You are 17 weeks along today. A big part of me wishes that I could fast forward the next 23 weeks and have you in our arms. By the time you are old enough to read this, you will already know that your daddy is head over heels in love with you. I will have already resisted (hopefully) the urge to punt some kid who has pushed you off the swings at the play ground across the field. I will have kissed countless boo boos, and bandaged knees. You will have puked, peed, bleed, and vomited on me, and I will love you all the more for it.
You will also know that your Papa has impossibly large shoulders that are perfect to cry on, and he gives the very best hugs ever. Papa is super busy getting our house ready for you. He is working so hard. He loves us so much, and we are super lucky to have someone like him in our corner.
We talk about you all the time. At times it seems impossible that our biggest dream is coming true, and that soon you will be in our arms. You are not even here yet and already you have become our most important priority, and you will remain so for the rest of your life.
We heard your heartbeat at your 16 week check up last week, we recorded it and we listen to it all the time. It is absolutely the most amazing sound I have ever heard.
I know that you are in the safest environment possible, and that Mama Megan is working so hard to make sure that you are safe and healthy. She has to be the most beautiful pregnant woman I have ever seen. I am so blessed that I get to watch you grow inside of her belly every day.
Papa and I took a picnic at the park this weekend and watched the little ones play. Soon baby, soon we will be watching you play at that park. You are loved more than I have the ability to express. Stay safe and grow.
I love you,
17 week Belly shot