AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: To my dance partner DATE: 8/21/2009 01:46:00 PM ----- BODY:
Dear Butterbean,

Next week we find out if you are a boy or a girl. I'm very excited. If you are a boy, then I have a lot less work to do to get ready for you. If you are a girl, then we get to use the name that I love so much for you.

I will be happy either way.

Last night you kept me awake as I lay in bed next to your daddy. The little flutter dance you did was undoubtedly adorable, if not just slightly ill-timed. I was alright with it though, because I'm enjoying having you show me your presence.

One of your brother's favorite words is "baby." He has noticed my protruding belly, and likes to poke it. A lot. So, I taught him to say "baby" when he pokes it or when I ask him what is in my belly. It's much better than people just thinking that he's poking my beer gut.

Every night we pray for you and we pray for all the people we know who are expecting new babies. When Bird hears "Ms. Heather and Mr. Mike," or "Ms. Tara," he stops nursing just long enough to say "Baby!" I hope that his enthusiasm for babies continues after you get here.

You will have a lot of people love you when you come into this world. You know, you have a lot of people who love you already.

Keep dancing, little one.

Love,
Your Mama

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Convertible Girl DATE:Friday, August 21, 2009 at 3:26:00 PM EDT Oh, how I love that little dance -- the most amazing feeling! We're excited for the news next week -- Junius says he's hoping it's a girl. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Anonymous DATE:Friday, August 21, 2009 at 3:30:00 PM EDT Marty,
I love your writing, always have. I can't wait to hear the news!! Your in my thoughts :)

Luanne ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Susie DATE:Friday, August 21, 2009 at 5:12:00 PM EDT Keep dancing you two. Can't wait to meet you :) ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous whymommy DATE:Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 9:36:00 PM EDT Aw, so sweet.

I have got to see that Little Bird again before he grows up. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Brandy DATE:Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 9:11:00 PM EDT Marty, I can't believe it's that time already! How exciting! Praying for a great ultrasound. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Jill DATE:Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 10:54:00 PM EDT Mine always chose the middle of the night for their dances too. Both boys. Not sure if that says anything about your dance partner, but you know, for what it's worth ;-) ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Jill DATE:Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 10:54:00 PM EDT Mine always chose the middle of the night for their dances too. Both boys. Not sure if that says anything about your dance partner, but you know, for what it's worth ;-) ----- --------