Monday, January 17, 2011

Dear Peyton

Well dear child, you're getting closer and closer to entering the world. We are all getting so excited to meet you! I think about you all the time. You help make sure of that by your vicious kicks and jabs to my insides. I'd really appreciate it if you could be a little easier on your mommy.

Bailey talks about you all the time. Just yesterday she and I were going through her old baby clothes trying to find the few newborn clothes that we still have and she was telling me that she was going to dress you up in whatever you wanted and change your diapers. She also said that she will change all the poopy diapers and I can have the pee diapers...but I'm not getting my hopes up on that one! She also talks to you a lot. She loves to sit next to me and pat my belly and talk to you. It's usually just a quick Hey Peyton. Are you napping? conversation, but a talk nonetheless. She finally got to feel you kick this weekend and she thought it was so neat!

Your daddy talks to you a lot too. He's been telling you to be nicer to me, but I don't think you have your listening ears on. He's gotten to feel you move several times and has witnessed the sight of you rolling around in there as my belly goes all deformed. He's already picked out something Duke for you, like he did with your sister, and he's quite excited. I'll go ahead and tell you that your family is crazy around basketball time (well, all the time really, but that's a talk for another day). Daddy is a Duke fan and the rest are all UK fans, and mommy could care less.

I'm getting a little nervous thinking about taking care of you and your sister. I never want either of you to feel neglected or overlooked. I will tell you that I will make mistakes along the way, but know that I will always love you with all of my heart. While I am so ready to meet you and hold you and kiss you, there's a small part of me that doesn't want things to change. Right now, you're all mine. I don't have to share you with anyone. I know you're protected right where you are and it's just you and me.

In just about 10 more weeks you will make your entrance into this big world. (Please try to make it a quick and easy entrance, okay?) There will be so many people there to meet you. You're extended family...well, they're kind of like a circus. When your sister was born, the nurses couldn't believe all the people that were in the waiting room, and it will be just the same for you. After mommy and daddy get to snuggle and love on you, we've already promised Bailey that she could be the first person to hold you. Even if you come at some crazy early or late time and she can't be there right then, no one else gets to hold you before her.

I love you sweet girl, and I can't wait to meet you.



Brittany said...

OK...were you trying to make Aunt Brittany cry? Because you succeeded. Peyton, Uncle Mike, Aunt Brittany, and cousin Drew are very excited to meet you and hold you! (after Bailey, mommy, daddy, and memas, boppys, grandmas, and grandpas) But after that long list of people, my arms will be open wide!!

Mama Smors said...

warms my heart :)

Danielle said...

I love posts like this! It brought back a lot of memories from when I was pregnant with Sawyer. As much as I'm sure that we're done with 2, I loved actually being pregnant and I miss that.

You're going to be a great mom because you already are!

I'm not sure I can be friends with your husband now that I found out he's a Duke fan. You're ok but not so much him. He clearly has questionable taste! (:

Halee said...

This post is so sweet....I can't wait to see a picture of Peyton. I know she will be beautiful like her sister and her mommy!

I started a new blog: I promise I am going to be better about keeping up with this one!!