Mummy blogger Constance Hall has penned an open letter to her unborn baby son as she prepares to give birth via a caesarean.
The outspoken Perth author and her husband Denim Cooke, a father-of-two, are expecting their first child together on Monday.
Taking to Instagram, the mother-of-four – who is 40 weeks pregnant – wrote a heartwarming letter to her baby boy as she braces for the highly-anticipated arrival of her fifth child.
Constance Hall is expected to give birth to her fifth child via a Caesarean section on Monday
The mother-of-four and her husband Denim Cooke are expecting their first baby together
‘Dear baby in my belly. We get to meet you. And here’s a couple of things I want you to know,’ she said.
‘The minute your dad and I got together we knew you were coming. We talked about you, joked about you and even picked out some names.
‘Your dad told me he’d had a sign from the gods… I smiled, took another sip from my wine and proceeded to comb out his dreadlocks.
‘We don’t know anything about you, you might be wild and challenging of everything society throws at you like us or you might wear a suit, brush your hair and get four degrees.’
The mother, who is now at 40 weeks pregnant, will deliver her baby son via a C-section
The Perth mother already has four young children with her previous husband Bill Mahon
Ms Hall – who tied the knot to Mr Cooke in a secret wedding ceremony earlier this year- said she didn’t care whether her unborn child is ‘tough and tumble sporty boy like your dad or an emotional artsy person like your mum.
‘Or you could always be both.. You might even decide you don’t want to be a boy. We don’t care. We just want you,’ she said.
‘But what I do know is that last night your dad told me that the hardest part of this extremely painful pregnancy for him has been watching me in pain and not be able to take that pain away from me and swap it for himself.’
The baby boy will be the latest addition to the humble family – including seven children, two pet dogs and ‘two madly in love parents’.
The baby boy will be the latest addition to the humble family – including seven children, two pet dogs and ‘two madly in love parents’
Earlier this month, Ms Hall revealed her decision to deliver her baby via a C-section after her last vaginal birth took five months to heal
‘This huge chaotic family of soon seven kids, two dogs and two madly in love parents has a place for everyone. Your place for the time being is in my arms,’ she said.
‘And I simply cannot wait to sniff you.’
Earlier this month, Ms Hall revealed her decision to deliver her baby via a C-section after her last vaginal birth took five months to heal.
‘I’ve decided against a Vbac (vaginal birth after delivery),’ she said on May 9.
‘I read some terribly sad stories and incredibly empowering ones, the decision came down a couple of factors, mainly body damage,’ she said.
‘My worst Vag delivery took five months to heal from, my C-section took three weeks.
‘I’m not justifying my decision, in 2018 Queen make decisions about their bodies, no justification needed. But this one took a lot of back and forth.
‘So when I heard him tell me that he’d prefer I had a C-section I fell a little more in love with him. It’s my decision, but his opinion counts.’