Dear Violet: Your First Year
Today marks a pretty big milestone for you my little princess, you are 1. Its been 4 months since I wrote you a letter and now like then you are going through some big changes. You are on the verge of walking, starting to try and climb stairs and learning to drink from a cup, both sippy and regular. It’s quite a lot for a little girl to handle. On top of that Mommy is going to start working again soon. So you’re going to be seeing less of her. She still loves you and will be there for you.
As I write this, I think back to the past year. About how much you have grown in just 12 short months. Last night I peeked into your crib while you were sleeping, You looked so peaceful. Watching you grow is amazing, you are like your brother in so many was, but also so different. Seeing you point at things and try to sign is what being a parent is all about.
I want to talk to you about walking. It’s not that hard or scary and you will love how much faster you are able to get around. You just need to stop worrying about falling and go for it. I watch as you move around the room holding on to different things. Every once and a while you look out away from the supports and think about taking a step, but then you sit down and crawl to what ever caught your attention. You just need to try to walk. I know you can, you have taken a few steps for both Mommy and me, so keep trying you’ll get it soon. A quick note about the stairs. I know when you see mommy or me walk up them you want to follow. I’ve seen you try, but they can be tricky. So if you want to learn, make sure Mommy or me are there with you when you try?
I just want you to remember that I’ll always be here for you.