Dear Everleigh

I started writing these letters to Ev each month on her birthday as a way of remembering the first words, the habits, the laughter and frustrations. Call it a middle child complex ;) (there are approximately 10 pictures of me from age 0 to 5 and half of those are me crying while my big sis choke-hugs me). I also would like to hope that one day she will read these and get a true sense of who I am, what parenting her was like, and how much she was loved. I still have handwritten letters my parents gave me as a teen and young adult, and now, thanks to the amazing power of technology, this is a way to keep her letters all together and avoid the coffee stains.

Here goes:

19 Months

18 Months