Oooooh, Look an Update!

But sorry, no photos just yet.

Yes I have returned to my (ir)regular blogging schedule (which is probably going to be even more so now.

I have also managed to change the ticker at the top of the page.  So there is progress being made.  Slowly but surely.  Don’t forget that apart from having a newborn, and a toddler, it is also that crazy time of year otherwise known as Christmas.  Hope you’re having a great one.

I promise some photos in the next few days.

But for now you’ll have to make do with the letters I wrote on the eve of Cayley’s arrival.

Dear Elisha,

Today was your last day as the only child of this family. Strange to think that you really don’t have any idea what is about to come into your life. We have shared the news of the baby and the idea of the change that is coming, with you since we first knew that the baby was on the way. You have been to most of our obstetrician appointments and quite enjoy seeing your little brother or sister on the ultrasound monitor.

Your opinion on whether it is a boy or girl changes quite frequently, and quite obviously with the order we ask the question in most of the time.

We’ve checked that you are able to say the names we have picked, and they sound so cute coming from you.

I’m sure that there will be times in the future where the sound of your sibling’s name coming from your mouth will not be so sweet. It is my hope and prayer that the time of adjustment to having a brother or sister is short and not too painful for all involved, and that you come to share a special bond with this new family member.

The thought of me being in hospital for up to a week without you is quite foreign and a bit scary for me. I’m sure you’ll be fine and probably be having so much fun with daddy, grandparents and others looking after you that you wont even notice I’m not there. Singing your lullaby tonight was bittersweet.

To think that two and a half years ago it was you we were waiting for. The time has flown by so quickly. There is no more baby any more. You are a little boy, and growing bigger every day. I hope that you enjoy teaching your brother or sister some of the things that you have learned.
Well my little man, tomorrow morning you will, Lord willing, have a little brother or sister. And they’re coming to stay. We will love you none the less.

Hugs and kisses,
Mummy.

Dear Co-Pilot,

I can’t believe that tomorrow is d-day and you will finally be here. I am so looking forward to meeting you. It feels like we have been waiting forever, even though it has been the standard amount of time one must wait to meet their newborn.

Carrying you has not been easy the whole way through, but I am thankful for every day that you have been able to stay inside and grow, getting ready, growing big and strong to come into the outside world.

There are many other people who are looking forward to meeting you too, your brother, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and so many others. Every time someone has seen us still together lately, they’ve expressed surprise and disappointment that you haven’t yet arrived.

Even though being pregnant with you has been hard these last few weeks I am still a little sad that after tomorrow I am going to have to share you. It wont be just you and me any more. But more than sad I am excited that I will finally find out who you are, and start the process of learning all about you.

You are a gift from God to us, and it is my prayer that you will always know how much we love you and never, ever doubt it.

Well I am afraid this is only going to be a short letter as I just can’t concentrate any more, getting much too excited about tomorrow.

See you then.

Love and hugs and kisses
Mummy.

2 thoughts on “Oooooh, Look an Update!”

  1. Oh, wow, what beautiful letters….
    I’m so not good at things like that, but your children will cherish them…
    stalking your blog and waiting patiently for pics though 🙂
    glad that everything went well, and what a christmas pressie…

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