It’s funny posting this when in 3 days I will actually be 34 weeks. Eh, better late than never I guess, right? I am just going to let Kev take this post. He wrote such an adorable letter, I don’t really want to write anything else. All is good. Baby is healthy, we are happy, and time is ticking down!! We are so excited!!
Letter to baby :: Week 33
Dear sweet little girl,
You’ve been becoming more and more real to me as the past few weeks have gone by. Last week, however, confirmed how real you truly are. I received a phone call from your grandma around 5:00pm on Wednesday evening. She had a troubled sound to her voice. When I asked her how she was doing, she told me that your mom had been in a car accident and was being sent to the hospital. My heart sunk into stomachâ€¦
I rushed out the door and headed to the hospital where your mom was being sent. As I raced down the pike, all I could do was think about your sweet little face and how badly I just wanted to hold your little hand and tell you that everything was going to be ok. Terrible thoughts filled my head. The thought of never being able to meet you in person absolutely ruined me and I couldn’t erase it from my mind. I was a wreck. I never realized how someone that I’ve never met before could have such a strong hold on me. From this moment on, you were as real as you’d be if you were sitting directly in front of me.
God answered our prayers that night and kept you and your mom safe. For that, I’m eternally grateful. Now, you cannot come soon enough. I’m longing to meet you in person. I think about you constantly and day dream about what it will be like when you are finally here. Your mom and I have so many things we want to show you and share with you. There is no doubt in my mind that you are gift directly from God. You’ve completely changed me and we’ve never even met. Before you were conceived I used to think I was too selfish to be a father. Now, all I want to do is give you everything I have.
We have a picture of you on the fridge from your latest sonogram and every time I walk by the kitchen I stop and look at it. You look so peaceful in that picture. When I look at it I can’t help but feel overwhelmed with this emotion that I’ve never felt before. I’m excited to have that emotion come to fruition on the day that you’re born. Until then, I can only describe it as pure joy.
You are my new reason for getting out of bed in the morning. I can’t wait to be your best friend.
With so much love,
– Your Dad (first time I’ve written that; weird)
Been reading your blog almost two years and its a blessing!
That letter is really beautiful. You look wonderful at 33 weeks. I had my son this past Feb. and at 33 weeks I felt like a Macy’s Day float. You’re almost there! Congrats and so so happy you are ok from the accident. Blessings:)
Oh my gosh! I teared up just reading that! That was the most amazing sentiment and I can’t wait to share that with my wonderful beau. You two are the most precious things I’ve ever seen and I’m so glad you’re all safe!
So beautiful letter! I teared up like -Kaelah Bee- … u look amazing 😀
omg, i am practically sobbing. what a sweet letter. just wait till you really see her for the first time. it’s pretty amazing. my life is pretty much “Before First Child and AFter First Child” it was that profound of an event setting eyes on my first born son.
Absolutely beautiful! Jen, you are so blessed.
That just gave me some MASSIVE goosebumps. So glad that you and the baby are well.
this post is adorable (as are all of your posts!). i love reading about your adventure into parenthood. it’s truly inspirational.
this letter is beautiful. tears are streaming down my face. those words are just so real. as a parent there is no greater fear that your child being upset, hurt or worse. kev put his thoughts & feelings so eloquently into words.
I don’t care if this is turning into a baby blog. Hooray for Jen loves Kev!
This is very sweet. My dad didn’t really wanted to have kids… In the end everything worked out and we’re all fine now that me and my brother are grown up but I still remember when I was a kid, especially a teenager it caused me pain. I’m glad your little girl won’t have to worry about being loved by her dad 🙂
I’ve been following you guys since the pretty near the start of the blog and I am just loving you all so much right now. Thanks for letting us all into your journey towards parenthood. I cry pretty much every time you do one of these posts.
Wow!! Kev just about brought tears to my eyes (would have been weird too since i’m at work)! Such a great emotional letter from a man and I have to say it was very refreshing. I’m so happy for you two and can’t wait for the day when I can experience the same things for myself and my husband. God Bless you both!
He is a good writer. What a beautiful note, he had me close to tears. I am so happy for you two that you can experience this. There really is nothing like it. And that love will only continue to grow – it’s really an overwhelming thing.
Aw, such a sweet letter. My favorite, yet! I’m so glad everyone is ok.
Oh my this is so amazing! you guys are truly blessed!
awwwww. kev is going to be such a good daddy!
awe… that letter is so sweet and will be a special thing to share with your daughter when she is older. you are both going to be amazing parents! 🙂 & so glad that you & your baby are safe and healthy!
That is the sweetest note; I am happy for you that everything is ok:)
So glad everyone’s all right. What a scary experience! Eric and I are thinking about you guys and can’t wait to meet the baby 🙂
I’ve been reading your blog for about a year, and I love it! I have to say that Kev’s letter made my eyes sting with tears! (Happy tears, of course.) May God bless you guys, your little tater-tot, and any future family members!
this letter brought tears. so heartfelt and sweet. i can’t stop looking at the photo of kev kissing your belly. i love this baby and i don’t even know you guys. so weird! i’m sorry that was awkward!
Oh Jen, i’m so happy that you’re ok! This week’s letter truly is so sweet. What a great idea of having Kev write one!
this letter actually brought tears to my eyes! how amazing it must be to actually create a human being..
Ok, I’m a new reader of this blog (love it so far!) and just had to say that letter made me tear up. So so soooo sweet!
that is the sweetest letter ever. for a girl whose husband still can’t imagine having kids, it’s so refreshing to see how much your k is embracing this experience and loving every second. can’t wait to see how much it progresses once the baby arrives! xo
Your letters always make me tear up a bit, they’re always so sweet and loving! I hope you save these letters for your little girl to read when she is older so she will know how much she has always been loved.
That letter made me teary-eyed! My best friend is pregnant at the moment and I am the godmother. I recently had that moment where I truly felt like he is a real person that I have a burning desire to meet and love in-person. Kev really captured those feelings from his own moment and it was beautiful. You’ll both make fabulous parents, your love for her is SO evident all the time!
I’ve been reading your blog since just before your pregnancy reveal…love your style. I have the most amazing relationship with my Dad. You little baby girl is so lucky she’s well on her way to the same life I had. This letter had me crying (at work, good thing it’s the end of the day!) i had to call my Dad and tell him I loved him. Then I called my Mom. She picked an awesome man to have and share a life with.
Can’t wait to see the baby pictures..
OH dear lord this is the sweetest thing ever….aw so much love! I feel all gooey! Congratulations Jen & Kev!!!!