Do you remember your first trip to a casino in Oklahoma? I suppose not, since you were -4 weeks old when your mother and I took you, but it is unequivocally some of the finest people watching in all of America. I have never personally won a dime in Oklahoma, but I always leave feeling like a million bucks.
If you want to get rich, and are not a country music singer or cattle rancher, stay out of Oklahoma. But if you are having a rough week and need a little pick-me-up, head north of the Texas border and spend an hour or two walking around Choctaw or Winstar.
But the first time we went to the casino as a family (I'll explain how strange that sentence is when you're a little older) I can't remember the games we played or the characters we ran into. That is because two hours earlier we were at First Vu Imaging, getting this picture of you:
From the moment you finally dropped your hands and let us see your face, I haven't been able to focus on much more. I immediately made this picture the backdrop on my iPhone. I'll explain iPhones to you when you're a little older, but the gist is this - back when I had hair and energy, and before you could reach your friends through telepathy, we had these devices that connected us to each other and the internet. We thought they were pretty cool.
It sounds crazy, but before this picture, you were an idea. Don't get me wrong, we loved you already, but we didn't know you. We decorated your room, bought you outfits, and talked for hours at a time about what you might be like. This picture showed us just how close you were to joining us.
You can thank your mom for your nose, and blame us both for the cheeks. I think in time you'll find them to be tremendous character-builders. Don't worry, you are already the most beautiful baby I've ever seen.
I can't properly express how excited we are to meet you on Monday. Oh, that's another thing - you are going to HATE Mondays...but the first one is going to be amazing.