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Sweet little girl,

2 weeks from today is your due date, although as my doctor continues to remind me that  doesn’t mean much as only 3% of babies actually arrive on their due dates.  I am expecting you to be late, that way I can not be disappointed if you do not show up in the next 2 weeks.  It is amazing how much I love you already, and how much I know that I will miss having you in my belly.  It is a super tight fit right now, and I am pretty certain we are both out of room, but there is something that I just love about the way your feet always seem to find the right side of my belly and stretch out hard against it, and how I can poke them and they tuck back in that I know I will miss. Right now you are mine, and I don’t have to share you with anybody. It is like you and I have a sweet little bit of communication that is just between us, and I know that when you are no longer inside of me I will miss it.
No doubt pregnancy has been harder than I thought, and I have done more complaining then one should be allowed considering the miracle that it is to be growing you, but I hope that that has never been misconstrued as a lack of gratefulness . I am beyond grateful to be growing you, and I can not wait to bring you home to your Dad and your big brother Dodger.  I can’t wait to see your Dad the first time he holds you, I know that it is going to be a moment that I cherish forever and never let go of. I know that your Dad is so unprepared for the overwhelming love that he will be consumed with when he snuggles you that first time.  I spend more time day dreaming about watching you two together than probably anything else right now. I have had the last 9 months to know you and fall in love with you, for your Dad it will all start when you get here.
We talk about you all of the time. We give you personality traits, physical characteristics, we plan for what sports you might play, who you might look like. We like to think that you and Dodger will be best friends for the next 10 years, and that most of the time you will like us too.  We imagine that you will be tall since we both are, but will you get lucky and be thin like your Dad or will you be curvy and solid like your Mama? I keep hoping that you get your Dad’s blue eyes, but I know that that is only a 1 in 4 chance, it is much more likely that you will have your Mama’s brown ones.  We have no doubt that you will have one thick unruly head of hair,  although we are completely undecided if that will come later in life, or if you will be born with it.  We can not wait to see what you weigh, I am thinking that you are going to be a big baby, at least 8.5 pounds and I expect you to be long too. These are all of the things that I can not wait to know, and truly any day now we will have some answers.  The only thing that I am sure of is that I love you already, and can not wait to hear that first little cry and hold you in my arms.


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