Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dear Clay,

Dear Clay,

By the time you read this I will probably have long since stopped calling you "pumpkin butt" and "Clay baby." Hahaha, right... You'll always be my Clay baby- the little man who made me a mom, taught me patience, and made me laugh more than I ever thought a baby could.


I sure hope that you still laugh as much as you do now and still enjoy giving your mom hugs. I hope you still eat everything and haven't turned into a picky eater. I hope you grow into a caring, respectful young man that any girl's parents would approve of. I hope you still make faces like this:

Hopefully you're a Steelers fan and have grown up loving sports like your mom and dad; although if Uncle Brian has anything to say about it, you'll be an outdoorsman.

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I'm guessing you'll look a lot like your dad- complete with an already receding hairline but I'm pretty sure you'll be talkative like me. And as far as height goes- welcome to the hell of trying to find pants long enough that still fit your skinny waist. I really hope you still have those blue eyes and smile that make you such a lady magnet.


I haven't a clue as to what you'll grow up to be. Your Aunt Mika and I decided it would be pretty cool if you played pro football because we could supply ESPN with pictures from your first football photo shoot:

But really, I'd be a nervous wreck every Sunday during the season so please don't go that route.

Well, I'm going to close for now because I'm already getting a case of the "my baby is growing up so fast" tears but just know that no matters what, I will always love you and have your back, Clay baby.




I'd now like to take a moment to thank Sarah and Holly for making me cry ugly face tears in public while I tried to write this letter.





Sarah said...

Thanks for linking with us Jess! How could he NOT be a lady magnet with those baby blues?! :)

Kelli said...

You will be so amazed how different he is even a year from now, I love watching my little girls personality develop. I think she got the best traits from both mom and dad and that makes me happy.

Julie said...

Stopping by from the link up. Your little guy is precious!!

She's a big star said...

Oh my gosh yes, I did too... sitting in my office sobbing while writing this post! Glad I wasn't the only one :)

Jacquelyn Wheeler said...

What a sweet letter! I love the football photo shoot. ESPN would have a field day with that!

Holly said...

I call my babies pumpkin butt too! Sweet letter. And I love Clay's name! :)