1st Trimester

XP: For those who haven't had your big U/S yet.

Which I realize is all of you on this board Wink

The doctor that did ours gave us a great suggestion that I thought I'd pass on. I've posted this before, so please forgive me if you've already read it. I figured there are lots of new girls who might benefit.

Anyway... He suggested that when we got home after the U/S (and shopping of course, we all know that's mandatory) we each take a few minutes to sit down and write a letter to baby. He suggested that we talk about how the U/S went, how we felt, what we saw, what our reaction was to learning the sex, who we called afterwords with the news, what their reaction was, etc. DH and I both did this, and I'm SO glad we did. DH's letter made me cry. I just think it'll be a really cool thing to give to baby when he gets big, or when he's expecting his first baby. I think I'll write another one closer to his due date.

Just thought you might want to do the same...

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Re: XP: For those who haven't had your big U/S yet.

  • That is really a sweet idea. It sounds like you have a nice doctor.
  • That's really sweet that he suggested that!  I've written two already.  One the night we got our FOR SURE BFP... and one the night after DH deployed again.

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  • SWB- I really wish I'd written one right after the BFP. That's a great suggestion to give new girls on here. They will thank you for it. :)
    image Don't argue with idiots, they bring you down to their level then beat you with experience. - Mrs. G
  • What a wonderful idea!  Thanks for passing that along.
  • great idea! That's one page that's left blank in DD baby book and I can't go back really and do it now. I wish I would have sooner...
  • This is a great idea! I'm keeping a pg journal, but we're having DH write a letter to Cosmo at the end of every month doing this exact kind of thing--what we did that month to prepare, what milestones were reached, what's going on in DH's head, etc. I think it will make such a wonderful keepsake!
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  • What a wonderful idea. I love it.

    I'd love to write the baby a letter (or many!) at some point... but for some reason I can't bring myself to do it until we see a heartbeat.

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  • I like this idea.  I have another suggestion.  I have 2 boys already and each year right after their b-day, I write them a letter.  I just talk about things they did throughout the year and important things that went on with our family and how much they mean to me.  I then put a picture of them from that b-day in an envelope with the letter and write what year it is from and put it in our fireproof safe.  I figure I will give it to them when they turn 18. 
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    I like this idea.  I have another suggestion.  I have 2 boys already and each year right after their b-day, I write them a letter.  I just talk about things they did throughout the year and important things that went on with our family and how much they mean to me.  I then put a picture of them from that b-day in an envelope with the letter and write what year it is from and put it in our fireproof safe.  I figure I will give it to them when they turn 18. 

    That is so cute! I love this idea.

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  • That is a really good idea!! We're definitely doing this.
  • Thats a good idea. I never would have thought to do that. My first ultra sound is on the 30th of this month. I plan on putting the first US pic in a frame....its corny but looking at it everyday will help me realize more and more that a baby is growing and getting bigger every day!
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