Monday, 23 November 2009

Love letter to a baby

Dear Baby,

this is you at 11.5 weeks. I know it's early to start a dialogue with you but I really wanted to tell a bit about your big brother.

But first I want to say that it was such a relief to finally confirm that you were in my tummy this morning. When the Ultrasound technician was first taking measurements and probing around with the thingy they use, I tried to read her face. She was virtually expression-less. I could hardly breathe from the anxiety I was feeling. I mean I knew you were in there but you can't imagine the worry that goes through a pregnant woman's mind especially these first few months. So when she finally turned the screen toward me and I could see your glorious little form in my sac I wanted to laugh and cry. I exhaled and silently thanked God for you.

Anyway, back to your big brother. Just a few things. We're trying to get him prepped for your arrival. I figure it's not too early. We have our work cut out for us though. For instance, I've told him several times that you are a baby in my tummy. But later when I ask him where the baby is, he insists on pointing to himself and saying baby. Don't worry though, I think this could work itself out with a lot of repitition on my part. Also, your Dad and I have begun the arduous task of teaching him about sharing. I gotta be honest with you - he's not all that into it. But we know how important this will be for your arrival so we won't give up.

And Baby, we don't by any means want to encourage competition between you and your brother. We already know that we love you just as infinitely as we do him. However, if you feel strongly about defeating him on a few things may we suggest that you make your debut as a champion sleeper. It would raise a few eyebrows and the way we see it, it could be a win for all of us. No pressure though.

I also wanted to include you in this letter to celebrate with me the eve of your big brother's 23 month birthday. In a month and a day he will be two. I don't want to say I can't believe it because frankly I don't remember a time when I didn't know him. Okay I do remember but life seemed to have become exponentially more joyful since he came into our lives. After you establish your place here (and you can count on your Dad and me to help you with this) I think you will really like your big bro. He's pretty funny and has a wonderful heart.

Love always,


  1. Congratulations Kim!!! This is such wonderful news. I am so happy for all of you. The ultrasound pic is very clear (and cute!) and it brings back such fond memories of my babies in-utero. Very special indeed.

    Much love to you,

  2. Aw, gee I am so thrilled for you. Big brother will warm up to the idea, don't worry. Congrats on the news.

  3. Great photo. And it is such a relief to see that everything is on track. I am so happy and excited for you.

    Love the letter. And you still have some time to work with Deaglan. It will all be fine - be flexible and just go with the flow.

    Be well. Glad to see the posting - I've missed you.

  4. Congratulations Kim! Deaglan will have some time to adjust. With my Gillian, I found that as my belly grew so did her joy in the idea that she was going to be a big sister. I'm so excited for you and your family!

  5. Aw so sweet. Isn't it such a huge relief to see them on the ultrasound the first time! I never tire of it. Hope you're feeling better and have more energy!

  6. So exciting! You'll have to keep these letters to baby and share them someday with him or her.

    I hope you're feeling much better lately (or will be very soon!)

  7. Congratulations! What wonderful news.

  8. Awww!! Congrats!

    Love the second to last graf. Hopefully Baby will win on that, lol!!

  9. One thing my older son had trouble with was why the new brother was so boring. If I'd thought about that in advance, I'd have prepared him for a period of time when the baby did nothing but sleep and nurse and cry. No playing.

  10. Such a beautiful note to your sweet baby! I'm so very happy for you!!! It's a terrific ultrasound picture. You can see all the details so well. This is a wonderful time for your family. Enjoy every moment! Hugs, hugs, hugs, hugs...

  11. Congrats my friend on your new little person. What a blessing. I wish you continued health and joy. :)

  12. Oh, congratulations Kim!!! I'm so thrilled for you!!! You are such awesome parents that I just KNOW Deaglan will be a great big brother!!! Much love to you! Janine XO

  13. So I was right...Congrats!:) Take good care and all best, so happy for u...


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