Friday, February 5, 2016

Now you're two and a half



Dear bub,

You're now two and a half and each day you grow bigger and wiser right in front of my eyes.

Your speech has continued to expand in leaps and bounds. Each day you take books off your shelves and sit on your fold out couch and read them out loud to yourself. Of course you can't read properly yet, but you do a really good job of recognising pictures, letters and numbers and making up the story line from there. Your favourite to read at the moment is In the Night Garden. You're always chatting away "Iggwle pwiggle and macca macca and upsy daisy and tombliboos and ponipines all dancing. Theeeeee end." I love that you love reading and telling stories.

Today was your last speech therapy visit. We're all so proud of how far you've come in just a few months. To think last year you would only speak single words and now you make up weird and wonderful stories while playing with your toys. You also come out with some cracker lines like "oh my god mummy you so bossy" which is one of your favourites at the moment. Tonight you also came out with "mummy stop being so crazy". I think daddy has a lot to answer for there {we'll be having words about that later}.

I love watching you play and listening to your toys having big conversations. You love driving the sonny angels around in your wooden car and you always remind them to "hold on and be careful" {maybe some of me is rubbing off on you too}.

You also love playing with your babies and pretending to be a mummy. I have to admit that melts my heart a little bit. Ok a lot. You are so good putting them in the high chair and feeding them dinner, putting them to bed with a pillow and blankie; and pushing them around in the pram. You'll be a really good big sister one day and eventually a really good mum. I love your nurturing nature.

You still dislike sleep and fight it with all your might. You have officially given up day naps and I've finally given up trying to make you have them. It's not worth the battle, but some days I could still use a nap, even though you don't want one. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I really do have no idea where you get your energy from. But if you weren't as crazy and on the go then you wouldn't be you and I love you just the way you are.

You're feisty, strong willed and stubborn. You're also caring, empathetic and compassionate to others {as long as they don't steal the toy you're playing with}. Today you made me snuggle in against your head and you stroked my hair saying "mummy I love you". And then you did it again four more times. These are the moments I longed for while waiting to become your mum, and these are the moments that make parenting worth it.

My life would not be complete without you in it. 

I love you more than anything.

Love mummy x


13 comments:

  1. I've got a 2.5 year old now too so I know all about this stage too and I totally get the stubborn, stong willed bit. Blimey, he is no push over. He gives me a run for my money every single day. Love this linky idea!! I'll be sure to link up when I have an appropriate post xx

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    1. Yea she certainly has the stubborn and strong willed part down pat. 2.5 is a fun age haha.

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  2. They ALWAYS give up the naps before we are ready - don't they?

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    1. I know! I was having naps still at preschool so it was a huge shock that she's not a good sleeper.

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  3. Your girl is gorgeous. That age can be challenging in many ways but it's also so wonderful watching them pretend play and see their imaginary play take flight!

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  4. How exciting it was her last speech therapy visit. It is wonderful to watch them learn and grow, Both my kids needed extensive speech therapy and while it was hard watching them struggle, the change was amazing.

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    1. The change really is amazing from where we started. It's so great to see them improve though.

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  5. What a cutie!I have a stubborn little miss here, as well, but I wouldn't change her!

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    1. Seems lots of little girls have the stubborn streak! Will serve them well when they're older though, hopefully.

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  6. Mine just turned 3 (another strong-willed one here), and I just adored the 2s. She gave up her nap just after her 2nd birthday. I'm used to it now, but that was definitely a shock to the system!
    She's lovely, enjoy!

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  7. Lovely post and such a nice way to remember her at this age...she is a cutie and I love that her speech is going so well!

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  8. Gosh! 2 and a half?! Where has the time flown? She is truly growing up into a gorgeous little girl, Toni.

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