I remember when Ava was first born and 18 months seemed like a lifetime away. I'd look at the toys and clothes made for 18 month old toddlers and think that they looked so big and grown up.
Back then I could never imagine my tiny baby being 18 months old, I'd often daydream and wonder what she would be like at 18 months, who would she look like, what would she be doing at 18 months?
Well here we are my girl, you're 18 months old now. It's flown by, I can't believe my eyes. 18 months seemed so far away yet it was just around the corner. Next thing I know I'll be waving goodbye to you at the school gates (something that makes me feel a little teary-eyed)
You understand so much! I tried to bribe you last night (naughty mummy) thinking that you wouldn't fully understand. It was late and you wouldn't take your medicine. I said "If you take your medicine you can come downstairs for a little bit". And low & behold you took the medicine straight away and walked towards the door. You never cease to amaze me!
I love playing with you these days. We play with your dolls which you really enjoy and you like me to read to you or play outside. You even like to watch me cook. I can't wait until we can bake together.
I'm not going to lie it's hard sometimes, especially when daddy's not here, I think you like to play mummy up a bit! You've also started to make this horrendous screechy noise that sounds like a cross between a car alarm and a cat being strangled. It's truly awful but it's what I've started to call your "tired screech". It's almost like a fog horn going off letting us know you're tired, which is very kind of you...
Although I'm sad that you're no longer a baby I'm so excited for the next stage. You bring me such joy and love every day. And I suppose that you'll always be my baby.
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