A letter to Archie: 18 months

Dear Archie,

I can’t quite believe we’re 6 months past your first birthday – time just seems to be flying!

Archie 18 months

We’ve not long moved house and it is fair to say you are loving your new surroundings, particularly the garden which you would play in every minute of the day if you could 🙂

We also found out recently that later this year you’re going to be a big brother! I’m so excited for you to have a sister to share your childhood with, like I did. And I know you’re going to be the best big brother because you already have such a lovely, kind and caring nature.

You’re still a bit wild (!) but we wouldn’t change that for the world. People often comment how confident and full of life you are – noting how you never sit still and that you’d rather run than walk! Your playful side comes out most with the people you know well (but you’re not shy of those you don’t) and you love being tickled/ chased.

You are such a sociable character and will soon be going to a local nursery for a couple of mornings a week and I think you’re going to love making new friends and exploring a new place.

Despite being Mr Independent, your affectionate side is coming out more by the day –you’ve started offering us cuddles and are visibly excited when you see Daddy walk through the door.

Looks-wise you are definitely a proper little boy now and have lost many of your baby features. You are still very much Daddy’s mini-me except you’re actually quite tall for your age (something I’m pretty sure you don’t get from Daddy!).

You’ve become much fussier with food since your first birthday and definitely know what you want (and don’t want!). But if there’s a snack or something sweet around, you can guarantee you’ll be the first to notice and get in there!

Your understanding has come on enormously in the last month or so and I love being able to interact with you more. You like helping me with jobs around the house and you’re constantly babbling, even if most of the time I’m not sure what you’re saying.

Aside from the obvious first words (mumma, dada etc.) you have a few favourites – birdie, ball, car, cake– which definitely relate to the things you like most.

You love being sung to and you love music in general – we often sit and watch Disney songs together on the iPad. You also sing/ babble away to yourself in your cot to get yourself to sleep and I love listening to it on the monitor.

I know we’re incredibly biased but Mummy and Daddy are just so unbelievably proud of you. We constantly say “What did we do to deserve you?” and we really don’t know but we thank our lucky stars every single day.

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