Aug 21, 2009  •  In Baby, Books, Pregnancy

My First Happy Tears as a Mother

Yesterday, I had written that we received a surprise gift in the mail: the book Oh, Baby, the Places You’ll Go! A Book to Be Read in Utero.

As I sidled into bed last night I decided to take the book with me so that I can read to Tater Tot for the very first time.

The book itself is very similar to the one from which it was adapted – Dr. Seuss’ Oh the Places You’ll Go! – with a few changes here and there. I quite enjoyed myself, although occassionally stumbling over the funny words, colorful rhymes and frequent alliterations that is the trademark of the author.

Then I reached the last spread.

You’ll find that this world’s
a great place to begin,
but it could use some help—
which is where you come in.

So now, as my voice
burble-urps in your ear—
with a bump-thumpy sound
that is not very clear—
the words I am saying
you hear in your heart,
and know that I wish you
the very best start.

It’s a scrumptulous world
and it’s ready to greet you.
And as for myself…

well…
I can’t wait to meet you!

My voice started cracking midway through, and by the end I had tears freely streaming down my face.

It’s amazing how you can grow so attached to something that is the size of a sesame seed. 

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