You are going to be a big brother very soon. I know you don't understand what that means, even though you hear it from everyone, even strangers at the grocery store. And I know that since you are not even two yet, it will seem like he's always been a part of your life. You won't ever remember this time when it was just you.
But I will.
I want you to know that I have loved being your mom. You have taught me patience, and some days I am more patient than I ever thought possible. And other times, when I'm not as patient as I would like to be, you show me that it's okay and that we can always try again tomorrow.
You have made me see the world in a brand new way. To you, everything is exciting and novel, from the tiniest ant to an airplane soaring across the sky. What a beautiful way to look at life. I love viewing it through your sweet eyes.
I never knew that the sound of your little giggles could bring me so much joy. And if I am the lucky one making you laugh? There is simply nothing better.
I am often worried when I can't protect you from everything, or afraid that I will fail to teach you valuable lessons about life. Yet you show me everyday that you are growing up too fast to waste my time fretting about such things. I know that you don't care if our family albums are a few years behind, or if your closet isn't in perfect order. So I promise you that I will spend less time worrying about those things, and more time basking in your snuggles.
You will always be my baby, Alex Henry, even once baby brother arrives. You are going to be the absolute best big brother. I can't wait to see what new things you will teach me then.
All my love,