Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Newborn Baby to Parent

I met with my new OB on Thursday. Felt very comfortable with him. He was not concerned with the abundance of contractions I have been having, and they scheduled my C-section for September 4th. Sent me to the hospital to register. Hospital gave me some paperwork, and included in these papers was a "letter" from "baby" to "parent." I thought this was really brilliant so I wanted to share. I've had 4 babies in 5 years, but these were all still great reminders.

Dear Parent
I come to you a small, immature being with my own style and personality. I am yours for only a short time; enjoy me.
  1. Please take time to find out who I am, how i differ from you and how much I can bring to you.
  2. Please feed me when I am hungry. I never knew hunger in your uterus, and clocks and time mean little to me.
  3. Please hold, cuddle, kiss, touch, stroke and croon to me, I was always held closely in your uterus and never alone before.
  4. Please dont be disappointed when Im not the perfect baby that you expected, nor disappointed with yourselves that you are not the perfect parents.
  5. Please dont expect too much from me as your newborn baby, or too much from yourselves as parent. Give us both six weeks as a birthday present-six weeks for me to grow, develop, mature and become more stable and predictable; and six weeks for you to rest and relax and allow your body to get back to normal.
  6. Please forgive me if I cry a lot. bear with me and in a short time, as I mature, I will spend less and less time crying- and more time socializing.
  7. Please watch me carefully and I can tell you those things that soothe, console and please me. I am not a tyrant who was sent to make your life miserable, but the only way I can tell you I am not happy is with my cry.
  8. Please remember that I am resilient and can withstand the many natural mistakes you will make with me. As long as you make them with love, you cannot ruin me.
  9. Please teke care of yourself and eat a balanced diet, rest and exercise so that when we are together you have the health and strenght to look after me.
  10. Please take care of your relationship with each other, for what good is family bonding if there is no family to bond to?
Although I may have turned your life upside down, please realise that things will be back to normal before long.

Thank you

Your loving Child


TAV said...

I love this!!

Jenny said...

Great stuff!

AW said...

Yay for 9/4! JK's birthday is 9/4! He'll have a birthday buddy!