6.17.2009

Things to Come

"Dear Little One,

Last Friday was our appointment to find out if you are a girl or a boy. We cannot believe we don't have to call you 'it' anymore when we talk to other people about you. As I sat through a highschool graduation this past weekend, I could not believe that in 18 years, I would be sitting through yours. Your sweet dad reminded me that there are going to be a lot of things we have to survive with you before that! As the mom's around me went on and on about how they felt like their children had just gotten finished with preschool, and how could they be here at highschool graduation, I felt like I could jump into the conversation with "I know can you believe that just a few weeks ago my child was just a manatee, and is now 1/2 of a pound!?"...but realized I might get some funny looks. But, if I feel this way already, I cannot imagine what a mess I will be at your highschool graduation and beyond.

You are growing strong and healthy just like your dad prays for you every day. Your heart is beating strong, your kidneys are working, and your little bladder was even full. Not as full as mine always feels though I'm sure. You kept kicking the ultrasound head through my tummy so we got lots of good chances to see that you have all 10 of your toes, and your foot looks long enough to let you grow into a tall Bruce!

We bought you your first clothes this week - because I just couldn't resist - and your closet filled up some more thanks to your Aunt Becky. Your Aunt Whitney got engaged the same day we found out what you are, and there has been lots of celebrating in Charlotte this past week!

Your dad and I finally chose all of our paint colors for your new home, and are even picking out things for your room. We hope you will feel cozy and loved in your sweet little room. It will not be pink...but it will not be blue; but we hope that green will be perfect for you, our sweet little girl!

We love you and are so excited to meet you!
Your mom and dad"

6 comments:

Becky said...

I can't wait to meet her, watch her grow up and tell funny stories at her wedding!!!!! :)

leslie ruth said...

Congratulations!! You will be an adorable mom to your sweet baby girl...

{So glad to find you in the bloggy world! I think it was through Drew & Nat's blog.}

Lauren said...

Ellen! What a wonderful idea to write your little one letters. Makes me want to do the same to my Child Future. I'm already getting weepy at the thought of my child's high school graduation and I'm not even pregnant (nor married, nor engaged).

Emily G. said...

Congrats Ellen on your little GIRL! So exciting! I have about another month till we find out...and I think Bec is going to have a heart attack trying to wait that long! :)

Lynn said...

Oh Ellen, this is sooo sweet! I love it! And I love you guys!!

HPS said...

OK...Ellen...you're killing this pregnant girl here. I didn't know you were having a girl and had to scroll back to see THE post where you spilled the news. Now, I'm ugly cry girl. Those sentiments are only going to intensify (case in point). You just wait!!!! I'm thrilled for you. Sweet girls are the best!!! I know your mom is THRILLED. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!