May 9, 2012

A Letter to My Baby Boy

To my dear sweet miracle baby - Emanuel,

Oh buddy. These last couple of years have been more than I ever could have dreamed. I still remember the moment I found out I was pregnant with you, and the teal workout shorts, gray OU football t-shirt, and OU baseball cap I was wearing. While it seems like a lifetime ago, it also seems like just yesterday.
You have brought your daddy and me SO much joy and entertainment. When I think back on all the hours I spent praying & believing for you, it is such a testament of God's goodness and never understanding His plan, but trusting it anyway. When I look at you, I'm always reminded that God IS with us, through it all.
And now, your life is about to change in a big way with the birth of your little sister. It's hard to believe it's already that time. I'll be honest - I'm a little nervous of this upcoming change, but like I said - I know God will be with us through this too. He is building our family in a way I never could have dreamed, and it's amazing to see His plans unfold before our eyes.

I know this will be a huge adjustment for us all, but I have faith you will be a wonderful big brother. You are so loving and caring, and I can't wait to see you interact with "May-ba". You taught me how to be a mommy, and now I know you'll help me learn to be a mommy of two.
I am so proud of you and the silly, adventurous, caring, expressive young boy you're becoming. You will never fully understand the love we have for you, but I hope you always feel it.
Things are about to get exciting, crazy, and who knows I just wanted to write you a little note letting you know how special you are. And just maybe when you read this in 20 years, you'll cry as hard as I am right now as I type this. Then again, maybe not, since you're, you know, a boy and all. That and the fact that you won't be 40 weeks pregnant and hormonal. :) Regardless, I love you sweet boy, and you'll always be my precious miracle baby. I'm excited to begin another adventure with you - the best little sidekick ever!



  1. What a sweet post. You had me crying too! And I'm not pregnant and hormonal, ha! I love that you wrote this just for Manny. One day you can both look back at how you felt right before Maeva was born. Blogging truly gives us such a neat gift - being able to look back in time at things we never would have remembered otherwise. Thanks for sharing this!:)

  2. This is beautifully written. i have no doubt that Manny will be a wonderful big sister, and that you'll be a fabulous mommy of two! so excited for you and your adorable family! xo

  3. So beautiful! I'm 39weeks pregnant (hormonal too) and overwhelmed by all of these emotions as we approach my son's 2nd birthday AND Mother's day this weekend. Best of luck with your delivery!

  4. This is so sweet, Sarah! I know the nervous feelings you are having right now, too. I wish you the best of luck on your new adventure & can't wait to "meet" Miss MB!

  5. So sweet. I still remember reading about the day that Manny was born, and how it helped me as a very pregnant mama-to-be. I am so happy for all of you as you begin this new chapter of your lives (:

  6. TEAR! So sweet and what a testament to God! :)

  7. I was crying too! It could be my hormones too at 35 weeks. :) Our big babies are just two months apart and our little babies just about 5 weeks apart. I love following your journey. And,to be honest, I love that you're a couple steps ahead. I like to copy your ideas and I think about your positive attitude when I'm about to lose my mind. :)


  8. AMAZING!! Manny will be the best big brother MB could ask for:) You are just going to roll with 2...whats one more..haha. I cannot wait to see what GOD unfolds for your are so blessed!!

  9. well, now this was a great way to get my all emotional during naptime! :)
    praying for you as y'all make this is a beautiful, wonderful, hard, and easy change all wrapped up together. y'all will do great!

  10. That's so sweet. I just love his little hat!

  11. What a beautiful letter you have written to Manny. You had me tearing up just reading it! I love all the pictures you posted, he's such a cutie!

  12. So so sweet...
    Keeping you in my thoughts~

  13. Oh Sarah, such sweet words! Best wishes to you and your family! I keep checking to see if Ms. Maeva has made her debut!

  14. Hormones or not, that was a beautiful post. You are going to be an amazing mommy of two and we can't wait to follow along. Now come on MB, everyone wants to meet you!

  15. I wrote a letter to my son right before his sister was born. At that time I wondered how in the world could I possible love another child as much as I loved him. But, God is amazing! I think Manny will be a great big brother! I think you guys will be amazing parents. It just flows. I know it is hard to imagine but it does!
    Praying for you during your delivery and your new life of 4.
    God Bless.

  16. this is the most precious post ever! he will love this when he's older and able to understand. and the pic-- they're fantastic! you sure know your way around your camera girl!

  17. Oh this is so sweet. I promise the transition will all work out! And Manny will love Maeva so much!

    You are going to be an amazing mom of two!

  18. I've been following your blog for a couple of months now. You are an inspiration. I love to read all your posts and I admire the mommy you are and I try to live up to that. This letter is so sweet. Your children are so blessed to have you. Happy Mother's day.

  19. so glad to read comments and know i'm not the only non pregnant mommy reading and crying.

    I'm so excited to read the blog post after sweet pea gets here!

    Good luck with your labor/delivery!


  20. Such a sweet, sweet letter to your precious little boy. It brought tears to my eyes(and I'm not even pregnant). I can't wait to see Miss Maeva!! I have no doubt she will be as precious as Manny.

  21. Such a sweet sweet heartfelt letter to Manny! I'm sure when he's older he will treasure this!

  22. Stop it!!! As I have been MIA from the blog world for some time & am catching up on my blog reading, this just brings back such raw memories/moments almost 18 months ago :) Fast-forward a year & a half and our baby boy (Max, almost 3) would not know WHAT to do without his baby "sisser" Hadley! They love each other so I have never seen!!! Best buds for sure! Get ready!!! Pure sweetness!!!


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