Charlize Aubrey was born on January 17, 2017, at AM. She was 8 lbs 4 oz and 20 inches long.
Letters written on January 4, 2017
With my due date rapidly approaching, like many pregnant women, I am filled with anxiety and excitement. In just a few days (possibly sooner), I get to meet my baby girl.
Will I be a good example for a baby girl?
Can I spread myself thin enough to give all the kids the attention they need?
Will my toddler feel abandoned by me?
Will baby girl get the one on one attention she deserves?
There are so many questions swimming around my head. I have no answers but I have many prayers and promises in my heart.
I am so excited to meet you. You are about to become part of such a wonderful and loving family. I promise to love you with all of my heart. I promise to never treat you like a second child, fourth child or even sixth child. I promise to be excited for each and every one of your firsts, because you are special and important.
With every sleepless night and poopy diaper, I will remember that these moments are fleeting. I will cherish every tear you and I shed, and each moment I get to share with you.
Today, you are in my tummy. Tomorrow you will be in my arms. And in a blink of an eye, you will be asking to borrow my car keys.
I will pray for you daily and worry about you every moment of every day. I love you so much already. And know that my love for you will only grow. I promise to be the best mommy I can be. I promise to love you with each and every breath.
With every giggle and each impish smile, my love for you grows and grows. From the moment I held you in my arms, you had my heart. With every tear I have shed, I have learned how to be a better mom. Thank you for putting up with me and learning along with me.
I love your adventurous spirit and your kind soul. From your mischievous smile to your perfect little toes, you are growing up so quickly. Please remember you will always be my little man, and I will forever call you my precious cargo.
Although you are becoming a big brother, you are no less my baby boy. I look forward to seeing all of your firsts and being there to wipe away every tear. I love you and feel so lucky to be your mom.