So baby Atticus you are lucky. You are being born into a world where your mommy and daddy love you and have had the good luck to be surrounded by amazing people who because they love us, love you too. I am overwhelmed with how much people in our lives have done to help us prepare for you. I know that in this world there is never such a thing as too much love so I am grateful for each drop!
Your Grandma Fey is coming into town in a few days to welcome you and take care of Ocoee while we focus on you for a few days. Ocoee is so ready to have her baby brother. She really wants to cuddle you and stroke your hair, and maybe pat your back...in her words. You could not have a better older sister waiting for you.
As for me, I am physically ready to get the show on the road. Carrying a baby is hard work, but I am a little worried that I have forgotten all the infant "know how" that I learned with Ocoee. I am trusting that it will all come back to me, but just in case take it easy on us if we get it wrong at first. We love you and are trying.
The home front is in pretty good shape. We just got new windows and though there is still a list of small projects that are driving your dad crazy, we will be fine.
Overall I hope that I can raise you to understand that you are blessed and privileged in a way many children in the world are not. This is not something you should take for granted. Though my life goal is for you to not experience pain, hurt or loss it will happen, and I hope the joy far outweighs these rough moments. I love you and can't wait to meet you.