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Letters To My Children

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Dear Will,
The day I found out I was pregnant with you was life-changing.  
I took that pregnancy test at 2 in the morning and when I saw that it was positive
I couldn’t sleep for the rest of the night.
Am I really pregnant??
And even though those last few weeks of pregnancy were miserable
(what with the PUPPPs and all)
It was love at first sight. 
I could barely move from the C-section.
But I had to see you.
I fumbled down the hospital corridor
determined to go get you.
“I want my baby!” I said.
I needed to see your square head and long blonde hair again.
You were a perfect baby.
I love you, B.

Dear Lukey,
We tried for a long time to make you.
And God’s timing is perfect.
Same due date as Will, really!
My first trimester with you left me couch-stricken,
moaning with nausea.
I swore I’d never have another baby.
My birth with you was perfect.
And although I didn’t have that same instant connection,
I grew to adore everything about you.
You are the happiest child in the world.
Ask anyone.
And you are nothing but trouble.
Crawling like a rocket to that open bathroom door.
Tipping the TV over on top of you.
Diving off the changing table.
But you win me over with those sweet cuddles every time.
I love you, Lulu.

Dear Bean #3,
You were a bit of a surprise.
Always wanted, of course.
But still…a bit of a surprise.
Like I said, God’s timing is perfect.
I’m just trying to tell my brain that.
You are only the size of a lime.
A beautiful little lime.
You make me hungry and emotional.
And a little fat.
I’ve seen you twice.
You’re a slippery little bean.
My Thanksgiving baby.
We can’t wait.
I love you Bean 3.

Thank you to all my children, 
for making me a mother…
the best job in the world!

PS…that ultrasound picture is actually Will!  I’m pregnant and lazy and don’t want to scan in my most recent ultrasound picture.  Maybe later.
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  1. Better Life Bags says:

    yay HEIDI!!! I got goosebumps reading this. You are going to be ONE BUSY MAMA!!! love it.

  2. Fabulous for you and your family!!! Congratulations!

    (I know you don't know me, but I've been following your blog for a few months. 🙂 LOVE it!)

  3. It makes me feel a little better that I'm a pretty legit blogstalker here :). Wow!!! #3!! Woo hoo!! Congrats!! You are a brave brave woman :). Do you know what flavor of bean yet? Good luck getting through the wild ride we call pregnancy!! Totally excited for you.

  4. Congrats! You're going to love having three! I have three boys and absolutely love it, even with all the dirt! Lol

  5. Oh, yay!!!!!!! That's so exciting!! Congratulations!!!

  6. Aww…sweetness!!! Congrats on your little bean! How exciting! Sending you my love and happiness!

  7. Aw! Yay! A new little bean! Congratulations! That is just too exciting!!

  8. Congratulation! I'm super happy for you!!

  9. HOLY CRAP!!!!!! Congrats, Heidi!!!!! How exciting! Wow! I love it. 🙂

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  11. Darin and Kali says:

    Congrats! That is so exciting!

  12. Erin Marie says:

    Hurray! Congratulations!

  13. What great news and what a lovely way to share it. I too had a "bit of a surprise" pregnancy and it took me a while to come around to the joy, despite being glad in my mind that I was pregnant. Blessings.

  14. Oh Congratulations, that is such wonderful news!! i am about to start working on baby number 3, I can't wait to be pregnant again 🙂

  15. Oh look at you just sneaking that third letter in there. I stalk, I mean read, your blog and facebook faithfully, so I was like, "WHAT?!? Did I miss something??" Glad to know others are hearing this for the first time too, so I'm not totally out of the loop. Congrats to you and your family on number 3!!

  16. Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} says:

    I'm like Melanna! I was like…wait…three? Congrats! So exciting!

  17. Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy says:

    YEAH! What a fun way to spill the beans! How did everyone in the family take the news?

  18. Anonymous says:

    Yay! Congratulations! Hope you have a healthy and easy pregnancy!

  19. Heidi, I admire so much about you and love reading your blog. Here's a HUGE congratulations!! How exciting! As I was reading your letters to your boys, I kept thinking, "I hope she's going to write a letter to a 3rd little surprise!" Yay! There is a 3rd! I have two little boys, and I'm expecting baby #3, but we're having a girl! Fun! In fact, Heidi is our #1 name for her. How do you like being named Heidi? Honestly? Congrats to you! – Maggie

  20. Congratulations, Heidi!

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