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A Letter from my One Year Old Baby


March 11, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Raising a Parent


letter from one year old

Last week Baby N turned a year old. Needless to say, it was a very emotional day for us. The whole week I went through phases of pride and elation, as also nostalgia and sadness at seeing him grow up so fast. At times I wondered where the time had flown and at times I felt like “hasn’t this always been my life?”…like I can’t remember a life where I was not Baby N’s mommy.

I was all set to write a letter to him just as I had done when he turned 6 months old, but I found it nearly impossible to put into words the whirlwind of emotions coursing through me. And then this fabulous thing happened: I woke up on the morning of his birthday and the first thing I saw was a letter to me from Baby N, penned by Daddy N. Absolutely made my whole day even more spectacular!

“Dear Mumma,
I chant Mumma-Mumma 24×7 because you have been an inspiration for me. Right from the time I was in your tummy till now when I’m one year old you have cuddled, loved, cared, played, taught, sang rhymes and read wonderful books to me.

You have been with me during tough times like vaccinations, stomach ouchies, teething, diaper rash… And we have had fun filled moments like music class, gym, crawling around the house, learning new words and playing new games.
I have enjoyed every trip with you, be it the bumpy drive of Bhandardhara or the trip up the mountains to Shimla or my first train ride to Chiplun or the short flight to Goa ๐Ÿ™‚

You have always encouraged me to learn and explore – to eat on my own despite the mess I end up making, to crawl around exploring the house though you need to be on your feet constantly to make sure I don’t hurt myself, to poop in the poopy seat in spite of the occasional misses and false alarms, to be independent and sitย by myself in my car seat or sleep in my cot.

I appreciate your patience and all the efforts you put in for me. I admire your strength and the way you have nurtured me. I promise that all your efforts for me will pay off one day and I will rise to have your values inculcated in me.

My giggles make you smile, my tears make you cry.. I express my love for you by gazing at you endlessly and giving you that cutesy smile ๐Ÿ™‚
I wish to be cuddled by you forever…
Love,
Baby N”

#RaisingAParent

Comments
  1. Vaidehi said on June 19, 2017 11:47 am:

    I Feel the same. My baby is 18 months old and I really want that he will always cuddle me.
    This post made me emotional

  2. Jiya B said on June 19, 2017 1:10 pm:

    This is so cute. these expressions , giggles and tears we moms will cherish for life.

  3. Debolina said on June 19, 2017 1:32 pm:

    Heartwarming

  4. Deepa said on June 19, 2017 4:19 pm:

    Aww..This is so sweet. A heartfelt post from a mom to a baby. This phase is the best.enjoy it.

  5. karuna chauhan said on June 19, 2017 11:07 pm:

    awe that is so emotional! I still felt a similar way when my girl turned 2 recently

  6. Kavita Singh said on June 20, 2017 1:15 am:

    Awww this is such a wonderful post, straight from the heart. Thank you for sharing this.

  7. Vidhi duggal said on June 20, 2017 7:28 am:

    Very touching

  8. manveen said on June 20, 2017 8:48 am:

    Aw…..my litte one just started school and I know the feeling..want to hold them forever

    1. Baby & Beyond said on June 21, 2017 11:20 am:

      Oh that is such an emotional phase for parents. Good luck!

  9. Shubhreet Kaur said on June 20, 2017 9:24 am:

    Awwww… this is so sweet! I can imagine how you feel… I went through similar emotions as Karma crossed the 1 year old mark! ๐Ÿ™‚