Dear Hannah Banana,
Today is January 7th and we are only a few days from your due date. What can I say? You seemed like you wanted to show us your beautiful face a month ago and we were so excited! When the doctor told mommy that she was already 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced, not to mention the doctor also said you would be here early we were so excited and told anybody that would listen! Grandma, Papa and Nana all booked their flights to come see you because they knew you were coming soon. The following week the doctor said mommy was 3 cm and 70% effaced and we kept thinking you were going to be a Christmas baby. Grandma was getting worried because she was going to have to change her flight to be here to meet you. Christmas passed and everyone was saying how you were going to be the first baby of the New Year! We went to a party with some great friends, we even packed the car with all of our stuff for the hospital because we figured it was going to happen that night, being so far away from the hospital!
Needless to say no Christmas baby and no New Years baby, but guess what Hannah we are still very excited to meet you! I know you know that because I tell you every night. We tap each other through mommy’s belly, it’s like we are already having little wrestling matches. I love every second of it, but I am not going to lie I want to see that face, I want to hear you cry, I want to hold you and I want to protect you. I hope that you realize as you grow up every thing I do will be to make you be a strong woman.
Oh before I go, I have to tell you that of everyone that can’t wait to meet you, your brother Jacob is ready! He is going to be an amazing big brother to you. He also hugs and kisses you every night, I have a feeling he is going to protect you more than I will. Whenever mommy and daddy ask Jacob who he loves you are always on the top of the list! Not bad for a 4 year old who blacks out on Despicable Me and Cars. Jacob tells daddy that he can’t wait to play with his baby sister, but I have to explain that he is going to have to wait until you get stronger. Don’t be surprised if Jacob gets mad at you for stealing a little attention from him, he has been an only child for 4 and a half years and he is going to have to adjust. I promise you that he will always love you though.
Hannah, we’re ready. In the end it’s up to you as to when you are going to join our family, but please realize that 9 months is a long time to wait for your beautiful daughter. You will understand this one day (just not too soon!!!). Until I meet you I will continue dreaming about you. I haven’t even met you yet, but you have my heart. See you soon Hannah Banana!
P.S. I hope you like your changing table!!!