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.
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!!
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!
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!