Nick and I have started a little tradition in our growing family, and today I’m going to tell you all about it. It’s pretty special to us…
Before Camden was born, we created an email account for him so that we could write emails to our future son. We would write to him while he was in my belly, about how we were SO excited to meet him, tell him how much we loved him, and describe what was happening in our lives at the time. When Nick would travel for work, it was a great opportunity for him to express his feelings about being a father and how excited he was to do father and son things. And, whenever I wanted to tell Cam something that was happening during the day, I would sit down and draft a sweet little letter, then send it off.
We loved doing this so much for Camden that we started an account for Brooklyn a few months ago, too! When our babies are old enough to log into the accounts and read our letters, we’re going to show them all of these emails. It will be something special they can cherish forever! I can’t wait for them to read their emails!
This is a great way for all expecting mamas out there to chat with your future little ones. It was a fun outlet for Nick and me, and I would highly recommend it to any expecting family.
Now that Camden is older and Brooklyn is here with us, these email addresses have been a great way to keep important memories organized. For example, I sent Camden the video of his first steps! It was on our birthday, November 9, 2013! Nick’s 40th! It was such a special moment. He went from one step here and there to walking around our whole kitchen!!! So, I sent Camden the video. I recently sent the video and pictures of him meeting Santa Claus this past Christmas. I sent it with a quick description of the day. It takes only a few minutes, and sometimes I think I’m writing down the silliest details, but I am so happy I did. I know it will be worth it to see him read it when he’s older.
For Brooklyn it has been amazing therapy for me. It forces me to slow down, take a beat, and tell her how special she is. I think this is important for me because I am so busy with Camden a lot of times that I miss out on those moments I was able to have with him when he was a newborn. A lot comes along with being the second child, but I am doing my best to make the experience for her and me as special as I can.
Do you have any unique traditions in your family?
I’d love to read all about them in the comments below!