Dear Belly Bean,
Your nickname was the affectionate name given to you by your virtual Auntie Kylie! I wanted to name you our little cupcake (I am obsessed with all things cupcake!), but she thought that was too cheesy! Daddy had ‘frog’ as a nickname for you, not because you look like a frog, but because I asked him what shall we give you as a nickname and the first thing that came out was ‘frog’! It stuck for a few weeks but I didn’t really like it! So now you are belly bean.
I Iove you so much already, from the bottom of my heart, but I’m sure you know that already as you’re so close to it. You’ve made me cry throughout so far, from the moment I knew I was growing you inside of me, tears of pure joy, happiness & disbelief, I still don’t believe you’re in there now and ours, even though I’ve already seen you twice and you are making my belly grow by the day!
I cried a lot at 14 weeks when I was bleeding and cramping and I thought I was losing you, after everything we had been through. We had to go to the hospital to check you were still okay, we couldn’t hear your heartbeat but we saw you and your heartbeat on the screen and we were so relieved! Daddy gave you a stern talking to when we got home for worrying us both sick! I couldn’t feel you move yet so I wasn’t sure you were okay.
I cried again yesterday when I had a tiny bit of bleeding, I was worried of course but not as much as last time after everything turned out to be okay. I felt you move afterwards so I knew you were okay and comfy and cosy in there.
Yesterday I turned 20 weeks pregnant, the half way mark of carrying you! By now we should be having our scan to check you are doing okay, and to find out if you’re a boy or a girl. I think you’re a boy, Daddy thinks you’re a girl! If you are a girl, we already have a name chosen for you; if you are a boy, we have a first name chosen for you, but not a middle one, but that doesn’t matter if we can’t decide on one! Unfortunately we have to wait until next week to see you again, a week today, but it will be all the more special when we do.
Now we have the next half of my pregnancy to look forward to, and need to buy things for your arrival! We already have a few bottles for you, a Moses basket, which was mine when I was a baby, a few clothes, we have some nappies which you are going to look adorable in! Your grandparents have a pram each for when you go and visit and stay, but we are getting your main one after Christmas! Talking of Christmas, your arrival will be that much closer after then, and next Christmas of 2012 will be the best Christmas ever.
Mummy & Daddy can’t wait to meet you in person, our precious little baby.
Mummy (& Daddy)