One Ingredient

Posted: May 29th, 2009 | Author: Lisa | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Ziggy,

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Time is zipping by now, and there’s so much left to do. Our lives will soon change forever, and I know we’ll never be completely prepared for that. But it doesn’t stop me from wanting everything to be perfect for when you arrive.

All of the stuff - the baby registry, getting the apartment ready, taking the childbirth class and the breastfeeding class and the infant CPR class, buying a car, reading a million books, the quilt I’m sewing for you - well, all these things are important, and make us feel better.

But the one ingredient we need the most we already have - buckets full of unconditional love for you, sweet baby. That’s all you really require.

xxoo
Mama


Nick’s

Posted: May 20th, 2009 | Author: Lisa | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Dear Ziggy,

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This is your Daddy eating pizza at our favorite pizzeria, Nick’s. One day soon we’ll be taking you there and I know you’ll love it just as much as we do. Well, once you get teeth that is.

You will be very happy to learn that Mommy and Daddy are serious good food lovers and have very high standards for the food we eat. Relax in knowing we’d never make you eat anything yucky.

Hugs and kisses,
Mommy


24 Weeks

Posted: May 15th, 2009 | Author: Lisa | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Dear Ziggy,

I was acting a little crazy at the beginning of this week. Well, crazier than usual. I chalk it up to pregnancy hormones. Things have settled down now and hopefully will remain that way. Fortunately, your dad is very understanding and patient.

This week marked a milestone. At 24 weeks, there would be an actual chance that you’d survive if, by some horrible circumstance, you had to be born early. I have many times dreamed about getting to this point because it’s one step closer to the reality of you.

Your daddy has been feeling you move a lot this week, and the other day you surprised us when we were able to see my belly move when you kicked it! You like to be active the most between 9 pm and midnight. Now that all of our favorite TV shows are done for the season, I predict we’ll be spending each night being entertained by watching you.

I used to beat myself up for waiting so long to try to have a baby. Especially when we were struggling to conceive you, and nothing seemed to turn out right. But now I realize, the timing is perfect. I don’t think there could have been a better time to bring you into our lives. We are so ready to love you, to take care of you, and to be the best parents we can be. Hopefully we’re good enough.

You are my heart,
Mama


There is a Light

Posted: May 5th, 2009 | Author: Lisa | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

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(Uncle Derek, Mommy, Daddy)

Dear Baby o Mine,

Your Uncle Derek visited this past week because it was my birthday. And because he wanted to see my big belly. He’s so excited to be your uncle and he even got to feel you kick at one point!

This birthday was one of my most memorable birthdays because I have you inside of me and one day you will have birthdays, too! I can’t wait to celebrate them. Not to mention Christmas, Easter, and Halloween. Everything’s going to be more fun with you around. You’ve already made my world brighter and you’re not even here yet! I just can’t imagine how amazing things are going to be when you actually arrive.

Your daddy has been able to feel you moving around inside my stomach for a while now. Your little fluttery movements have turned into pokes and jabs. You’re strong for just 23 weeks! We got a really good picture of your face a few weeks back and I sit and stare at it all the time. I am in love with your cute little nose, mouth, and chin. Oh, and the rest of you, too! I always tell your daddy he’s my sunshine, but I have a sneaking suspicion you might become my new sunshine once you are here. Shh, don’t tell him I said that.

There are 17 more weeks until I get to meet you. That feels like forever but between now and then there are a bunch of things going on to help me pass the time. First, your great grandfather is turning 80 years old and we’re throwing him a big party. One day soon you will get to meet him. He tells lots of neat stories. And your grandma is planning a party in honor of you in July. Yes, a party for YOU! You’re pretty special, you know. In case you hadn’t figured that out yet.

I love you so much,
Mommy