here you are, almost two and half years old... there is a little baby almost ready to come and meet you. you are so excited to meet him and between constantly asking if the baby is coming out today and telling anyone who will listen that there is a baby in mummy's tummy, you insist that you will share your teddies and give the baby cuddles when he cries.
you are so caring and loving, you kiss my tummy and give the baby hugs. you tell me that the baby is laughing and happy.
last month when we were on holiday you were convinced that you too had a baby in your tummy, a baby dog, a black dog that you said 'i don't know how it got there, but it's not ideal!' i laughed so much at that - as did the lady in the toilet cubicle next to us... you have such an amazing character already and i can not wait for you and your new little brother or sister to meet and play together.
i know that it will be hard for you at first... mummy will be distracted and tired but daddy and i will be right there for you for as long as you need to settle into our new family life.
we will still go to playgroups and walks with lily and we will still snuggle up and read books together. you will still be so important to us and we will always love you very much.
i think you will be a great big sister.