My little buddy

Sweet baby,

You want to know one of my favorite things about you already? You are so good about reassuring me and keeping me calm. I’ve already addressed the anxiety I’ve been feeling since we knew that we were expecting you and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t worry about you constantly.

That being said, you’ve been great. I’ve been told that I should set aside an hour or two every day and count the number of movements I feel from you. I should be able to document at least ten within the allotted time. If I can’t, I might need to contact the doctor. Fortunately for us, this has never been an issue. I can barely get you to calm down in there.

The best part is that now and then I’ll think to myself, “hm, I haven’t felt him move in a while” and every time, as if on key, you’ll send me a reassuring nudge. This morning I thought I felt a tiny kick but I wasn’t sure. As if my doubt awoke you, you then sent me a strong kick straight to the ribs as if to say, “Calm down, mom. It’s all good.” You literally took my breath away.

Your official due date is a mere 52 days away. I have a secret hope that you’ll come a tiny bit early. Your dad was four weeks early and I was three weeks early. If you decided to come two weeks early, I don’t think anyone would be upset. That being said, you’re our child and are sure to be stubborn. You might come two weeks late just to spite us.

We’re preparing ourselves either way.

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