We’ve come a long way together, you and I. From a teeny tiny blastocyst just a few hundred cells large, you are now a fully grown baby waiting to take your very first breath in the world and your Dad and I really can’t wait to meet you.
I feel sad in a way, that soon you will no longer be solely mine. I am going to have to share you with everybody who has patiently been waiting for cuddles with you, and rightly so; there are a lot of people who are going to love you.
But for now, you remain just mine. I am going to enjoy every last squirm, wriggle and kick you share with me and treasure the short amount of time we have just the two of us as I may never experience being pregnant again, and even if I do, I will never be pregnant with you again, my tiny passenger.
It is nine days until your official due date but you could come any day now. I am impatient to meet you but apprehensive about the pain to bring you into the world that will surely come. There are lots of decisions and choices we have had to make; we’ve been to classes, we’ve written a birthing plan, we’ve gone over and over how we’d like you to arrive, but what it actually comes down to is this: I will do absolutely anything to get you into my arms safely, whatever it takes, you are now and forever my main priority in this world.
I have no idea how and when labour will begin. I’m pretty much housebound with the weight of you. My dark circles are becoming darker; I am becoming wider by the day (and can barely fit into the bath which I know you love); my fingers, toes and knees hurt and I am an emotional wreck (I burst into tears watching this and this). Despite all these unattractive symptoms, your Daddy looks at me and I can tell that he loves me more than ever; he rubs my back and brings me cups of tea; he talks and sings to you and gives you kisses. He loves you too.
So now it is almost time to part company, but you will rely on me in a whole different way and I promise I will be here for you, always.
Thank you for the most incredible experience of my life - we’ll see you very soon………