Hello in There: A Poem for My Future Baby
My Love for You Has Already Begun
Ellen R. Collier
Hello in there…can you hear me?
It’s about time we meet
Face to face is 9 months off
So for now it’s belly to feet
Hello in there…you can’t see me, and
I cannot see you
I bet you’ll be cute, be you boy or girl
Either one will do
Hello in there…let’s play a game
We’ll call it telephone
I’ll talk to you, you’ll hear my voice, and
Know you’re not alone
Hello in there…are you hungry yet?
What would you like to munch?
How ’bout Eggy-in-a-Basket for breakfast at home,
Then a picnic in the park for lunch?
Hello in there…you’re Dad’s here too
He wants to tell you “hi”
I know he’s new, but he loves you lots
So there’s no need for you to be shy
Hello in there…it’s story time
I know just the one we need
By the time I say “The End”, you’ll know
Just why I love to read
Hello in there…did you hear that bark?
Those are the 3 family dogs
I know that in time, they’ll become your best friends, but
Beware; they’re attention hogs
Hello in there…wanna hear a joke?
Dad will make you laugh for weeks!
I’ve rolled on the floor, while laughing so hard
That tears streamed down my cheeks!
Hello in there…it is nighttime now
Just about time for bed
So before we all turn in for the night
One more thing has to be said:
Hello in there…whoever you are
I’ve loved you from the start
You’ll be part of our family very soon, but
You began as a dream in my heart