Thursday, July 22, 2010

24 weeks and a letter to Sprout

Dear Sprout,

You are now 24 weeks and 1 day old in my ute (wow that's 6 months!) - I hope you're liking it in there because I can definitely feel you wiggling and maneuvering around all day making yourself more comfy! 

Mommy and Daddy have been so happy at your progress and growth over these past 24 weeks. At first we weren't so sure if we were ever going to see this day, but you have proven to be the blessing and miracle that God provided us, and we will always be so thankful for being chosen as your parents. 

As you have grown bigger and Mommy's belly has become increasingly rounder, I've been finding myself talking to you a lot during the day - telling you where we're going (like when we went to Aquafit for the first time together) and rubbing and patting the area where I think you're chilling out in just to say I felt 'that' and to keep showing me that you're doing ok in there. Mommy also started reading to you last week and I really think you heard me! It was a Dr. Suess book (Oh Baby, the Places you'll go!) and I could've sworn that you were more active when I was reading than you usually are.  Apparently you can hear now with your cute little ears so I'll be sure to keep reading to you - Daddy said he would be reading to you as well so stay tuned for that! 

It's also been fun playing the remote control game with you.  Maybe one day soon you can kick the thing right off my belly - but for now, seeing it rattle and shake is pretty fun :)  I even got it on my video camera on my blac.kberry so one day when you're old enough - I'll show it to you!

As for your digs after you arrive, Mommy is still working out the plan for the nursery and trying to figure out the best look for the room - I'm sure whatever it is you won't realize what it looks like but I want to make sure that it's serene and peaceful for when we spend our time together in there.  

Everyone is really excited to meet you (especially your grandparents (both sides) - since you're the first grandbaby in the family - I have a feeling you'll be a bit spoiled! We'll make sure to keep you grounded tho - don't you worry!

So baby Sprout, we have 3 more months to go and I can't wait to see how you continue to develop in the coming weeks and months. Thank you for giving us so much joy and hope in our lives - we love you so much and can't wait to hold you in our arms! 




  1. L♥VE this post! And I'm sure sprout will one day too!

  2. Such a sweet note!!! Sprout is one lucky little baby! Congrats on 24 weeks!

  3. What a great note to your little miracle. So very happy for you.

    To answer your questions, there is no one way to describe labor. It was hard, but it ends. If you are hoping to go med free, just know that it is possible and you can do it. Hubby is doing great. I am very blessed to have such a great man to be Addy's father. He has been waiting on us hand and foot and not complaining at all. Goes back to work Mon though :( so that will be tough.

  4. So sweet! I'm glad everything is going so well!

    I forgot to ask--how are things with your placenta? I know that there had been some concerns. Any update?