December 28, 2011

Christmas Favs

Christmas is my all-time favorite holiday. I absolutely love it.

Here are a few of my Christmas favs:

Sugar cookies and hot chocolate...yum :)


Christmas morning...

Decorating the tree...

Pretty twinkle lights...



Christmas music...

lazy days...

and laughing with the family...

BUT nothing can compare to this year's Christmas blessing...

Baby Ry :)


Thank you God, for the birth, life, and sacrifice of your son and for the life and birth of mine :)

December 21, 2011

Time is up baby boy...

All our bags are packed...We're ready to go...


Ry's Room

Here's baby boy's vintage baseball room





Sorry for the poor lighting/quality.

P.S. I have some baby news that I will post later! :)

December 16, 2011

Due Date...

Well today is baby's due date and there's still no sign of him coming...

Here's to 40 weeks & counting!


Where's Baby Baker??


Yesterday was hubs & I's 4th anniversary. We thought baby would be here by now so we didn't make any anniversary plans-silly us :). However, we ended up going to dinner and spent the evening talking about how much our lives are going to change and how we can't wait to meet our little man. These past 4 years as just the two of us have been the best, but we are looking forward to our new adventure as parents.


For now we are waiting, passing the time and trying to enjoy our last days before we become mommy and daddy. We should probably be using our time more wisely, but instead we are watching the movie 'Up'-foreshadowing? I think so.


Come on baby! We are ready to meet you!

December 13, 2011

39 weeks + 4 days & still no baby

Well, baby and I are still hanging out together. He must really be cozy in there and I must be an excellent homemaker ;).


Here's a little overview of my 39th week of pregnancy so far:

Friday: dinner then flat tire...thank goodness it happened when it did and not on the way to the hospital!

Saturday: we gave our pup a haircut and went to a Christmas party with friends.

Sunday: after church, hubs and I went to the mall for some baby walkin' in hopes of stirring up some progress.

Progress...?? Yesterday we went to my OB appt and my doctor said I was dilated between a 1-2..soooo..I guess that means there was a little progress from last week. However, I still got into a funk of a mood and made Mr. Baker take me to AT&T so I could order the iPhone 4S. He loves me lots :).


Thankfully, God knows just when to send blessings. After forcing the hubs to take me to AT&T, my good friend Julie brought us Pei Wei for dinner. Sweet & sour chicken, brown rice, and even a Dr. Pepper (which, if you know me, speaks right to my heart!) Annnnd she got us GiGi's cupcakes...this almost 40 week prego lady was in heaven! What a blessing. What a friend. Here's a pic of Julie and I after we graduated from Dental Hygiene school in 2010!


and for now, we wait.

December 7, 2011

The Kiss

This is the kiss that I have "planned" for hubs after I have healed post-pregnancy. I can't wait to run, jump, and smooch my hubby without belly bumpin' him! Did I say planned? Yes...Did I forget to mention that I am a planner? Oh well, I am looking forward to it :)

Love you babe :)

Come on Baby Baker!!

December 6, 2011

38 weeks + 4 days=mood swings

This past weekend we got all "lovely-ed" up and went to hubby's work Christmas party. It was held at the Petroleum Club downtown where we had an amazing view from the 35th floor. We had a good time, but of course I was completely exhausted by 9 pm. All the yummy food and random blackout Bingo games really wore me out ;). Here's baby and I looking stuffed and ready for bed after the party.



Saturday we got to spend time with some good friends and watch a football game that I will not discuss any further. Soooooo on to Sunday...we both were feeling a little under the weather so we decided to miss church and rest.

Annnnd here's where the mood swings kick in...

Yesterday we went to my OB appt and I left teary-eyed and defeated. My doctor told me that I am still dilated only 1 cm. With just a few days left until baby's due date, it's hard to see the positive without seeing any progression. I cried in the Dr.'s office, I cried in the car, and I cried once we made it home. I've been praying that God will help me endure and wait for His timing. I am just so ready to meet our baby boy and selfishly want to have the old me back (no offense "Ry"..I can tell you are running out of room in there too).

Today was a new day though and we had a baby shower at Mr. Baker's work which left us feeling blessed once again.

A couple of my fav things from the shower...personalized cookies and a baby sized ping pong paddle!



November 30, 2011

37 weeks + 5 days=growing impatient

As we were driving to my OB appointment yesterday anticipation filled the car. We kept throwing out all these ridiculous scenarios filled with high hopes of meeting baby "Ry" sooner than we were expecting. One scenario, for example, was that my water would break when my doctor checked to see how dilated I was and I would give birth right in the OB office! (yes, I am telling you our hopes were VERY VERY high and ridiculous)

They called my name and we went back to the exam room. I got excited because they took us to the same room that I found out I was pregnant in! We knew this could only mean good news awaited us!

We waited and waited and waited...

Finally, my doctor came in and after all the anticipation, we found out that I was only dilated to a 1....not exactly the news that this impatient mommy & daddy-to-be were hoping for.

I don't know precisely what it is that makes these last weeks so much more difficult, but I guess having the finish line in sight and feeling like all your body has left to give is a lousy crawl are two main ingrediants.

On a happier note...

We decorated for the celebration of another birth-our SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST :)

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Noah wanted his picture taken too!

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November 26, 2011

Finishing touches

Mr. Baker took off of work from Wednesday-Friday and we were able to check some final things off of our "before the baby comes" to-do-list. Like packing Baby Baker's diaper bag and our hospital bag.


...putting in the car seat.


...and more baby laundry. I told hubs that baby laundry is much more fun than doing his-he was a little offended ;). I do know however, that those cute tiny baby boy clothes will one day morph into a stinky grass-stained mess. Boys-gotta love 'em.

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We aren't quite finished with "Ry's" room yet, but here's a peek of a few things we have done.


We are ALMOST ready baby :)

November 19, 2011

36 weeks + 1 day


Baby boy,

This week they say you are as big as a WATERMELON and it sure feels like it to me! They also say that moms carrying boys tend to eat more than those carrying girls which makes me feel a bit better about these extra lbs I've put on. I can already see you raiding the refrigerator but still skinny as your dad! I had my one week OB appointment this week and my doctor said I wasn't dilated at all, guess you plan on camping out a little while longer. My doctor must think you are planning a longer stay too because instead of having me come back in one week she suggested two.


We passed the 30 day mark this week and your dad and I started a 30 day prayer countdown for you. We are now on day 27 and our prayer for you is self-discipline from Proverbs 1:3.


Today we went to a one day EXPRESS birthing class. I will say that I do feel more informed maybe a little too much though? ;) I'm pretty nervous/anxious about the whole birthing process. I try to imagine the sequence of events that will lead to hearing your first cry, but the truth is I have no idea. The unknown can be scary, but I am thankful that our God has a plan and I choose to trust that His plan for how you will enter this world is better than any of mine. All I know is that you my son are worth it. :)

I love you my little melon,

Oh and here's what we have been up to lately (besides nesting)...don't took me three years to get sucked into this...


November 10, 2011

35 weeks


Only 4 weeks and 6 days left! My body is feeling overdue for baby's b-day. Simple everyday tasks are becoming more and more difficult. Mr. Baker has been great taking on a few new services as daddy-to-be, such as helping me put on/take off my shoes, get me in and out of the car, and gracefully pulling me up from my stuck spots on the floor (I don't know why I always think I can get up from there!). You should see (or maybe you shouldn't) my morning fallout from the bed routine-it's not that dramatic, but it does involve a teeny bit of rolling due to the naturally more spherical shape of my body these days (as I do this, I can hear my dad singing, "rollllllly polllly"). I'm not sure how baby is feeling about leaving the only home he has ever known, but I do know that he needs to stay at least a couple more weeks to be on the safe side, regardless of how ready I may think I am.

I had a few doctor appointments this week: two week OB appt., cardiologist, and dental. My OB appointment went well just had to have my blood taken again to check my anemia-should find out next week. Baby's b-day is getting so close, I am now moving on to weekly OB appointments! Get excited people! My cardiologist appointment was A-mazing!! I know that sounds a little odd but you will soon understand! A little background here-I was referred to the cardiologist from my OB doctor because I noticed a heart flutter of sorts-I had an ultrasound done on my heart and had to wear a heart monitor for 48 hours. Anyway, here's why my cardiologist appointment was so amazing: during the ultrasound on my heart the tech didn't see anything wrong and then she let me see the baby! He was head down and ready! ANNNND she let me see his heart! Yes I have seen it before, but not like this! I got to see the four chambers of his heart and it was just pumping perfectly! The tech kept saying how beautiful his heart was and I could not agree more :). I will find out November 22 the results from the ultrasound and heart monitor. I also tried a new dentist this week and got my teeth cleaned by my good friend Dixie, who I went to dental hygiene school with. To my dismay, I had a cavity. How in the world this dental hygienist is so susceptible to cavities is beyond me.

On another note, it has been so fun seeing all the Christmas decorations out! It's just one more reminder that Baby Baker is on his way!

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November 4, 2011

34 weeks today

34 weeks...

238 days
5,712 hours
342,720 minutes
20,563,200 seconds...

only 6 weeks left...

42 days
1,008 hours
60,480 minutes
3,628,800 seconds

but who's counting ;)

I love Friday morning sleep-ins with my hubby. Today's was a little different than most due to the fact that I ended up on the couch at 6 am with the not so fun hip pain I've been experiencing as of late. However, I did end up back in bed around 8-ish to finish our sleep-in :). Waking up and snuggling with my lovie warms my heart...mushy...mushy...I know :)

We began our "lazy" day with some delicious cinnamon rolls.
But of course the daddy-to-be's job is never finished...

For Baby Baker

Dear sweet baby boy,

I can't stop thinking about you tonight as I lie awake in bed.
All these thoughts and wonders keep running through my head.
How I can't wait to hold you and to see your little grin,
to kiss you on your chubby cheeks and to touch your baby soft skin.
How I can't wait to see you finally face to face,
to behold a tiny miracle representing God's amazing grace.
How I can't wait to sing to you and to rock you to sleep at night,
to watch your daddy love on you and tuck you in real tight.
I wonder who you'll look like, with mommy's bright blue eyes?
or maybe daddy's freckle face-that would be real nice :).
I wonder about the love we'll share and how the time will pass,
but for now I'll keep you safe with me and enjoy it while it lasts.
With every little hiccup and tiny kick I know,
that God has knit you wonderfully and how my love does grow.
For these are precious moments shared just between you and I,
that make me praise our maker of the waters and the sky.
How I can't wait to meet you my perfect gift from above
and to embrace you in my arms and give you all my love.
I'm trying my best to wait on you as the day is drawing near,
I'll be seeing you soon my dear,
I'll be seeing you soon. :)