I cannot believe you are 2 years old! I remember the day I gave birth to you so clearly. It doesn’t feel like it was 2 years ago. I have realized that in two years you have taught me so much. Every decision I make revolves around how it will affect you because you and your sister are my top priorities. Even the decision of what I’m going to have to eat affects you because no one wants a hangry mommy. I think every year on your birthday I am going to write you a letter to celebrate you turning another year older. While I cry that my baby is growing up, you smile and laugh because every day you’re learning more and more and exploring your little world. These first two years of your life were so exciting. You learned to walk and you haven’t stopped since. You are always on the go. Your legs may be little but they take you far. You are into coloring, puzzles, and stickers. You can sit for a while and play with them. You love saying your ABCs and counting from 0-10. Every time you see letters or numbers you say them.
I love playing with you. I love seeing how your little mind works. I love that you try to fix things using your little toolbox or cook me something in your play kitchen. And it’s OK that you literally try to shove your spoons or fake food down my throat. I love that you are starting to talk more and express yourself. You may have some serious meltdowns and temper tantrums, but you are the sweetest little boy. Everyone at daycare tells me you’re a love-bug and a joy. They love your smile and how sweet you are. I’m glad I receive those reports.
Sometimes you are my shadow and won’t let me out of your sight, but that’s OK because I know one day you’re going to push me away and tell me I’m the worst. I love the way you ask for your Dada and how you climb all over him and want to play with him. I cannot wait for the adventures you and your dad go on as you grow up. As I prepare myself for your sister’s arrival, I often think about the big brother you’re going to be. I really feel you’re going to be a wonderful big brother. And if you’re not, I’ll give you one of Great Gram’s knuckle sandwiches. Finley, you’re still the best thing to ever happen to me. I cannot wait to share the love I have for you with your sister. I wish I could keep you little forever, but I know with each year, things will get even more exciting and my love for you will continue to grow. I will always strive to be the best mom I can be because at the end of the day I would do anything for my baby boy.