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Emails To Our Daughter


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Back before I saw that glorious word, "PREGNANT," on that little white plastic stick, I decided to set up an email account for our future baby. We were hoping, hoping, hoping to add to our family, and the very first email that I wrote our daughter was just when she was up in heaven waiting to come down and join our wild crew. :)

Setting up the account took no more than a minute, and I went with a generic email address that would suit a boy or a girl. Since then, I've been sending her emails occasionally. When she is old enough, I'll give her the email address and password so she can read them.

I keep the emails short and sweet so that keeping up with them never seems like a burden. It's just a nice way of letting her know about milestones in our pregnancy (when we had our pregnancy confirmed, when we found out she was a girl, greetings from our babymoon, sweet things her dad has said about her). 

I wanted to share this idea with you all since anyone can do it! It's quick, easy, and costs nothing ... but hopefully one day will be something that our daughter considers to be priceless. 

27 comments:

meg-made said...

How precious and special for her to read one day. I kept a bit of a journal when I was pregnant but then haven't written in it since my baby came along (nearly two years ago now) and so I hope you do a much better job of keeping them going. She's a lucky little lady to have such a thoughtful mama xx

megan said...

That gives me chills thinking about the day she will read them! So special.

Caroline {Virginia Sweet} said...

Incredible! What an amzing idea! What a great idea for boys too...think about giving it to your son's wife when they get married.

Emily Helm said...

This is SUCH a sweet idea...I've never heard of anyone doing this before, but it is so great! Another great idea is getting a bottle of wine each year & saving it for when they turn 21 (or graduate college, etc) and they are given a great collection of wine! I always thought that was a fun idea, especially since I love wine!

BLovedBoston said...

I love this idea and totally plan on stealing it one day!! :)

Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey said...

Aww I love this idea!! So, so sweet & I'm sure she will cherish them once she's of age!

Delta Daisies said...

What a WONDERFUL idea!

desiree Hanlon said...

so cute! I just read an article somewhere about a family doing this for all of their children. Very neat!

Jillian Manesh said...

this is SUCH a sweet idea!!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Dee Stephens said...

GREAT idea! I almost sent you a letter today for a book exchange. Then decided not too. I'll wait for Baby R to get here! Closer on a name?

Leslie said...

What an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

wahine0814 said...

One of the sweetest things I've ever heard, and so simple! Love it :)

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

I have heard of other people doing this and I think it is so sweet! I have been keeping a journal for little miss but have been slacking lately!

Mandy said...

I did this for Easton and I'm so glad I did! I also gave out his email to close family and friends so they can share their memories with him as well! I cannot wait until he is 18 and I can give him that password. I just hope email is still around in 17 years!

melissa said...

So sweet! Have you seen the commercial where the dad does that for the daughter? I'm not sure if it's microsoft or apple but it's adorable. Made me cry everytime it would air.

I keep a small notebook by my bed and write notes to my daughter in it at night sometimes. Hopefully when she's older she'll appreciate knowing what mom was thinking way back when. :)

Jane {In The Pink & Green} said...

This is such a sweet idea!

Paige Viollt said...

What a sweet idea! I will definitely have to remember this for the future!

Paige
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Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

Such a sweet idea!

The Southern Wife said...

I love this idea.

Alyssa at Southern Abundance said...

This brought tears to my eyes! What a wonderful way to show her the love you have for her before she is even born!

Ericka said...

What a great idea! I never thought about something like this, but how sweet!!

Karen said...

Dearest April, I did this, too, only without the electronic ease. I wrote letters to Ben all through my pregnancy and even beyond. I think the last one was when he turned 25. Some of them are full of hope, some of joy, some of heartbreak and sadness. But they are stories of his life. He hasn't asked to read them yet, but someday he will and they will let him know how profoundly he has always been loved. What you are doing is priceless and beautiful. Something your daughter will cherish all the days of her life. Much love, Aunt Karen

Morgan Rae said...

This is such a fabulous idea, and something I will definitely plan to do! Thank you for sharing!

Heather (My Little HEA) said...

That's has to be one of the sweetest things I've read about doing. I love it and totally something I would love to do someday!

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Julie @ Just the Joy's said...

What a fabulous idea!!! Love it!

Brittany Fry @ The 26th of August said...

This is a beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing, I think I am going to start doing the same thing for when we are able to get pregnant

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