This has been my favourite year of my life because it was the first year that we have spent every day together. For seven months I got to feel you moving around inside of me. I kept you safe and warm curled up close to my heart. I touched your hand through my belly and couldn't wait to meet you. Our journey to meet each other was not without complications, but we got there in the end.
The 25th of July was the scariest and happiest day of my life all rolled into one. I was scared because your birth was very dramatic, but a few hours later I was filled with happiness because I finally got to meet you. When you were born you took a piece of my heart with you. You will always have that piece of me with you forever. From that day forward I have kept you safe and warm on the outside. I still hold you close to my heart, snuggled in close to my chest.
You have unlocked a protective instinct in me that I never knew I had. You have helped me to overcome fears and find courage and strength. I would do anything for you and that will never change.
You have enriched my life in so many ways. You have opened my eyes to experiencing the world in a new way. You have helped me to live in the moment. To slow down and experience life more.
It has been such a joy watching you grow and learn. You have changed so much in five months already. You can now smile, laugh, blow raspberries and have a babbling conversation. Your personality is definitely shining through. You have a great sense of humour and giggle all the time. You are starting to be very cheeky. You have definitely inherited mummy and daddy's stubbornness which for now is cute, but might not be in the future. You love to dance and move all the time. You never want to sit still anymore. You can roll now and soon you will be crawling and zooming around all over the place.
I cherish every cuddle. I love being able to comfort you just by holding you close. Your smiles melt my heart. Your giggles bring light to my day. You are so cute when you are tired and bury your face into my neck. I love that you hold my hands now and rest your hand on my shoulder when I hug you. Soon you will be reaching out to me to pick you up.
You still look a lot like daddy with your blonde hair and beautiful blue eyes. You have my little lips and long lashes. You have such cute facial expressions. You are going to be a heart-breaker and daddy is already dreading the day you start dating. You are already kissing the boys at mothers group!
You have brought so much love, joy and happiness into our lives. We tell you we love you everyday. We can not imagine life without you.
You are my reason for waking up in the morning. You are the first and last thing I think about each day. You are my everything. My bubba.
2013 has been the best year, because of you.
Love you xx
Mummy (& Daddy).