Friday, January 6, 2012

Dear Betty...Welcome to your blog.

Dear Betty...

It wasn't too long after I saw those two magical little pink lines on the pregnancy test that your Daddy bought me this really wonderful book. It had lots of room for me to write in it every week and put in ultrasound pictures and pictures of my growing belly. I was going to fill it out religiously and then save it for you so that when you are older you could read all the thoughts that I was having in those 40 or so weeks that I was pregnant with you.

Today I am 31w4d along and guess how much of that book I have filled out?

Give up?

I think I made it about a quarter of the way through the first trimester. Then the nausea became so bad that I much rather would have been lying on the couch whining and feeling sorry for myself than talking about my cravings (orange juice and peanut butter English muffins...but I only really wanted those for a week) and what songs were popular at the time (probably some Katy Perry garbage...PLEASE don't let her be relevant anymore when you get old enough to start picking your own music).

Ever since first trimester, it's been pretty much smooth sailing though. Some days I forget that I'm pregnant until you start up on your current favorite hobby...rearranging my insides. (So creative already!) You are a VERY active baby and while most of the time I love it because it lets me know that you are okay in there, sometimes it is a little bit uncomfortable. Like when you get your feet caught up in my ribcage or an arm behind my hip bones. I know you can't help it though...I'm sure you are starting to run short on space in there.

I can't believe that you are going to be here in roughly 8 weeks. I'm so not prepared, and honestly, I don't think I'm ever going to be fully prepared. One thing is for sure though...we cannot wait to meet you and hold you and see what you look like. Based on how photogenic you have been at all your ultrasounds, I imagine that you are adorable and your brain has always been huge, so there is lots of room for smarts in there, too. And Daddy and I promise to be the best parents that we can be. That doesn't mean that we will be all the time and I'm sure we are going to screw up (a LOT), but I just want you to know that we are trying and that you are loved so much already by us and so many people.

See you soon!

Love, Mommy xoxo

1 comment:

  1. this just made me smile SO big. I'm so excited for both of you!!! I can't wait to see her!!! oxox