Meet Derek & Molly :: They are expecting their first little boy, Beaux in July! Aren't they adorable?!? I asked Molly to write a "Mom Series" post for me as an expecting mother. These two....they LOVE kids and are so great with them. My girls adore their Uncle D and Aunt MoMo. The love that they have for their nieces and nephews is so amazing, I know that the love that they will have for their little boy will be far beyond measure. Here's the letter that Molly wrote to her precious Beaux....
Right now as I write this you are kicking me, which isn't saying much since this happens ALL the time with you. Since I have been able to feel you kick on Valentines Day, you do it all day long. Such a reassuring feeling that I will miss!!!
People are all about giving you advice when you are pregnant! Which can be great and also tiring...
The greatest advice I have received is to cherish the moments that you are in. I want to make sure to put this into action. I do not want to wish away stages of your life. As I sit here and look at my very round and growing belly, I'm reminded of this advice. I've already found myself wishing away pregnancy so I can see you, but I need to enjoy the moments I have you all to myself while I can! The last few months of this are not comfortable I will have to say...but I wouldn't trade it for anything! The kicks and rolling make everything completely worth it. I am so blessed that God decided to make me your mommy and I don't want to wish this part away! The only time it's just me and you all the time. :)
I honestly didn't think I could get pregnant, we weren't trying but God knew what was best for us, and knew this time was perfect. We are going to have to grow up and raise a baby! I can't say I am ready, because I'm definitely not!!! But God said I am, and gave me one of the greatest gifts...YOU! My whole life I dreamed about being pregnant and being a mommy, it's really what I've always wanted to do. I love children, and I can't believe I finally will have one of my own that I will love even more than I can ever imagine. I am so incredibly grateful for what God has given me and I don't want to take a single minute for granted!
I can't wait until you are out and I can see your precious face, but until then I'm going to take this time to appreciate your precious kicks, hiccups, hitting and rolling that you like to do so well! I know that I'm going to miss being pregnant and feeling you inside of me, and I don't want to wish that away. I can't wait until you can crawl, walk, talk to me, and until you play a sport I can take you to. So many memories, I want to treasure each stage you are in and remember everything I can, which means I must pretty much write everything down!