I have some catching up to do. On sleep, mainly. But here I am at 3am writing you this this letter. You are having a wriggle in your cot. You don't sleep next to me anymore, so the monitor now shows me when you have woken up. I couldn't wait for you to fall asleep on your own, without me having to come and put your dummy back in. But we just had a lovely sleepy cuddle, and I realised that once you fall asleep on your own, these sleepy cuddles will be few and far between. So don't worry just yet, I'm here to help you sleep.
I wanted to start to write these letters to you when you were a tiny new born. Just a few weeks old when we were getting to know each other, but time has just slipped past me and suddenly you are starting to eat proper food and sleeping all on your own, so before I forget what those first days, weeks and months felt like, I want to get it all down, starting at the very beginning.
So these letters are for you, my beautiful daughter. I love you.
Love, mum xxx