To Miss Belle on your second birthday

To Miss Belle on your second birthday

A letter to my daughter on her second birthday.

Dear Miss Belle,

It’s the biggest cliché ever but I can’t believe you’re two! Last year on your first birthday I felt a bit emotional, thinking back to when you were born, and seeing how much you’d grown in that first year. I still think about that New Year’s Eve where I had a Jalfrezi that blew my head off, in the hope to speed things up. You arrived calmly and perfectly on New Year’s Day, the perfect start to the year. And now every year as we celebrate and look forward to another year, we celebrate your birthday too.

Now you are two, you have so much character! You are such a funny, cheeky and determined girl. You can win a staring stand off at the top of the stairs with that determined defiant look on your face. Just like your Mummy,  you love your food. The first thing you say to me every morning is ‘Naaana’ and then ‘Daddy’. You are such a Daddy’s girl. He flings you around and makes you scream with laughter every day. You know what you want and you like to tell me. You constantly ask to see your best little friends. It’s wonderful to see you forming friendships, laughing, chatting and playing with them.

I’m your constant. The one who feeds you, dresses you, plays with you and cuddles you when you’re poorly. You’re so affectionate and give us cuddles and kisses, flinging your arms around our necks saying “awww”. You’re talking and saying new words every day. Your latest thing to do is to hand me things and say “thanks”.

You are such a beautiful girl and you make me laugh every single day.


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I love you so much. I wish you the happiest of birthday’s ever.

Lots of love,

Mummy xxx



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  1. 6th January 2017 / 12:39 am

    Oh so beautiful, I know it is a cliche but it is so true, all all happens too fast! I love that pic of her, she is gorgeous. Happy Birthday xx

  2. Megan
    10th January 2017 / 4:07 pm

    So sweet and sentimental! My youngest is turning five in a few months, I can’t even think about it!

  3. 10th January 2017 / 11:37 pm

    Happy second birthday to your gorgeous girl. My daughter is 26 months now and it’s true that I felt more emotional at this birthday than her first. I think because her little personality is shining through more and more and I love the fact she’s speaking more. They say it’s the terrible twos but I found 12-20 months the hardest by far, especially given her ‘independent’ spirit let’s call it. LOL Here’s to many more birthdays to come my lovely xx

    • thisismenow
      11th January 2017 / 7:00 am

      Aww thanks so much. Yes this phase is challenging at times but she’s so funny and clever now I just love it. My husbands a Norwich city fan and whenever she seems the logo she now shouts ‘City!’ and it just makes us laugh so much. We are so lucky! Thanks for reading x

  4. 11th January 2017 / 4:55 pm

    Aww, happy birthday Miss Belle!! I always think New Year’s Day is a brilliant birthday! When she’s older, there will always be friends wanting to be out celebrating with her, and there will always be a celebratory mood! And for the reasons you mentioned-looking forward to a new and fresh year, while it also being her birthday! Time does go so quickly doesn’t it? I’m having a major wobble over my eldest going to school in September, I’m not ready and I don’t really want him to go!
    It sounds like you and Miss Belle have a fabulous relationship, I’ll enjoy hearing about her throughout the year!

    • thisismenow
      11th January 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Oh thanks so much. And yep I’d be having a major wobble about school too!!! I’m sure you’ll all be fine when you get into a routine x

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