Dear Little Bit,
Guess who is almost two years old??
Seriously, where the heck did the time go? Two days ago you turned 23 months. I know that it sounds silly to say that, '23 months' but, I just can't help but clinging onto that last 'month' mark before the big day. I would feel really silly saying '25 months', so after this month passes, you'll be two...and then three, and then four and five and six... Oh geez, I don't want to think about it!
I just wanted to take a few minutes to let you know how proud I am of you. We kinda hit a rough spot there for a couple of months, you were constantly throwing temper-tantrums and I felt like every day was a success if I could just get through it without losing my mind. Mama has a bit of a hard time being patient sometimes, and I think that she may be a little (lot) crazy when it comes to it being just you and her all day long. But, like I was saying, you have made me so proud. You have been so good, you have listened, you have been kind and caring and so very helpful. We have played and laughed and learned together, it has been so wonderful.
You are also starting to talk. Well, kind of. I wish you were vocal, but I know that I have to be patient with you. Your daddy, after all, did not talk until he was 3! Either way, you are saying 'thank you' from time to time, 'eat' and some other small, random words. You love to read, however, and you will pick up a book and have Mama point out all the different pictures to you. Sometimes you'll even open the book and 'read' it to me; those times are my favorites!
There is no greater feeling in this world than the one that I get when I watch you smile and laugh and play. Anything that makes you happy, makes me happy...and I have the hardest time telling you no when it's something you want. I just love you so much, baby boy, and no matter how many months old you are, or years, you will always be that... my baby boy. No matter what life brings to you, or to me, or to us, I want you to know that of all the things I was sure of in this world, it was that you were the one thing that my heart always desired. Having you has made my life complete and I would be so lost without you.
I love you so.