Letter to Baby
This activity should be assigned after the unit study on ultrasound. Ideally, it should directly follow the student's ultrasound screening. Virtually all of the young women in my classes are considered to have high-risk pregnancies, and therefore undergo ultrasound examination as a matter of course. They very often share the resulting 'picture' with staff and friends. This is a good time for the mothers to begin to focus on the realities to come.
Directions: Write a letter to your baby. Include all of the following:
If you have had an ultrasound, describe the process. Tell what the image looks like. Write, describing the things you already know about your baby.
Tell how it made you feel to actually see an image of your baby.
Describe yourself to your baby. Tell what you look like, and what kind of person you are. Write about your dreams, goals, and hopes for the future. Tell about the things that you think are important to teach him.
Tell about your family. Describe the people who he will be living with. Introduce him to the people who will be caring for him while you are at school or working.
Write about the surroundings he will be coming into. Describe your house or apartment. Tell about his room. Will he share it with you? What things have you gotten for him already? Tell about any toys, equipment, or clothes that you have ready for him.
Describe three things that you will do for your baby that will show him that you love, and will take care of him.