dear "baby brother",
that's what you've affectionately been called since we found out you were a boy back in august. i can't wait to call you by your real name (at least what i think is going to be your real name - your dad is kind of stubborn when it comes to committing) :) we've made it to 37 weeks (full term), which is such a relief to know that you are big and strong enough to come out whenever you would like. especially with this little placenta thing we've got going on. while i've done a good job documenting each week of my pregnancy with you, i feel like i haven't done the best job talking about how i feel about you becoming part of our family. it's just a couple short weeks (days?) away. i can't believe it!
my pregnancy with you has absolutely flown by. i hear that happens with baby #2. lots of things have been different this time around. since i've been through it all before, i haven't worried as much about things like i did last time. it's been nice. it's also been fun dreaming about what it will be like to have a little boy. i adore having a daughter and i know i will love having a son just as much. i cannot wait to experience being your mom. i hope that we will do a great job raising a strong, smart, compassionate son. your dad has all of those qualities, so i know he will be a great example for you.
i can't wait to see how your relationship with your sister develops. i have a brother, so i know how great it is to have a sibling. and hopefully since you are not both girls there will be fewer catty fights during your teenage years. ;) it's hard to know how well azalea understands that you are coming, but i know she is excited to meet you. she keeps telling me she will give you a bottle and change your diaper. we'll be sure to put her to work right away. hehe. i hope she is not too jealous of you. i will do my best to make you both feel loved because you will both be the center of my universe.
i guess i will wrap this up before it gets too long (and sappy). i hope you arrive safely and we are both healthy in the end. until then, i'll be dreaming of kissing your sweet little face over and over. see you soon, little man! hopefully before christmas....no pressure :)
love, your mama