Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dear Baby C

My darling little punk - gosh, you’ll be here any minute! We are ecstatic to finally meet you. On one hand, it feels like we’ve been waiting forever; on the other, I’m not quite ready to have you leave my belly. That may sound silly, but it’s been nice having you so close to me every day, those sweet wiggles and flips a constant reminder of your presence and impending arrival. Your dad and I have been wondering for nine long months what you’ll look like, smell like, sound like. We can’t wait to hold you, count your fingers and gobble up your sweet little toes. It’s crazy to think that we’re getting a whole new family member so soon. I’m especially looking forward to seeing who you look like – predicting a big, messy mop of dark hair.

People keep saying what a lucky baby you are, which is incredibly kind. I’m one of the luckiest people I know and if that’s the one thing I get to pass down to you, I’ll be ever so grateful. I can’t wait to be your mom. As a true nerd, I’ve studied everything I could to prepare for parenthood, read (what feels like) hundreds of books on how to best help you learn and grow and sleep and be happy. I’ve had plenty of practice taking care of other kids, but now that you’re coming so soon I’m NERVOUS! Mostly excited, though. We’ll figure it out together. We are a team.

Just wait ‘til you meet your dad. He’s absolutely terrific. I have no doubt he’s going to be a wonderful father to you. He has taught me about patience and understanding and going with the flow; he’ll have lots to teach you as well. I love his honesty and passion, how deeply he cares and how openly he shares himself. He’s good at planning creative surprises and keeping them a secret (mom not so much!). Perhaps most importantly, I completely trust him to take delicate care of all of our hearts. And to top it all off, he’s hilarious! With your dad in our lives, we are sure to enjoy endless laughter and goofy fun.

Welcome (almost) to your family and to life in New York City! It’s fast and loud and can be a bit overwhelming, but it’s so much fun. You have people all around the world who love you already and I can’t wait to introduce you to them. Get ready to be a “go-baby” because there are so many places to visit and friends to meet, we’ll be constantly on the go go go!

I love you dearly,

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