It's been about four months since I found out about you. And when I did, let me say it threw me and your daddy for a small loop. But we were happy, nonetheless. The first thing I couldn't wait to find out about you is what your sex is...were you going to be a girl or a boy? So, we waited through all those boring doctor visits where they let us ask questions and told us what I shouldn't eat to hurt you and all of that. The highlight up until today was hearing your heartbeat every month and seeing you when you were the size of a little pea...
But today, we saw how much you've grown. Your grandma, uncle, and godmother were there and it was their first time seeing you do anything. The first shot of you was you chillin, it's what you do best:) I saw that you have all of your bones; you have your hands and feet. Your little legs look so cute. I think you're going to have your daddy's head and nose. You're brain is shaping up to be a genius like you're mommy:) Just when I thought about how lonely you must be in there, we all got to watch you play with your feet. You're a flexible little something! We saw you opening and closing your little mouth. The tech says you're swallowing the fluid around you, but she says it's ok. I didn't realize you do so much in there. The most exciting part was finally finding out that you're going to be a little man! You should have seen Daddy's face when we saw your private parts (the tech called it outdoor plumbing, lol). He smiled the whole time, didn't say much though. Knowing you're daddy though, I could tell he is happy. You'll learn that he's not a man of many words and if you turn out that way, it's ok. Sometimes it's better to say less. Regardless, you'll be a nice mixture of the two of us. Hopefully we'll raise you to know when to speak....I'm working on that too. So, by the time you get here I'll be able to lead by example:)
Daddy and I are already working together to figure out how we'll raise you. Now that we know you're a boy, he's got some plans for you. Whatever it is, remember he still loves you. It just that he wants you to grow up to be a strong man! Personally, I can't wait to see you run your first touchdown or shoot the first winning goal on the basketball court. But, remember I don't mind if you want to join the band or become an artist. You can do anything you want to do, Karter. Oh, and that's your name. It took a while to finally name you, but that goes to show you that me and your daddy are growing. We're working hard to make sure your arrival is seamless and that you will have everything you need. But bare with us, we're still trying to make sure we have the basics down. By the time you get here, we'll know how to change you, burp you, feed you. I'll even have baby CPR down; that's just in case you choke on something you have no business putting in your mouth!
After seeing you today, I totally forgot how sometimes I get frustrated that I can't fit my clothes or any other small thing that comes with carrying you. But I'll remember this day for the rest of my life and I know this is the first of many times you'll make me and your daddy smile. We can't wait to meet you! And now, I feel you kicking so I'm going to get us something good to eat.