Hey Baby No. 2,
Quick introduction from my end, I’m your father and will be working in unison with mother to raise you into a fine outstanding human being, over the next 18 years. The other voice you’ve undoubtably heard—or will hear in just a few weeks, when you develop bones in your ears—is your big-brother Arlo.
Just a note about Arlo… He is convinced you’re a girl, and that you belong to him. If you are in fact a boy, we’ll work on breaking that news to him gently, along with the fact that you are not one of his possessions.
I’m really excited to you, and so far you seem to be developing so quickly! A large part of this is due to the fact that I’m busy entertaining your brother in my free time, which makes time itself seem to fly by. A weeks seem like day, and months melt from my calendar quicker than I can realize they’re gone.
Unfortunately, time is not going by so quickly for your mother, who has been pretty sick so far, in this pregnancy—I swear I’m not guilt tripping you, but just so you know, this may come out at some point in your teenage years if you’re not listening to her or any way shape or form doubt her commitment to you. But your mom is incredible, and you’re surly going to love her.
I’ll explain most of what life has to offer once you arrive, but in the meantime, try to relax. In a few weeks you’ll start hearing a lot of stories being read. For your sake, I’ll try to mix it up so you’re not sick of them by the time you arrive.
Some other things to know about the life that’s waiting for you on the outside: you have amazing grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles who already love you very much, and who are also really excited to meet you; we have really needy pets, a dog named Dexter and a cat named Sedona; you live in Portland, a place that is so quirky and progressive that it has a TV show making fun of the quirky and progressive people who live here; you’re currently two-inches, but don’t be self conscious about it, you’ll grow.
Other than that, know that by the time you arrive your mom and I will have had two years of experience raising a child, which basically makes us experts. In the meantime, if you need anything, just kick. See you in about 6 months!