Tuesday, November 3, 2009

dear bean

Dear little baby Bean,

It will be at least another week before I know if you are in there or not, but your dad and I are wishing against all odds that you are. To help pass the time, I thought I would give you some words of encouragement--just in case you are trying to make up your mind about whether or not you want to stick around.

You have a lot of people who are waiting to meet you: your mom, your dad, and all of your grandparents. We have all been waiting for a long time and are anxious for you to get here. You also have lots of extended family who would love to know you: two uncles, two aunts, a cousin, ten great-aunts, four great-uncles, and so many second and third cousins, I can't even count.

You will grow up knowing the greatness of National League baseball and Southeastern Conference sports. You will understand the pain and heartache that comes with being a Philly or Cincinnati sports fan. You will learn that Kentucky basketball is always better than Gator basketball, but that Gator football will never be less than Kentucky football. You will love Disney, and then learn to become sick of it. You will hate the humidity, but love the fact that the sun is always shining and the ocean is always warm. You will be spoiled with love, but you will always know the meaning of hard work and dedication.

You will love your dad. He will tickle you, give you wet willies, and make you laugh until you think you are going to pee your pants. If you are a little boy, you will love playing catch with him and discussing how Pete Rose's ban from baseball should have been lifted years ago. If you are a little girl, you will hate that he doesn't let you talk to boys on the phone, but you will have him wrapped around your finger. You will always be daddy's little girl and there's no one on this Earth who will protect you and love you more.

And me? Regardless of whether or not you're a boy or girl, I will hold you, feed you, play with you, kiss you, hug you, and rock you to sleep. I promise that, when you decide that it's time for you to be with us, you will never be lonely. I will be there to wipe your tears and kiss your wounds the first time you fall and scrape a knee. I will be there when you get home from your first day of school. I will be there for every dance recital, school play, sporting event, dance, and graduation. I will laugh when you tell me jokes and hold you and cry with you when you've had a bad day. I will be there for every breakup, every award ceremony, and every birthday sleepover.

I hope you decide to join us soon, little one. Until then, know that our love for you is waiting in our hearts.

Love always,


Hayley said...

Wow. The tears are falling. This was so touching, and I hope there is a little bean in there!

Tina said...

What a beautiful letter. It was so touching and incredibly heartfelt.

I am so glad you put your new blog address up on my blog. I was wondering where you had gone!!! Glad to add your new one to my list.

I can't wait another week (I'm sure you are having similar feelings ;)) I hope your little bean is making him/hersself cozy!

Jin said...

Awww how sweet! I love it. Hopefully you'll be able to do more than just blog post the letter soon.

To be honest, I saw your blog post in my sidebar and starting freaking out like "omg, how did I lose a week of blog posts? When was her beta again? What? When?" LOL!

ifcrossroads said...

Oh this is so sweet!!!

2catdaughters said...

You made me cry! This was so sweet and beautiful.

A baby for Al? said...

Such a beautiful letter, I'm about to cry (I have to hold it in, I'm at work!)

You guys will be great parents! I hope your lil bean decides snuggle in and join you very soon!

Kelli-Sue said...

This was so incredibly beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes. I hope that he/she is getting all nice and comfycozy in there and planing to stay for around 9mons or so! You're going to make such a terrific mother!!

I am sending good babyvibes your way and keeping you in my prayers!!

JC said...

Awe that was so sweet! I hope little bean decides to stick real hard.

Btw...Kentucky bball and football!!!! OMG I was raised to love the Wildcats. Both my parents went to UK and my Dad played football for them!!! What about you?

Katie said...

Oh, Katie, your post made me cry. You are going to be the most AMAZING mother to that little bean, whenever he or she gets here!


Elizabeth said...

that was really great. I can't wait to find out the news next week! I'm really pulling for you and your little bean!!!

Lut C. said...

Popped over from the Crème de la crème list. Very recognizable, your post. I'm sorry to learn it didn't work, hopefully this year ...