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What would you write to your baby in a letter? If you’re an expecting parent, what do you want your baby to know before his or her arrival? If you’re the parent of a newborn, what are some of the things you want your baby to know about growing up?
I have written in journals for each of my four kiddos, just like my mother did for me. Each journal contains letters from me describing how I felt during pregnancy, what birth was like, and each milestone along the way. Someday I hope they’ll read them when they’re ready to have kids of their own.
If you remember, I also wrote a Letter to My Last Baby before I even knew she was a ‘she’. Boy, was that one hard to write!
This is what I would write to her now:
Dear Baby Girl,
I never knew I could be so happy. Here you are, four months old already, but you’re still a newborn to me. I’m not ready for you to grow up yet!
I vividly remember the second you were born, when the doctor held you in the air and proclaimed, “It’s a girl!” Your dad and I were thrilled at that surprise. We were a complete family, with two boys and two girls.
They put you right on my chest and put a blanket over you. Oh, how I loved those first snuggles! There you were, my rainbow baby, after such a difficult pregnancy, curled up against me…I knew I could never forget that moment.
You’re my last baby. I want to treasure each and every second that you’re a baby because I’m not going to ever experience this again. I want to just sit and cuddle you all day. I want to count your ten tiny fingers and ten tiny toes. I want to smell your baby smell. I want to sing to you and listen to you ‘talk’ to me. I want to make silly faces and make funny sounds just to hear you giggle. Even though I can’t always just sit for hours on end studying your little face , I do take all the time I can.
Don’t grow up too fast, Baby Girl. But thanks for making me a mother one more time.
Letters to Baby
Huggies wants to know what you would write to your baby. Have you ever though about what you’d say? If you already had your baby, what are some of the special moments you’ve had so far?
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Dana Saint John says
I have written a Dear Baby journal to my four other kiddos, and now I am writing journal #5 for my current (and last) pregnancy. I write love letters, draw pictures, glue in mementos and pictures, and have my husband and other kids add tidbits.
shelly peterson says
I have never written a letter but I did keep baby books to write down there milestones.
Maryann Royster says
I’m a bit different I don’t want the diapers for a baby. I want the diapers for my Yorkie. I adopted Madison at 8 months old. I got her away from a lady the didn’t treat her mange( she had no hair on her face and legs), cut her very long nails or showed her the outside. She was kept in a play pen with newspaper and the lady only cleaned up if someone was coming to buy a puppy. She was conditioned to say in her own filth. She was also in heat and was with male Yorkies, She was trying to breed her even though with the mange it would have killed her. because of all of this I can’t house break her. she is very attached to me and I want her near me all the time so I use a newborn diaper with a tail hole cut out (baby diapers are made much better and softer than dog diapers), this way she doesn’t have to stay in a cage and she even sleeps with me. She is now 6yrs old andI hope to have at least onother 10 yrs together. That’s alot of diapers.
Barbara Brooks says
Haven’t written letter but did keep scrapbooks of the baby shower, pictures growing up, school days academics and sports momentous. That they get at graduation.
My hubby and I are going to be having our first, so I haven’t yet wrote a letter or documented any milestones yet. I plan to keep a very thorough baby book though. 🙂
Natasha M. says
i learned that they have wetness indicator.
Natasha M. says
I learned that they have wetness indicator and haven’t written letters yet.
Christina C. says
I have been writing in a journal since she was 6 months old. I’d write every so often to update her on what has been going on.
I like to keep track of milestones through an online tracker journal and I also take pictures when possible!
Yes, I have written letters to go along with milestones so that she can look back herself and know about those proud moments.
SHELBY F says
I am pregnant with my first and haven’t written a letter yet