I haven't written to you in a little bit, we have been so busy! I just wanted to take a moment and remind me how loved you are.
Thanksgiving and my birthday were so wonderful, I am thankful to have you to celebrate these things with. Your dad and I have been celebrating together for a few years now but you really are the cherry on top. Watching the joy you bring to your grandparents, to our neighbors and to strangers in the grocery store is really fun.
At 1 year and 3 months you really are your own little lady, you have so many opinions, likes and dislikes and so much joy. Occasionally I forget my goal of gentle parenting and become frustrated with you and for that I apologize. I know that I pack your days full of activities that could be exhausting for you, I promise to always bring more snacks and make sure you are rested. I want these holidays to make you feel involved, heard and appreciated. We have plans to go meet Santa soon and to go pick out your tree. I am excited to find some crafts that we can do together so we can all feel the holiday spirit together and work together to make this really special.
Last night seemed a little rough for you, was it the lentils? I rubbed and rubber your tummy but you seemed so sad, eventually when I climbed in the crib and we slept together it was a lot better. I am glad that I was able to soothe you and that we were both able to catch a little rest before starting our day. Have acai bowls with you this morning before you went to Patsy's and I went to work was really nice. So many moms stopped me to tell me how quickly this all goes and honestly I hate to hear that, it makes me so sad. I look at old pictures of you and I cry, you were so itty and it was so hard to appreciate it when you are there in that moment. I wish I had held you a little longer, I wish I had co slept a few more times, I wish I had looked at my phone less during nursing sessions, I miss you as a teeny baby but we can't go back so what we are doing now is soaking every second up. It has been such a change, we get to play so much more, cuddle for much longer and just enjoy each other whenever we can. Thank you for being so cuddly lately I know that won't always last.
I love you baby girl, keep growing but maybe slow down a little