A note to my baby boy

I have written this post after enjoying the Occupation: (m)other‘s wonderful 18 million things series which in turn inspired the gorgeous All the Little Things over at Adventures with J. (Please check them both out, they are fab bloggers!) After reading their lovely posts I realised how many adorable things our little boy does now that I’m sure he won’t do for long. He’s at such a sweet age and seems to be changing daily.

It’s easy on this blog to focus on the hard stuff or makes jokes about the ridiculous things that happen when you have a baby. But anyone who’s ever received a card from me knows how much I love a bit of sentimentality, too! Here, in my virtual memory box, I thought I would write a note to my baby boy listing all the quirks and habits he currently has.

To my gorgeous gremlin boy,

I love how interested you are in everything now. You look around all the time, grab things, pull things and react to stuff we show you or do.

You look like a little monkey when you try to eat your toes.

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Monkey boy in action!

You have started sucking your thumb. It is so cute and it means you sometimes fall asleep at night without me cuddling you or feeding you.

I find the noises you make fascinating and love hearing you try and ‘talk’ to us.

You’re always learning new things – you can roll over now and you’re getting so strong.

Sometimes you randomly giggle and I have no idea what’s made you laugh but I laugh too. Then you laugh harder! Laughing with you is the greatest thing and makes me feel like the luckiest, happiest person in the world.

If you’re tired and grumpy sometimes I put the music box on and you stop crying straight away.

When I’m reading to you, you try to eat the book and hit at it. I’m hoping this means you are going to love books as much as me as I always ate them as a little girl!!

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Having a good chomp on the baby sensory book!

I’m so glad you love cuddles so much and that you laugh when I smother you in kisses. Being affectionate is my nature and I know there will come a day when mum cuddles embarrass or horrify you, and even before that you will just be too busy playing to spend your days cuddling me. I am cherishing every squish.

My heart melts when I see your smile and excited kicks when Daddy is talking to you.

Sometimes you pull off me halfway through feeding to grin up at me. (Although this does sometimes have a bad side effect of an unruly milk spray)!

I love that of all the things we do and places we go, the thing which makes you happiest is looking at mine and Daddy’s faces.

This might sound mean but I think it’s adorable how you jump at loud noises and cry until I pick you up. You don’t do it all the time but your startled face and bottom lip going is precious! I hope you’re not going to be too sensitive though..!

When I want to go somewhere I am so grateful that you are normally chilled out, even now that you’re awake much more during the day you are usually calm when I go out for drinks or lunch. It makes my life so much easier.

You love going in a sling or carrier. I think if I had a pouch like a kangaroo you would be so thrilled!

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When I lie next to you or lean close to talk to you, you touch my face. You smile at me, your face lights up and I love who I am when you look at me like that; it makes me feel as if I am the most amazing person.

Basically, I love being your mum. It’s still fairly new, you see, and I can’t believe how lucky I am. Everyday with you is the best day.

If you made it this far – thanks for indulging my soppy post!

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69 thoughts on “A note to my baby boy

  1. It’s a beautiful post! Really sweet. Reminds me of lots of the things my son did when he was that age (before I started writing them down!). I particularly love the way he makes you feel amazing and you love who you are because of the way he looks at you. You have phrased that so eloquently and it really resonates with me. I am definitely more confident because there’s someone I adore who (for now at least!) thinks I’m pretty perfect.
    Yay, keep recording these things…I’m quite sure we’ll all look back on these lists and be so happy we did it! Thank you for linking to my blog lovely x

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  2. I always get emotional reading other mummy’s posts to their little ones. He will be so proud and feel so loved reading that growing up. I love your comment about secretly liking it when his lip wobbles and he wants a mummy cuddle…I get precious few of those now Leo is bigger so savour them! Thanks for a wonderful read @Bloggerclubuk xxx

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    1. I know what you mean, that’s why I wrote it after reading Laura and Lucy’s as they were so lovely to read! I hope he does like it- or he might just be mortified?! Ahh I know I’m so cruel but it’s very cute when his bottom lip goes. Thanks for your lovely comments, Ellen xx

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  3. Thanks for linking back to my post. 😊 I love this. It is so sentimental just as it should be. I too am really affectionate and am making the most of mummy cuddles before J decides they are uncool (when I will hide in my bedroom to cry for a week!) Having a pouch really would be useful… clearly genetics has given us the shortstraw!!

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  4. Aww, I love this post. It’s so sweet and reminds me of my boys when they were babies. Such a good idea to write down all these little memories, it’s so easy to forget the little things like this but they’re what make life so special. #BloggerClubUK

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  5. I really love these types of posts, they are such a great record of your child’s life. A real memory capture moment and I so wish I had done this blogging thing when the boys were younger. Great moments, I especially liked the Kangaroo reference and the laughing, I remember that well such a milestone moment. TY for linking up to #FamilyFun 🌸

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  6. Ah that’s adorable!! When I first read that I thought you had said every day for a year and I was like oh dear, some days would be ‘you cried and pooped a lot today. I’m tired’ hahaha! Thank you for your kind comments and for reading, Ellen

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  7. Aww, how sweet! You’re right, it’s easy to focus on the difficult/weird/gross things about our babies (as I do on my blog – because they’re usually pretty funny), but it’s nice to reflect on the things we love about them too.

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    1. Ah cute!! I don’t know how people cope without them, I don’t think I’d have been able to eat during the evenings while my husband is at work without a sling! Thanks for having me again, hope I didn’t bring the cool quota down too much 😉 Ellen x

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  8. This is such a lovely read. A ‘virtual memory box’ is absolutely what my blog is (even though well over 50% is made up) – that’s a great way of describing it and such a sweet, sweet post. 🙂 #coolmumclub

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  9. Oh! So beautiful and heart warming, this actually made me feel a tinge of broodiness! (Slaps own face with wet kipper) But seriously, it’s so important to document these things as the next phases/stages and those to follow will come by so fast and eclipse the previous ones! A big AWWWWWW from me! (Louise) x #BloggerClubUK

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  10. Oh this is beautiful and such a wonderful keepsake memory for when your gorgeous boy is older! I love this type of post. Love the way your little boy pauses when feeding to smile at you – mine used to do this – could he be any more grateful and cuter?! Enjoy him! #KCACOL

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  11. I love, love, love, love this post. : ) It makes my heart melt because I feel the same way about my son! I started writing letters (or emails) to him (yes, I created an email for him before he was born haha) when I was pregnant and have started putting them on my blog as well. Thanks for sharing with #StayClassy!

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  12. Awww this is so gorgeous 🙂 and has taken me on a little trip down memory lane and reminded me of all the amazing experiences I have to come with our second. What a lovely note for him when he gets older. Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again this week x

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  13. Haha, I have a post in my draft that starts exactly like this one, bigging up occupation mother and adventures with J!! I’m saving mine for a first birthday wobble of a cry!! I love laughing at r when he is upset for the stupidest of reasons! I think we all love our babes so so much! All our lists would be similar! Keep up the good work x

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  14. Aww this is lovely!! It is so nice to write all these things down so then it would be lovely to come back and read it all over again!! Also, this would be a great read for your son when he is older! Love it!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I really loved having you here for the first time! You have been amazing, commenting in so many posts!! I really appreciate that!! Thank you so much!! I would love to see you again tomorrow, 🙂 xx

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    1. Oh thank you Franca! That’s lovely. I really enjoyed #KCACOLS, thank you for having me! I don’t think I will be able to link up tomorrow sadly as we are going away next week so will be getting ready for that! I hope to be back soon though, it’s a great linky. Thanks for reading, Ellen x

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