Monday, January 23, 2017

A Letter to Our Unborn Baby

To Our Sweet, Soon-to-Be-Born Baby K,

For the last 34 weeks, you have absolutely stolen my heart. As I feel you toss and turn inside of me, I never knew I could love someone I've never met quite as much as this. I'll admit, I was a little scared to become a mommy. But from the first moment I saw you wiggle within me on that screen, nothing else mattered. I knew that you would be worth every change, every wrinkle, every labor pain, and every sleepless night. And you are.

A Letter to Our Unborn Baby. Photo: Lacey Rene Studios

It's crazy to think that you'll join us here on the "outside" in the next six weeks or so. You're about to rock our world, and we couldn't be more excited to be a part of yours. Your daddy and I don't know yet if you're a boy or girl. We love surprises, and we know that meeting you will be the best surprise ever. Besides, it doesn't matter to us. We know we will love you more than you could ever know, no matter what (and we already do). 

And speaking of your daddy, he's pretty incredible. You'll fall in love with him just like I did. He is the best, silliest, most hard-working guy I know, and we are so lucky to have him to take care of us both. I hope you get his big heart, big eyes, and big smile: one that you'll be seeing a lot of as you laugh together, tug on his beard, and fall asleep on his chest to the sound of his amazing singing voice. Daddy and I love each other deeply, and we always will.

And as for me? I'll be learning this whole mom thing, so please cut me some slack. I am far from perfect, but I promise to love you with all that I have. I promise to cherish my time with just you, and put your needs before my own. I promise to sing you songs when you get hungry at 2 am and to take you along on new adventures. I promise that anything I've "given up" for you will be worth it, because you truly are our greatest adventure.

A Letter to Our Unborn Baby. Photo: Lacey Rene Studios

You know what Daddy and I ask God for every day? That you would love Jesus and live for Him with all that you have. We're definitely praying for your health and your safe delivery into this world, but really nothing else matters if you love the Lord and spread your love for Him to others. That is our deepest prayer, and the reason behind all that we do here on Earth.

I'm thankful for the amazing blessing of being your mom. I'm thankful that God chose me to bring you into this world, and I know that He had you planned exactly as you are since before time began. I can't wait to hold you for the first time, to give you kisses, to look you in the eyes and commit to giving you the best life possible. 

I can't wait to dance and sing together, to laugh at Daddy's silly faces, and to take you on long walks. I can't wait to cuddle with you and read you books and share our days together.  I can't wait to watch you learn to walk, talk, crawl, and discover all the amazing parts of the world around you. Everything will be better with you.

There are so, so many people that can't wait to meet you, sweet Baby K. Know that you are the biggest blessing and joy, and we are so excited to snuggle you and love you with all that we have. See you soon! 

Love,
Mommy

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34 comments:

  1. What a sweet letter. I love it. God bless you on your growing family.

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  2. Girl these pictures are amazing!!!! You are going to be an amazing mom. I'm beyond excited for your future. <3

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  3. Such sweet words. There's something so special about knowing that, for now, you have all the little nugget needs. Y'all are going to be phenomenal parents.

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    1. That's such a good point, Abby! And thank you so much- we hope so!

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  4. So incredibly sweet and I love your pictures. You're going to be a great mommy.

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    1. Thanks so much, Courtney! We are so excited!

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  5. I have tears in my eyes. This is SO BEAUTIFUL, Kels. What a lucky baby to have parents like you two!

    Coming Up Roses

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    1. Awww, thank you Erica :) We are so looking forward to meeting our little one!

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  6. What a special letter! This is such an amazing time of your life and I wish you all the best. There is something magical about the bond between yourself and a baby x

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    1. Thank you so much, and I agree! I feel like we are a little team, Baby and me!

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  7. You look beautiful & it sounds like you two are going to make amazing parents :)

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  8. Congratulations! This is a beautiful letter. This makes me miss pregnancy and the excitement and anticipation that comes with it. Enjoy every second (even if it's getting super uncomfortable at this point!)

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    1. Thank you, Kate! It's just now starting to get uncomfortable, but I'm definitely trying to enjoy it all and take it all in!

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  9. Oh my gosh! That paragraph about how you hope your baby get's his/her daddy's smile and laugh and heart <3 Seriously sweet and heart-melting!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kristin! I truly do hope baby gets all those great daddy traits :)

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  10. Congratulations on your pregnancy and such beautiful maternity photos. This letter is so sweet!

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  11. Awe this is so sweet Kelsie! This is such a special letter and so cool that you will have it to look back on <3

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! It will definitely be fun to look back at some day!

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  12. This is so beautiful and sweet! I have to admit, I teared up a little while reading this. You'll have so much fun looking back on this letter later. :)

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    1. Aww, thanks Crystal :) It will be a joy to re-read for years!

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  13. These pictures are beautiful! It is such a blessing to be able to pray for our little ones, that they would love Jesus and serve and follow Him. What an adventure this will be!

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    1. So, so true! We really do feel that our baby is our greatest adventure (even though we've been on a lot!)

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  14. Such a great idea and a beautiful letter that your grown-up baby will undoubtedly treasure one day. Enjoy every minute of this very special time!

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  15. So sweet! Can't believe just a few more weeks until your baby's here!

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    1. I know, I can't believe it!! Thanks for reading, Rachel!

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  16. Oh Kelsie, this is SO sweet! I'm tearing up reading it and thinking about all the amazing, sweet, silly, mind-blowing moments you're in for. Above all, I so appreciate your heart for helping Baby K learn to know and love Jesus.

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    1. Thank you so much, Brittany! We are so excited for all of those moments, even though we know they will bring challenges along too! We definitely pray daily for Baby K to love Jesus with all they have, just as I'm sure you do for Selah!

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  17. I love this! It brought tears to my eyes. You are going to be an incredible mom. It is the hardest, challenging, exhausting and most rewarding job ever. I also love that you two didn't find out the sex of the baby. We didn't find out with any of our 5 and I'm so glad we didn't! The way we looked at it is there are so few true surprises in this world so why ruin one that's God ordained?! Praying for you all!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Vicki! I am beyond excited and so ready for this journey. I totally agree with you- we are SO excited to have that special moment in the delivery room!!

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