Hey Moz,

We’re almost halfway through annoying each other! You’ve been making me sick, pee, eat, barf, sleep, not sleep, fart and grunt like an elephant for the past 20 weeks while I’ve subjected you to my car singing, your sister,  barfing and possibly one too many Subway chicken sandwiches with a few too many pickles and banana peppers. I’m also kind of sorry for poking at you so much. But seriously, I want to feeeel you in there, even more I want Cody and Addie to be able to feel you in there. Apparently I was kind of stingy with the tummy touches the first time around. I’m pretty sure I felt you at dinner on Friday night, it was either in celebration of the Chinese food I had just eaten or in rebellion for the Chinese food I had just eaten. Or it was gas. Which is totally possible.

Look, your sister has a really strong personality, so I’m expecting the same from you, even if you are only the size of a mango. I am also expecting you to be a boy. I refer to you as a he, I call you Addie’s little brother…I’m fully expecting to see your twig and berries this Friday. And if I’m wrong and we end up seeing little hamburger buns in the ultrasound? Sorry about that. Guess we’ll have it on public record how keen or crappy my maternal intuition is.

I officially look pregnant. I haven’t barfed in over a week and half and I’ve only taken three Zofran in the last seven days. I also gained two pounds in the last four weeks. I’ve never done that while pregnant before!! Yay us!! I am so in love with you and I don’t even know what or who you are. I feel a little cheated that I never felt this way with your sister while she was still in me, but oh my, I am so in love with her. You officially have the coolest big sister ever. She’s currently in this phase where she wears the most ridiculous outfits ever, so ridiculous in fact that they are flawless in their mediocrity. We were at the circus last night when I realized she and a clown were wearing the exact same thing minus the pink hair and face paint (yeah, mean mom, I know.)

((ZOMG!! I THERE YOU WERE AGAIN! I TOTALLY FELT THAT ONE! I hope this doesn’t mean you’re a Steelers fan seeing as Cody just switched over to the game, we’ll have to have a nice long talk about Roethlisberger later on and how no son of mine will ever disrespect women. You know, assuming I’m right about you being a boy. Again, if you’re not? Sorry, we’ll have the talk about how nice girls don’t go for boys like Roethlisberger.))

You’ll like it here. We’re pretty fun people. I make sweet birthday cakes and Dad is amazing at making dragons out of Legos. We’re all really happy you’re on your way here. Promise I’ll do my best to get you here as safely as possible.

xoxo, mama


  1. This world could do with a few more children of dragon crafting dads and promise-keeping moms, and fiery sisters.

  2. I love these letters. Go Mozzi, go!

  3. i just read your blog for the first time and OMG I hope you are right about him being a boy. I have a 3yo girl and a 7mo old boy and the boy is such a joyful surprise for the second baby. good luck.

  4. I’d love to make Mozzi a quilt if that would be okay. You can DM me on Twitter or e-mail me. I’m not some crazy stalker person. Really! Side note: Do only crazy stalker people say that? Anyway, it would be a privilege to have him or her bundled in a special quilt.

  5. mommabird2345 says:

    All I want to say is, awwwww, so sweet! 🙂

    p.s. YAY for feeling Mozzi move!

  6. Yay, Mozzi! Yay, less barfies!

  7. You are gorgeous.

  8. i remember how happy i was once the zophran kicked in! i celebrated by eating loaded baked potato soup from outback.

    it was even better when i didn’t have to take the zophran anymore i celebrated with chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, and macaroni and cheese. it was so great to be able to satisfy my hunger. thanks to my healthy appetite i finally managed to break even right before she was born

    now i’m nursing and pregnancy hunger has got absolutely nothing on this nursing mama hunger.

  9. Heh. Little hamburger buns.

  10. LOVE these letters!

  11. This is so lovely! You are absolutely beautiful inside and out.

  12. Crossing my fingers and toes for a twig and berries. Or hamburger buns… because let’s be honest, either way he/she will be a-dorable. You look so beautiful!!

  13. Things like this almost makes me want another one. Almost. Glad you’re feeling better.

  14. So beautiful… the post AND the photo.

  15. You look so beautiful Case. I am so excited for y’all.

  16. That is one beautiful baby belly.

  17. You look radiant.

    Are you sharing the twig & berries or hamburger buns spotting with us after Friday?

  18. First of all, you look GORGEOUS honey! I miss you <3

    Second, your baby is a Steelers fan, woofrigginhoo! I call dibs on buying the Steelers baby onesie and hat! 🙂

  19. Awe. Tears. Nuff. Said. I am not sold on him being a boy. I am right on the line, can’t wait to find out….

  20. Ohmigosh, I am SO happy to be looking at pictures of YOUR belly swelling from YOUR baby!!!!!!! Three cheers for Mozzi!

  21. I’m so so happy for you. You look absolutely gorgeous and radiant in your picture.

    Go, Mozzi!!!!

  22. oh how we are rooting for twig and berries over here. (Gage needs a buddy, and Eddie needs to add to his Indy bros.)

  23. Farts, grunts, feeling bad about car singing, subway chicken sandwiches: at 16 wks, I can totally relate. Glad you’re feeling better and I hope your instinct is right!

  24. Can I be there when you have the boy junk conversation with Addie? Please and thank you!

  25. Oh mama, you look so beautiful. And I’m thrilled Mozzi is starting to beat you up internally. I’m hoping you see mini junk this week, because that’d just be so fantastic. Boys are fun, I swear. When we went for our gender ultrasound, the very first screen shot was of my kid’s junk….precious moments.

  26. Man, you look gorgeous.

  27. You look beautiful! I’m rooting for a little turtle for you too.

  28. *sniff sniff* YAY

    also.. forget counting down to Christmas, I’m counting down to Casey-time. <3


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