Hello and happy Monday everyone!
Hope everyone had a good weekend. Well, Tommy and I are officially in baby countdown mode! Little Ava’s due date is this coming Friday, April 24th so she has her parents-to-be (not to mention countless others) on pins and needles waiting for her arrival. 🙂
While it definitely would have made for an exciting weekend to welcome her, Tommy and I were secretly wondering if she would give us one more weekend sans-Ava. OF COURSE, nothing against her, it’s just this weekend was a rare weekend where we had almost NO plans whatsoever (besides a dinner on Saturday) and we were kind of looking forward to a chill weekend spent at home, doing more Ava and house projects and just relaxing a bit before she arrived.
Being the good daughter she is, she complied! So Tommy, Violet and I were able to have a rather relaxing weekend at home. We watched two post-season Capitals playoff games (hockey), some Nationals baseball, caught up on some reading and snoozing, cleaned out the garage, and did a few more “Ava” things.
On Saturday night we all drove (yes, Violet too!) to Indian Head, Maryland to have dinner with our friends Arlene and Seyla at their new house. It was lovely. This dinner was a long time in the making since we all have had such busy schedules. Even though Seyla had bought this house in 2013 we hadn’t yet gotten a chance to see it and we wanted to wish them a happy engagement and housewarming for months so it was a very special dinner in the making. Violet loved this little field trip, and equally loves Arlene and Seyla, so she had a good time too.
One of our very important “Ava things” to do this weekend was we each wanted to write her a letter before she is born. (To be accurate, Tommy plans on writing his letter today). The general idea is that we write these letters to her, seal them, and put them in her baby book that we’re making for her, and at some later time (for some reason the age that keeps coming back to me is 10 years old) we’ll have her open each of her letters from us to see what we had to say to her a week or so before she is born.
I’m not sure where I got this idea, but ever since I found out I was pregnant I had wanted Tommy and I to do this for her. I just think it’s a cool, sentimental gesture to do for Ava and any more kids we have. Being the emotional and sentimental schmuck that I am I know I would love to read a letter my parents wrote to me before I was born.
Here’s to hoping Ava enjoys this too!
Have you or would you write a letter to your unborn child to open and read at a later age?