Friday, March 4, 2011

In Which I've Got One Month

Dear Baby Badass,

I don't know about you, but doesn't it seem like someone adjusted the progression of time recently? It seems like every time I turn around another week has passed, and we're one more week closer to your due date. There's a little over a month left now, and time is moving by at a blistering rate.

All throughout your mom's pregnancy with you I've talked about how fast time is going by, and I don't want to sound like a broken record. It just doesn't seem possible that you're almost ready to join us when it feels like we were just finding out about you a few weeks ago. I have this feeling that time isn't going to slow down much when you finally do come and complete our little family, as much as I deceive myself into believing it will. I'm pretty sure that I'll blink and you'll be taking your first stumbling steps. I'll blink again and you'll be going to school. Blink again and you'll be asking about boys and when you can date (I can tell you right now: you can date when I'm comfortable with the idea, or when you turn 25, whichever comes first). Blink again and I'll be taking you to your driver's license exam. Blink again and you're graduating high school, graduating college, getting married, making me a grandfather... It's almost too much to think about.

I have on my desk where I sit and write these letters to you a framed picture of your very first ultrasound, and I look at it often, especially when I'm trying to find inspiration for something. Elementally, when that picture was taken, you were nothing more than a few dividing cells and a flickering heartbeat, but that was all it took. I started loving you from the first second the monitor came to life with that image. I never thought that would happen to me, that I could love something so completely so quickly. After spending some time digging deeper into my mind and into my heart, I realized that this was the first thing you had taught me. Unconditional, unstoppable, irrefutable love. 

I know there will be much more I will learn from you, and I, despite my previous groans about the progression of time, simply cannot wait. 

See you soon,
Dad

P.S. If you were worried about not having enough stuff, let me assure you that you will have plenty. By the time you arrive, there will have been four baby showers. FOUR. You'll have more than you'll ever need.

19 Comments:

Kat said...

You just made me all weepy, Daddy Badass!

christy said...

This is absolutely adorable.

Rio said...

Nicely written, hats off to you Soon-to-be-Dad Badass

Marty said...

Aww, that's so sweet!

Anonymous said...

Precious. I got a little choked up, for reals.

Jennifer said...

This was incredibly sweet. :)

lessonsinlifeandlight said...

Been thinking about you...only a little bit of time left! So exciting. I can't wait to see her (if you post pictures, that is).

Enjoy this time with The Boss!

Chuck said...

Very cool dude, I cannot wait until you get to share Baby Badass with is us. It will be like gaining a niece...if that's not too creepy. I am excited for you, man.

mumma boo said...

Simply beautiful. These letters will be something she'll cherish all her life. Enjoy this time with the Boss. You won't be alone again for at least another 18 years!

Girl At Rock Show said...

I am excited for Baby Badass' arrival and hearing all about it. This was very beautiful.

Moonspun said...

I love when you do these heartfelt posts...I always said before my daughter was born that I was excited about just looking at her in wonder. I did then and still do, 10 years later.

Sus said...

No way!! As you can tell, I haven't been around for a while. This is amazing and wonderful and I just can't even describe how excited I am for you guys!! I can't wait to hear what being a daddy is like for you.

Many many many congratulations!

Nyx said...

You're going to be such a good dad.

daria said...

Look at you, outlining expectations already -- college, marriage, grandchildren! :p ;) Just teasing, I know you will be a great dad and will do what is right for your family. Many congrats to you also from someone who hasn't been around much either!

N-i-c-o-l-e said...

Aww you just made me get all teary eyed. You are going to be such a great daddy. Can't wait to hear all about your journeys with Baby Badass. :)

kristina said...

Stop making me cry...

I blinked, and mine is now two. Augh!

Writer Ninja said...

I love this letter series; so honest and gorgeous.

abrandname said...

You are going to be giving your little princess one of THE best gifts a little girl could ask for, a father who cherishes and adores her. Even before she had fingers and toes and rosy cheeks!

You are definitely on the right track Badass!

Little Ms Blogger said...

I've been off blogland for quite some time. Congrats! If baby badass comes tomorrow, April 2 (which could be since you mentioned the due date is one month from the date of this post) anyway, if the baby is born April 2nd, she will have great company. My dad turns 89 on 4/2 - he's active and one of the happiest people I've ever met.

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