1 Day…

To my beautiful Miss A,

Tomorrow you will begin a new adventure in life.  An adventure that I have been on for the last 32 years.  It will have its ups and its downs like everything else you will do.  But it is amazing.  I promise.

Up until now, your only responsibility in life has been to listen to Mommy and Daddy, be a good person & have fun.  You are about to get a new job.  Big Sister.  You are a very lucky girl because you have many big sisters in your life that you can go to and ask all the questions you have.  We know that this job sometimes feels like the most important job in the world…and sometimes it is…but the old stuff, the having fun, laughing, playing, snuggling, you know…all the good stuff…that is still #1.  Your new brother or sister is going to watch you all the time.  I know you want a sister, and you know this might be a brother, but since this is me telling you everything I want for you, we’ll call this baby “she” for now!  She is going to look up to you to learn new things…and I want her to learn that life is amazing.  I hope she learns to be as independent, spunky, and sure of herself as you are.

I hope you always know that you were Mommy’s first baby girl love & that will never change.  It might feel as though I am paying more attention to this baby than to you.  That might make you sad or angry.  That is ok.  You know that you can always tell us how you are feeling.  Daddy and I have done our best to explain what will happen around our house in the next few months, but nothing we can say to you will truly prepare you for this change.  We will need to pay attention to the baby, and like we’ve said, this is because they are a baby and can’t use their big girl words like you can.  We are going to show you all the ways you can help us and we are going to give you your own special time alone with us too!  We promise that this baby loves you so much and wants you to feel as special as you are.

You have made me the proudest Mommy in the world throughout these last 3 years.  You are so smart, funny, sweet, and exceptionally strong.  Everything you decide to do gets done with such intensity.  You know what you want and you go for it.  You are not afraid to tell people how you feel.  I truly hope you are able to teach that to this new baby.  One of your favorite things to do is to put me to the test.  Boundaries, limits, expectations, and more than anything…patience, is pushed to the limits daily.  This is exactly what you are supposed to be doing sweet girl.  I might be frustrated, but you inspire me to be the best Mommy I can be and I am forever thankful that you are my daughter.  My perfect, precious, precocious daughter.

I am so excited to welcome you to the big sister club tomorrow.  You are going to have a really special sleepover with Grandma tonight.  You get to sleep in her bed and do all the fun things  you do with Grandma while Mommy goes to see her Doctor.   I am going to miss you when you are not with me.  I am going to be thinking of you every single second.  You are the most important person in the world.  When you get to the hospital, Mommy is going to have to have some surgery and then the baby will be here.  They are going to be the luckiest baby in the world.  This family is the luckiest family in the world.  All because of you.  Our Princess A.

All my love.  Forever and ever.


Mommy & A


2 thoughts on “1 Day…

  1. Best post ever! Love you so much! We can’t wait to meet the new LK addition! A will always be our #princess

  2. Wow, that was some letter to A. She is so lucky that you have been documenting her life for her to read when she grows up. Her new brother/sister is equally lucky since his/her life is included even before the first day of life has begun. We can’t wait to hear A’s reaction to meeting her new sibling for the first time. Today you are a threesome and tomorrow you will add more love to your family. May you recover quickly so that life as a larger family and all the adventures that await you can begin. We love you all and can’t wait to meet A’s younger brother/sister.
    Aunt G, Uncle L, J and B~

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