Dear Marin

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hey busy bee,

How are you doing today? I hope you are getting plenty of rest and relaxation in there. I am trying to give you a nice, cozy and healthy home to nurture you in before you make your big debut. I am so excited to meet you in a few months. I can't wait to finally hold you in my arms and give you the all of the kisses I am dying to give you. Just ask your brother, you will get a LOT of kisses from Mommy. I love my babies. I love them more than anything in the world. More than all of the mac and cheese and chocolate milk life can offer. And that is a lot. Just ask Nana and Papa. Mommy loves the mac. But not more than you and your wonderful big brother. Nothing will ever beat that love.

I can't wait to give birth to you. I will always remember how special that moment is. Introducing you to the world. Hearing your first cry. Seeing Daddy light up like the brightest star in the night sky. Daddy loves you so much already, too. His darling girl. His brilliant, beautiful Princess. I have a feeling you will be a Daddy's girl and your Daddy will be the best fit for you. I wonder what day you will pick to enter the world. What time? What will the weather be like? I hope there is no snow. I hope for a nice spring day. But any day you choose I'm sure will be just right.

I feel like I know you already. You seem so lovely and take the world (or my uterus) by the horns. I love this about you. I was a very care-free child. Not a worry in the world besides what games to play or what picture to draw. That is how life should be. And I will make it my mission to give that to you and your brother. I feel very fortunate to be able to grow you and get to know you before anyone else. I am so lucky! I love every kick, hiccup and judo chop to my bladder. Every ounce of heartburn and morning sickness is worth it to know you are growing safe and sound in Mommy's belly. Daddy and Jack love to see you kick too. You are quite strong already! When I cuddle with Jack, he feels you kick his back and he laughs so hard every time!

Speaking of your brother. Your wonderful, hilarious and sweet big brother. Jack is so excited to meet you. He told me the other day that he will never kick baby Marin. That he would never, ever throw toys at her. Sweetie, if he throws anything at you, please forgive him. He is just being a goof. That is the thing about Jack, he makes it his mission in life to make others laugh. To make them interact with each other and show love to one another. There are a lot of family hugs that we give each other. They always light up his sweet face and I have a feeling he will initiate that first family hug of FOUR the second he meets you.

Besides Mommy and Daddy, Jack is going to be the first person to meet you. I want it to be just the four of us for a little bit, so we can get to know our new daughter and baby sister. Both Mommy and Daddy can already picture that moment. Mommy is going to make Auntie Mary take a lot of pictures so we have that memory forever outside of our hearts.

I'm excited to watch you grow. To play tea party with you and to brush your hair while you watch a movie. I can't wait to have dates with you and watch you learn. I wonder all the time if you will want to take dance lessons. I always went to Auntie Sarah's dance recitals and dreamed of having a little girl to watch on stage one day. Daddy is so excited to learn how to braid your hair. I bet you will love him so much. He thinks he is a big Lion but he really is a gentle Teddy.

We have less than 12 weeks left until we meet you, sweet girl. It feels like forever when you are so excited for something. So very excited. Will you have Mommy's green eyes? Or Daddy's brown eyes? Maybe you will have Papa's baby blues like Jack. I see you already resemble your big brother. A cute button nose with sweet cherub lips. But you keep covering your eyes when we try and see them. Don't be shy sweetie! Want to know what Daddy said the other day? "The first time I see her, I want her to be in my arms." I fell in love with him all over again when I heard that. See honey? You are a lucky lady to have him, just like we are. He is so hardworking and wonderful and will give you all the love you will need!

You just kicked me in the ribs so darn hard. Maybe you are telling me to wrap things up. I can only be cheesy for so long, I guess.

So, to wrap things up...Marin we love you. We love you, we love you, we love you. We can't wait to meet you and hold you and kiss you. We can't wait to bring you home and love on you. Everyone is so excited. Papa, Nana, Noni, all 34897 Aunts and Uncles, Nan, GG and countless friends can't wait to meet you! So stay strong, baby girl and keep growing. We will all see you soon.

Love always,

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