In keeping with this letter that I wrote to Naomi when we were expecting her I have I have decided to write a letter to our new baby.
Baby Brownlee, I am already conscious that you are suffering slightly from second-child syndrome. Your Dad and I never really got to coming up with a nickname for you while you are in my tummy and this letter comes later in my pregnancy than with your sister. The thing is, though, it doesn't mean we are less excited about you arriving and it definitely doesn't mean we love you any less.
I am so excited about meeting you and I already love you more than words can express. As I sit and type this I can feel you kicking me in the ribs and although it hurts quite a lot it makes me realise that you are already working out how to make your presence known, I know that you are going to be a massive part of my life and this family because I know you are going to be just incredible.
I am excited for seeing what you look like, I feel like we've had a sneak peek having already met Naomi, but you will look just like you, you will be one of a kind and I am really looking forward to knowing what that is like. I can only imagine you will be beautiful.
I am even more excited, though, to find out what your personality is like. If the old wives' tail is to be believed and the temperament of a baby still in utero relates to the child that baby will become, I think you will be quite calm and chilled out (which having been dealing with your big sister for nearly two years now I am not sure what that looks like) and I suspect you will be quite contemplative. It's up to you, though, baby. You can be whatever you want. God will have woven hopes and dreams and desires into you and you can follow those as you want, I will consider it a privilege to help you work out what those things are.
Baby, you will be beautiful, I am sure. You will be incredible, I am sure. You will steal my heart, I am sure. I can't wait to meet you. Come and meet me, it's great out here, we have milk and cuddles, these things are brilliant and we have your big sister, she is also brilliant. Hope to meet you very soon, indeed!