Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dear Baby,

As I sit down to write you this letter I am 25 weeks pregnant and you are only a little over one pound. I am so excited for you, I just can't wait to meet you. Also little one, you have been mighty active today! At this point we don't know whether or not you are a boy or a girl, but we already have big dreams for you. We talk all the time about who you will look like,what to name you, and who you will become. We joke about how well you will get along with your older brother and sister, Scout and Sedona and how we can already hear you begging for them to sleep in your room. You will joke when you are older that I have hand-written you so many notes-but I guarantee you will appreciate them when I am not around, if I have anything to do with it that will be for a very long time. I want you to know that Daddy and I will always love you and we wanted you more than anything else.

I was asked in my yoga class a few weeks ago what I wanted to give you and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. We both have so many things we want to give you--and we will be the best parents we can be. You have an amazing daddy waiting for you, I hope to make sure you always know that. I have dreamt of being a mom since I was a little girl and the minute I met your daddy (the second time around) I knew I wanted my babies to have his eyes, smile and love of life. I have everything I have ever wanted and I am so happy and content awaiting your January arrival. I know we will tell you over and over these stories...but we about peed ourselves when we found out you were on the way and it has been an amazing journey ever since. I love being pregnant with you and everything that has come with it. I love when you move around and when your daddy puts his hand on my belly trying to feel you too. We are very much looking forward to showing you off to the world the end of January 2009.

Okay, here we go...I want to give you a safe, warm and loving home full of laughter where you always know you have two parents who love you. We will always keep you safe and we will listen to you whenever you want to talk. We are welcoming you into an amazing family who also anticipate your arrival with open arms and will always love you. Daddy and I will always be your biggest supporters and allies, but I urge you to utilize the strength of your extended family. They have a lot to teach you and I hope you always take advantage and learn from them like we have. We will not be able to give you the finest things, material wise, but we can instill in you a love of life and music, sense of humor, a creative imagination, a strong and loving family, a love of the outdoors, the skills to work hard, and the ability to be the best person you can be. You will find that love, friends and family will get you through anything--far more than any material possession could. Work hard in school and make wonderful and true friends, they will help you when you need them too. We will read and talk to you everyday. We will let you know everything we remember about the family who are not here to meet you--as they are an important part of your history too. We will hug, kiss and tell you we love you everyday--even when you don't want it.

I realize this list could go on forever, and I am sure it will. It will also grow and change as we all grow and change as a family, and I am sure this is the first of many letters I will write you over your lifetime. We are busy setting up your room and anxiously awaiting your January 27th arrival (get the hint, we want you to stay settled until your due date!) We can't wait to meet your wiggly, sweet little self and always remember that we have all loved you from the minute we found out you were on the way. See you soon little one.



Lauren said...

So, I definitely teared up reading your letter to the lil nugget. You are so sweet and he/she is lucky to have you two - you will be such wonderful parents. Love you!!!

Steph said...

I'm BALLING!!! That is sooo sweet and Nugs will cherish that forever!!!! Love ya!!