Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dear Baby, remember our deal?

Last week after we visited with Dr. Man you and I had a chat. Since you don't really have ears yet, and probably your short term memory doesn't exist, I just thought I'd give you a gentle reminder.

We made a deal. I would begin to feed you that folic stuff that Dr. Man said would make your brain develop and continue to do so until you are fully developed or Dr. Man says it won't help anymore; and you, in turn, promised me that you'd pose beautifully and smile for the camera on our next Dr. visit and for every other camera for the rest of your life.

You may think it isn't fair because "the rest of your life" is technically longer than the 9 month pregnancy but here are 3 reasons it's perfectly fair.

1. Folic stuff comes in horse sized pills. And they're yucky. And I'm bad at remembering to take stuff. So this is a sacrifice I am making for you.
2. Smiling is good for you anyway. This is not really a sacrifice on your part. It burns calories and I already know you'll look beautiful smiling, so you'll want to do it anyway.
3. These 9 months are probably going to feel longer to me than your entire life will feel to you.

So, sweet child of mine, please remember your part of the bargain tomorrow. I'll be happy to remind you again, just in time for the camera. You know....because I love you.


  1. Yeah, baby! You better remember. :)

  2. Amy,

    Thanks for that post. We are praying for you, I hope everything goes well tomorrow.

  3. Lol! You make me laugh. And I'll be praying for you...

    P.S. Dear baby...you better remember...or I'll be way sad.

  4. That's such a sweet letter to your dear unborn child. I'm sure he or she will cherish this note someday.

    BTW: Is your doctor's name "Dr. Man" or are you just calling him that in your post? J/W

    Our prayers are with you.

  5. You forgot to mention to the baby that folic acid also makes you throw up which is not appealing when you're already doing so on your own. If you haven't experienced this yet just give it some time.

  6. To Baby: You better remember or else I'm tellin'.

    To Amy: Those pills are yucky I agree. I told my nice Dr. Man that mine made me sick and he gave me some samples of new kinds. Some of them were worse, which was bad, but I found a good one. It is little and purple and it doesn' even make me throw up or smell like fish, which is sweet. You only have to take one a day, which is half as much remembering as my other ones. They are prescription though, but being pregnant pretty much qualifies you. I know vitamins are kinda pricey, but they insurance might buy them because they are prescription. Good luck at the doctor!

  7. i hated all the pills! yuck im horriable at taking pills too!! good luck tomorrow

  8. Good luck! Be cooperative baby!

  9. Goo luck today! I'm thinking about y'all and praying!!!!! Love ya!

  10. And so it begins: the deals you strike with your children are endless. "I'll read you a story if you just eat ten green beans (for the folic acid stuff)."


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