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My Baby Girl Turns 3 {Letters to Ettie) | The Halcyon Years
My beautiful Ettie I’m so tired as I write this letter to you. We’ve been up since 4am and have had an action packed day celebrating you turning three. You’re snuggled up in the bed next to me and I just don’t want to leave your side. I’m so wonderfully proud of the clever, funny, charming, loving, sassy, beautiful three year old you’ve grown up to be, but I also can’t believe you’re three already and those early years of motherhood are behind me. When I think back to your second birthday, you were still very much my baby girl. Full of cuteness and sass, you were happy to go along with what I suggested we do, you wear, we eat and life was a whole lot simpler. As the year has gone on, you’ve developed your own personality, likes, dislikes and you are now very much your own little person as opposed to just my baby girl. That said three itself isn’t all that scary, you’ll still be at home with me, you’ll still sit band cuddle me all afternoon and you’ll still be my little girl. But three is so much closer to four, and four is the age when you’ll leave me for most of the week to go out and learn about the world for yourself. Four is a big deal and so it’s that that i’m scared of. As my first born I feel like we’re learning the ropes together you and I. You introduced me to the world of motherhood and made me understand how its possible to love another human beyond everything I ever dreamt possible before. On the one hand I can’t believe three years have passed already, but on the other I feel like I’ve always been your Mummy, you’re so…