July 20, 2019
We’ve been having so much fun this summer! Preparing for little girl and trying to soak up all the fun an only child gets. I’m trying to cherish every moment with my oldest, because I know too soon my hands will be full of another sweet baby. I am so thankful to be a mother to two beautiful kids. Only a few more letters to my children before sweet baby girl gets here. I’m so excited yet so nervous!
To my oldest:
I’ve already written you a special letter this month, since it was your birthday and you are now TWO! But I thought I’d continue the letters to my children and write you a little note as well. One thing that has already changed is that today you counted to three in spanish. It’s no surprise your favorite show right now is Dora the Explorer!
Another fun thing we’ve done this month is go to a place that had two bounce houses, trampolines, and a fun foam pit. You had a blast! I definitely have plans of taking you back. You were so fearless and would follow all the big kids around you. I was really proud but also slightly terrified that you would get hurt. I had a little bit of an internal battle with myself before I decided to just watch and see what happened, only intervening when I felt it absolutely necessary (which was only one or two times). I’m pretty proud of myself!
I really love it when you’re talking to me because you also call me mom. You’ll say things like, ‘Mom, I’m hungry’ or ‘Good job, Mom!’ or ‘Air go mama, a blue ball’ (here you go mama) it’s really quite adorable. You call me mom, mommy, mama and it just melts my heart. I love you so much, my sweet son.
To my youngest:
Wow are you growing and developing just perfectly. We got to see an ultrasound of you to check on a few things. The ultrasound came back perfect and they have no more worries about your development! I’m so happy because I prayed and prayed that you’d be alright. You are moving a whole lot more and I just love feeling your little kicks and jabs everyday. You’re especially active in the morning and at night (or maybe I’m just paying attention more). Which is the perfect way to start and end a day! I’m also starting to see you move my stomach, which is always such a fun part of pregnancy.
As far as my growing belly, no new stretch marks yet! I almost feel like I haven’t gotten any bigger, but I know that’s ridiculous! Because you’ve gotten a lot bigger! At the ultrasound they said you were measuring at 2 1/2 pounds! So little! I can’t believe you’ll grow to be 7 or 8 pounds! In just 10 short weeks. You have a lot of work to do, my sweet little girl.
I got a TON of clothes for you. Your drawers are completely full (unlike your brothers haha!) and the closet is full of cute little dresses I’m going to put you in. I might change your clothes 3 times a day just to see you in all of these cute outfits. Don’t tell big brother…he might be jealous, but he doesn’t super care about his outfits. They just have to have dinosaurs or spiderman on them!
I’m literally so excited to dress you in most of these outfits. And I even have a few more I want to get you that are just too cute to pass up.
My grandma (your great-grandma) is making me a beautiful dress. And I’m so excited because she has enough fabric to make you a matching dress for when you’re older! Gah I can hardly wait!
I’m feeling great. Chasing your older brother around has been good for me. Only recently have I gotten pretty tired. I’ve taken a few naps here and there throughout this past week. I anticipate more naps haha! I’ve had a few stretching pains, but I’m really feeling great. We’ll see what the third trimester brings (I’ve been in it for 2 weeks now, and it’s not too bad yet!).
All I know is that you keep growing, baby girl, and being healthy. I can’t wait to meet you earth side. I can’t wait to see what you look like. Your ultrasound was SO cute! I personally think your silhouette looked like your Aunt AJ’s silhouette. Which is funny, because people thought your brother looked like Aunt AJ when he was a newborn. We’ll see! I think you looked similar to your brother, but upon analyzing both ultrasounds side by side, I can see some huge differences. So I’m really excited to see what you’ll look like.
I may not be ready for your arrival quite yet, but I will be. I hope you know that you are already loved and that so many people are excited to meet and hold you.
I love you both so much.