To my baby cakes,
Soon, very soon, you are going to be a big sister! Your brother is due in exactly two weeks and we are all on pins and needles awaiting his arrival. Yet, I cannot help but feel so much bitter sweetness in knowing we are closing up our last days of you being the only child.
For nearly five years it has been just the three of us. Over the last five years I have grown right alongside of you. I am the Mom, and person, I am today- because of you. You’re the smartest, sweetest, sassiest, spunkiest, most independent girl I know and I cannot wait to watch you develop into an amazing big sister!
Your Daddy and I have done our best to prepare you for what is to come. We’ve shared and encouraged your excitement, while simultaneously being honest with you with what to expect. Like when you laugh at me when I tell you he will probably be pretty boring to you, at first.
From the moment we told you that I was pregnant you hoped for a baby brother, and since then you’ve been so excited. You take your big sister role very seriously. For that, I am so thankful! Over the last few months you have given my tummy countless hugs and kisses, covered my shirts in stickers to share with your brother, you’ve talked to him, felt endless baby kicks and have made a mental list of all the things you cannot wait to teach him. Then, every once in a while, you will scrunch your nose and make that really intense thinking face to ask a question and I can sense the uncertainty in your voice. I want you to know that I know you are anxious. I’ve told you- I am your Mom. I-know-everything. Even the feelings that you cannot quite express- I know. Just hang in there, my sweet girl. We will figure this out together.
I was just a little bit older than you are now when I became a big sister. You love that we both share that title. So from one big sister to another- I have no doubt that your Dad and I are giving you a gift that’ll enhance your life in so many ways.
I know your memories of life with just your Dad and I will fade with time. Even so, for the memories that do last, I hope you can look back and remember how special this time has been. Just as this new life of a family of four is going to be so special.