Letters to my children

Dear Squigler

July 17, 2009

Hello. You don’t really know me yet (other than my insides) but I am your Mum. I’m the annoying one who has been twittering on to you all the time while you were doing all of that important growing of organs and limbs and getting big and stuff. I hope you like what you find when you decide to arrive.

I just wanted to write down how I am feeling right now. You are due to be born tomorrow, although I know that you seem quite happy where you are and that you will come out when you are good and ready on your own timetable and not mine. I am sure there is a lesson in there somewhere that I need to learn pretty sharpish.

When you do arrive me and your Dad will call you something other than Squigler I promise (to your face anyway – the internet will have to call you that for a bit longer). We have spent a lot of time trying to pick your name, but we seem to have ended up back at the beginning with one of the first ones that we thought of. I hope that you like it and that we have spent enough time trying to find something that will not cause you to be lumbered with an annoying nickname for the rest of your life (Mine: Smelly Whiff. Your Dad’s: Cheesecake) I am sure someone will come up with something but I am fairly certain we have avoided the major pitfalls!

You know more about me than you do about your Dad so let me fill you in. You are a very lucky boy because your Dad is simply the best person I have ever met. He is funny and kind and caring and will always put you and me first. He is very excited about becoming a Dad, and when we found out you were a little boy and again when he heard your heart beat for the first time he cried a few little tears. He is a big softie, which may embarrass you in years to come but I love it. He balances me perfectly and we are such a great team. He has looked after the both of us so well over the past 9 months and I just cannot wait to see him hold you in his arms for the first time. I am afraid that my heart will go pop with love when you are born because it overflows with love for him everyday and I cannot imagine how I will fit you both in. Don’t worry, I am very determined and can do anything I put my mind to, I just cannot comprehend how lucky I feel.

A word of advice, we both have our strengths. So he will be in charge of all outdoor pursuits such as sport or gardening. I am an indoor person, I will read to you and buy you books, I will teach you to cook and paint and make things. Your Dad can kick a ball, grow you food for dinner and explain the rules of Cricket and the Tour de France. Oh and whatever your Grandad or Aunty Alison say, you are a Tottenham Hotspurs supporter.

We have spent the last couple of years turning a house into a home ready for a family and when you arrive that is exactly what we will become, a family. Cannot wait to meet you little man.

Mum and Dad

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  • Reply Dragonfly July 17, 2009 at 5:58 pm


  • Reply itsasmallworldafterallfamily July 17, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    What a lovely post. Print this one out and keep it safe in a drawer. When you are feeling sleep deprived and and like everything is on top of you, you can pull it out and remember what is important to you and why you had a baby.

  • Reply Tara@Sticky Fingers July 17, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Aww that is so lovely.
    This is such a wonderful time for you, stood on the edge of the most amazing times and experiences.
    And that feeling never goes away. Sure you get tired and niggly and want to scratch the wallpaper off the walls and curl up in a corner, but at the very heart of it you have that amazing feeling of love.
    Fingers crossed that it's this weekend and you're not posting here next week b e g g i n g for advice on how to get that little man to start coming out!

  • Reply Mrs OMG Pregnant July 17, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    So lovely xxx

  • Reply miss leslieanne July 18, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Awww 🙂

    You should print this & put a copy in little squigler's baby book 🙂

    Hope you're not kept waiting too long – i was 1 days overdue & ready to kill anyone who said 'no baby yet then?!'
    That was 13 weeks ago though, and it already feels like a distant memory!!

    While you're waiting, get as much sleep as poss – I wish I had listened when people told me that!!

  • Reply SandyCalico July 19, 2009 at 8:38 am

    That's just lovely. You will have enough love, it will amaze you just how much. Hope you don't have to wait too much longer x

  • Reply Coding Mamma (Tasha) July 19, 2009 at 2:53 pm


  • Reply clareybabble July 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    What a lovely post! Squigler will be very proud to have such a great mummy and daddy xx

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