Today is the day I have had my eyes set on on all year! I have had it marked on the calendar since early this year, seen it when I closed my eyes each night and worked toward it in preparation for your arrival. Your due date (10/24/13) has arrived!
I wanted to write you this letter to let you know that you don’t need to be afraid to make your way into this world. Me and your doting daddy are very ready for you and you will surely be the most loved and adored little boy that there ever was.
I woke up this morning around 6 to your daddy rustling around while getting ready for work. He always makes so much noise in the mornings and rushes around like he's late, even though he's not... at all! I have had the whole week off work so although this earlier than necessary wake up call usually bugs me a bit, I've been enjoying it this week and just getting a kick out of his high-speed morning ritual. In the midst of it all, I was able to stop the whirling dervish for a moment and I told your daddy that he needed to come over and tell his son (that's you) that we are expecting you today and that you better be on time! So, like the amazing man that he is, he stopped what he was doing and he came over to the bed. He got real close to my belly so you could hear him very clearly and he said "you take your time little one and we will be ready for you whenever you are." In this case (just this one), I think your daddy is right, you should just come see us when you are ready.
Intellectually, I know that only 4% (something like that) of babies are born on their due date but emotionally, I am so beyond excited and ready to have you here with me that I can't help but keep my hopes up for today. Just let it be known that once you are here we are going to work a little bit on punctuality. It is the cheapest of the virtues and will take you farther than most think. ;)
I'm just eager to hold you, cuddle you, comfort you and love you to pieces. I have so many things planned for us and I can't wait to tell you all about them. When I close my eyes, I can picture all of the simple, wonderful moments ahead. Just the thought of you laying on your daddy's chest while he watches football this season brings a tear to my eye because I know that's exactly what he's been dreaming of for a few years...a son. A baby boy who looks and acts just like him! Oh and I think part of the intrigue is that it increases the man count around here and will help him to outnumber me on any future decision. He's already dictating what we have for dinner based on the "fact" that he knows "his son" likes the same things as him so it just makes sense to have the steak instead of the chicken tonight. ;) I have a feeling the road ahead is filled with more hours of sports on the tv, less girly movies in the theatre and more guy centric vacations that include much more golf and far less visits to the spa.
You're "almost" here and that's good enough for me because you are the best thing that has ever happened to me and I strongly believe everything happens for a reason...even if you are a Halloween baby! I just hope that when you get here...you like the nick-name “Mac”, my singing voice and my friends little girls (being born very soon) since we have already planned your engagement to a few of them. I hope you will be just like your daddy is today and nothing like either of us were as teenagers. I hope that, with our help, you will avoid some of the mistakes we both made along the way. I hope that you will have a sense of humor, strength and confidence that will remind you everyday that you have what it takes. Because, you, my son, will. Though you will surely face your fair share of obstacles and challenges, there is absolutely nothing that you can not accomplish.
Even if you don't arrive today, it will always be a special day to me. A date that will surely be second to your birthday but never forgotten. Because today, we made it all the way! See you soon little monkey.
With all my love,