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Letter to Luella: Twenty-nine months

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Dear Lulu,

Have I told you lately that I love you?

I have, actually… and you tell me, “Love you too mummy.”

And sometimes you’ll say to me, “Love you too mummy” even though you’re the one to say it first.

You’re such a bright little munchkin. So clever, and cute, and brilliant. One day you went from counting to 3, and then you blew us away by counting to 13. I’d love to take credit for teaching you that, but I’m determined to keep you a baby forever… so it wasn’t me. Lacey says she taught you.

You’re like a little sponge. You soak up more than I can even comprehend. I wish I could remember everything you do and say, and tell you all about it… but I’m too busy soaking you up.


My second-time-around baby, how I’ve enjoyed you. It’s different in a way that’s hard to explain. You’re just joy and bliss and love. I change your nappy, and you’ll say, “Thank you mummy” like I’ve done you the best thing ever.

I’ll be all frizzy-haired, and exhausted as a I pour you a bath, and you look at me and say, “You so beautiful mummy” and I want to cry.

I don’t know what I did to deserve you, but I feel so lucky.

You, do, of course have your very colourful tantrums. You’ll be having a hissy fit about something {usually about food} and get so worked up that I can’t even figure out what you want.

“Lulu, if you tell me what you want, I’ll get it. I just can’t understand you.”

But you keep kicking and screaming. Usually a hug will fix it.


You’re crazy about food. You’ll wander into the kitchen and say, “I bit hungry” and then the search starts on just the right food for you. You know what you don’t want, that’s for sure.

The one thing you don’t want, ever, CHEESE. How can a kid not like cheese?

Each morning, you wake, and together we’ll snuggle on the lounge until you’re ready to face the world. Right now you fit perfectly into my lap, and I treasure the mornings. I wouldn’t want to miss them for the world. They’re special and sacred and my favourite thing.

I hope that when you get to your teens or adult years you’ll be able to tell me, “Mum, I felt so loved” because you are. You’re so loved.

Thank you for being so easy to love,

Mama. xx

  • Anna

    Awwww….my little girl is also LuLu’s age. She is wild and fabulous and sends me crazy daily. But she makes my heart melt at the same time. A beautiful letter to treasure. Thanks for putting my own thoughts to words. X

  • Rosie Smith

    The time flies by so quickly. My girls are grown. I have a wonderfully perfect granddaughter a bit older than Lulu and I tell her all the time how terrific I think she is. We went from me reading to her every night – to her reading to me. I miss those evenings – but am so blessed that she is so bright and smart and joyous. God bless you and your little one.

  • Lara

    I also cried! I really should start something like this for Grace. She is growing so fast, it’s all happening way too quickly- I need to make I let her know everything she does that makes us smile etc. thanks for sharing.

    • Do it. You won’t regret the 20 minutes it takes to do. It’s really special. xx

      • Lara

        Becoming a mum has made me an emotional mess, I cry at everything because in some way it relates to her. It could definitely take longer than 20 minutes but I shall give it a go!

  • I bit hungry! ???????

    • She’s always hungry, and always says it like that. I’ll have to tape it one time because it will actually kill you.

      • It it’s anything like her meow, I will die on the spot ?

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    So beautiful Chantelle Xx

  • Nicole Tate

    That’s so beautiful and made me tear up. Thank you for sharing xx

  • Jenni from styling curvy

    One day these letters will be so wonderful to look back on, for you and Lulu x

  • Vikki Misco

    Such a lovely letter!!!
    After my mom died I found a beautiful poem that she wrote me when I was just a toddler- I had never seen it before but the joy and love in her words literally brought on the waterworks!!!!

  • What a beautiful letter – and something that will be treasured in later years xo