I can’t wait to meet you! Nine months is a long time to wait. But you’ve been well behaved so far – you haven’t caused your Mum too much morning sickness – and I’ve enjoyed our chats so far, even if they’re a little one sided.
I wonder what you’ll look like? I bet you’ll have a big beautiful smile. I hope you have big bright eyes like your mum 😊
I wonder what your name will be? There was a longlist that had Arthur and Penelope on it. A shortlist with Harper and Archie.
I have a lot of hopes and dreams and aspirations for you. You already mean the world to me. I can’t wait to show you the world and see the person you grow up to be.
There’s a lot of important stuff that I can’t wait to show you and experience with you.
There are some classic movies I want to watch with you. As a kid, I’m pretty sure you’ll love The Court Jester, The Adventures of Robin Hood and White Christmas! Then when you’re a little older – Casablanca, The 39 Steps and The Maltese Falcon.
Wait till you learn about music! There’s a lot of incredible artists you should listen to. The Beatles, Def Leppard, Sigur Ros, the Mountain Goats and the Salt Monkeys all have classic albums I want to share with you. Also, I hope you learn to play an instrument one day. Being in a band is something everyone should experience at least once.
I’m pretty sure in this household you’ll end up loving sports. It’d be great if you became the next Thomas Broich or Sam Kerr. I guess when you grow up there will be a whole new generation of players that will inspire you to kick a ball, pick up a racquet or swing a bat.
I wonder what video games you’ll play? Will you end up playing loads of Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda like your Dad? Or maybe you’ll take a liking to Civilization and Theme Hospital like your Mum.
There’s a lot of the world I want to show you. The incredible sights, sounds and smells of Malaysia where you’ll try your first roti (this is a must). The amazing people and culture of Scotland where your grandparents are from. The awe-inspiring natural splendours of New Zealand where we grew up. You will get to see all of this, I promise!
You’re due any day now.
Whatever happens, you should know that you are already so, so lucky. You’re arriving in a country that offers an abundance of riches and opportunities. You’ll have a loving Mum and Dad and a doting family of grandparents, uncles, aunties and extended family who will support you through life and will help you become the best person you can be.
We have so much to show you and share with you.
Not long now.
Lots of Love,