A letter to all mum’s.
Hey you! Yes you! Mum, Mummy, Mama, It doesn’t matter what your little person calls you. Remember you’re doing great.
You’ve been doing great from the minute I started growing. Long before you met me, long before you saw me on the screen and couldn’t stop staring at the photos they printed for you of our scan. Long before you heard my heart beat and it took your breathe away. When you would feel butterflies and they soon turned into kicks. Remember when you’re tummy would wriggle and move? You would lay there wondering if it was a foot or a hand.
As I grew bigger so did you. I know that was tough at times. The aches and pains. Discovering stretch marks in new places you never even knew was possible. But thank you, you did great!
And then it was time to meet!
As my due date got closer and closer did you feel excited? Nervous? Scared? Probably all of those emotions at the same time. Thank you for getting me here safely. It wasn’t an easy job, I was tired too! Don’t worry if you said anything mean to the midwife at the time… I’m sure they understood. You did great, no matter what it took to get me here safely.
Wow I was so excited to be coming home with you! Now I know things can still ache, your body has been through a lot. I can’t promise you that I will sleep all night, nor can I promise you that this won’t be a scary time for us. This is a big adventure for me. We are both learning how this whole you being my mum and me being your baby will work but we will get there. Now I will get hungry and scream like it’s the end of the world. I won’t lecture you on how to feed me I will simply say fed is best. Then will come the nappy changes! These will feel never ending. Cotton wool & water or wipes, disposable or cloth nappies. Simply clean will do, I won’t judge you by what you use because you’re my mummy and you’re doing great. I don’t care if the laundry piles up, if the dusting isn’t done. I just care that I’m warm, cuddled and loved.
Oh wow I can get cranky going through these growth spurts. I’m not entirely sure what I want or what would make it better. It’s just as frustrating for me as it is for you. I know you are doing you’re best. When it’s time to try weaning it’s normal to worry about it. I spoke to my fellow baby friends and their parents are the exact same. Who knew there could be so many ways to wean such a little person!? I know the food looks like it’s going anywhere but in my mouth but this is fun. You’re doing great. I will start trying to figure out how my two legs work. Now you see me, now you don’t. This will be like a upgraded version of peek-a-boo, I love that game by the way.
How time flies.
Trust me, It only feels like yesterday when you first held me for me too. Time flies when you’re having fun. Thank you for being patient, thankyou for everything you’ve done so far. I have cherished every moment with you and I’m so excited for what is to come. I know I haven’t stayed little for long. That you wish you could shrink me back to new born size. I know you will never stop being my mum and that fills me with joy.
When things get tough, when you are sat wondering when you will get a decent nights sleep again, or wondering when you will eat at a normal time. Just remember I think you’re doing great!