I read an article last week on natural induction methods. A last ditch effort was to write your baby a letter. I wrote this yesterday and I kid you not, when I read it out loud I have little contractions. I'm not in labor yet, but I will be soon. I know that before the 21st of September my baby boy will be with us...Here is the little nursery we made for him.
Hello my son. I am writing to tell you how much I love you. How I long to feel your skin and wrap you in blankets. How I want to press your face to mine just so I can drink in all of your babyness while it is there for me to take. I don't know what day you will come, how you will come, or if all of the scary details will fall into place, but I do know that I am ready to see you. I want you to know that I will give you as much time as you need, you can come today, or you can wait 2 more weeks. I am your Mommy and I am here to protect you, to fight for you, to love you fiercely. So I will stand in the way of those who say it is time for you come and remind everyone that if you are not here, it is not your time yet. But I want you to know that out here are people who, like me, are dying to see you, to touch you. There are 2 freckle faced girls who talk about you everyday. They gave you your name and they knew you were you even before I did.
There is your Daddy, who I know has secretly wished for you from the very moment I whispered the words "pregnant" to him. He will teach you so many things that I never could, like how to climb high and to run fast and to play hard. He will also teach you to be kind, not by giving you a 10 minute explanation (that is what I will do), he will do it in the way you watch him live. He is the kindest person I have ever known, and he is your Daddy!
Oh my son, we will wait for you as long as we need to, but know how much we look forward to your life. You are so loved, you are so anticipated.
Oh Cooper, I love you.
Hurry to us soon.
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”