Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Letter to My Child

Dear Baby,

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We have now reached 36 weeks in this stretch of our journey together. It seems like it’s so long, but really, in the big picture, this time I have you all to myself is so short. So, so short. I am trying to remember that and to savour and enjoy each day – every kick, every flip and flop and every little wiggle. Soon I’ll have to share you with the rest of the world.

Of course, sometimes it’s a bit difficult to savour the heartburn, constant peeing, stretch marks and back aches. But, as I’ve said many, many times – I’d do this a thousand times for you. And then a thousand times more.

My child, I am so ready to see your face. Of course, I know you need to stay as an inside baby and keep baking for a few more weeks, but my anticipation for you is at an all time high.

I cannot wait to lay my eyes on you for the first time. To see if you have hair. To see if you’re a boy or a girl. To kiss your nose, your lips, your toes. I cannot wait to wrap you up in my arms and start loving on you. I cannot wait to feed you for the first time. To watch you sleep. To learn your likes and dislikes. To get to know just who you are. I cannot wait.

I can’t wait to see your Daddy fall in love with you in an instant. I can’t wait to introduce you to your Big Sister. She’s a blast. You will love her, I just know it. She is so excited for you, too, in her own little 20 month old way. She talks about you more and more each day. Hugs you. Kisses you. Sings songs to you. We pray for you every day.

We will never stop praying for you. That is my promise to you.

You are a dream come true to me. I am so in love with you already and even though it’s hard to imagine just how it’s possible, I know that love will explode to the moon in a few weeks when I give birth to you.

You are a part of me. So completely and totally. And I’ll love you forever.

See you soon, my baby. So very soon.

Love you always,

Mama

5 comments:

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Love. That's going to be one loved little boy ;)

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

I guess we're on the same page today ;) But you are closer to meeting your baby than I am. JEALOUS. Kind of. Can't wait to meet that little GIRLLLLL (!!!!!!!!) hehe.

Jessica Hudson said...

So beautiful - YOU and the letter. I know how you're feeling mama. I can't wait to "meet" baby #2!

erin - mutterings of eringirl said...

No snark tonight. This is simply lovely and brought a few tears. I love my children so deeply and this reflects how I felt and how I feel.

Penny said...

Eeek!! You're almost there!! =D