May 24, 2012

My first letter to my son

Dear baby boy,

I am 26 weeks pregnant with you and I figured now is as good of time as any to write you your first letter.  There will be many more to come, trust me.

I have always wanted a son, but before we had our 20 week ultrasound, I was convinced you were a girl.  Daddy and I were so thrilled when they told us you were a boy and Kyla was going to have a little brother.

I know you are excited to make your grand entrance into the world, but I need you to wait at least another 10 weeks, preferably 12.  We still need to finish painting your room, get your crib, bedding and all those other little things that a baby needs.  And you need to get nice and strong in my belly!  I also think you need to work on your sleeping habits.  I can feel you moving and squirming all day and night.  And you sure do kick Mama hard!  But it's ok, I know that means you're healthy and going to be an athlete like your Daddy!  We're really hoping you are a great sleeper like your big sister.  She started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks old so maybe you even want to have a little competition with her and shoot for 5 weeks?  And now that she's a big girl, she sleeps at least 12 hours a night.  Of course I will love you no matter what, but I'm a much happier Mama when I get good sleep.

Speaking of your big sister, I can't wait to see you two interact.  You're going to be very close in age so I pray that you will always have a wonderful relationship.  I know you will fight and probably give me more grey hair than I already have (yes, I have grey hair already, ugh!), but I hope you will be best friends forever.  Your uncles, Matt and Mark, and I didn't always get along growing up (they were really mean to Mama, you better not be mean to Kyla like that, haha), but they are the best brothers ever and I know they'd do anything for me as I would for them.  Even when Mommy and Daddy make you mad, Kyla will always be there and will probably have her own reasons why we aren't fair.  It will probably be something like she wants a cell phone and we told her not until she's 18 or she wants to stay out until midnight and we told her 10:00.  But just remember, everything we do, is because we love you both so much!

I'm so excited to meet you little guy!  These next few months will go fast I'm sure and you will be with us before we know it.  Just don't make it before August, ok?

I love you so much.  You keep growing and getting strong and don't forget, it's ok to sleep once in awhile.

Until next time,



  1. So sweet!

    And I will simply die of jealously if you get another great sleeper! Seriously...that alone is making me want to stop with 2 kids. Raya didn't sleep through the night until about 8 months old and Brielle around 6months!!

    I can't wait to see pics of Kyla and him together....she is going to be such a great big sister!

  2. Amy, this is so sweet!

    The way you say he is moving around, I am starting to wonder if we have a boy growing here too. This baby seems to move way more than the girls did.

    And, I am super jealous that Kyla slept through the night at 6 WEEKS!!!!! I can only dream that will happen this time; I LOVE my sleep and am not sure I am ready for this part of a baby again. :)