As of today, you’re almost 38 weeks-old. Soon (probably a week or 2 from now) you’ll be out to be with us! Holding you is something that I’ve been looking forward to for the longest time, but I’ll certainly miss the feel of your kicks, punches, hiccups, and steady heartbeat inside me. This makes me feel sad, but whenever I think of cooing, cuddling, and kisses coming from you, I can’t help but smile.
From the day you’re born, you will no longer be mine alone, and my body will no longer be your shelter. You’ll be out in the world to breathe and live on your own — and I mean no more placenta and umbilical cord! I can’t wait to witness how you’ll be, as you experience all the simple “first-times” in your life — the first time you see a flower, the first time you eat an apple, the first time you chase a cat, the first time you say “Mommy”. I want to be there when it all happens.
Your Daddy and I hope that we’ll be good enough parents for you. We’ll do our BESTest-BEST. I’ve been preparing everything that you will need, and that includes reading about Malunggay and Fenugreek! Your Daddy has been pacing back and forth while thinking about “co-sleeping” vs giving you your own sleeping space (a small night crib of some sort) to start with.
Since my 36th week, I’ve been having irregular cramps and sharp pains (sleeping at night has never been the same), but I try to be as calm as I can. They’re not real contractions yet, anyway — it’s just my body getting ready for the “D-day”. I just hope that when that day comes, I’ll still believe myself when I say, “The pain is all in the mind!”
We’re so excited to see you, our baby. We’re glad that the long wait is almost over