[ARCHIVE] Dear Baby

Holy cow y’all. Ella is turning one on Friday. One! On Friday! Since this is her birthday week and I’m feeling incredibly weepy and sentimental, I decided to dig up a few old posts.

I still remember the day I wrote the post below. I was about 7 months pregnant and bursting with curiosity about what sort of little girl she would be! 

Dear Baby,

Hi. It’s me, your mother. I don’t think we’ve been formerly introduced yet which I think is totally weird, given that you’re inside of me and everything. I won’t take up too much of your time…I just have a few things that I wanted to run by you, if that’s ok?

I’m fully aware that you’re cramped in there. I appreciate the fact that you need to stretch from time to time. But seriously. Is all the kicking really necessary? One kick I can deal with, maybe even two…but the barrage of kicks at 3 o’clock in the morning is getting to be a major problem. And then there’s this thing you recently started doing that feels like you’re tickling or poking me with your fingers. That’s really cute and I’m happy that your fingers are in proper working condition but it feels really, really weird because your hands are directly above a very delicate area of mine (in about 10 years we’ll have a discussion about girl parts. ‘Delicate area’ or some other lame term will have to suffice until I find something else because this woman called Oprah who may or may not be relevant in your time, officially ruined the word Vajayjay for all of us).

The doctor says that you weigh 4 lbs now. Congratulations! I must admit that I was secretly hoping for a ridiculous figure, say, upwards of 10 lbs to account for the 16 lbs that I’ve gained so far. Oh well.

I hear that you take occasional gulps of amniotic fluid (Euuwww) and can taste some of the food I eat. I hope you know that the ONLY reason that I’m currently eating my second strawberry filled donut and drinking hot chocolate at 11 pm is out of my deep, unfailing love for you.  Steamed broccoli would have been my preferred choice. *cough*

That’s all for now. Thanks for listening. You can go back to…to doing whatever you do in there when you’re not attacking my internal organs.

See you soon,


PS -> I know that I b*tch a lot about stuff, but in all honesty kiddo, you are TOTALLY worth it. And I mean that.

5 Comments on [ARCHIVE] Dear Baby

  1. 3CB
    October 31, 2011 at 1:51 am (6 years ago)

    Wow it’s been a year already?! And you all made it through just fine. See, I told you! Give her a birthday kiss for me =)

  2. Roberta
    November 2, 2011 at 2:03 pm (6 years ago)

    Now I’m weepy too. Congrats to you Shiko. Happy Birthday to Ella.(She’s my mom’s namesake you know. I think of her probably more fondly than I have any right to whenever I read your posts)

  3. EK13
    November 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm (6 years ago)

    *sob sob*…..told you!

    Soon it will be you throwing a party for the little one.

    Happy Birthday in advance Ella.

    Congrats Yummie…..you have done a wonderful job thus far. Na bado!

  4. Ghafla!Guy
    November 4, 2011 at 2:01 pm (6 years ago)

    Happy birthday Ella!

  5. Bee
    November 7, 2011 at 7:58 am (6 years ago)

    Ooowww. I remember that post. Has made me laugh as it did then. Ella is ONE. Congrats mama Ella, many more candles to blow coming up


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