Dear (currently unborn) Baby,
Since your dad and I found out you'd be coming into our lives in July we thought we'd have all the time in the world to prepare for your arrival. Yes, we've been decorating your nursery and buying your baby supplies but we both know that nothing is going to fully prepare us for your arrival.
I am currently sat at home patiently waiting for you to give me a sign that you're ready to enter this world. I have to admit that I am a little scared about that moment, but only because I want you to have the best possible entrance to this life. As much as it annoys and frustrates me, I am taking life very easy these days to make sure that my body is giving you 100% of what you need in these most important weeks of your gestation. You're getting all of your organs ready for that first breath, first feed and first cry, and to do this I need to be able to give you all the vitamins and calories that you need. I admit that it is really hard for me to sit around and not do anything with my day but I am so exhausted, the thought of standing up and washing the dishes makes me ache.
We are trying to live our lives as normally as we can until you give us a sign. Every time I go to bed I think to myself "could this be the night?" and when I wake up after a night full of toilet trips and endless pillow re-arranging, I think to myself "could this be the day?". So far you've given me a few signs that you're getting ready but nothing concrete.
Your dad is currently getting tattooed and I would love nothing more than to call him up and say "It's starting!" but I have a feeling you're going to give us a sign when we're together, so we can enjoy that tense but exciting moment together. It's a moment when our lives will instantly change forever and we cannot contain our excitement. As perfect as our life is at the moment, it will be 100% complete when you join our family.
I can't wait for your emergence into this world and I wish you a happy, stress free and calm time and I will do as much as I can to make sure that is so. I know that I'm going to have your dad by my side every step of the way and that's a huge reassurance knowing that his calm and loving persona will keep me going strong until the end. He cannot wait to meet you.
When I see you for the first time, when your dad sees you for the first time (I know he'll cry), when I hold you, your first cry, your first feed and yes, even your first dirty nappy. These are all firsts that I will never forget and that I cannot wait to experience.
Little baby, please don't take too long!
Love, your mum.