To my sweet “Zari Rose”,
Sunday you made it to another milestone (well, in my eyes) – your 3/4 birthday! You’ve now been outside in the world for as long as you were inside, growing and blossoming into the most beautiful baby girl.
It’s been a big, big last month in your life. The house we brought you home from hospital into is no longer the place we call home. We’ve instead traversed 10 hours north to a lovely slice of paradise, to a place where we are finally able to feel like a “normal” family. Not that you’d know you’ve undergone such upheaval – out of us all you are the one who’s not skipped a beat and just kept cruising along on the same speed and disposition. It’s a bit of a blessing that at such a young age, as long as you’re seeing the same faces, keeping the same routine, and all the furniture is familiar then you wouldn’t have noticed the change in postcodes so much!
You’ve become quite the chatterbox this last month, adding “Dadada”, “Nan NanNan” and (one!) “Mum Mum Ma” to your vocabulary. My favourite word you say is still “WOW”, either said with quiet awe and reverence or with a shout of great delight. It makes me laugh, it makes me melt every single time – just like here when you were sprung playing with your big brother’s toy!
The cutest thing that’s transpired this last week has to be your learning to clap. I swelled with such pride you’d have thought I’d just taught you to recite a Shakespearean sonnet!
Your big brother continues to adore you – he calls you his “sweetie darling” and by some minor miracle has not yet gotten sick of wanting to help keep you amused or share his toys.
And for the record, nope, still not a single tooth to be seen (not that it stops you chowing down on anything and everything!) and you are still only managing a backwards type crawl and rolling wherever you need to go. Truth be told I’m kinda glad as I am a dreading the on the go stage that comes with a crawling baby!
So, sweet little lady, just keep being as cute as you are right now, and such a delight. It’s making motherhood much easier when you are this happy!
All My Love,