Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Its almost the end - a letter to my daughter

Im not going to lie, years ago when I first started trying for a baby I did intend on keeping a journal and writing to the baby each day as a momento of my pregnancy. Unfortunately that hasnt happened. Life has got in the way and I feel a bit guilty that I dont have that to share with her. I am glad I have recorded my pregnancy on the blog though as it gives us a way to look back on the experience. Tonight while sitting quietly the urge to write to my daughter took over.

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I'm sitting here on the couch watching some horribly boring tv while your daddy is at work. Its ok though because all I can focus on is your kicks inside of me. Seems you must have had a nap at the same time as me and now you are well and truly awake. I'm slowly waking up, unfortunately I'm not as alert and active as you are yet. Actually that's probably a very fortunate thing as I would most likely do some major damage if I tried to move around as much as you are right now. I don't think I could manage a fly kick, let alone doing it whilst hanging upside down. You on the other-hand can do it no worries. You are already smarter than mummy. Thats my girl!

We are almost at 37 weeks now. I cant believe we made it this far. I was so convinced that you would come early the same way that mummy and Elouise did. But yet again you are proving mummy wrong and determined to stay safe inside me for a bit longer. Most other mums want pregnancy to be over by now. I'm not going to lie, it is getting quite uncomfortable, but each and every day you stay inside me is a blessing. Another day we get to spend together just the two of us. I love feeling you move around so much. Even when you poke your arm out the side of me or try to put your foot up under my ribs, although I'm thankful you only do that every other day. I love it when you get the hiccups, it is the weirdest feeling for me, but so incredibly cute. Im so grateful to have you in my life already, even though I haven't officially met you yet.

We cant wait to finally meet you soon. Daddy is so excited to be able to hold you soon. We cant wait to look into your little eyes, to hold your hands and tickle your little toes. I wonder if you will look like me or more like daddy? I wonder if daddy will cry. One thing is for sure, we will both love you as much as possible and remind you each and every day. We will do everything to protect you.

I love you so much bubba

love mummy x

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful post. You reminded me on how much I missed my baby when he was still growing inside my womb. I could hardly wait for him to finally arrive in my arms. Those days were such wonderful experience weren't they?! :)

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  2. What a beautiful letter to leave for your baby !
    I never even thought of doing something like this and now that my baby is just over 21yo there is probably not much point as I can't remember too much about my pregnancy except that it felt like it went on forever !!! She was two weeks overdue !
    Have the best day !
    Me

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  3. Very cool how you are documenting this...

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  4. I used to keep a diary of my letters to my baby girl too. These days, I write to her on my blog. Which reminds me, I should pen one down for her soon. Have a smooth delivery!

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    1. Im hoping to write to her on the blog quite often in the future.

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  5. That is a gorgeous post. I started a journal when my little girl was born. I stopped it and started blogging instead. I keep the videos and the photos happening and would like to make a movie of her life. Precious little creatures.

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  6. Such a precious post for your precious baby. I love this idea. I try to keep keepsakes from the years of my little boy. Great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I want to do up keepsake boxes for her too in the future. I think they're a really nice idea.

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  7. Aww lovely. I kept a journal for my first daughter for about six months and then life got in the way. I really want to start it up again.

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  8. Absolutely beautiful post. This will be wonderful to look back on one day:))

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  9. Beautiful letter! My own little almost 37-weeker was giving me a good kick while I was reading this. I wrote letters to my first daughter before she was born and I have put them in a special book, just for her when she is older. I haven't had a chance to sit down and write anything to this bubs yet but it is top of my priority list!

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    1. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy Kylie! Our babies will probably be born very close together.

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  10. Beautiful! Nearly made me very to be reminded of the wonder of being pregnant. My little girl used to get hiccups in utero all the time too and it's such a funny feeling!

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    1. The hiccups has been the weirdest thing but when I imagine her little head when it happens it makes me smile. Im sure you will experience pregnancy again Wendy.

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  11. That is an awesome awesome post. Love it :)

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  12. Love the anticipation of those last weeks of pregnancy. Hope it all goes well for you xx

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  13. I wish I had been more vigilant in doing this :( But by the time No.3 came around it just didn't happen. Loved reading this, brought back some memories. Emily

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  14. Beautifully written and such a great record of your journey to meeting your daughter. All the best in the coming weeks! x

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  15. Nice post...very cool idea to keep a blog for your unborn daughter.

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  16. This is lovely, and I'm sure it's something you and your daughter will always treasure. I remember each time after I'd given birth, although it was lovely to meet the new person at last, I always kind of missed being pregnant, especially the feeling of those kicks and hiccups and moving around. All the best for your delivery!

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  17. What a beautiful letter to your little one, something to treasure forever. Good luck sweetie, I hope everything goes well. Love and hugs x

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  18. I am not surprised you value the post highly. It's got to be one of your best ever.

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  19. Thanks for sharing Toni, that was a lovely read. Maria. x

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