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Letter to Luella: 7 {freaking} months

Fat Mum Slim /

luella 7 months

Dear Luella,

I wanted to write this one letter without remarking about how quickly the time is flying, or how I want time to slow down, but I just can’t. Because, please remember this, when people tell you that the time flies when your children are babies… believe them. It feels like you’ve been in my life for weeks, but here we are 7 months on and you’re, well, 7 {freaking} months old.

You are the light in my life. I love your big sister, of course, but I feel like she was my learning curve and now I know that all the stressful stuff passes so I’m just soaking you up. My work is suffering. Our home is rarely clean. But you, you are happy and I guess that’s what is important right here, right now.

You love me, which is beautiful. I love this about having babies, it’s kinda selfish but I’m all you need to be happy, really. In the same breathe, I’m so exhausted and a little bit stressed about not getting stuff done and not getting any sleep. Oh how I miss sleep. But oh how I love you.

You’re on the move. I don’t think I was ready for it. You started crawling at six months, and then quickly followed it up with climbing on everything. It scares me. You climb on EVERYTHING. You eat EVERYTHING. You’re into EVERYTHING.

We do swimming lessons. It’s something I never really wanted to do with a baby, all that singing and dancing in the water… ugh. But funnily enough, I love it. We found a great pool, with only one class at a time and the other babies and mums rock. So we’re happy. You’re going underwater now, and I’m pretty proud. You hold your breath and close your eyes.

You don’t mind the pram, but you’re happiest when I’m wearing you. I kinda love that too.

Soon I’m going to have to move you to your own room in your big cot. You’re sleeping in your bassinet still, and I’m struggling to let go. I’ve never had a baby sleep so far away from me, and moving you freaks me out. But it has to happen, as I know you’ll stand up and climb {fall} out of that bassinet and I’ll never forgive myself.

I know one day, perhaps when you’re old enough to read this, you’ll be too old for me to smother in kisses and tell you over and over and over again how much I love you. So I’m doing that lots now. I’m nuzzling into your little chubby neck and telling you I love you. And you kiss me back. Open mouth, super sloppy kisses.

Thank you for being such bliss.
I love you to the moon and back. I do.
Mama. xx

From birth to seven months:
baby growing

  • Jacinta Barnes

    Ohhh! Everything you wrote is EXACTLY how I feel!! My little girl is 9 months and my son is 3! I love them both equally but with Amity it is just different and I never knew why! I think i’m more relaxed so she is just super happy and I spend my days just kissing her a million times! She has done everything months before Colby did and I find myself enjoying it more because I wasn’t wishing for it to happen so much as I was with my first! In fact I wish it would slow down so she would stay a baby longer!

  • Missy moo

    I love this. The ‘light of my life’ comment really struck a chord with me. I have a 9 year old and a 5 year old and my 5 year old is the light of my life. Don’t get me wrong I love the older one just as much but it’s different with the younger one. It’s not about having favourites either. Mind you the 5 year old is also dark clouds and thunder storms. Enjoy it while it lasts x

    • charmaine

      I agree Missy Moo exactly. !!! I have a boy and a girl and they are old……i feel ancient reading this post 🙂 I so wish i had thought to write letters to my babies who are now 18 and 20 xxxx Enjoy it all ladies, you think it goes fast now. Wait until they start school xxxxxx Its a wonderful journey

  • Bec

    Beautiful as always! Agree with the above, with my second I’m way more relaxed and as a result feel my girl is happier and more chilled, just a delight. And I am definitely not wishing for things like solids and crawling etc to come quicker. Slow the bejeebus down kid! 🙂

  • Love the photo history from birth until now!

  • Vanessa Bancilhon

    Love how your words echo what my heart feels. My little Sophie is now 11 mths and just an absolute delight. Since 9 mths she has been toddling but this week I had to face up to the obvious, she walks more than she crawls I guess that means I can’t call her my newborn but instead my toddler 🙁 Oh and for the record while she is too big for her bassinet she isn’t too big for a portacot. So for now she stays sleeping in my room ( she is also still having 2 night breast feeds so it’s easier for me if she’s close)

  • Shauna El

    Oh I love sloppy kisses.
    My girl is nearly 9 months, and teething like a crazy thing. HEr kisses involve bitting me. No one else just just. It hurts. I walked into the living room tonight to find her gnawing on a coffee table leg. I quickly got her a rusk. But it was intense. I hope a tooth appears soon. My face is bruised from the bites.
    I wish I had written notes and I say that I’ll do it next month. But I get so over whelmed by it. I love your notes.

  • Time does fly. I can’t believe my ‘baby’ is 2.5 years old and tells me jokes. How on earth did that happen?! Soak in every sweet day – the mess will always be there but the sweet little bub won’t.

  • Julie M

    Awww that’s so sweet Chantelle. She is a gorgeous little girl. Enjoy the moments with her and forget about the housework & cleaning, spending time with her is more important and as you said it flys by. My bubba is 2.5, I so wish she was still 7 months old 🙂

  • Super sweet, I love these 🙂 can’t wait for this part of my life.

    http://www.dancingthroughsunday.typepad.com
    x

  • She has beautiful matching smiles in nearly every shot 🙂 Growing up so fast!

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