Dear Baby...

This letter was written on Friday, July 15, 2011.

We found out about you last night.

After almost a year of praying, you made it! Good job!

And I am already so darn excited for our little family to grow.

I'm almost six weeks along, so that makes you the size of a sweet pea. Which is really crazy.

But I can already tell that my body is working harder to make you. I'm a little nauseous and crampy. My back is achy. And you already make me go to the bathroom a lot more than usual. I no longer have an iron bladder.

Of course, I'm already taking advantage of the extra snack times I know you need. :)

We took a video before and after the pregnancy test. We were pretty shocked! Your dad said it feels more real every second. He also said having a baby is just like getting a dog--you just get used to it. Well, I have never had a dog (neither has he), so that was a funny thing to say. I love him so much and can't wait for you to meet him. He also said that his birthday is never going to matter ever again. I think you'll just be the best birthday present ever.

I already kind of feel like a mom. So far I really like it. We are going to have so much fun together! I'm focused on the pregnancy mostly right now, and I'm curious about how my body will change. But sometimes I think about what it will be like when you're here and the three of us start our new life together.

It's really hard to not tell everyone, but we need to wait a little bit.

According to the Chinese gender chart, you're a boy. I think you're a girl. We'll have to wait and see...

Now, it's time for a nap.

Love, Your momma (!)

This letter was written on Saturday, July 16, 2011.


Dear B-dub (baby W),

We found out about you two days ago. It hardly seems real. But when I think about you, I get butterflies of excitement in my stomach. I can't wait to meet you.

I couldn't sleep last night because I was thinking about you. Praying for you. Hoping that you sleep like your mother. I can't wait to name you and be your father. I can't wait to tell everybody about you. I have tears in my eyes while writing this. You are in God's perfect timing, and that brings such peace to my heart.

In the 24 hours that your mom has known she is pregnant, she has had every side effect that her little book tells her she should have. I know I shouldn't laugh, but some of this I think she makes up.

I started calling you Cracker Jack the day I found out. I think you are about that size right now. We are praying for your health and a smooth pregnancy. Know that your mommy and daddy will love you unconditionally always.

Right now, my gut tells me you are a boy. But you might be a girl. Either way, I will love you all the same.

Love, Your daddy

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