May Amy – #1 – Welcome to the world!

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Dear Newborn Amy,

Welcome to the world, it’s a pretty interesting place and there is going to be a lot to look at and a lot of people who want to hold you or just be in your face. It can be too much some times, but should you ever have a chance to read this (regardless of how unlikely that is) I want you to know that its okay to cry – like a ton. Mom and Dad are new to this, but they will co-exist peacefully and be fine parents.

Other things that you might be interested in:

  • For some reason there are quite a few giant teddy bear looking things in the house. I’m still not 100% sure where they came from, but I am going with a carnival or fair of some kind. In fact someone will put you in the giant Kangaroo’s pouch at some point and be prepared for a potential fall. Someone will be holding you, but its best to prepare for the worst.
  • Both green and orange baby foods are delicious and completely acceptable to eat. You may not believe me, but you might as well get used to it since you have no control over what they will select.
  • On the topic of what you cannot select, Halloween costumes. You have many to look forward to and they will not be of your choosing for some time.
  • Last important note: try to avoid putting things in your mouth. This one might be hard, because things are quite fascinating to us, but your mouth is still tiny so just be smart about it… or at least as smart as your tiny body can be.

I’m sure there are other things you’d like to know, but they will come when the time comes. Like that.. you are going to hear a lot of strange words and noises come out of people’s’ mouths… and they won’t always sound like English. People are weird when it comes to babies so just do your best.

Last thing:”Woo woo” goes away as a nickname. I promise.

-A

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