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Letter to Luella: Three months

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Dear Luella,

Oh how I adore you. That sweet smile. Those delicious dimples. Your calm nature.

I’m not going to lie, the first few months were hard to navigate. Not as hard as with your sister, but hard nonetheless. As they are with any new baby, I guess. There were the colicky moments {and by moments I mean everyday} but we got through, and about 3 weeks ago you turned a corner. Now there are more smiles than cries, and life with you is good.

I am enjoying motherhood so much right now. I just gaze at your cuteness, adore watching you smile and begin to laugh. You like anything that is black and white, and you adore ceiling fans. In the middle of the night if you open your eyes for a moment and spot the fan in my bedroom, you’re awake smiling and happy. It might be the cutest thing ever.

Just like your sister, you’re not great at the sleeping gig. When you were about 4 weeks the midwife came to visit and I told her that I was struggling to get you to sleep at all. She told me to let you know sleep on your tummy in the day. So I did, and sleep you did. You’re great at sleeping in the day, sometimes for 3 hours at a time. At night? Notsomuch. You do just one hour stints. I love when morning breaks and the sleep battle is over for another night.

But I know it will all pass, at some stage, and you will sleep. It might not be this year, or even next, but there will be sleep.

I wish I could slow time down just a little to soak you up right now, as you are, for a little longer. You’re petite and perfect, and cute and adorable… and you’re my girl. I am so lucky.

Thank you for making me your mama.
I am so in love.
Mama. xx

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  • Sugandha

    She’s such a cutie 🙂 I loved that age becaus it was when they start getting more interactive and fun to be with. As for the sleeping thing – read this post –

    My baby boy (now 7.5months) didn’t sleep up until 5 months when we bit the bullet and sleep trained him in a way that we were comfortable with. But, I remember those early days and wishing and wondering when I’d get a full nights sleep again. Do what’s best for you and your baby. Soak her in. You’re doing a great job x

  • So cute!! I am due with my second and I am worried about the sleep thing!! I guess you manage.

  • Katie Rainbird

    Awww, she’s just lovely! And it’s great to hear she’s turned a corner, x x

  • Erin Drummond

    Beautiful letter x She is just the sweetest little thing!

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    This is beautiful,I love your letters to your girls such a lovely keepsake and full of love.Luella will sleep enventually I don’t know when but she will,make sure you try and rest in the day when she does sleep xx

  • Megan

    I can so relate to loving the dawn of a new day! I never thought I’d willingly get up at 6am! I also have the opposite thing where when bedtime rolls around I am filled with dread and just feel like I should stay up and get things done rather than fight for the sometimes tiny bites of sleep I get. Hang in there, my boy is three months too it’s magical xox

  • Cara Howard

    Your little peanut is AN ANGEL. xo

  • Emily

    So sweet! I can just picture her arms and legs flapping about when she spots the ceiling fan! Haha