It's late and way past your mama's bedtime, but I couldn't help but take a couple minutes to tell you something:
YOU ARE SO, SO LOVED.
Today your Grandma Carole & Auntie Alicia threw us a beautiful baby shower and I was overwhelmed by the amount of excitement in the room that was filled with ladies who already love you so much. There are so many people in this world who are hoping the best for you, that can't wait to smell your pretty little head and cover you with kisses.
I kept looking around today thinking about how lucky we both are to have so many people who care about us. Some day you'll learn that many people in this world aren't quite as fortunate, and because of this love and guidance you will gain from the wonderful people in our lives, I feel confident you will quickly learn how to freely share your own love with those who might not be quite so blessed. You have such amazing examples all around you and you aren't even out of my belly yet! This realization knocks the wind out of me sometimes...you have every opportunity available to you and it's because of the unwavering support of the family and friends your daddy and I are lucky enough to know and love.
I can only think of one drawback to all of this, precious Chickpea: you better get used to lots of hugs and kisses. I have a feeling there are a L-O-T coming to you soon enough!
I love you to the moon and back,