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Dear Amelia,

>> Monday, January 17, 2011

To my dearest niece, Amelia:

Tomorrow we will be they day we celebrate the birth of YOU! A day that we've all been looking forward to for the past nine months. And because your momma needed some extra advice on how to make you, I've been especially been anxious to meet you:) I'm not sure what it is about you and your cousin, but you must be super anxious to meet us too.  We weren't expecting you for a few more week, so I feel a little unprepared for your arrival!

Your momma on the other hand, is more than ready.  You haven't exactly made her life easy these last nine months, which I'm sure you'll hear all about for the rest of your life:)  Megan, your momma, is my little sister.  You will soon find out just how lucky you are that she's yours.  She is one of the most caring, creative, and loving people I know.  Oh sure, we've had our moments, and I'll tell you all about them when you're older.  But, she is going to be the best momma!

Megan has been known to take some extreme measures to protect the ones she loves. So be gentle on her.  She has no earthly idea how much you are going to change her life, but it is going to be amazing.  I only know this because I'm already a momma, and well because I just know stuff;)

You see the moment that your teeny tiny little body is held above the operation curtain and you let out your first little cry - your parents are going to be over the moon in love with you.  They only think they know what love is, but they have no idea the emotions they will feel when they meet you.  You'll see it in their eyes, and you'll know.  You'll know that you have entered a world that is full of love just for you!

Your daddy is going to hold you tight and protect you from everything in his power.  I made sure he had some practice with your cousin, Jackson:)  Don't be afraid sweet girl, your daddy has changed the poopiest of poppy diapers, so he's no rookie.  Your daddy is like a brother to me, and I've watch him grow up to be such a wonderful man.  You will want to marry a boy just like him some day.  He may not let you out of the house until your 18, but when he does, you'll know just what to look for! 

I cannot believe the day has come for you to live on the outside of your momma's tummy.  When I got the call this morning I sat at my desk and cried tears of joy, and I haven't been able to stop them all day.  As soon as I can make my way to St. Louis I'm going to spoil you with kisses and cuddles.  I may not be there for your birth, but I'll be there soon after to take extra special care of you and your momma.

I hope that you'll always know who I am and the unconditional love I have for you!

“Only an Aunt can give hugs like a mother, can keep secrets like a sister, 
and share love like a friend.”
~ Spanish Proverb

My beautiful sister, check out her maternity pics here!



Lindsey January 17, 2011 at 1:15 PM  

Such a sweet, sweet post! Being an Aunt is so amazing! Can't wait to here that Amelia is here and healthy!

Ashley January 17, 2011 at 1:54 PM  

Im crying! You are so good.

Meet the Brummett's January 17, 2011 at 2:50 PM  

Thanks for making me cry yet again! This is so sweet and I more than love that little quote at the end. You are going to be as good an aunt as you are mommy and I speak from experience b/c my girls are beyond blessed to call you their "aunt." Love you and CAN NOT wait for sweet Amelia!

Jennifer January 17, 2011 at 8:59 PM  

I am so excited for you and your family. It is such an amazing time when a baby is born. Your sister is going to be over the moon once she meets her new daughter. And as you said, she has no idea how much her life is going to change and how in love she will be with her new baby. And those maternity pics are unbelievable!! Keep us posted :)

Kristen January 18, 2011 at 8:28 AM  

Such a great post, made me cry! You are right, they have no idea the love they are about to feel. I'm so excited for you and your family! Congrats Aunt Kristen.

Kristen January 18, 2011 at 8:29 AM  

So excited for you and your family. Such a great post, made me cry. You are right, they have no idea the love they are all about to experience. Congrats Aunt Kristen!!

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