Dear Holly or Logan,
Where should I begin? First of all, let me officially proclaim it: You exist. In about 6 months, you will be meeting your family face to face.
You are a human being with a soul. You are currently 12 weeks old.
God has created you and is knitting together in the womb as I write this. He has placed you with us, the Shell family; you will be the newest and youngest member.
It sounds so cosmic, doesn’t it? But I suppose it really is.
By the way, I am your Daddy. I will serve as your guide, your mentor, and ultimately, the narrator of your life.
You will learn so much from me. But I can’t fit it all into just one letter. That’s why I’ll be writing you at least once a week, for the rest of your life; just like I have for your brother since several months before he was born.
Speaking of, you have an older brother named Jack, who will be 5 and a half years-old by the time you are predicted to be born on April 21, 2015.
And of course you can’t forget Mommy; you’re actually in her tummy right now. She’s taking good care of you.
Oh, you should know this: There’s actually a decent chance you and I could share our birthdays, since I’ll be turning 35 the day before your due date.
Right now, we don’t know whether you’re a girl or a boy. If you’re a girl, your name will be Holly; and if you’re a boy, your name will be Logan.
We should know for sure around the first week of December, which is 2 months from now.
Until then, I’ll just refer to you as “Holly or Logan.”
Now that you have met your family, you should take a look at yourself. That’s what all these black and white pictures are. That’s you.
It looks like you have a halo about you, as you can see. Apparently that’s the yolk sack, and it’s completely normal.
But it’s fun to think of you as a tiny little baby with a halo.
So there’s what you need to know for now. We should be seeing you in about 6 months. Until then, I have plenty more to say to you in a lifetime supply of letters to come.
P.S. Here is a fun video I made with your brother, which helped tell everyone about you coming into this world.