September 14, 2016
This afternoon you began displaying some unusual behaviour. You became cuddly and huggy (and EXTREMELY DROOLY) so I knew that you were having some bad teething pain.
You see Baby, you are a sweet girl and you love being with me but I would not describe you as an overly cuddly baby. You enjoy your independence which is another one of the most amazing things about you. Your fiercely self sufficient nature.
From the beginning I have been more doting than you needed. I wanted you to sleep in our room with us until basically now, you wanted out at 4 months. I would have breastfed you until you were 10 (not actually but def until you were 1) but you were over it. I want to hold your hand through everything and you want to do it by yourself.
You have consistently proven yourself to be a very capable and bright lady with a will that is hard to fight against. It’s super cute and I have a feeling it will be super hard but I am so proud of your inate desire to do you.
I think a huge theme of this blog so far has been all about doing you. Making sure that you live your life the way you want to and take exactly what you need from it.
Having an independent spirit will serve you well. Sure, you will be stubborn and defiant (just like your dad) but you will also be sure footed and strong willed. You will be able to better follow your true self.
I hope that you stay strong and self focused and never let stupid friends or boys (or girls- whatever) make you do anything you don’t want to do.
Have the confidence to support your independent nature and you will get to live your truth- a true blessing. As an adult I see so many people around me living for someone or something else. Living lives of comparison and compromise. I sometimes do it myself. But being your authentic you is the most valuable gift you can give yourself and the best way to enjoy all the experiences around you.
So stay strong little one. Keep on marching to the beat of your own drum and don’t worry, I’m always here for a cuddle when your feeling down or blue. Seriously. I’ll never say no to a hug from you. ALL THE HUGS!!!!!!! Bring it on.