You have been a pure blessing and joy. How are you already 3?! I know this is only the beginning of my inquiries of where this precious time went. I want you to know you mean the world to mommy and daddy. It feels like yesterday you came into our lives. I remember our first night at home, we couldn’t bear to place you in what seemed to be a larger than life crib. As first time parents we were nervous, we didn’t think about buying a bassinet until that first night at home when we took turns holding you all night. The very next morning the precious bassinet was purchased and calmed our nerves tremendously. One of the many lessons we have learned while raising you.
You are turning into quite your own person with a strong personality. Your laughter is contagious and at times your stubbornness shows through. The way you say you “Miss me” when we spent all day together, the bear hugs you greet me with when I pick you up from preschool. Every night before I close your bedroom door how you say “Mama I love you to the moon and back, love you” makes me love you even more. Your increasing vocabulary and curiously of the big world around you makes me smile.
Thank you for showing me there is so much more to life. You have made me a mom, to me it is one of the most important and at times challenging jobs in the world. I want you to know how special you are to me and that I adore you. Thank you for being my cuddle buddy lately, eating lots of saltines along with other carbs with me and trying to make me feel better on those nights my tummy doesn’t feel well.
I have to confess I have been holding a little secret from you for a few weeks now. I wanted to tell you weeks ago. Truthfully, I didn’t know how you would take it. Would you be excited, leery, jealous or possibly mad? I also wasn’t sure who you would tell and it wasn’t the right time for my secret to be shared. I hope you understand and don’t hold it against me. For this secret will change our world and will take some getting used to at first. I know that this secret will bring lots of memories, in the beginning not much sleep, maybe some bickering and sharing will be key. Now is the time for you to have a new role in our family. Your new role will be vitally important. You will now be a role model, a teacher and hopefully a best friend.
Well here it goes….
I hope you are ready to be a big helper because soon you will be a BIG SISTER!
I am looking forward to all the memories we can create as a family of four. Thank you for being my little squish. Know that this new change will be an adjustment for us all but I know you will be such a great helper. Thank you again dear daughter for being who you are and continuing to exceed my expectations of motherhood.
I love you to the Moon & Back!