Week 13 Letter

My dear little one,

I can’t believe tomorrow we will be 14 weeks along! I know I haven’t been the best at writing these letters to you every week, but I do promise to try to be better at it. I really want you to have these letters for when you are expecting your first child.

So far this journey has been pretty awesome. I mean, it hasn’t been awesome in the morning sickness arena (I’m still puking at almost 14 weeks!!), but we’ve come so far together. Your daddy and I have seen your heart beating on an ultrasound machine around 8 weeks and then we heard your beautiful heartbeat a little over a week and a half ago. It was beating away at 161bpm, an absolutely perfect rate. Every time I hear that wonderful sound, I tear up. I can’t help it. I’m so in love, and knowing that you are safe and sound in there makes me happier than I’ve ever been before.

I know this may sound silly, but every single milestone I hit with you makes me even more proud of you. I mean, my baby is growing so wonderfully! You are getting bigger every single day. It feels strange to be so proud of someone I’ve never seen in my life, but I am.

I hope you always feel that from me. I will always be proud of everything you do. I will always back you up in everything. I promise to be your biggest cheerleader in life (and I hated the cheerleaders when I was in high school). Of course there will be times where I won’t be happy with decisions you make — I think every parent goes through that, I know mine did with some decisions I made — but I want you to know that those decisions won’t make me feel any differently about you. You will always be my baby that I grew for nine months (let’s hope — you’d better stay in that long!). I will always love you; there’s no doubt about that.

I will make sure you hear it every single day.

I love you,
Mama

 

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