Any woman who has carried a child (or multiple children) for nine months knows that you truly become a mom the second the strip reads positive, but the moment you give birth to your baby, “mom” becomes such an honored title and a full-time job. Your life changes forever and all at once. I am 37 weeks pregnant (9 months) and will soon be in the hospital, feeling every emotion possible (I’m so scared and excited), ready to meet my baby. This letter is to you, my little pumpkin…
I am so excited to meet you and to start this new chapter in my life, alongside your daddy. When you’re born I will hold you close and you’ll look up at me, but you’ll also look up at another, very important face. You’ll look up at your daddy, who is already so in love with you. I want you to know that you have the greatest daddy in the entire world and he treats me like a queen. He will always love you and be there for you; when you’re older and going through the painful process of growing up, always remember how lucky you are to have a father like him. You will learn so much from him and despite the moments you two disagree and fight (yes, that’ll happen), you two will share an unbreakable bond. I wake up every morning feeling so lucky and thankful for your daddy and for you.
This world can be terrifying, unstable, and confusing, but as long as you’re with your daddy and me, I promise to make you feel safe and loved. I will protect you every single day with every bit of me, but it breaks my heart to know that there are things I cannot protect you from. My parents weren’t able to protect me from everything, but I grew up strong and resilient, and so will you. I know you’ll be strong enough to overcome anything life throws at you (just like your daddy) and I will always be here to listen, help, and support you. There will come a day when you will question yourself and the world around you, but don’t be afraid. It’s called growing up, my angel. Don’t grow up too fast or be in too much of a hurry to leave home, because home is everything. Home is wherever daddy and I are. Daddy and I will never rush you or force you to make challenging decisions…trust me, we’ve been there. Take your time, take a moment, and take in the beauty around you. As I said, life can be scary, but it can also be unbelievably beautiful. The beautiful, breathtaking moments are what we live for. Never fear the mountains ahead or the winding roads, because the scenic routes allow us to experience the best views.
I became your mom the second I found out I was pregnant and I am honored, thankful, and blessed to be your momma (your glam mama). I’m sitting here right now, feeling you move and kick and I will never forget my pregnancy with you. I will always be your biggest supporter, best friend, and partner in crime. Yes, I will also always be your mother, which means at times I will need to yell, teach, and ask questions, but I will never stop loving you. There’s nothing you could ever say or do to make me let go and I’ll never judge you. You’re part of me and part of daddy, which is one of the most incredible aspects to becoming a parent. Despite the fact that you have so much of us in you, you’re completely your own, amazing person. You will make your own mistakes and choices and you’ll write your own story.
We’re going to go on adventures together and make so many memories. Time goes by way too fast and I will cherish every second I spend with you, even the simple moments. You’ve already changed our lives and there are so many people that are more than excited to meet you. They want to watch you learn, grow and smile. Please know how incredibly loved you are…you’ll never be alone in this world. Your fur siblings are ready to meet you, too (they’re driving me insane right now).
Sweetheart, I wish you a life filled with wonder, laughter, smiles, and beauty. I want you to always appreciate the little things and one day you’ll realize they were the big things. I want you to find your passion(s) and follow your heart and dreams, fearlessly. I also want you to know that you will forever be my baby and my best friend.
I love you Grey 💙 Mommy and Daddy can’t wait to meet you. Xoxo