I can barely believe you’re now 2.5 years old. I’ve been writing letters to you every 3 months since you were born and for the first time, I’m saying your age in years instead of months. Perhaps that means that you’re not my baby anymore really, you’re a little girl. These past three months have whizzed by in a flash but have seen the biggest change to your personality, your character and I just adore the person you’re becoming.
Since you were young, everyone would comment on how tall you look. I’m not sure in the truth of that but I do know that recently you have rocketed into age 3 year old trousers. We had fun buying you a whole new wardrobe and you’re becoming more and more selective over what you would like to wear. Yellow wellies, for example, are not your bag and although Mummy has bought you two pairs over the past six months, they will never make it onto your feet. I respect that, shoes are important to every little lady and you’re more of a black and white penguin wellies girl.
When you were younger, I worried about your speech. I didn’t mention it to many people as I knew it would come eventually but I wondered why your friends were saying more words each day and you didn’t want to. Then suddenly at 18 months, the words seemed to be spilling out in little sentences. More recently, only a few weeks ago, we visited Ireland and on our return, I saw that your speech has trebled! You have a wicked sense of humour and your cheekiness is infectious. I love that you find it impossible to keep a secret and the sound of your laughter will always brighten my day.
You’ve fallen in love with nursery and have a circle of friends outside of people you’ve met with me. I can see your independence growing and you’re now able to zip up your top and put your shoes on yourself. How times are changing! Next week we’ll go to your first birthday party and I can’t wait to meet your nursery friends and put faces to the names we talk about every day.
Our routine has changed in the last few months; I work from home and can see how that has made you feel more secure each day. You know where you are these days and feel assured that when you go to nursery, James goes to school and Mummy & Daddy go to work. For that reason, I’m confident we made the right decision there – I’m so much more present for you and I know this time will go by in a flash.
I hope you continue to smile from ear to ear at the little things and make us laugh with your funny faces. I hope you know at the end of every day that you’re surrounded my family and friends who adore you and love seeing you grow into a beautiful little girl. We couldn’t be prouder of you and soon enough I’ll be writing to you again on your 3rd birthday, wondering once again where the time has gone. As you so often say to us after copying your Dad…”don’t go changing!” and I mean it with all my heart.