Crystal, Pregnancy

A letter to Harper Rose

Oh, my sweet girl. How your world (and mine) are about to change.

I am so proud of the little person you’ve become. I say “little” because whenever I call you my big girl, you say “I’m not a big kid yet, mommy.” I’m okay with that. Stay little as long as you can. Growing up is overrated, any way.

You’re kind, compassionate, and have a way of lighting up a room. Your personality is contagious and I can’t get enough. I’ve laugh-cried more times in the past 2.5 years than I can ever remember. Your sense of humor and wit are both forces to be reckoned with. Your dance moves and singing are my most favorite things right now. I will never tire of “havana oo na na”.

You’re strong-willed and one of the most independent people I know. Hmm… I wonder where you get it from? You are so much of me. Sometimes it worries me, because I know the burden of that type-A, take no sh*t personality. Thankfully, you are also so much of your dad. Laid back when needed and always observing those around you. Your empathy at such a young age astounds me. I don’t worry about your adjustment as a big sister because I know you will embrace the change. You’ve adapted to everything we’ve thrown your way – from your big girl bed to potty training – you’ve led the way and done it all with an ease that simply amazes me. Of course, every transition is harder on me than you.

I know you’ll be the biggest helper, and worry about me and baby brother often. You are already so concerned with him and my ever-growing tummy. If I make a noise or a move that seems out of the ordinary, you ask “you okay, mommy?” – just like your dad. Don’t tell him how crazy it’s starting to drive me though 😉 At 39 weeks pregnant, every groan and moan results in “are we headed to the hospital today?”.

I don’t ever worry about you, Harper Rose. Honestly, I worry about myself during this transition more than anything. Will I be able to love on both of you equally? Will I give you the attention you so deserve while also taking care of the needs of a newborn? I know there will be an adjustment period, but I also know you will handle it with grace and guide me along the way, as you always have.

You truly are my greatest adventure…and have given life more purpose than I ever imagined. I can’t wait to see you lead the way for your baby brother. In the words of your favorite, Mickey Mouse – we are just beginning a “super adventure” and I’m thrilled to be along for the ride.

Surf’s up, sweet girl.

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7 thoughts on “A letter to Harper Rose

  1. This is so sweet, what a great girl you have! You will be amazed at the love you have for both of your kids at once, it isn’t divided, it just grows and grows and grows.

  2. So beautifully written! I wished my mom wrote a letter like this for me to have forever. Crystal , you are beautiful inside and out! So happy for you! 💗💗💗💗💗

  3. Thanks for sharing this letter to H! So sweet and special. I also love your questions of yourself at the end – very relatable. So excited for you and your sweet growing fam!! xx

    1. Aw, thanks love! I know it’s something so many moms ask themselves – and I also know it’ll all work out 😉

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