How do I start a letter to the best person I’ve never met?
I guess I could introduce myself. Hi Baby, I’m Mommy!
You’re probably wondering why I’m reaching out. Well – tomorrow is the day your Daddy and I learn a little bit more about you.
Don’t get me wrong – we know a smidge already. We’ve seen your picture and heard your heartbeat. We know you sleep while we’re driving and swim while we’re resting. If this heartburn is any indication, we know you’re growing a rather thick mop of hair. And we know you hate Mediterranean Mint Gelato. Oh boy, do we!
But until tomorrow, we won’t know what to call you.
You see, we’re taking a very special picture of you tomorrow and this picture will tell us whether you’re a girl Baby or a boy Baby.
If you’re a girl Baby (and Mommy has her way) you’ll be named for two remarkable women: The First Lady of Song and the Patron Saint of Music. You already have a sense for what these ladies have done for the world. After all, you’ve been singing and dancing with me for over four months now!
You might be like Daddy and enjoy creating smart, silly songs that make people laugh. You might be like Mommy and love performing The Great American Song Book in front of lots of people. Either way, I promise your life will be filled with harmony and joy.
If you’re a boy Baby you’ll be named for two wonderful men: Your Grandpa Robert and your Great Uncle Bob. You might already have an idea of how important these men are. Your Grandpa Robert taught Mommy about responsibility and American History. Your Great Uncle Bob taught Daddy humor and self-discipline.
If you’re born with even a percentage of the hilarity and integrity of the Roberts before you, you’ll be one amazing little boy.
We’ll have to wait roughly four months and twenty-two days to know if you have Daddy’s eyes or Mommy’s hair. But in the meantime, at least we’ll know whether to sing “Isn’t she Lovely?” or “Sleep Little Dream Prince” to calm your evening kicks.
No matter what though, Baby please know that you are so, so loved; not just by Daddy and I, but your incredible grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins too!
Until tomorrow, Baby.
- Your Mommy