first letter, second time. sweet second baby!

Hello there!  You are the newest member of our little family, and we already can’t wait to meet you.  This is your first picture.  When it was taken, we were all squished in a little room at the doctor’s.  I was laying on table and your daddy and brother were sitting on the floor.  We were all squinting at the screen, trying to catch a glimpse.  All of the sudden, you showed up, squirming and wiggling so much that the ultrasound technician could barely measure you!  We couldn’t stop laughing because we didn’t know such a tiny baby could move so much.  She said you were in “the gummy bear stage,” meaning your head was large and your arms and legs were little buds, like a gummy bear.  You can see the big head right in the middle of the screen, with the little bud limbs on the top and right of the head.  That’s you, sweet thing!

By now, you have been cooking in my belly for 18 weeks.  You are the size of a sweet potato or a bell pepper, and I feel you squiggling around in my belly while I’m working on sitting on the couch.  You already have a big brother, Milo, a kitty, Penguin, and a mama and daddy who love you very much.  You also have a Mimi and Grandpa, Nona and Grampy, Aunt Lulu, Aunt Juju, Aunt Emmy, Uncle Andrew, and other aunts and cousins and who can’t wait to meet you!  Right now, we are making plans for a cozy room for you and Milo to share, figuring out how to make our time together when you’re first born last as long as possible, and coming up with names that we love whether you are a little boy or a little girl.

In a few weeks, we’ll go and take another picture at the doctor’s office and hopefully find out your gender!  I can’t wait to see you again and keep track of how you’re growing.  I love you and will talk to you again soon.  Love, your Mama

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