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Dear Baby: A Series of Diary Entries Documenting Our Pregnancy Journey

July 10th, 2018
Dear baby,
Hello little one! Your daddy and I just found out that you're growing in my tummy, it was confirmed by a blood test this morning. I went out and bought your first outfit - a grey onesie with zoo animals all over. I can't wait to see you wearing it!  We are both very excited and looking forward to seeing you during the ultrasound.
Love, mom.

July 16th, 2018
Dear baby,
You are making mommy SO thirsty, I just cant seem to get enough water! All of the hormones are making me emotional as well, I'm so glad you arn't here yet to see haha! Your daddy and I were walking around the Harbourside Market here in Wellington (NZ) and I cried while listening to someone play the drums - they were really good! I probably cried like 3 times over the weekend and I normally don't cry at all.   I'll probably cry again when I see your cute little face in 8 months!
Love you so much already,

July 26th, 2018
Dear Baby,
Mom is 6 weeks and 3 days pregnant. She is still as beautiful as ever, but I'm pretty sure she is getting sexier as the days go by. I wouldn't want anyone else to be your mother! I love her so much and can not wait to spend our life together as a family.
Love Dad.

August 16th, 2018
Dear Jumping Bean,
We FINALLY got to see you! We had our first ultrasound today and we've never been so in love! Daddy took the day off work just so he could hear your heartbeat. You were very active and jumping around like crazy! We started calling you our little "Jumping Bean" - but don't worry, that wont be your name forever. It's just a little nickname until we find out more about you :)
The 3 of us had the best day together!

August 29th, 2018
Dear Jumping Bean,
I'm so sorry I've only been feeding you granola bars and water for the past month. It's the only thing I can stomach! Morning sickness is in full effect. Hang in there little one, I promise I will start getting more nutrients into us.
Love your concerned mama.

September 7th, 2018
Dear Jumping Bean,
You sure do have the dance moves! We saw you again during another ultrasound and it was super cute seeing you wiggle and flutter all around. The technician, however, didn't find your moves so fancy as she couldn't get an accurate measurement on your body so we need to come back next week and try again.  You definitely got our stubbornness!  But we're excited because we get to see you again and hear your heartbeat twice this week.
We love you little jumping bean,
mom and dad.

October 3rd, 2018
Dear Remi,
Do you like the name Remi? Daddy picked it out one night while searching through thousands of names. It clicked right away! We've been calling you Remi ever since. Today is our last day in Wellington and boy is it ever a big one! You'll be going on your first yacht ride! Tomorrow we're starting our 2 day road trip to Auckland, stopping in Hamilton for the night along the way. Then, your first big international flight from Auckland to Los Angeles! You're the perfect little travel buddy and we're so excited to go on more adventures when you join us earth side.
We love you little Remi,
Mom and dad.

October 19th, 2018
Dear Remi,
Grandma had to go to Niagara Falls for business, you and I tagged along for the ride. While she was at work all day we explored the area. We went on a big ferris wheel and ate lots of yummy food. I can't wait to bring you back here once you're a little older. It was so nice to spend alone time with you while touring a new place. Daddy and I have a few middle names picked out for you but cant seem to narrow it down yet! We find out very soon if you're a little Miss or a little Mr which will help with the name picking,  although a psychic medium at one of Grandma's work events told me you were going to be a little princess. I've been replaying what they said in my mind all day, I wonder if they're right or not!
So much love,

November 1st, 2018
Dear Remi,
The psychic medium was right! You're a little princess! An ultrasound today confirmed the news. You were quite stubborn at this ultrasound as well but with a little patience, Grandma and I were able to see the beautiful, healthy, growing girl you're becoming. We even caught you sucking your thumb! You're so cute and we love you so much.

December 7th, 2018
Dear Remi,
Today mama turns 23 and I just cant believe how much my life has changed in a year. I celebrated with Chinese takeout. You always kick so much when I eat it - so you either really love it or hate it haha. I can't wait to find out when you're a bit older and to see just what type of person you'll grow to be. Thank you for making my birthday extra special this year! You're my greatest gift of all.
love you so much,

December 21st, 2018
Dear Remi,
I flew all the way from Australia just to be with you and your mom over the Christmas holidays. And OH GOD how much have you grown! I was super excited when I found out you are going to be my little girl. I wish I could spend everyday with you but instead I'll be travelling back and fourth between Canada and Australia until yours and mommy's visa is accepted. Your Aussie family love you and are really looking forward to meeting you.

December 24th, 2018
Merry Christmas sweetheart! Santa Claus spoiled you so much and you're not even here yet!! We cant wait for your very first Christmas earth side! Your first Christmas will be in Australia so it will be all very new to Mommy - but we're SO excited to create our very own  family traditions with you.
Mom and Dad

January 18th, 2019
Happy Belated New Year, Sweet Pea!
The winter blues has hit mommy HARD. She just can't wait to do the activities she did before pregnancy - like snowmobile and ice skate. It's been a full on snowy and freezing winter so far - but the thought of having you here with us is melting our hearts.

February 10th, 2019
Today was the day of your baby shower, Remi! So many friends and family members have come out to show their love and support. We are feeling more prepared than ever to welcome you home with all the great gifts we received today.
Your great aunt Natalie put in SO much effort to make this day spectacular - it was exactly what baby shower dreams are made of!
Everyone is VERY excited to meet you baby girl - Especially mom and dad.
Love you,

February 27th, 2019
After Christmas, Daddy had to go back to Australia for work but today we're picking him up from the airport here in New Brunswick because he couldn't miss your big arrival!
It will be SO nice to be under the same roof again - daddy can't wait to see how big you've grown.

March 7th, 2019
Hey baby girl, daddy here.
My birthday wish didn't come true - still waiting to meet you. Getting a tad impatient but cannot wait to see you! Mommy is doing my head in and not letting me sleep as she's constantly running to the bathroom. I will admit though it is an incredible feeling watching you move inside mommy's tummy and feeling your little kicks.
Love Daddy xo

March 17th, 2019
Remi, Remi, Remi!
Today is your due date! We are so EXCITED and HAPPY the day has finally came. Daddy and I are really hoping to meet you soon. Until then,  daddy is enjoying a couple St. Patricks Day beer and mommy is bouncing on an exercise ball trying to encourage you to make your grand entrance - but let's be real here, YOU'RE RUNNING THE SHOW hahaha
Love you XO

March 20th, 2019
3 days over your due date and no indication that you're coming any time soon. We're getting a bit impatient here baby girl - give us a sign at least! We LOVE you so much and can't wait to see what you look like, to see your personality and hear your voice.
We can't wait to hold you in our arms and cuddle you and kiss you.
Love mommy and daddy xoxo

March 25th, 2019
9:57AM - The exact minute you came into the world.
After 13h of active labour, followed by an emergency C- section, our lives were changed forever.
Hearing your first cry brought tears to our eyes.  We have so much love for you, more than we ever imagined possible. You are so perfect!
Mommy and Daddy.

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