Sunday, November 18, 2012

37 Weeks: Full Term

My darling baby,

Today is a big day for you.  You have been growing inside my belly for 37 weeks now, 
which means you are officially considered full term.  And what that really means 
is that now whatever day you decide to make your birthday
you should be strong enough to handle this wild and crazy outside world.
Please do me a favor though and hold off for at least two more days until your Daddy 
is back on our little island with us where he belongs.
We would all really appreciate that and I bet you would like it better that way too.

Your Daddy is really excited for you to make your big debut.
I think it's cute when he talks about you and when he does stuff to get your room ready for you.
It's already very obvious how proud he is to have you and I know
that sense of pride is only going to grow once he meets you and holds you in his arms.
I can't wait for that moment.  It's going to be very special.

I also can't wait for the moment when your big sister (one of your three) gets to the hospital
and sees you for the first time.  I'm actually really excited about this moment.
She was very interested in a three-month-old baby that was at the house not too long ago
and she loves rocking her baby dolls to sleep and patting their backs
so I am very curious to see how she reacts to you.  A lot of people think
she is going to be jealous of you at first, but I don't really think so.
She is such a loving and sweet girl.  I think she is going to be the perfect big sister for you.
In fact, I think you are going to have three perfect big sisters.  You are one lucky baby.

And I am one lucky Momma to have you as my sweet baby.
Soon I won't have to imagine how special, cute, and precious you are.
I will be able to look down on you and tell just by tucking my finger securely
into the palm of your hand,  by kissing your tiny forehead, and
 by gazing into your eyes and seeing a reflection of your Daddy and me in you.

Little Baby Williams, you are already so incredibly loved.
We are ready for you to join us and to start our adventure with you.
It's going to be an incredible journey full of ups and downs, twists and turns,
but I promise you that every step of the way, whether it's a right step or a left step,
you will feel the love of your Momma and Daddy stepping right along with you.
We will always be at your side supporting you, encouraging you, guiding you.
If there is one guarantee in life that I can give you, it is that.
Your Momma and Daddy are here for you.  Always.

Super Sunday Sync   
Raising Imperfection


  1. Awww, how exciting! :) I'm at just about the same place as you are right now too.

  2. So sweet! Sounds like baby Williams is coming into a very loving household! I bet you can't wait!

  3. Awww, this is such a sweet letter to your baby boy. Your love for your family really comes through your writing. :)

    Thanks for linking up to Raising Imperfection!

  4. New Follower from raising imperfection! How incredibly exciting for you. I just had a little girl in July, she's an "Emma" too. Congrats!

  5. What a beautiful letter ~ Here's to hoping baby waits for daddy!!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection. Please come back Friday to see if you were featured! Happy Thanksgiving! :)


  6. Best belly pictures ever!

    Visiting from Raising Imperfection. :)

  7. I know I have told you this before but I am so proud of the young woman you have become. I am honored to call you my daughter. Your children are so lucky to have you as their mother. Everytime I read one of your letters you write on your blog, I get chocked up. Thank you for giving me such wonderful grand kids. I can't wait to meet my new one in December...if he/she decides to wait until then.
    Love you,

  8. What a sweet letter, baby William is lucky to be coming into such a great family :)

  9. Such a sweet letter! Love the baby bump! I can't wait to have my own baby bump....
    Thanks for linking with Raising Imperfection!

  10. Hey Gina ~ Your post was featured today on Feature Fridays!

    Come by and see and don't forget to grab the button and place on your blog that you were featured!


    PS ~ I just saw that your Mom commented on this post too! How sweet is that??

  11. Such a sweet, sweet letter... and you have such a beautiful belly!! Found you via My Joy Filled Pregnancy... praying for you as you wrap up these last few weeks of your pregnancy :]

  12. Hi Gina - I found you through My Joy Filled Life. I couldn't resist meeting another pregnant Gina (I'm due in March)! Congrats and good luck these next couple of weeks.