To My Daughter: Before You Become A Big Sister
At 29-30 weeks, I started having contractions that landed us in the hospital for the day. Thankfully, they were able to stop my contractions and I was placed on bed rest until this little guy makes his appearance. With the uncertainty of when this baby boy will arrive, I started to find myself wondering when would be our last day as a family of three. I want to soak up every moment of Brooke as an only child. This morning, she walked into our room at 6am, came over to my side of the bed and smiled at me. I lifted her into bed with us and she just laid there, snuggling and giving me a few kisses. I wanted to stop time.
For almost two years now, Brooke has been the center of our world, and now, everything is about to change. Life as we know it will be forever different. So.. to our first great adventure, here is a little message from mommy…
Any day now, your world is going to change forever. Most likely, you will never ever remember life without your little brother, but I will. I will always remember holding you for the first time, snuggling with you in bed watching Gilmore Girls the first few weeks of your life, our shopping trips, and how tiny you felt in my arms. I’ll remember your scent, the first time you smiled at me, when you started crawling, your first steps, when you said mommy for the first time and so much more… I cherish every moment.
Now, you will no longer be the baby. You will be a big sister. I know we are giving you a great, great gift and I cannot wait to see the two of you together. You will no doubt play with each other a lot, get on each others nerves and love each other like crazy. I have never known the world of “siblings” since I am only child, but your daddy will be able to relate with you.
I can only imagine all the ways your life is about to change. Our attention will now be divided, but never our love. Bear with us for the next few months, Lamby, as we learn how to navigate being a family of four. I know you are going to be the best big sister. You are so loving and caring. I can see you now bringing him his blanket and pacifier when he cries and helping me get diapers. My heart might burst just thinking about it.
I want you to deeply know how much your daddy and I love you. You came into our world and made it so full and so much better. You constantly bring a smile to our face and laughter to our house. You are so full of life. I pray that you would continue to grow into the amazing person God created you to be and I pray that you and your brother would have a great relationship with one another full of love and care. I love you Lamby, and I can’t wait for you to meet your little brother!