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As we draw to a close…

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So I’m officially overdue and further along than I was when I had Logan. No 23rd baby which I was not so secretly hoping for and now we’re playing the waiting game. I’m starting to feel some niggles so hopefully things will get rolling without me being super overdue. For now I’m just enjoying our last moments as a family of three and getting lots of things done:

  • I’ve downloaded music – hurrah for relaxation tracks but who knows if I’ll actually want them.
  • The nursery is done enough for now, I still need to iron the curtains (snore) and get the Hubby to fix up the curtain rod but it’s cute and habitable. I still want to secure the Ikea spice racks to her chest of draws for books and fix up the lighting situation. I’m also still waiting to receive some custom frames I ordered online and then I’ll need to put some art up. I’ve also ordered some washi tape to put some more art up – that’s still trendy right haha!
  • Snacks have been bought (including Adriano Zumbo salted caramel tim-tams although they’re more for the support crew).
  • Bags are packed (minus in use toiletries)
  • Names are getting sorted out – we have a short list!!!
  • Logan and I are having lots of one on one time, it might not always be adventures but I’m loving spending time with my little man. Who today swore he was not a boy, he was Logan and I was Jessica Mummy not a girl – heart officially melting.
  • We’re going on family dates, yesterday was the zoo and today was dinner out.
  • The car has been washed, floors vacuumed (that is a pregnant lady back killer), the dog is nice and clean.

Hopefully this is my last post before I get to share a beautiful photo of our darling daughter but who knows what the future holds, for now it’s living in the moment for this little family of three.

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A letter to my unborn daughter

Week 22 (8)

 

Dear Baby Girl,

You are already so loved from the constant attention that your big brother gives you (sorry for all those noisy raspberries and smooshes!) and the non-stop hands on my belly from your Mummy and far. It is so nice to be able to feel you now, to know that you are growing stronger every day.

Before we found out you were a girl I was very nervous, I didn’t think we’d be lucky enough to have one of each and then when we did find out we were that lucky I got doubly nervous. What was I going to do with a girl? Obviously your wardrobe would be over flowing but how would you bond with your brother? I had no idea about that I’d only grown up with a little sister – hopefully there won’t be as much fighting!

Now I’ve had time to let it sink in, I’m excited. Sure parenting you won’t be that different in the early stages compared to your brother – although being the second child I think you’ll have an easier ride!

I don’t know why but I’m sure you’re going to be a little fire-cracker and I’m excited. I want you to be passionate about life and achieving your dreams. I don’t want you to catch my homebody issues (until you become a teenager that is!). I want you to always be respectful and willing to help people out. You will always have the world at your finger tips my gorgeous girl.

I never want you to worry about your body even if people tease you just turn the other cheek. No one has power over you when it comes to your looks and how you feel about yourself. Besides you’re half Scandinavian you lucky thing! Beauty really does come from the inside and if you look like a supermodel more power to you but never ever act like you deserve it, always be humble. And, if you don’t look like a supermodel so what! One day you are going to light up someone’s room (other than everyone who already loves you) and I want you to remember that feeling for the rest of your life.

I don’t want you to be defined by your gender, anything your brother can do you can to – unless it’s illegal or mean! If you don’t want to follow the traditional uni route and would rather go down the tradie route that’s all ok with me! Heck if you want to live in a commune go for it! I just want you to be happy. I hope the world stops seeing gender as a problem by the time you are older or that your generation is the turning point!

Most of all Baby Girl I want you to know you are so loved already and in those moments when we fight like cat and dog and swear we hate each other – neither of us will mean it. If you take after me we are going to have some doozies but we’ll always pull through and if you ever want to runaway let me know ahead of time and I’ll let you have your escape I promise – I know how hard it is to go into battle and wage war (figuratively speaking) and I promise to give you space. Just remember that I love you and that will never end no matter what.

This letter is a bit all over the place but that’s what life is all about never knowing where you’re going to wind up.

All my love,

Mummy

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