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Not that many people read my blog, but I’ve been re-evaluating the purpose of my blog, and why I’m writing for public consumption. IN a way, I’d like to connect with people with similar experiences. However, that doesn’t always seem to happen as I’m not able to commit to writing regularly enough. IN the last year, I have gone from blogging once every couple weeks, to months, to almost none as I have so much other things to tend to at the moment.

Anyway, while I mull over whether or not to keep blogging publicly (or at all), I’ll just say that the last few months up until Christmas have been extremely trying for us as a tiny, migrant family. Bry’s had to work overtime to look after both Benj and me while working. While I…pretty much could not do anything else but devote what little energy I had to keeping my job and showering love to Benj. Things are better now, much, much better.

We are now at the stage where we’re thinking of baby names, amassing more baby clothes, and enjoying my energy and mobility before it goes downhill again in a couple months!

Bebe numero dos, mommy and daddy (and your big brother) are looking forward to seeing you soon.

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My mom’s in town and since sunnyboy’s not here yet we are getting to spend some nice, quality time together. Here is a shot of us both after church on Sunday, brunching at the Auction Rooms in North Melbourne. It’s nice having mommy around; she’s been doing so much cooking and cleaning for us voluntarily — actually, insistently. I hope to one day be as self-sacrificial as my mom was to me and my siblings, to my own children. The list of the things she’s done for us all over the last few decades is probably infinite at this point.

Thank you, mom! x

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Week 40 day 4…still no sight of our sunnyboy! If he isn’t out by the 1st of December, I’m going to get induced. This means, I’ll have hormones injected in me to kickstart the labor process. I hope it doesn’t come down to that…meanwhile, I’m feeling so fat, bloated, immobile and tired. Not to mention anxious and eager to meet our son. Hoping he’ll come sooooon!

Oh and by the way, Happy Thanksgiving to all. I’ve got heaps to be thankful for. God is good. All the time.

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This is how sunnyboy is sitting in my uterus right now. Head down, legs up cutting into my left ribs. That’s why I’m so sore where his legs are. He’s so cute even when he’s kicking me hard. You’re a silly boy, sunnyboy, and we love you!!!

 

To my dearest boy,

I’m typing this to you as you are nearly 39 weeks (38weeks + 7 days) old in utero. This means we will get to meet you very, very, very soon. This is my first letter to you and I hope it won’t be the last. 🙂

I thank God everyday for you. This pregnancy, as with everything in life, has had its ups and downs. But whenever we went to the doctors to get an ultrasound or simply to hear your heartbeat, all we could think about was how excited we were to get to hold you in our arms and have you be a part of our lives soon.

Sunnyboy, both your dad and I love you very, very much. We’ve been counting down ever since we found out we were pregnant with you. I can so feel you kicking and squirming about in me right now, as if you’re telling me “Mom, I’m ready to face this world!!”

We wanted to have you to share our lives with you, to show you the goodness of life. To talk to you, play with you, teach you things we enjoy of this world. For me, life is an amazing experience: it’s full of joy, yet at times sorrowful. I believe that while God did not intend for sorrow and suffering in this life, these negative emotions help us appreciate the goodness of life and the need for His presence. Sunnyboy, when you experience happiness in your life, bask in it, enjoy it, and be grateful for the goodness. Yet, when you feel down and dejected, be thankful and take lessons from it; also know that this feeling is only temporary: that after the storm the sun shines again. It’s important to know how to be positive in both good times and bad.

Sunnyboy, I pray that you will grow up to be a loving, forgiving, selfless, thoughtful, nurturing, and righteous man who will stand up for social justice and who will be able to rise above difficult circumstances that might beset you along the way. I pray that you will always be grateful to the people around you, to God, and display humility especially in good times. I pray that you will always be thankful for everything, and be ready put your family and friends before you.

I want to end this first letter to you with Psalm 34. I hope you will get to read this Psalm from the Bible and experience His love.

Just as you will get to experience the love of your daddy and mommy.

We cannot wait to meet you, our little man!! Xxx