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And now she’s a toddler

first shoes

We’ve had a major milestone this week – my baby girl is now a toddler. I can’t quite believe it, after so many months of walking holding on, she has finally gained the confidence to let go and walk by herself.

It only seems like yesterday that this tiny little bundle was being handed to me by the ambulance lady. It seems only five minutes ago that she was flashing us her first smile, rolling over for the first time and dragging herself across the carpet in a first attempt at crawling. And now look at her. She’s a fully fledged toddler, well on the way with her talking and toddling like a pro.

First steps

It really is bittersweet, saying farewell to the baby days, but looking forward to all the new developments to come. It’s a whole new chapter now, and with it comes a whole new level of scariness for me as a mother. We’ve already had our first scraped knee, it was the tiniest of grazes, but I wanted to cry and wrap her up in an embrace so strong and safe that nothing would ever harm her. In reality I gave her a cuddle and she was over it well before me!

Obviously I want her to be safe, but at the same time I do want her to explore and be brave and strong, so I won’t be wrapping her up in cotton wool. I think it’s just going to take me a little time to adjust.

R taking her first steps

I will cherish the memories of the days when she stayed still, but the days to come will be filled with so many adventures, I can’t wait to see the little girl she becomes.

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    Kathryn
    April 19, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Wow, what a milestone! Go Rosalie!

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    Katie @mummydaddyme
    April 19, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    What a milestone! Clever Rosalie. There will be no stopping her now. And what is it about suddenly walking that makes them look so much more grown up? She looks beautiful in her summer dress. xx

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    Lauren Woodward
    April 19, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Awww well done Rosalie! Her dress is so pretty x

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    Carie
    April 19, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Aww she really is starting to look all grown up now she's walking – well done Rosalie!!

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    Jess Eliot
    April 20, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Thanks Kathryn 🙂

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    Jess Eliot
    April 20, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    She really does seem so much more grown up now, it's almost like overnight I lost my baby and gained a toddler! Thanks Katie, love summer dresses xx

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    Jess Eliot
    April 20, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you Lauren x

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    Jess Eliot
    April 20, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I know, she's like a proper little girl now…

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    Katy F
    April 21, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Love that dress! She looks so grown up, beautiful girl x

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    LittleOandme
    April 23, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Aww she does look very grown up all of a sudden! Gorgeous dress as usual! xx

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    Jess Eliot
    April 23, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Thanks Katy xx

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    Jess Eliot
    April 23, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    I know, it just happened overnight! She tries to run now – it's funny and scary at the same time! xx

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