To Baby O: Thank you for being such a wonderful little girl this entire time. You have been so easy going. You let me sleep at night. You haven’t kicked me in the ribs too many times. It’s not your fault I had really bad heartburn – I’ll gladly give you the real estate in my body so you can grow to be healthy and strong. Your little butt is always on the right side of my belly, poking out and making my belly look disproportionate. You enjoy yoga with me, as every time we sit with our hands on our bellies to give thanks to the “precious miracle inside”, you give a little kick or a little wiggle. It’s like you know. I can’t wait to meet you. I can’t wait to take you home to your brother Dexter and see how he reacts to you. I can’t wait to see you grow up and be a wonderful young lady. Will you be impulsive and scatterbrained like me or thoughtful and analytical like your daddy? Either way, we’ll love you.
To Greg: I know we didn’t exactly plan this or thought it was the “right time” to have a baby, but obviously we were wrong. This has been a huge blessing to our family and I know that you are so happy to start this next chapter in our lives. You may not tell me all the time and you might not be the “mushiest” of guys, but I know you feel that way. You have been so supportive and sweet this entire time. I think it’s adorable how you care about how the nursery looks or what outfit the baby comes home in the hospital in. It’s amazing your overnight bag for the hospital was packed far before mine. I appreciate all the meticulous care you took to learn the car seat and how to install it. You were such a pro at assembling all of the nursery furniture and putting up the curtains. I know it’s different to have a little girl on the way when you’re used to being from a “boy” family, but I know that you are you going to be the best daddy ever. I’m glad we were able to strengthen our marriage throughout this pregnancy. You are my best friend and I know there is no way I could do this without you. Thank you. I love you.