It is getting so close to the end of my pregnancy. At the end of week 36, the baby is actually going to be considered full term tomorrow, when week 37 begins. Unfortunately, there are still quite a bit of things floating in the air, one main thing being our home. I try not to become stressed about the unfinished state of our home and simply look forward to the day when I can finally step in to furnish the nursery. That will be my first priority. Everything else can work themselves out afterwards.
To distract myself, I have decided to work on writing to my baby. I have not started yet. I think it is because I am not sure what to write and fear that I will write way too much.
During the Childbirth Preparation class, the instructor was telling us about how she wrote letters to her children every year right before their birthdays. It was an idea from her friend. Each letter is then sealed and put into a box for safekeeping. When the children are grown up or moving away from home, the letters will be given to them to read or to do with however they want. She told us that she showed the letters to her eldest son when he was going away to college, and sat down to read some of them together. I think it was a very touching moment and a great way to bond with your child as he is about to start a new chapter of his life.
The purpose of the letters are to record anything memorable during the past year of the child’s life, and hopes and dreams you have for the future, perhaps, as the parent. You can write whatever else you like in the letters, but I think it is best to keep it positive and encouraging. It is important to show how much you love your child, even if they might be difficult from time to time.
Personally, I love writing letters because it has a very personal touch. It shows that you have spent time sitting down to write down your thoughts without interruption. It is your entire train of thought, unless you have time to write a draft first. But that just defeats the purpose a little bit to me.
I also love the opportunity to shop for pretty letter sets to write on.
Alright, I think I should start writing now.