I wrote a letter to my first child before he was born. I figured I better write a letter to the second unborn one as well.
Dear Unborn Second Child,
We thought you were going to be a girl, just like we thought your brother was going to be a girl. Scratch that, your father told me his family only makes boys so I shouldn’t get my hopes up. The day I called your dad to tell him the doctor had called and you were a boy he laughed and laughed and laughed some more at me on the phone. Why was he laughing? I am now going to be in a house with him, you, your brother and a male dog. Your brother is a little
shit starter rambunctious and we know that he will show you, my unborn second child, the many different ways to irritate your mom.
While we are on the topic, it seems you have been doing gymnastics routines in my belly…at very odd hours. While I’m sure your gymnastics routines are fantastic I’m going to request you limit those to day time hours. This is good practice for later…you know when you learn to sleep at night and be awake during the day.
I’m going to apologize now for your brother. He’s going to be a great big brother, but you may get poked a little if he gets jealous of the time we spend together. The dog will love you for the first 6 months when you can’t hurt him. After that, you may get side eye and growls from him when you pull his hair and try to bite him. Your brother just laughed at the dog when he growled so I’m sure you will follow suite.
You should know that at least once a month you will be roped into #dadventures. Your dad takes Luke and goes on an adventure with him. This leaves me alone to breathe for a little while. I’m going to be living with all males soon so expect this to happen on a more frequent basis. Don’t worry though…your dad loves taking Luke to fun places and doing all the stupid things he would never dare do in front of me for fear of getting yelled at. Luke loves it and so will you.
You should be warned that as soon as you are capable of understanding your dad and I plan on embarrassing you and your brother any chance we get. In fact your brother is into the temper tantrum stage right now and when he throws fits, we throw fits too…or just ignore him on the floor until he realizes he’s not getting his way and gets up. Don’t worry your brother will warn you of all the things you should expect.
While your brother is very spoiled and has an abundance of toys and books, he will not hesitate to share with you. You will join in the nightly reading before bed, weekly family outings and of course the #dadventures. You have grandparents and a great grandma that will spoil you rotten. Your grandma fills our house with candy which I then have to hide on a regular basis. You have aunts who will smother you with kisses. You have uncles that will throw you in the air until you laugh hysterically and ask them to throw you again. Mom and dad have close friends who will treat you like family and their kids will become your family too. You are being born into a family that will love you and encourage you. However, I ask you again for the love of god…please stop with the gymnastics!
P.S. We are a Disney family so you should accept that now. We have roped your grandpa into it and plan on roping your grandma in the next time we go.