Well, the time has arrived.
After 9+ months living in my (hopefully) cozy belly, we are finally ready to meet you. The doctors tell us that you have baked long enough and they’re confident you are the healthiest you can possibly be upon entering this world. So since you are demonstrating early signs of stubbornness and not coming out on your own, we are taking matters into our own hands! As cozy as you are, you can’t stay in Mommy’s belly forever!
Having said that, I’m a little sad that our journey together is almost over. It will be incredibly weird not toting around a giant belly bump anymore. A bump that I’ve been monitoring day-by-day with pictures and regular updates. It’s been so much fun to watch you grow. Even though you haven’t let us see your face on ANY of your ultrasounds. Stinker 😉
It’ll be SO nice to finally be able to have you on the outside. To hold, to snuggle with, to protect. You are going to be in such good hands with your Daddy, Allie and I. Never forget that. Not to mention your amazing extended family, all of whom are just dying to meet you. You are already so loved. I hope you feel every bit of that love as soon as you take your first breath.
You have taught me oh-so much over the past 9 months. Patience. Selflessness. Self-control. Humility. I am a different person now then I was last fall when I found out you were coming. And I have only you to thank for that.
It’s hard to imagine life as your Mommy. Though technically, I’ve already been your Mommy for quite some time. Your Daddy and I have gotten into a routine over these past 5 years, occasionally bordering on what we like to call selfishness. Doing whatever we want, whenever we want. Shopping! Golfing! You’ll learn about all of our obsessions soon. So we tend to get a little anxious thinking about how your presence will change our lives [people tell us we are in for the ride of our lives ~ in a good way]. So though we know things will definitely be different, we are 10000% ready to take on our new roles as your Mommy and Daddy.
I wish so many things for you in this life:
And most importantly,, overwhelming love in everything you do.
A very short while from now, we will finally meet. Whenever it is, I’m certain it will be love at first sight. And though I can hardly wait to see your precious face, the thought of seeing you in your Daddy’s arms for the first time already makes my eyes water. And of course, I cannot wait to see how your big sister Allie loves on you. You’re definitely in for a puppy bath as soon as you get home. These last few weeks have been a rollercoaster of emotions for all of us. But it couldn’t be for a better reason.
Enjoy your final hours in Mama’s belly and get ready for the sunshine that awaits you.
See you soon!