Dear Sweet Baby Quinn,
I can't believe that the time is almost here. It is the week of your birthday and the thought of holding your precious body in my arms is something that I just can't comprehend. When I told your daddy that you were in my tummy, I knew that our lives would never be the same---and I was right! From that day in July, you have been on my mind. At first, I think I was most amazed at God's goodness and how blessed we were to not have to struggle with getting pregnant. I knew, at that moment, that you had to be someone very special. Someone that God had great plans for.
Then, I became obsessed with how you were growing and developing. Even though being tired and a little "tummy sick" wasn't fun, I loved knowing when you were the size of a lime, the size of a jumbo shrimp, when you were getting fingernails, when you were closing your eyes, and so much more. When I read about those things, and thought about you inside of me, I couldn't help but hank God for the miracle of you! There's no explanation for it---you are truly a miracle!
After what seemed like forever, we found out that you weren't just our baby but our sweet little boy! I always had a feeling. Your daddy and I were so excited to start calling you by your name - Quinn Davis Poe - I hope you like it! We think it's beautiful and people always tell us that it's so different and we love that. We were also so excited to start buying things for you - and did we ever! Your room is "all boy" and you have a closet full of the most precious clothes and shoes. Your daddy loves the navy blue converse that he got you the week after we found out that you were a boy! I have a feeling you will wear them often!
As my tummy got bigger and our doctor's appointments came and went, I loved being pregnant more and more. Each visit to hear your heartbeat was a precious memory for your daddy and me - something we always looked forward to. Dr. Webster always had the best reports for us. Your heart was always so strong and everything was always "perfect." We loved hearing her say that word about you! My favorite thing about carrying you is feeling you move. it is truly the most amazing thing I have ever experienced. From the first little "bubbles" to the crazy kicks and jabs I feel now, I love it!!! I always tell your daddy that I wish he could be pregnant for just a day so he could feel you moving. You are so alive and feeling you wiggle and squirm always makes me smile. You love loud music at church, James Bond movies, and, for some reason, about 10:30 p.m. Those are the times I've felt you the most. I can now tell where your feet rest, when you're moving your hands, and when you get those violent hiccups. I always feel so badly for you when they go on for such a long time. Daily, I tell your daddy to hurry over to my side so he can feel one of those things. He always jumps up and loves it as much as me!
And...about your daddy---oh, how you're going to love him! he is the most amazing man you will ever meet and he loves you so much. He has taken such good care of us during these precious 9 months and has bragged on us to anyone and everyone from the very beginning. I can't way to see him hold you. To say he is going to be an amazing daddy to you is such an understatement. He is going to love and encourage you in so many ways. With him you will always have someone praying for you, teaching you about sweet Jesus, caring for you, making you laugh, showing you how to be a great athlete, teaching you how to be a true friend, and always being the best example of a husband --- I hope, one day, you truly realize just how lucky you are to have him as your daddy.
So, as the next 2 days creep by, I will be doing a few last minute things to get ready for your birthday and will be hanging on to every moment of being pregnant with you. I truly can't wait to hold you, to kiss you, to look in your eyes, and to fall in that 'mad love' that I don't quite yet understand--- but, I will miss being pregnant with you. Thank you for being such a good boy in your mommy's tummy and for letting me experience this miracle. Know that I love you, that I'm praying for you, and that I'm ready to sing "Happy Birthday" to you for the very first time!
Love & Kisses,