Twas the Night Before Baby

Twas the night before baby
And all through the house
Mama was frantic
And so was her spouse.

The bags were all packed
By the door laid with care
In hopes that the baby
Soon would be there.

Big sister was nestled
All snug in her bed
While visions of baby sister
Danced in her head.

With mama in her pjs
And unable to sleep,
All she wanted to do
Was weep and weep!

When out by the door,
There arose such a bark
She sprang from the bed
Stubbed her toe in the dark!

She sat down and cried
Oh what do I do?
I can barely care for myself
Much less for girls too.

Her mind was a mumble
A jumble, a mess
She felt no excitement
Only lots of stress.

Of a life full of changes
A life turned upside down
Of problems, of messes
She sat with a frown.

Then the moon through
The window it showed
And helped light the way
For her poor swollen toes.

When what to her poor
Tired mind did she see?
But a vision of sisters
And a life full of glee!

A life full of curls
And tea parties galore –
Pink and purple,
And fancy dress stores!

Fairies and princesses
And knights on white horses;
Sterling silver and crystal,
dinners of seven courses.

Mixed in with frogs
And spiders and bugs
For these girls will surely
Love them some mud!

Fights and squabbles
Will sometimes never cease
For never did girls
Exist in perfect peace.

Mama could imagine
Two sweet little girls
And for a very short time,
She’s the center of their world.

Her heart filled with love,
Her eyes filled with tears
And she suddenly could not wait
For tomorrow to be here.

To see that new, little,
Most perfect face
And to know that there
Is no more perfect place.

Ten little fingers
And ten little toes
Will she have her mama’s
Or her dada’s nose?

Mama’s heart nearly burst thinking
As the moment arrives
Of seeing sister hug sister
For the first time of their lives.

She knew it wouldn’t be easy
Not a walk in the park
But as she sat there thinking,
Alone in the dark

It would all be worth it,
It was a dream come true
To be the mama of sweet girls,
Numbering two.

So she climbed back to bed,
Closed her eyes, said her prayers
Her mind free from worries,
Stresses and cares.

Her last thought was quiet,
Still and true
Happy (almost) birthday sweet baby,
Happy birthday to you.

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8 Responses to Twas the Night Before Baby

  1. Jenn says:

    Love it! I’ll be thinking of you!

  2. Linda says:

    That was absolutely amazing!

    I remember the night before Melissa was born (scheduled C-Section at noon on a Wednesday in September). I was nowhere near as calm as you appear to be!

    I wll be thinking of all of you tomorrow and anxiously awaiting word of my next great-niece!

    We love you all,

    Linda and Al

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  4. Jill says:

    Good luck today! Can’t wait to see the first pictures of the family of four!!

  5. Jenn says:

    This made me cry! Beautiful and 100% accurate- even with all the mess, chaos, stress, fatigue, and worry, it is THE MOST AMAZING thing in the world to cuddle up with both of your babies to just read a book or give that comfort that only you can give. Double the trouble means double the joy, too. Good luck!!!

  6. gigi says:

    such a beautiful and sweet and tear jerking story..
    this gigi…soon to be of 3…
    is so happy and can hardly wait to see our new family addition!
    love ya’ll so much!

  7. Paige says:

    That is wonderful!!!

  8. Jen Fischer says:

    How sweet! I started to cry reading this one.

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