! You have the most determined nature of any child I’ve ever known and your curious mind means you’re always looking for the next thing to explore/destroy. You absolutely love being sung to and clapped at. And despite your angry grunts and boisterous tendencies I wouldn’t change you for the world.

You are quite honestly the best thing that’s ever happened to me and although I’ll never feel good enough to be your mummy, I promise to do my absolute best to give you the life you deserve.

Love you to the moon and stars,

Mummy xx