Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dear Baby

Dear Baby

I've loved having you in my belly for the last nine months, right from the first moment I suspected you were in there. It's been truly amazing feeling you grow, feeling my body change to help you grow and then feeling you move for the first time. The first time we got to see you move on the ultrasound I cried and daddy skipped in the car park (when you meet him, you'll realise what a funny sight that was). As you've become bigger and stronger, I've loved knowing when you were awake and asleep, the way you've reacted to my voice, my laughs and cries. You've made me smile the way the way you'll push my arm off if I lean it on my belly - on "your space" for too long, the way you appear to dance to my silly singing when we're in the bath. The day I found out you were a girl I cried, cried because I was so happy. I would have been just as happy if you were a boy, but I loved feeling closer to you, knowing more about you.


But now you're all grown up and it's time to come out. I can feel that you're getting cramped and having trouble finding space for your growing limbs. If you come out, you'll have so much more room to move and grow! I know it's warm and cosy in there, but I promise to keep you warm and safe when you come out into the world. In there you can hear my voice and my heartbeat, but when you come out, I'll keep you close so you'll hear them out here too.


The world out here is exciting. There are so many different things to see, touch, smell, taste and hear. I can't wait to help you explore this world and for you to find your own special place in it. Your daddy and I are very excited about meeting you, seeing what you look like, watching your personality develop, wondering what things you'll like and dislike.


I've loved having you in my belly, but now, I can't wait to have you in my arms. Baby please come out soon.


Love Mummy

23 comments:

Semsavblanc said...

Very sweet. I hope this tempts her to make an appearance very soon. Wouldn't it be funny if you went into labour right now? Do you think you should use some reverse psychology on her? Isn't that how parents get their children to do what they want?

Taryn said...

oh Mel....made me cry xxxx

Michelle said...

Dear baby, mummy's blog readers want to meet you too!

Yuka said...

Your letter for dear baby impressed me very much.
I want to meet her too!

Nikki said...

Yup - I know that feeling. An experienced mother told me that you feel the same again in about 18 years - "Time to move out, kiddo...".

Selina said...

sooo sweet! I have tears in my eyes, I loved meeting my "little girl" for the first time too, the most special thing in the world. hope she arrives soon!

Cravings Frocks said...

We used to say to our unborn boy, "If you want to stretch you'll have to come out!" He still took his sweet time though.

It's amazing to know that within 24 hours you could be holding your baby in your arms. I hope you will be!

Monique said...

What a sweet letter. I am sure it will entice her out. I know how you feel. Both my bubs were overdue and it's very hard to be patient when you just want to meet them now. Fingers crossed it's not too much longer.

Little Munchkins said...

That is so sweet! I can't wait to hear the exciting news.

Jetta's Nest said...

Oooh Melanie, how exciting! Before long you'll be meeting your brand new little girl.

It was great to see you last Saturday. I had thought you might have had your baby by now but she must be well and truly comfortable in her warm little nest...it is winter after all!

Good luck and see you soon.

Samantha

Jenny said...

Made me cry too-hope you meet each other real soon

Cute as Buttons said...

Tears pouring down my face. I remember that feeling...arms aching to hold the little person you are already in love with. I'm saying a little prayer that she is already in your arms. Lisa. x

Eadaoin said...

That's so sweet. Be sure and save it somewhere for her to read when she's old enough. Hope she comes out soon :)

Allie said...

Yep, tears here too - c'mon out and play, precious one, mumma and daddy are way ready!

little red hen said...

Oh no you made me cry again! I sobbed last night much to (almost 18 year old) bantam boy when he sat on my lap (squashing me greatly!) and I was alarmed at how quickly the journey from exactly where you are now to the point I am at when he is talking of leaving home for an adventure around australia.

Katy said...

wow, the anticipation must be overwhelming, Come Soon Bubba! Good Luck for when she is finally ready top come :-)

Sarah said...

Beautiful!

Fuji Mama said...

This is such a sweet letter! Squirrel was 8 days overdue. My mom was in Tokyo to help me out once she was born and so we were just WAITING. On day 7 I woke up to find an eviction notice taped to our bedroom door that my mom had written ordering Squirrel to leave the premises or she would have the Sheriff come to escort her out. :-)

muralimanohar said...

So, so sweet. I'm sitting over here on baby watch, jumping on your posts to see if she's come yet!!! :D

Lilli boo said...

Beautiful post, it has a lovely sentimental value to it that I'm sure your daughter will love reading in years gone by....

Two Peas In a Pod said...

That was so sweet, im so excited for you a little girl to love and care for. They really are amazing. Good luck with the delivery and cant wait to hear all about your little girl when she decides to make her entrance to this world...your life is going to change for the better, it is amazing. Cheers Kyla and Blake!

satsuki design said...

Such a beautiful letter (made me teary!) She is obviously one very stylish little lady who is choosing to be "fashionably late" :)

Ayala Levinger said...

Beautiful. very emotinal.

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