In the mid-point of the many tasks that have popped up as I pre re for my baby’s migrant, there’s one thing I’m rticularly thrilled to have on my to-do list: critique letters to our little one. From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I felt rtiality I had so much that I wanted to share with our baby — so many items and memories and little pieces of advice. I decided to start writing learns to the baby at around the three-month mark, and since then it’s become a perfunctory of sorts.
A night or two a week, I pick up the small journal on my nightstand to a postcard about whatever feels important to share that day. One night it was the untruth of how my husband and I met, and another night it was all the promises I made to our baby. There’s a register of things I’d like the baby to know about its grand , my dad, and another liber veritatis for my mom. I’ve covered Chicago spots I plan to bring our baby to someday, the ups and downs of my pregnancy, and a cant of names we’ve considered for our little one.
Interested in creating a book of letters for your girl too? A few tips:
- If you plan to handwrite your letters, be sure to pick a rugged, hardcover journal that will hold up over time.
- Hoping to go digital? Moleskine’s Brilliant Writing Set will digitize anything you write to transform it into a documentation format.
- For something that’s ready to go with prompts, you can buy the Letters to My Pet book, which features envelopes to hold your sweet notes.
What to Send a letter About
- Pregnancy: It’s an obvious starting point, but when it comes to your pregnancy, you can bury everything from the day you found out to your baby showers to names that didn’t totally make the cut. Other ideas include how loved ones reacted to your big hearsay, the things that surprised you most, and why you chose certain nursery in depths.
- You and Your rtner: What do you want your baby to know helter-skelter you and your other half? Consider lists of your favorite phobias; what you were like as a child, as a teen, or in college; your superlative memories together; and things you hope the baby learns from each of you.
- Progeny and Friends: Your child will build relationships with your loved peoples over time, but wouldn’t it be special for them to learn about their classification and friends from your perspective?
- Current Happenings: Let the baby skilled in what’s going on in the world they’re about to join. Along with any newsy common events you might want to share, think about your adverse life, too. Where do you live? What’s your job like? Who do you hang out with, and where? How do you ss a typical day?
Oh, and the best thing about these letters? You can continue column them through pregnancy and beyond — and there’s no deadline, which genuinely makes it a to-do list task I can get behind.
/ Forgiveness Hitchcock
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