Birth Poem

Poem To Unborn Child

I'm 28 weeks pregnant, a first time mother, and scared to death... This poem goes through the various feelings rushing through me every day. From wonder and amazement, to excitement and terror... It expresses everything I would tell my unborn son if I could...

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I needed a little poem to send to my niece who is expecting her first child and these words were so lovely and appropriate, it actually brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful!.... thank you

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Everything And Nothing

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Published: August 2009

There you are inside me, Jarek, you're on your way,
I'm more and more excited and scared every day.
Everything is so different and changed,
Life as I've known it - all rearranged.
   
You stretch and wiggle and move as you grow,
My belly gets bigger, my face stays aglow.
You're a strong little guy - your big muscles show,
You cracked mommy's rib just a few days ago!

Daddy's changing too - he's as proud as can be,
He's so attentive to mommy's every want and need.
Rubbing my belly, he talks to you every night,
He comes to every appointment to make sure you're alright,

The doc said, "It's a girl" but didn't write it in ink,
We assumed he was right and got lots and lots of pink.
We went in for a 3-D, found a penis, "It's a boy!"
Our faces in shock, but our hearts... full of joy.

I've fallen in love with your handsome little face -
I show off your pictures all over the place!
On stamps, on invitations, to everyone I meet,
You look just like your daddy with your chubby little cheeks!

There's so much inside me and everything's new...
New thoughts, new fears, new emotions, and you!
I already love you like I've never felt before,
I wonder how there could possibly be room for more.

Can I teach you respect, show you love, make you strong?   
Will you know in an instant that this is where you belong?
You'll teach me patience, show me strength, make me grow -
I'll learn from you every day - you lead and I'll follow.

I have so many worries as we prepare,
Our pockets are empty but we'll make it - I swear.
Can I be a good mother?  Will you be okay?
I promise you everything...
...and NOTHING will stand in my way.

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Has this poem touched you? Share your story!
  • Sandra Oldfield by Sandra Oldfield
  • 4 years ago

I needed a little poem to send to my niece who is expecting her first child and these words were so lovely and appropriate, it actually brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful!.... thank you

  • Toni by Toni Poet
  • 7 years ago

Aww thanks Jacqueline... it means a lot to know that it has touched someone :)

  • Jacqueline by Jacqueline
  • 8 years ago

you have brought me to tears at work of all places. I will always remember your poem.

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