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A Letter to My Unborn Baby on Mother’s Day

It's my first Mother's Day. My baby is still in my tummy, so I wanted to write a few words. Here is my letter to my unborn baby.

Published May 12, 2017

by Nina Spears

The Baby Chick®: Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Expert

My Dearest Son,

It’s unbelievable that you are inside my belly and I am writing to you–our very first letter!—days before Mother’s Day. You are about the size of a sweet potato right now. That’s your father’s favorite vegetable, I’m convinced. Even though you would be able to fit inside the palm of my hand at this time, you have already filled my heart.

I knew I wanted to be a mother since I was a little girl. I would help take care of my twin brother—your Uncle Ian—growing up, and I hoped that I would be called “mom” one day. It’s a bit surreal to know that my dream is happening. I can’t thank you enough for choosing your father and me as your parents. (If you couldn’t tell from my reaction when I found out we were expecting you. 😉 ) You are our first baby, so we will all learn a lot from each other. Of course, your dad and I know that our lives are about to change forever as soon as you arrive, and we are ready. We can’t wait for that special day.

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I can’t wait to teach you things. Like how to give good hugs, dance, be kind to others, respect your elders, say “yes ma’am and no ma’am,” open doors for others, treat women with respect, work hard, to put the toilet seat down, to listen, to be humble, and to never give up. I know that we, as parents, will teach you a lot, and I look forward to having you help me grow and teach me new things, too—for example, all the boy things. Everyone thought you would be a girl, and that might be because I am a very girly girl, but I promise to try to be the best boy mom for you.

I want you to know just how badly you are wanted and loved. I have been waiting for you and praying for you for years, and I feel so blessed to know that you are on your way to us. Even though you are only inside my tummy, my love for you is strong. I want to protect you, take care of you, nurture you, provide for you, and—above all—love you. I hear there is no love like a mother’s love for her son and a son’s love for his mother. You can sure bet that I will try to make you a mama’s boy ;), but I am also determined to help you become an independent, smart, kind, and good man. We will always support and guide you as you grow into the boy and man you are meant to become. My biggest dream was always to have you, so you made my dreams come true.

This may sound silly, but I am already praying for your future wife. You may think for a while that girls are icky, but one day, you may not feel that way. She may just be a sparkle in her parents’ eyes right now, but I’m thinking of her, too. I’m praying that you both will be raised with the right tools to be kind, caring, and patient with one another. I pray that God protects her, takes good care of her, and that you both meet when you are ready in God’s time. Ultimately, whoever you choose to love—regardless of age, gender, size, or race—we love you, support you, and want you to be happy.

Son, for this Mother’s Day, I ask you to be patient with me as I grow into the mother you need me to be. I ask that you forgive my imperfections and know I do my best every day and love you. Incredibly, we haven’t met yet, and I already feel like I would walk through fire for you. I can’t wait until we meet and until I can hold you and hug you. Remember, I will forever be the first woman who loved you. That will never change. Ultimately, for this Mother’s Day, you have already given me the greatest gift—knowing you are on your way into my arms.

All of my love,

Your mother—Nina

it's a boy, gender reveal, a letter to my unborn baby
it's a boy, gender reveal, a letter to my unborn baby
it's a boy, gender reveal, a letter to my unborn baby
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