BJ had her baby 4 days ago. If her baby could understand, this is what I would tell her:
We have been waiting to meet you for the last 9 months. Even though I haven't held you (duh! I live in Japan and you live in Texas), I already know your face and your cry ( your momma sent an e-mail with your pictures and I heard you fussing on the phone when I was trying to talk to your mommy). You have been loved since the day we found out that your mommy was carrying you. You are very lucky to be born from your mother. She will love you beyond anything you will ever understand. Your father will love you more than any other man, and he will kill any boy that tries to touch you before you turn 21. Your grandma and grandpa on your mother's side have been waiting for you since your mommy married your daddy. You have given them a new purpose in life. You already have 2 perfect playmates waiting to meet you. They, too, are new to the planet. So, y'all will get to explore the world together in the coming months.
Please know that the world isn't perfect, but you will be brought up in a world filled with love, happiness, humor and healthy food (your mommy is a dietitian after all). You are one of the lucky one's that will never know hunger or fear. You have been blessed beyond belief to be born from your two very special parents. They will give you everything you need to succeed in this world: love, compassion, strength, and intelligence. Keep in mind that your parents aren't perfect, no one's are! But, you got 2 that will always be there for you. And, when you can't go to your parents, know that you have a family and extended family that will pick you up when you fall.
They say it takes a village to raise a child, and I will always be part of your village--no matter how far away I am.