Letters to Baby: Week 35

Dear daughter,

I can't believe how fast you are growing inside mommy's tummy. You stayed small for a while, but it's clear now that you are growing as fast as you can before you enter this world.

We pray that you will be as healthy as can be and that you will be good baby who sleeps, eats well, and listens to mommy and daddy. I sometimes forget how real you are because I don't get to hang out with you all day like your mom. Although you are getting heavy and making things very uncomfortable, she loves you enormously already. We are going to be a little family and I can't wait for that.

We have your nursery all ready to go for you. Thanks to lots of generous people, we can think of them as we use all the cool things they have given you already.

Soon you will be here and our lives will be turned upside down. That's OK. We'll figure it out and you will be a part of our lives forever. We'll love you unconditionally.

Love, Daddy

P.S. Try not to kick your mother in the ribs. And I wish you could see how beautiful she is as she carries you around all day.

Dear baby,

In just two weeks you will be full-term! Wow. It is hard to describe how I feel. Sometimes I think I am ready to (finally) lay you on my chest, but then I am immediately and completely overwhelmed at that thought.

Overwhelmed with love for you and your daddy, and our little family.

The possibility of meeting you gets nearer every day, but I’m not sure my heart can handle all the love and emotions. I think about what it will be like to see your face for the first time…probably with tears streaming down mine and loving you so much that my stomach hurts.

We toured the hospital last week and it is crazy to think that there is where we’ll meet you and tell you your name and find out what color your hair is. Where we’ll feel so many new feelings and be changed forever. We’ve been trying to prepare for the physical and emotional experience, but there are so many unknowns and I don’t think we will ever feel ready for what is about to happen. We will learn as we go, all three of us.

I can only imagine that you’re as uncomfortable as I am. It’s getting harder to move around, and probably the same for you. We’ve had occasional contractions and while they make my eyes wide with discomfort, I’m glad my uterus is getting ready and strong to push you out into this world. Into our arms.

Oh. Also. I love love love love your bedroom, and I hope that you do, too! I’ve been spending time in there, organizing your clothes and making sure it’s a peaceful place for you to sleep. Because you’re going to let us sleep, right?

Love, Mom

P.S. I think March 10 would be a great day for your arrival. What do you think?


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