We are waiting on you. At your moms first Dr. appointment after we found out you were on the way, we were told you would be born on February 28. While we really thought you would be born right on your due date, the clock has struck midnight and you are going to be here one day after. That's ok though. Come when you are ready. March 1st of every year will be a great day to celebrate you.
Your mom and I have been talking about you for months now. What color your hair will be. (I say brown, mom thinks blond.) Your beautiful eyes. (I like green, mom thinks blue.) Your mom is convinced you are going to have her nose. This is very important to her. No complaints from me. She is a very pretty lady, so you looking like her is a very good thing.
While we can't be for sure about any of those things just yet, one thing we are sure of - before we even see you - is that you are beautiful. Perfectly beautiful.
Your mom and I have been thinking about you for years. As a matter of fact, we had your name chosen before we even knew we were having your brother. Something funny though....I don't think we are 100% settled on your middle name. Granted, we have narrowed it down to 2, one I really like and one your mom is quite fond of. While they are both great names, your mom and I agree that when we hold you in just a little while, we'll just know which one fits you.
If I could tell you anything in these last few minutes before you are born, it would be that you are one very lucky and extremely blessed little girl. Not because I get to be your daddy (though that's not the worst thing in the world - we are going to share a lifetime of adventures!) but because of your mommy. She loves your brother so much and has been the best mom to him these past 3 years. And something really amazing, way back before we even got married she would talk to me about the little girl she hoped to have one day. You have been a dream in your mommy's heart since she was a little girl. When your brother and I talk about going camping or watching car races, your mom always talks about her little girl who will shop with her while we camp and see the romantic comedies while we watch football. (Though I really hope you'll want to come camping with us. It will be a blast, no matter what you mom tells you!)
You mom is a beautiful woman who loves Jesus. You are very lucky - very blessed - that you will be able to take after and learn from her.
Mom and I are so excited meet you. We are waiting patiently, knowing you will get here when you are ready. You might as well get used to being hugged and kissed because we do a lot of that in this family. Oh - your brother - he talks about you all the time and he is very excited to meet you. It is possible that it will take him a little while to get use to you being with us. Be patient with him. He'll come around. He's gonna be a great big brother.
Will be waiting right here when you are ready.
We love you sweet Julianne.