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. :)