An Open Letter to My Son at One

Dear Oscar,

I want to make this sort of a running tradition, for mummy to write you a little open letter each year for you to read when you are bigger. I thought that you may find it interesting to see what you were like, what our lives looked like at different stages of your life. So, here is your first one.

Last week, you turned one. Myself and your Daddy cannot believe just how fast this first year has gone. We also cannot believe how far you have come and how much you have changed in just one year. To show you just how crazy the change is here is a picture of you as newborn compared to you now –

 

It is like a whole different baby!

So, what exactly is one year old you like? You have finally gotten the hang of crawling and you are just constantly shooting about the flat. You are starting to try and walk but you are not quite confident enough to do it when Mummy or Daddy is not holding your hand. You are however, pulling yourself up on ALL the furniture.

You are have been saying some words for a while but at the moment you can say:

  1. Dada
  2. Muma
  3. Hiya (your favourite at the moment)
  4. Baba
  5. Nana
  6. Yeah

You don’t say ‘no’ yet but you did learn to shake your head for no a while ago so it’s lovely that you can finally say ‘yes’ to some things!

What are you like with food at one? BRILLIANT. I fully think that food is your favourite thing, you get so excited at meal/snack times and you scream when all the food is gone. We actually have not come across a food that you do not like yet. Which is amazing and I really hope that you stay this unfussy! You also no longer have any formula bottles – all food which is brilliant.

What about the topic every parent dreads, sleeping. What are you like in the nights? You have set us up to fail with any other children that we may have because you have been a Godsend. You were only really a once a night baby anyway but, you now go down from 7pm-7am which is a lifesaver. At the moment, you like to sleep with ‘Barca-Bear’ and your ‘cwtchy’ when you go to bed.

One of the funny things that I have noticed is that you are getting like how Mummy was when she was little. I couldn’t stand having anything on my hands and still get really stressed if I have dirty/sticky hands. I have noticed that you are starting to really hate having things on your hands too. We have fluffy grey rug in our living room which you love because you love everything fluffy but when little bits of fluff come off onto your hands – you will shout ‘Mum’ at me until I get it off.

YOU ARE A DADDY’S BOY. You are all for your Daddy. When he is around you will go to nobody else, including me. I love that you have such a lovely bond with your Daddy and hope that this continues.

All that is really left to say is that we love you so so much and we hope that you know/feel that. We are so proud of you and love watching you learn and develop every single day. We cannot wait to see the person you become over the next couple of years and to see where our little family goes from here.

Love you always,

Mummy xx