The day you were born I was filled with love and joy. I remember they placed you on my chest and all I could do was kiss you and say ‘I love you’ over and over again. Then five minutes later I turned around and asked ‘what did we have?’ It didn’t matter whether you were a boy or a girl, all I knew was I loved you more than I had ever loved another person!
You were such a good newborn – you fit into our lives so perfectly. You came out and about with us from day dot and Daddy even decided that he liked to push the pram with you in it. You had the cutest little sneeze and after it you would do the cutest growl – like you were angry at the sneeze…I miss that now it’s gone.
In the first month you started rolling over and the MACH nurse said that you were the strongest baby she had ever seen. Daddy was very proud of this and so was Dida – he said that you were strong because you were an Ujdur. It also meant I couldn’t place you anywhere but the floor or the crib because I was afraid you would roll and fall off.
By 6 weeks you were smiling at us and really beginning to track things with your little eyes, you wanted to take everything in and you even started to try and grab at little toys.
By 3 months you were well and truly holding onto your favourite toy – a rattle named horsey. And we also heard your laugh… It is the best sound in the world. One day a lady followed me at the supermarket for three isles as she was enjoying your laugh so much.
I feel like between 3 months and 6 months you have been a blur of development. You have learnt all about crawling backwards, independent sitting and even some words. You mastered ‘mama’ first, but you now say ‘dada’ more often.
You have also learnt to say ‘nana’ and ‘ball’ – I think you have mastered ball because Daddy yelled it at the TV all through the AFL season. You love your AFL ball and wearing your Geelong jersey on game day. Daddy has even signed you up for MCC membership – I’m guessing you’ll be a member by the time you are 17.
You out grew your baby bath so quickly – but I think you are a water baby because you love showers with Daddy and kicking your strong little legs in the big bath. We’ve dipped your feet in the ocean and at 6 months we took you up to Nannie’s and you went swimming in the pool with Daddy.
We sing everyday and your favourite song is ‘twinkle twinkle little star’ – mummy does the actions and we see you singing and waving your little hands above your head independently now. We also try to read to you everyday and I hope you enjoy ‘Where the wild things are’ because it is about a little boy who shares the same name as you.
You are such a loving boy – you give the best cuddles wrapping your arms around us tight and you give the sloppiest kisses. The other night you gave an awesome group hug – hugging mummy first and then lifting your arm and pulling Daddy in… It was so cute I almost cried.
I love you Mr Moo and I am so blessed that you are in our lives. I can’t believe how quickly you have grown and changed – don’t grow up too quickly.