Dear baby girl,
I should warn you that I've been up since 4:00 am, so this letter may be a bit incoherent. Why have I been up since 4:00 am? Well, let's just say I won't be eating watermelon right before bed anymore. Because after getting up several times to, um, use the facilities, my body was like no way am I going back to sleep tonight lady- you're just going to wake me up again in half an hour to go again. After fruitlessly struggling for a while, I gave in and accepted my fate. On the bright side, daddy got a warm, freshly cooked breakfast on a weekday. Which I think means I can weasel a massage out of him tonight.
Adding to my incoherence is the incredible excitement I'm feeling right now. Daddy just learned that he is able to get some time off from work, so we decided on a super last minute babymoon to Maui. As in, we just booked our tickets less than an hour ago, and we leave in four days. F-o-u-r. Foooooooooouuuuuuur. 4. And we go for a whole week. And maybe, just maybe, he doesn't check his work email for that whole week. I know, I know, I'm a crazy dreamer. But the wiring in my brain is all criss-crossed from excitement so I'm shooting for the stars. Oh, also, I'm hoping I can coerce daddy into going swimming with dolphins again. We did that last time we were in Hawaii and it was pretty much the best thing ever. I'm thinking I can get him on board with the never-failing "but I'm carrying our child for us." Thank you, baby girl. In return, I promise to take you to play with dolphins in Hawaii after you're born. And I promise to try not to shove you out of my way too hard as I make my way over to nuzzle them. It's the least I can do.
Oh, and per last week, I made good on my promise. My hospital bag is nearly packed, with just a few little things left that I am still waiting to get from my online order. Which means you better make good on your end of the deal and hang out inside me for another eight weeks. Because while Hawaii is no doubt lovely, I'd rather not have to fly back to the mainland with a newborn.