At what moment do you fall in love with the life growing inside of you? Is it when you first find out you are pregnant, the first ultrasound where you can see hands and feet, or the first kick; is it when you dream of holding them in your arms, picture their little smile, wonder about their personality? Is it in one moment, or in each one of these, that deeper and deeper you fall in love with your baby. You hold your stomach to keep them safe. You eat only the best, to feed them the best. You rest, to give them more of your energy. You plan for them, think of the greatest you can offer and begin nesting a home – a special place just for them. In each of these things, more and more love grows – and sooner or later, you are head over heels in love with this beautiful new life.
I can’t tell you the day that I fell in love with baby girl, but with each day of this pregnancy new love grows within me. I feel my heart expanding, the way it did to welcome Aiden. I see it in Mr. Smith and Little A. too – that stretching of the heart. It’s big. Just when you think you’re filled to the brim with care for the people in your life, you have the capacity to love even more. Pretty amazing.
To my sweet baby, I love you. I’ve fallen in love with you little one and there’s no looking back. Each day together, love overflows and there is a lifetime outpouring ahead of us. There are thousands of kisses, millions of cuddles, and immeasurable amounts of love for you my beloved daughter.
When did you find yourself falling in love with baby?
Wishing you a lovely beginning to this new week ahead.