Dear Claire,

It has been 39 weeks now, and you have grown into my sweet little mini watermelon. What a joy it is to watch my tummy get bigger and bigger, feeling your legs and arms get longer and your body get plumper.

Growing baby inside expanding mama

Your Daddy cannot wait for you to hurry up and be born! He has been ready for quite a while to meet you, Sweet Girl. I’m excited to meet you on the outside too, to find out who you are and what you are like. But I also want you to have plenty of time to grow and be healthy before you make your arrival.


No matter who you turn out to be, we already know you are a little ray of sunshine–our  rainbow baby after the storm of miscarriage. We’re so happy that you have a strong heart beat and are growing right on schedule. It will be so wonderful to bring you home and watch James become your big brother.

Daddy and I didn’t know exactly what to expect when James was born, but God soon taught us the truth of James 1:17, ” Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” We anxiously await what He will teach us through you, dear Little One.

I love you so much,