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Dear William – Week One

One of my favourite blogs is My Pretty Mummy, who follows the life of a very pretty mummy – Emma – who is mummy to baby Alice (cutest little girl ever!). She writes Alice a letter every week and I love the idea and hope she doesn’t mind me doing the same for William. Please go visit her blog. She’s a brilliant mum and I love her tales of Alice and her fabulous fashion posts. In her, my hope of Yummy Mummy status lives on…

Dear William,

How are you a week old already? The weeks of waiting made every second feel like an eternity, but now you are here, time flies. I hope it doesn’t go too quickly. I know I’ve told you, but Mummy has to go back to work when you are just two months old so she can keep you in Pampers and treat you like the little prince that you are.

Me and Daddy are having so much fun looking after you. I know you are only a week old, but we thought, from all of the horror stories people tell us, that having a baby would be hard work! And while it is, we love you so much that we would stay up as long as it takes to make you happy.

You won’t remember this, but when you were born, Mummy didn’t get to hold you for very long and you didn’t latch on very well when it came to breastfeeding. I know, if you ever read this, the next sentence will make you feel a bit ill, but… After an extra night in hospital and some blood, sweat and tears from Mummy, you are now a little milk monster and constantly feeding!

It makes me feel amazing to know I am making you big and strong, even if it can be tiring sometimes.

Sunday 17th June was Father’s Day and you bought your Daddy a lovely card, which he loves and keeps on his bedside table. But that wasn’t all…

Just as we had finished tidying you up, ready for a new nappy and a fresh outfit, ready to go and surprise your Grandpopo and Great Gramps on Father’s Day you shot poo directly at your Daddy. It travelled so far and was like you’d squirted him with a water gun…only it was filled with a lot of poo. Daddy was horrified, especially as he’d made an effort and looked lovely before the poonami. Mummy, on the other hand, couldn’t stop laughing and thought she would wet herself, especially given that her pelvic floor isn’t what it used to be.

Your Daddy loves you so much though. Everyone does. And we always hear of how handsome you are, which makes us smile because we think you are the most gorgeous baby ever!

You are starting to put on weight now and you have the makings of a double-chin, which is so cute! You also are much more alert and awake and you had a photoshoot with your Great Gramps, which was lovely to watch, because in the room were four generations!

We love you so much.

Love Mummy

One week old – 19th June 2012.

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  • Reply
    19th June 2012 at 9:42 am

    Well done William, the poo was perfect timing – fathers day of all the days! That made me laugh. We once waited for Gary who had an interview in Glasgow. As soon as he was out Aiden projectile vomited ALL OVER Gary. Thank goodness it was after the interview, bit better luck than your Ste! Xxo

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    Emma London
    19th June 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I love this post! It's nice to hear you're getting on well! Alice pooed all up our white walls in the first week, must be something they all do, just to get us prepared for whats to come! I dont have an item of clothing left thats not covered in sick or poo! haha!

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    19th June 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Lovely letter. Great story about the poo too! x

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    17th July 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Lovely weekly letters but will you still continue to do your regular posts too?

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    Amy Georgina
    30th January 2014 at 9:54 am

    Oh these are beautiful! I've got a 6 week old son Woody and I wish I had done something similar from week one (I was however far too ill at the time). Would you mind awfully if I did something on the same lines for Woody, with full credit of course to you and Emma from My Pretty Mummy?

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