Having been to the doctor and monitoring your progress closely, we now know that you’re measuring a bit small, but we’re still on for a mid-February delivery. That’s less than three weeks away.
Your grandmommy is going to be here in less than a week. She loves you so much that she’s flying (something she NEVER does), all alone, across the vast ocean to be with us at the moment of your birth. Your grandpa loves you, too, of course, but he’s too much of a home body to fly across the world for a month. You also have lots of aunts, uncles and cousins who just can’t wait until we can bring you back home to meet you. But that’ll have to wait a little longer.
Daddy and I are so excited at how close everything is now. Last night we finally finished putting your nursery together, though there is still the matter of washing all your clothes, hanging decorations and that all important final hoovering. But you’ve got a bed and a changing table, and momma will be rocking you to sleep each night in a lovely little glider. We only hope you will be happy in your surroundings.
Mommy and daddy are also getting to learn as many new lullabyes as they can. And while neither of us is a great singer, we hope you’ll love it when we sing you little ditties to make you laugh or fall asleep.
You wouldn’t believe how big mommy’s tummy is. You certainly have grown these last couple of weeks, and now everyone can see the proof! I won’t lie… I’m looking forward to your birth so that I can go about trying to get my body back! You’ve hijacked my tummy for the last 9 months, but it’s nearly time for you to be evicted, son. 😉
I know you are only small at the moment, but I do have a favour to ask you if you can manage it. Mommy is going to have to be induced at 40 weeks. But mommy REALLY doesn’t want that to happen. She’d much rather labour at home and be calm and happy among family. So if you could see your way clear to making an earlier appearance on your own, we’d be so very happy. Just remember to wait until grandmommy is here. After that, feel free to dig your way out however you wish. I promise we’ll be there to catch you and bring you safely into this big scary world. And we will spend the rest of our lives protecting you and cherishing you.
There’s nothing really left to say except that I love you with all of my heart and soul already. And even though you keep me awake most of the night with your kicking and writhing, I could never resent you for it. I am as much yours as you are mine.
Forever your loving mother,