Category Archives: Letters from Mama

A sad day

Dear Katja, Today was a hard day. We had to euthanize Nyx, our dog. She was seven years old and had canine dementia, which means that her brain was very sick. She forgot who we were and was afraid of … Continue reading

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Three years old

Dear Katja, You’re three years old today! You’re an amazing little person. You talk a lot and ask about new words. You run everywhere you can. You dance to any music and love to sing, generally at top volume. You … Continue reading

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A letter

Dear Katja, You’re going to be turning two next month. You’re getting big and strong, smart and funny. I wanted to write down some of the things that make you so unquestionably yourself right now because you are an amazing … Continue reading

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17 months (and a few days)

Dear Katja, You are a pretty amazing little person. I like you! Your sense of humor is still in full force. You love meeting people and trying new things. You’re going down slides by yourself, climbing on everything, trying to … Continue reading

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Getting bigger

Dear Katja, You will be 15 months old later this month. You’re becoming a fascinating little person. I love that your likes and dislikes are coming more to the surface and you are deciding what works and what doesn’t for … Continue reading

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Lots of new skills

Dear Katja, In the past few weeks you have been doing all kinds of neat things. You started crawling last week. You started out fast and you keep getting faster. You are pulling yourself up to a standing position on … Continue reading

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Making bread

Dear Katja, You have gotten pretty good at sitting up. This morning I decided to make bread, so I got all of the ingredients together and sat you up on the counter so you could see what I was doing. … Continue reading

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Trying to keep up

Dear Katja, You are learning so fast these days that I feel almost breathless. You try hard to keep up with the other children at daycare. The youngest is two, so you have a lot of catching up to do! … Continue reading

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Another note

Dear Katja, It seems like you are learning something new every day. I’m having a lot of fun watching and helping you figure things out! Last weekend you were lying on the floor and I held my hands out for … Continue reading

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Almost 6 months

Dear Katja, You have been developing a personality lately. You are one of the happiest babies I have ever known. You like people and you remember them; there are a couple of people who work at the baseball park that … Continue reading

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