dear little prince

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dear little prince,

i think we need to address the kicking. you are intense. and i am somewhat scared of you...i can only imagine your antics once you are on the outside. sheesh. i don't think that i am doing anything to agitate or anger you, you just mean business in there. your flips make my belly drop and tighten and morph into the strangest shapes. and you love to use the bottom of my uterus as a trampoline. launching up and landing before doing it again and again. my, you really know how to make a mama queasy.

your nursery is a bit of a mess at the moment. it has become a bit of a staging space as we transition your sister to her "big girl room". it is making my nesting drive angry right now to see odds and ends all over but i know we will work wonders in the next month or so to transform it into a perfect little space for a little man. i am thinking about finding a spot to display your papa's childhood golf club set too. it is in this great plaid bag and would be so cool for you. i don't know what kind of activities you will be into as you grow and learn, but i'm sure you will do all kinds of fun stuff. but while we are on the would be a pretty great hobby. just saying.

we can't wait to meet you, ridley. it is so close to march now which seems wild. it means you will be here in a few short months. i don't feel nervous, but there is so much anticipation. we pray for you every day. we feel your kicks and watch as you send ripples through my belly. and you have sent ripples through our life too. such a small person has already had such an impact. we are moving furniture. we are buying new things. we are making plans. we are reading more and praying more and talking more. the dialogue has changed. and our home has been energized with hope and excitement for what's to come. we pray that God will continue to use your life to make big waves. to influence environments and expand hearts and increase joy.

all our love,

mama + papa + elinor