#ABloggingGoodTime Week 100
19th July 2018
#LuckyLinky Week 67
23rd July 2018
I find it hard to believe that on the morning this will publish, my little girl will be turning 3. I seem to have blinked and she is suddenly no longer the tiny 5lb baby that would curl into a ball and sit on top of my chest and remain there for hours on end. She’s now the long limbed child that climbs all over me and who’s length now takes up half of mine. She’s no longer the tiny baby who lay quietly, with big eyes, learning about the world. She’s not the little girl diving head first in to see what the world has to offer. I’d like to say she’s no longer the tiny baby who keeps me up at night and that she’s the little girl who sleeps all through the night… but we’re still working on that, aren’t we madam?! So Alyssa, this is for you on the day you turn 3…

alyssa playing at a water table in a yellow dress and summer hat smiling at the camera

My darling baby girl, you have no idea how much you have changed my life. I wanted you before I even knew you existed and felt like I waited my entire life to meet you. I’m going to be honest – this isn’t how I’d hoped you would arrive in the world but I wouldn’t change it for the world and strive each day to be enough and what you deserve.

Sweetheart, your arrival was the biggest surprise of my entire life. Growing you and feeling you move around inside my tummy was one of my most treasured moments. Right from the start, it was me and you kid and whilst we have lots of friends and family taking this walk of life with us, yours is the hand I hold onto so tightly.

I always wanted children and just before you arrived, for some reason I had resigned myself to the fact that it would probably never happen. Then two blue lines told me otherwise. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do it alone and there have been times when it has been really tough but one cheeky smile from you has meant that everything is okay.

This last year has seen some huge changes for us – we’ve moved house, you have gone from a cot to a big girl bed, you’ve started nursery, we’ve both made friends AND you kicked potty training’s ass. I am so very proud of you and to be your mummy. You make each day the most amazing adventure and I am looking forward to so many more years of them together.

This might be a completely soppy and mushy post, but hey at least I am not popping up any embarrassing photos of you right?! There is absolutely no point to this post other than I just wanted to get it down and tell you what an incredibly special little girl you are. You are loved by so many and bring so much joy into the hearts of everyone who knows and meets you.

alyssaDon’t get me wrong – you definitely have your moments!! Only you can push me right to my very limits and within a split second pull me back by telling me that you love me or that I’m your best friend – you’re such a little madam sometimes but I keep reminding myself I am raising a strong, independent woman  that I am sure not only I will be proud of but everyone else too.

When you started talking about your birthday months ago, I asked you what you would like and you simply said “I’d like a pink cake, some balloons and a bike please!” Well, my darling when you wake up, there will be balloons flying high, a bike gleaming with a giant bow and a pink cake to enjoy once the unwrapping has been done.

Happy 3rd Birthday my Beautiful Alyssa!

Lots of love




  1. Emma Devine says:

    *sniff sniff*

  2. Such a fun age! My grandboy is 3, and if I weren’t so excited about all he is becoming, I ‘d want to freeze him at this age.

  3. Kate says:

    Love posts like this and what a special girl you have in your life. Hope the birthday goes superbly well and enjoy her liking pink because I miss that in my now 14 year old daughter. Love your girl’s curls too #ABloggingGoodTime

  4. Rosie says:

    She is adorable! I think posts/letters to your child are so important. My daughter is now 12 and growing so fast. I wish she were 3 again x #ABloggingGoodTime

  5. They grow up so fast! It’s also amazing just how much they change in what to us is a very short space of time. Totally get the sleeping problems too! My little guy changes them every few months: now we’re at the ‘coming up with every excuse imaginable to talk rather than sleep’ stage 😉 #ablogginggoogtine

  6. Awww they certainly do experience a lot in the first few years of their life. #ablogginggoodtime

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