Surrender: A Letter to My Baby

by Birth Without Fear on February 25, 2011

My sweet baby,

Mommy wants to write you a letter. You are my 5th child, but the first baby I have written to. Already you are special in your own way.

Our pregnancy has been hard for mommy. There are things you may not understand, nor should have to bear. Regardless, I am sure you have felt mama’s despair and stress. I want you to know, sweet little one, that none of these feelings have anything to do with you. I have always wanted you, I long to hold you in my arms and I would go through anything to have you here with me. Your daddy and I conceived you in love, we conciously made the decision to invite you to our family. We love you.

Our birth will be simply amazing. I am looking forward to working with my body and with you to bring you earthside. I trust you, believe in myself and I have faith in the process of birth. You are a wise spirit. You know the perfect timing to start this part of our journey together. You know when it is OK for us to change from one body to two. Do not be scared. I know that through the last 10 months of chaos, you have been safe and secure in my womb. I want you to know I will do all in my power for you to feel safe and secure in my arms.

Your family loves you beyond words already. We will love you and cherish you always. Your siblings are beside themselves with excitement to meet you. ‘T’ says she is going to be our midwife. ‘T’ (your only brother) wants to be the one to separate you from the placenta once you have received all of its benefit. ‘A’ says it is her job to hold you and let me tell you that you are so blessed to have ‘V’ is your older sister. I know she will love you and be tender to you always. So, you see, we are here, waiting to love you and guide you through your journey her on Earth. No, it won’t always be easy, but look at all the blessings you will already enjoy!

I am surrendering to this process, to the timing of when labor will begin, to how your birth is meant to be. I love you sweet baby. I can’t wait to feel your soft flesh in my hands, to smell the aromas of birth, to gaze into your eyes for the first time, to feel your relax instincts as you wrap your fingers around mine and to feed you perfect food from my breast. You are a miracle and I am blessed to be your earthly mother.

Love,

Mommy.

*Mommy and you at 41 weeks.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenni February 25, 2011 at 11:07 am

This is absolutely beautiful.

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Mrs. BWF February 25, 2011 at 11:43 am

Thank you. mama.

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Teresa February 25, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Wow, I’m so crying right now. What a beautiful letter. I’m 31 weeks today and this is my 3rd baby. She will be my first natural, home birth. You said everything my heart feels. Thank you for posting!

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Stephanie February 25, 2011 at 1:20 pm

So increadably beautiful! You made me cry mama!

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Monika February 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Wow this is so beautiful. I teared up a bit. The pregnancy with my youngest was very chaotic as well. ( living in several places and never really a home) . I love how well you wrote this and expressed emotions so perfectly!!!!

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Ashley February 25, 2011 at 2:35 pm

This is truly a beautiful letter to your 5th blessing!!! I know how life can throw you curve balls and make pregnancy difficult. I commend you on how you have handled everything so well. You have kept it real, funny, and educational!!! You have a wonderful gift and I praise God that you shared it with us BWF mama’s. I will be so honored to hear your birth story and to share in your journey of motherhood.

P.S. I finaly figured out how to comment finally lol!!!

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Daniella February 25, 2011 at 4:01 pm

So so beautiful! xx

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erthe_mama February 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Wow! How lovely! <3

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elliecan February 25, 2011 at 9:18 pm

i got shivers!
sending you love.
you are often in my thoughts.

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Mistie Jones February 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Oooohh.. from the looks of that belly picture, I’d say you’re dropped (at least more than the last you showed), coming soon..

Beautiful letter, I spoke similar words to my baby nearly every day for the last couple of weeks of my pregnancies.

Excited to see her and hear you wonderful birth story Mrs. BWF.

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Shayna February 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm

This reminded me of talking to my baby and feeling the connection that gives! They can totally tell!

What a blessed baby, to be so loved! I’m sure he/she knows it!

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pinkluna February 27, 2011 at 7:23 am

so sweet =) Maybe I should write one for my twins too…

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mamas_diner February 27, 2011 at 7:23 pm

tears…

LOVE this , love it, love it, love it

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Brianne March 6, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Oh my goodness. Talk about making me cry!. It is beautiful Mama! Happy healthy vibes your way.

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Maggie April 13, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful letter.

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Dawn August 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing – what a lucky baby!

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Jennifer February 6, 2012 at 11:28 am

Wow, beautiful words of welcome. I wish you a blessed journey to welcoming your new, lovely child. Thank you for your wisdom!

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Helen Redfern May 9, 2012 at 3:38 am

What a beautiful letter – the love flows out of it. In HypnoBirthing we encourage parents to connect with their babies and I hope you won’t mind me sharing this letter as an example.

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