What a month we’ve had Little H,
All three of us have had a tough time, but you more than most when you were struck down with chickenpox. You handled it all so well and then you really took it in your stride when mummy got sick immediately afterwards. In spite of itchy little spots and quarantine, we’ve had a good month!
Happy February Little H,
Every month my Timehop pings up photos and tweets from the same day in previous years. This month I have now started seeing pictures of you from both last year and the year before. It seems so strange that we’re doing the third time round the calendar together now! Whilst it scares me that you are getting old so fast, I also love that you are so incredibly established in our life now!
You’ve tested us a lot this month. You’ve had a lot going on: change at nursery and growing and developing so much. It’s not surprising that you have acted out a bit. I’ve found it a massive shock though at times. There were points where it felt like I wasn’t able to understand you anymore. But in reality you needed daddy and me even more. Life seems to have calmed a little for you now and the milder weather has meant you can get outside more; you find the fresh air calming.
My darling little H,
Happy Birthday my lovely! You’re 2 years old. How can you be 2 years old already? I so vividly remember you arriving. Of being with you that first night in hospital and wondering what on earth I had to do. But now it’s so normal you being here. It’s so normal looking after you. I can of course remember life before you were here…but I can’t remember how it felt full. You’ve tested me with your behaviour this month; you want to be independent; you want to do as you please. It’s been tough at times but I absolutely love my days with you right now.
I wonder what you’ll be like another year on! It’ll be such a delight to find out. But hopefully not too quickly! Before that, here is all you accomplished in your last month as a 1 year old!
Happy Christmas and New Year Little H!
Your second holiday season has arrived and this year you are a lot more aware of it that last year. Although you are still too small to fully appreciate it all. I can only imagine what you’ll be like next year but I suspect there will be a lot more excitement and anticipation! We’ve had an awesome month though.
Hello my lovely Little H,
Your Auntie Jenny said the other day that you really feel like “a little person” now and I think that wonderfully captures your month. You have, of course, always been a little person. But you have your own views and opinions now which you are, without a doubt, happy to express! Some days you are so, so challenging. (I still can’t understand why having your jumper changed offends you so much, but your dislike brings a delightful start to every day!) Every single day with you is great fun though and when I look at pictures from this time last year, it feels like a lifetime ago! Here’s what you got up to during your 22nd month, November:
Ah little H,
It has been an eventful month for us both! There have been so many happy and funny moments. But we also had to go through one of the scariest experiences of my life when you were poorly. I feel like you’ve grown so independent in the last 30 days. You want to do so much yourself, without Mummy or Daddy helping. Yet your need for us to be there to reassure you seems stronger than ever; More and more often you’ll come and grab ours hands to go with you on one of your ‘explorations’ (more often that not to get a snack!). This is your October:
My lovely little H,
Yet another month has passed. Every month I think you can’t possible do as much as the one before, yet you continue to amaze me. Somewhere during this last few weeks I realised calling you ‘Mini H’ seemed wrong; So ‘Little H’ you now are. You discover a new word or skill everyday and I can’t and don’t want to keep up. But there is no stopping you so all I can do is take pleasure in watching you conquer the world. Here’s what you did in September!
Inspired by other bloggers, I started a monthly post in July 2016 to record what H did and accomplished each month. She grows so fast that it’s easy to forget how much she grows and changes.
Ah little H, this month you seem to have grown up so much. How is it that in only 31 short days you feel ever closer to being a ‘big person’?! Part of me takes such joy in watching you but part of me is also crying and screaming silently, longing for you to slow down. But time will continue to pass, so here’s what you did up until turning 19 months old.
So many bloggers I follow do monthly updates on what their kids are doing. When I read them, I always reflect back to what H was doing at that same age. It has made me regret not capturing her achievements here; Since my blog is first and foremost a place for me to record life, it would be nice to have something to re-read in the years to come. Embracing the motto “Better late than never.” I’ve decided to start capturing her monthly development / quirks / amusing tales as she turns 18 months old.