Hey there little guy. It’s hard to believe, but we’re finally 37 weeks along. You know what that means? That means that you’re full term and you can come ANY TIME NOW. While I really don’t want you to come before all of your important parts are ready, please note that this letter serves as your eviction notice. At my ultrasound last week, I finally got to see your super chubby, cute face. You’ve been hiding it in the placenta during each ultrasound, but you finally decided to grace us with a brief glimpse. I think you look just like Buddy when he was born, and Daddy thinks you look just like Buster, so I guess we’ll see. Hopefully you’re a combination of your two handsome brothers.
You’ve been my easiest pregnancy, but I am DONE. While your kicks, pokes, rolls, hiccups, and stretches are somewhat endearing, I am beyond ready to have my body back. I know you’re squished in there too, because you protest every time I lean forward or bend down. So see? You coming sooner rather than later would be a plus for both of us!
I am so touched that so many people are concerned about you and me, and ask on a daily basis how I’m doing and feeling, but at the same time, it gets a teensy tiny bit annoying. I’m trying not to be ungrateful. It’s great to have so many people care about us, but when you answer the same question at least 10 times (if not many more times) a day, it gets old. And no one wants to hear that I’m tired, sore, and cranky, so I smile and say that I’m doing good, but ready for you to be here already.
Your brothers are super excited to meet you. Buddy can’t wait until you’re here, and he tells me every day that he can’t wait to see you. He’s started counting down the days for me (as if I didn’t already know!) and tells everyone he encounters when you will be here. Buster doesn’t really completely understand what your birth will mean to him. Right now, he’s just excited about being a big brother, but he also wants to make sure that you don’t drool on his toys. I keep trying to tell him that you won’t be doing much besides sleeping, pooping, peeing, eating and crying, but he can’t comprehend that.
Daddy is furiously trying to get your nursery finished, and he’s almost there. It should be done within the week. Not that you really need the nursery though. You’ll be sleeping in your pack n play in our room for the first week or so, while I recover from my c-section. Daddy is making that nursery absolutely perfect, just for you.
So as you can see, little one, we already love you so very much and we can’t wait for you to make our little family complete. You are welcome to come any time (sooner rather than later), but if you decide that you’re going to stay put until we force you out, well, we’ll be seeing you in just 17 more days. I can’t wait to kiss your sweet little face and snuggle you close.