Well hello there little one, I’ve been waiting for you for so long, and now you’ve arrived.

I must say you are not what I was expecting, I’m not very baby orientated, I always think babies are ugly little weird looking things, but then you….

Your eyes are so big and you are looking at me with a puzzled look, little brow furrowed like newly tilled field.  What are you looking at? Have you spotted something over there?  Your Daddy is over there, look.

Can you hold my finger, do you want to hold my finger?  There you go, you’ve clung on now.  Such little tiny perfect fingers, like my fingers, only teenie tiny.  Your finger nails are so perfect, like seashells on the beach, so clean.

I want you to know you are loved beyond measure, I will protect you from everything, your life before mine, always and forever.