Thursday, December 16, 2010

Baby, Baby...

I am going to stop for a moment, take a deep breath, and focus my thoughts on little old you.

My sweet smallest one, I'm crazy about you already. You are 20 weeks and 3 days old, about 7 in, 11 oz. ~ according to the What to Expect app on my phone. Joshua grabs my phone and checks up on your growth at least once a week. This week the app compares your size to the size of a banana. So, Joshua grabbed a banana and put it up to my tummy. He is a great big brother, and he is so excited about your life. We are all happy about your joining in our fun!

Your Daddy and I talked about you for nearly an hour last night. We dreamed about what it will be like to have you with us. We made tentative plans for our family of 7. My sweet little surprise, we are so glad God chose to give you to us. Your Daddy puts his hands on my belly at night before he drifts off to sleep. He feels your soft kicks, and he prays for you.

All four of your brothers ask about you. They are always happy to welcome a new little one. I am excited to do the whole thing over again with you. I am excited to hold you little and to watch you grow right before my eyes. I am excited to hear your squeaks and coos. I am excited to see your first smile and hear your first little rolling belly laugh. And, then one day you will pull yourself up, and then you will take a step or two. And, when you do these things, four little boys will cheer for you, and your mama, well, she might just cry a tear or two, but she, too, will be excited for you!

I love you, my little one.

I've been doing this long enough to know that no two are alike. There may be similarities between you and one or two of your brothers, but you will be a unique little one created by a BIG God Who has great plans to use your life for His glory. I cannot wait to see the creativity of my God as it manifests itself in your sweet individuality.

Today, I wonder and I dream of you and who God will make you to be. But, one day I will know you like the back of my hand. I will know your likes, your loves, what makes you smile and laugh, what inspires you, and what makes your sweet little heart tick. I will know you and love you well ~ this is my prayer.

You do not have perfect parents or brothers. We are not the smartest, most beautiful, most athletic, most organized, or most patient, but we love with big, full hearts.

And, I think you will grow well here.

We welcome you, sweet one.

With open arms, we wait for you. . . patiently.

Godspeed, sweetness, Godspeed. . .


Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

Oh, Erin! I check in often and wonder how your newest little one is doing. I highly esteem you and can't wait to "meet" your little bit. =) Is this one going to be a surprise? Or do you guys already know the gender?

Thinking of you and praying for you!

Sara said...

Oh! You are making me have baby fever and you know that's not good for me. Praying for tomorrow! Keep me posted

Kelly said...

So sweet! After chemotherapy, the possibility of another pregnancy for me is pretty slim. I will miss knowing that a new life could grow in my body. What an amazing gift from God!

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