A Love Letter to Ravi


7/13/20231 min read

Dear Ravi,

Becoming your mom has been the proudest moment of my life. I still can’t believe you’re mine. How could this perfect child have been given to me? From the moment I got pregnant, everything about you was easy. Morning sickness? Maybe 3 weeks. Energy? Through the roof. You loved to move in there and I was always so sure that you were doing great. I was so nervous before getting pregnant. I was nervous about body changes, hormonal changes, and discomfort but it was like you were meant to be there.

When you came into this world, you were so calm. You barely made a peep for the first few days. The nurses noticed and said it wasn’t the typical newborn behavior. I knew you were so special.

Now, you’re becoming a big boy, Almost 9 months old. Your personality is coming through and it’s incredible. You love your parents so much. You love snuggles and kisses. You are starting to move around. We put your playpen up yesterday and you were rolling and crawling and banging around in there. It’s amazing to watch you change every day. You’re so brave. You hit your head and cry for .2 seconds, then keep it moving. I would like it if you didn't roll so much during diaper changes but I am thoroughly impressed at your strength. God damn. It's a two man job most days. I don’t know what you’ve been put in this world to do, but I know you’re going to do great things. Every parent thinks their kid is special but I KNOW you are and I can't wait to keep watching you grow.

You made me a mom and sometimes I still think I don't deserve you. You’re so easygoing and happy. I hope I can always be the mom you deserve because you deserve the world.