I get to do labor and delivery with Wrex and Stef when Sawyer is born. Stefane gave me a little note-taking book for the Birthing Class we took a few Saturdays back. I didn’t take many notes (I did have 5 babies myself, you know), but there are some. And I have decided to use the rest of the pages to write advice and parenting encouragement to Stef and Wrex or little notes to Sawyer for reading someday when she is grown. Plus there are prayers and blessings and silliness, along with little doodles and baby quotes. Somedays I write quite neatly and others (like this one), not so much. I consider it the secret code to a treasure…Sawyer Joell will apply herself to learning about her beginnings someday and will have to decipher my code. And I hope she will discover how much she was loved and highly anticipated before she was born, by 2 incredible parents-to-be.
PS To Sawyer: And I feel certain I shall break into song, as well, with great joy at your impending birth. I’m like that.