Thursday, February 23, 2012

Letter to Mac


Dear Baby,

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.

Love,

Your mama

22 comments:

  1. Sara! You just made me cry at my desk! Thanks for sharing this. It's lovely.

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  2. Aw, so sweet! I've been thinking of writing a letter to the baby too. I think I'll get the hubs to sit with me and do it. Or do one of his own so we both have one. :)

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  3. So sweet!! Also you look fantastic and I can't believe our babies will be here SO SOON! AHHHHHHHH!

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  4. What a sweet post, you're going to be a great mom :)

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  5. Oh Sara, this is so so so so so so sweet!!!! What a keepsake to print this out for your Baby!!
    I can tell just by this post what an Awesome Mommy you are going to be. :)
    Enjoy this last trimester!! It will not be long now. :)

    Thank you so very much for leaving your comment on my blog. I wouldn't take any amount of money for Newman & Ollie, that's for sure! :) They do bring us soooooo much joy.

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  6. Your baby is already a lucky little boy to have such a thoughtful mom :-) Such beautiful words and sentiments.... you should print out your letter and turn it into a piece of art to hang in his nursery.

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  7. *she sobs* So precious my friend. Baby M is so lucky to have you for a Mama and Ryan for a Daddy! How wonderful your family of 3 will be! And let's not forget Mally and Sage and Kitty. You have waited for this joy of carrying MAC and all of the joy that comes with his anticipation and arrival. I am over the moon for you guys and can't wait to see that sweet face. Love you friend, and your words of love for your sweet baby! XOXO

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  8. This is sooooo precious! You are going to be a fabulous mom. This is one lucky little boy! :)

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  9. Crying happy happy tears for you mama - you are beautiful on the inside and out :) Baby Mac is one lucky baby!!! Lots of love from me & Baby Mac's southern belle baby girlfriend xoxoxoxo

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  10. Thanks for making me tear up. You are going to make a wonderful mom!

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  11. And of course while I was reading this that song "Hallelujah" sung by KD Lang was playing on my Pandora... so of course I teared up listening to that beautiful song along with your beautiful words! Chills.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_NpxTWbovE

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  12. What a special post :-). You look so fantastic, and you've GOT to dish about this dress!

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  13. Why are you so cute?? You're gonna let me wear that dress when I'm pregnant, yes?? I love you guys so much. I can't wait to meet sweet baby and all the adventures we'll go on with him! You are already an amazing mommy and it's just going to get better!
    xoxox

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  14. This is such a sweet post :) I am so happy for you and your sweet boys.

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  15. Oh Sara, I'm bawling right now! Incredibly thoughtful and sweet. That is an absolutely stunning picture.

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  16. This has me tearing up! So so sweet, Baby Mac is so lucky :) You look adorable by the way!

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  17. Cutest post ever!!! So happy that you managed to overcome such obstacles to become pregnant, you deserve to enjoy these moments!

    By the way, you are rocking that dress!

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  18. Baby Mac is so blessed to have you as his Mother, as am I to have you as my daughter.

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  19. the sweetest.
    and ahh - your belly - could it get any cuter?!

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  20. Thanks. I needed more things to make me cry today. <3

    Plus you look super. :) Hope you have a swift, backache-free, issue-free final trimester!

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