Dear Baby: Aug 3rd

Your dad and I found out about you yesterday. We took about five tests and it felt a little more real with every one. Your dad got frustrated with faint lines and decided to run to Walgreens to get one of those fancy test that now just tell you straight up, pregnant or not. Neither one of us are good at waiting so the next 8 months are sure to be an adventure. I slipped off to take the test and it only took about a minute before there it was. Pregnant. I held the little test in my hand and smiled.

Before I came out of the bathroom I tried to wipe the smile off my face so that your dad couldn't tell what the test said. But I couldn't keep it in. I was beaming. I passed him the test he smiled and pulled me in and we couldn't stop giggling. We are so excited you're coming. 

By the way baby, mommy had a bad week. Your dad had held me in his arms as I cried and told me we had you so there was no need to be sad. This was before we knew for certain but your dad could just feel it. I know that in trying times in your life he'll hold you the same way. I'm telling you this to let you know that you are coming into this family surrounded by people who will love you and to two parents who love each other so very much. 

Ps: your grandma's were the first to know and excited is really an understatement. You're going to bring so much joy. Β 

Bonus: Mike and I as kids. Baby, if I must say so myself, you've got some pretty good genes!