DEAR BABY CORBETT

Dear baby Corbett,

Dear baby Corbett | January 25th 2017 | Today is your due date! | Love, Maisie


Today is January 25th, 2017. Today is officially your due date! 249 days ago, I had a funny feeling in my tummy.. the kind of feeling that I just couldn’t shake. So on the morning of Saturday May 21st, I trotted off to Boots to buy a very expensive little stick which I had to pee on, yuck I know. But yup, that’s right, I bought a pregnancy test!

Around twenty minutes later, I was in a bathroom eagerly awaiting the results.. I didn’t have to wait long, because within a couple of seconds, those little blue lines were rapidly starting to show through, staring me in the face in the same, burning way a puppy stares at you through the glass at the pet shop. Holy wow. Honestly, the thoughts, feelings and emotions that were shooting through my mind at that moment are a mix that I’m not sure I will ever be able to put into words for you.

I had your dad pick me up a couple of hours later. I got into the car and he instantly knew there was something hidden behind my eyes. So he asked me, “what’s up?” To which I sat there, paralysed for a few seconds, before the words, “I’m pregnant” fell out of my mouth into the air between us. I will never forget the look on his face.. it seemed as though his mouth and his eyes were growing in size in slow motion before I made him cry! I made your dad cry!

The drive home that afternoon was an odd one. Your dad and I exchanged few words, tears and smiles but not much more. Trying to digest this information was something that one day, when you’re old like your dad, you too will sit through and think, my god, mum was right(I’m always right), I can’t put this feeling into words!

On this day, you were the size of a tomato seed, do you know how teeny tiny that is? Well, apparently that’s 0.05inches long and I can’t even find a weight comparison for you.. so yes, you were pretty tiny. Trying to comprehend that you’d continue to grow and grow and grow for the next 249 days was pretty difficult at first, but it wasn’t long before you made yourself known!

I won’t bore you with all the symptoms that I had, but about six weeks later, just after our first proper midwife appointment, we had a bit of a scare! I had come home from work on a Wednesday and began to get awfully horrible pains in my tummy, right about where you were! Luckily, after a night in the hospital, it was noted that for now, everything was hunky dory, but for a good, incredibly scary five hours, we thought we were losing you.

Just short of 48 hours later, we got to see you for the first time at an ultrasound appointment! That, baby Corbett, was incredible! Being able to see your little heart flicker away in there and to see your teeny little body. You were still so small! You were just 4 and a half cm’s long, which apparently is the same size as a lime, check you out little man! Two weeks passed before we got to have another scan to see you and you had grown to 7 and half cm’s, so you were now the size of a small peach!

Dear baby Corbett | Love, Maisie blog

One thing that we still didn’t know at this point was if you were a little girl or a little boy! Your dad and I had a bet on with each other. I bet your dad £20 that you would be a boy and so he bet against me that you would be a girl! Well, if there’s one lesson to take away from this gamble, it’s that your mother is always right. This was the second time that I wish you could have seen your fathers face, it was a picture I tell ya! Oh and you now weighed 11oz! Chunk!

Now, we were pretty much just having to sit and wait for you to make your appearance! A few midwife appointments here and there but generally, just waiting. Preparing. Anticipating your arrival! We bought you so many clothes and blankets and literally hundreds of nappies! Your dad even built a cot that we were so kindly handed down from from one of his friends! Your nanny continued to bring you a present every time she came over to see us and your big cousin George even let you have some of his clothes that he didn’t fit into anymore!

And now I am sat here at home, feeling you squirming away in my tummy, with what little space you have left anyway, still waiting and anticipating your arrival. Your dad and I are more eager than ever to meet you now baby Corbett. So ready. I’m sure you know this already, but we love you. We already love you more than we ever thought possible! Any day now little one, any day.

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  1. January 25, 2017 / 11:30 am

    Maisie this was so lovely to read! I hope you let your little cutie read this at some point, I think he'd love it!

    – Chloe
    chloetommo.co.uk
    xoxo

  2. January 25, 2017 / 11:34 am

    This is so sweet! Hope you don't have to wait too much longer to meet your baby boy, I certainly can't wait to see a pic! ❤️
    Saph xx

    theravenwoman.blogspot.co.uk

  3. January 25, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    I'm in a whirlwind of emotions right now – I don't know whether to laugh or cry but I do know that I am super happy for you and that this is such a beautiful post! I wish you all the best and can't wait to see little Corbett <3

    Lizzie Bee // hello lizzie bee

  4. January 25, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    This is so sweet, baby Corbett is very lucky to have you as his mummy!!

  5. January 25, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    This is such a sweet and loving post. Genuinely bought a tear to my eye! I wish you all the best, really looking forward to seeing Baby Corbett! Lots of love Abi x

  6. January 25, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    Loved this! ?
    Literally got me in tears (might be the hormones), but holy potato I loved this.

    lots of love, Jasmin.
    littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

  7. January 25, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    That last paragraph may have made me tear up a little bit…I hope that he doesn't spend too long in there so you can finally meet him !

    -Aby
    a-blog-for-thoughts.blogspot.com.mt

  8. January 26, 2017 / 1:13 am

    I know I tweet you this time and time again, but I am SO EXCITED for Baby Corbett! He's gonna be a little stunner and I hope he comes soon!

    – Chloe
    chloetommo.co.uk
    xoxo

  9. January 27, 2017 / 11:49 am

    This is so beautifully written! My friend actually had her first little baby on the 25th and she was a week early! I hope Baby Corbett makes an appearance very soon xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  10. January 27, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    Congratulations to your friend! What a great date to be born on *sassy emoji* hehe! Thank you so much! x

  11. January 27, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Thanks Saph! Eeeek I can't wait either haha! x

  12. January 27, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    Aww, thank you so so much! I hope I can do him proud! x

  13. January 27, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Hahaha, probably the hormones! I feel you girl! Thanks so much! x

  14. January 29, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    What a lovely post and one that your little boy can read back one day and will feel so loved. Really beautiful.

  15. January 31, 2017 / 10:11 am

    Oh this was so lovely to read! Not long to go hun! xx

  16. January 31, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    I loved this so much. I remember dann bursting into tears when I handed him my pregnancy test!

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