Our sweet Baby P,
These days are surreal. It seems as if this experience has almost flown by, yet at the same time we waited so very long to get here. So many nights I felt there was something missing in our little family. And while you're daddy makes me feel so complete, we knew three years ago that we wanted you to be a part of all of this with us.
And now, as he has lovingly built you a cradle, painted your walls and assembled your furniture - and as I lovingly washed and folded all of your little clothes, shopped for your first necessities and carried you with me for nine months, we get ready to meet you and we can't wait.
Deciding not to find out your sex wasn't something we chose at the last moment. We talked about it for years. How this, you, would be one of our lifes greatest surprises, if not the greatest and it was an easy decision to make to wait. As your due date rapidly approaches, more and more I wonder who you are. Are you a mini-me or a mini Mr. Charming? What, and who, do you look like. How much hair will you have? How will it feel when you look at me for the first time? Will you fall as hard in love with us as we already have with you?
You are a special miracle, little one. And I hope you feel that and hold on to that for all of your days. You were wished for, prayed for and waited on. We were so blessed by God the day we found out you chose us to be your mom and dad, and we have been blessed every day since. Our little Rainbow Baby.
Well hello, little baby. Your eyes have never seen the sun. I want you to know, little baby. That we are the lucky ones..."
Making your room was a labor of love and I hope you love your space. I hope you feel comforted here. Loved here. And at home. Knowing ahead of time we wouldn't be finding out your gender, we opted for a palette of soft greys and white. Once we meet you, we have plans to infuse some beautiful colors based on whether you're our little adventurous man or our dainty little girl. The crib we chose, we chose a long time ago. We thought it was beautiful and wanted to build the room around it. I loved the Ash Grey wood and your dad and I have a great story about the work that went into finding your nursery recliner that had to be the right color, style and comfort level for many nights awake with you.
The dresser was perfect with plenty of room to store all of your adorable baby things - though it took your dad 5 hours to assemble it because I insisted on getting it at IKEA and it came unassembled in hundreds of pieces. When you get older and the dresser moves to your big kid room, make sure to tell your dad how much you love it. Because he did work really hard on it, haha.
Your big, loving and wonderful extended family gifted you with so many beautiful things for your nursery. From the softest blankets and stuffed animals to art work and picture frames that you will see throughout your room.
I think some of the little details will come to be my favorite parts. Just as all of your little details. your miraculous little details, will be my favorite parts.
We love you and we can't wait to meet you.
Your mom & dad