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It’s an Oscar | personal

Dear Baby,

When we first found about you… I knew immediately that I wanted to wait until you are born to find out if you are a boy or a girl.  So aside from two lists of names and strategic nursery planning (I’m not concerned with what the color of your clothes will be), my only worry was what we’d call you for the time being.  I don’t want to refer to you as ‘It’ for the next 6 months.  You need a nickname… and your Dad has decided on Oscar.

Oscar.

I’m not sure where this came from… but it got a huge laugh out of your Grandma G while they were visiting recently.  And so I think that sealed it.

Please don’t hate us if you turn out to be a girl, and we’ve been calling you Oscar all this time.  And just remember: 

It was your Dad who started it.

I love you.  We love you.

xo

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It was early one morning… and the road was mostly quiet, just a few other cars along with mine.  And out of nowhere, a deer darts in front of us.  Slowly.  Much more slowly than you’d expect a deer to run out in front of cars.  She made it to the other side and stood there… we all stopped in time, and continued to sit there as she did.  Moments later, a little baby ran out from the same spot where she had just come from.  It awkwardly made its way across, and together, the two of them darted off into the woods.

And I began to cry.  And cry.   And then I laughed at myself for crying, the absurdity!

 

Dear Baby,

Thank you for ALREADY giving me a new outlook on life.  For allowing me to see something so differently… before, of course it would have been cute, and I would have carried on my way.  But just thinking back now, I start to cry again.  That Momma waiting for her baby to cross safely.  TEARS!   

Friends like to predict these emotions indicate you are a girl… but we’ve decided to wait for your big arrival to find out. 

I love you.  We love you.

xo

 

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