You and I are officially now in the homestretch, homeboy. Today marks the beginning of the third trimester and as we make our way towards the end of this journey together, I can’t help but think about how different and wonderful things are going to be in a few short months. I have loved nearly everything about being pregnant with you, but I absolutely cannot wait to meet you on the outside. I dream about holding your tiny hands, squeezing your chubby legs and looking into your eyes that look just like your daddy’s. I yearn to hold you and kiss you and rock you to sleep at night, singing you lullabies from the Beatles and Paul Simon. I pray that I’ve done a good job growing, housing and protecting you over the last few months and that I’ve given you what you need to come into this world strong and healthy. I imagine the sweet baby you’re going to be, the active boy you’ll turn into and the strong confident man you’ll one day become.
Baby, your daddy and I have wanted you for so long. I thank God every day for bringing you into our lives. I have even become grateful for the long journey it took us to get you here – the pills, the shots, the procedures, the tests, the tears, the heartache. Everything we went through made me appreciate you more and has helped me realize what an incredible gift you are to us. We are so blessed. I promise to be the best mommy I can be. I can’t wait to teach you everything I know and I look forward to all you’re going to teach me in the coming years about myself and how to be a parent, a coach, a role model and a friend. I’m already so proud and honored to be your mama.
So baby, please take these next few months to grow chubby and strong. I’m constantly taken aback by just how much I love you already and I love you more with each passing day. I think my heart grows like the Grinch’s every time I think about you. And I know your dad feels the same way; I can tell by the way his eyes light up when he talks about you or feels you move. We’re so ready to meet you and spoil you rotten. But we’ve still got a lot of work to do before everything’s ready for you, so take your time and let’s enjoy these last couple months of spending every second together. I’ll keep protecting you and feeding you tacos and you keep working on your dance moves and karate kicks. Just know that when you get here, we’ll be ready and waiting, the happiest and proudest parents in the world.