Thursday, July 14, 2011

Here's to you Baby Dewey

My letter to you, Baby Dewey - 

Sitting here having peanut butter & crackers at 2:30am I can't help but rub my belly and think of you. Do you know how much you are loved? I tell you this all the time, and I'm sure you know it and hear it by now, but I just wanted to remind you. You are loved so much by so many people. 

First off, I'm mommy talking. I've referred to myself as mommy this whole time and I'm getting used to calling myself that but I know the minute I see you it will be more real and have a different feel to it. From the first time I found out I was going to be a mommy I've been excited to feel you grow inside my belly and it has been such an amazing journey so far. Hiccups and whole body shifts and movements have definitely been the strangest but most interesting to feel and watch! I can tell you do not like to scrunch up, you are stretched out most of the time.

I must admit, while exciting this whole parenthood thing is a bit scary to think about. I'm sure you're scared to come out into the real world and experience all of this. We will learn together and I promise to teach you amazing things and be right there for you to lean on when you've had a crappy day. That's what mom's do. I've had some pretty good role models. My mom, your grandma or should we call her "Me-ma" for now, is such an amazing woman. I can't wait for you to meet her. She is also very excited to meet you. She's been the single most best influential person in my life and has taught me way more than I ever thought possible. You will be spoiled, there is no doubt in my mind.

As for daddy, he is pretty excited to meet you too. Him and I talked long ago about having kids and we've been excited to meet you for longer than you've been in my belly. He has all of these ideas of where to take you, what to do for fun. You will love him. He's such a great guy and best friend and husband to me, he will be so amazing with you.

I can't wait to see how much your personality is like mine and daddy's. How much you look like us. 

So many other people are excited to meet you too. You have a whole other set of grandparents, some great grandparents, an uncle who is pretty excited to be an uncle, an aunt and many cousins to list a few. 

I'll continue to dance with you, share stories with you, try new foods and read you stories baby until I meet you, then we'll do it all over again. We've got less than 10 weeks until your appearance. If I had to guess when you'll show up, I'd say later rather than earlier. After all, you are a Dewey :)

With lots of love & belly rubbing,
23 weeks

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