Friday, July 30, 2010

Month 9

Dear Baby,

Today is your due date. For the past 9 months you and I have been inseparable. Literally. It really doesn't surprise me that you are running a little behind schedule. With me as your mother, you are very likely to inherit the ability to be running late to almost everything. We'll work on that together.

I just wanted to let you know how much I've loved carrying you for the past 270 days. You have been a great little guy. Thank you for all your personality. Thank you for having your most preferred position being with your little bum sticking straight up so it protrudes very prominently from my belly, allowing me to rub it. (Which you seem to love.) Thank you for providing us with so much entertainment watching you kick and punch and flip and being so interactive. I don't know if there has ever been a baby as active as you. Even your doctors are astounded at how much you move during our check-ups. You've kicked or punched the heart beat monitor away more than once. :) Thank you for all your cute hiccups. You seem to have them daily and they make my belly jump. Thank you for dancing in my belly when you hear music at church or on the radio. You seem to get the most excited when a song with Ludacris or Katy Perry comes on a song. We're not sure how to interpert that, but it is cute. Thank you for being healthy and for moving when I ask you too. Thank you for sparing me from too much morning sickness, heartburn, weight gain and other less desirable pregnancy issues.

We pray for you and are so excited, and to be honest a little nervous, to see you. Take your time. We're ready when you are.

Love Mom and Dad

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Nesting: The unexplainable urge in women to create a room/environment to bring their baby home to. May include obsessing over rugs, thread count, and testing crib mattresses at Babies R Us for firmness.

Now we just need our little guy to get the heck out of my tummy.
We promise the crib is more comfortable than your current residence.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pillow Talk

I am so grateful we have a king sized bed. Jake is 6'2 and I currently have an insanely active little boy residing in my tummy and if we has a smaller bed I think we'd go crazy.

And maybe we are already going a little crazy. I've become a semi-insomniac and Jake, being so sweet, is trying very hard to make me comfortable...even when he's not really awake.

For example, Jake keeps trying to rub my feet or the middle of the night...when he is asleep. I wake up to him pulling my legs out from under the covers and usually pulling me across the bed as well.

I admit I've become a pillow hog. I need at least 4. The other night as I was crossing the room on one of my many trips to the bathroom. From out of the darkness came one of our throw pillows flying toward me. Jake, still asleep, was sitting up in bed, and had just chucked a pillow at me. He said "Here's another pillow for your throat." (???) And then he fell over and went back to sleep.

I wonder what's going to happen when our little dude gets here and we're getting way less sleep.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Comfort and Cookies

I've been on a baking spree lately (even though it makes our house disgustingly hot). For some reason, baking warm, soft cookies reassures me about my upcoming entrance to motherhood. It reassures me that I can take care of others, produce something that will make those I love happy, and makes me feel like a mom.

I'm excited for my kids and Jake to come home and to have a sweet afternoon snack waiting for them on a colorful plate. To gather around the table and hear about their days, their triumphs and heartaches. I might not ever grow to love cooking...but I'm excited to share the passions of my baking love affair with my kiddos and husband.

The other day I realized that once our little guy is born, it will be probably almost a year before he gets to eat a chocolate chip cookie. Right now he can get them from when I eat them so I asked him if he wanted a cookie. He did. So I baked chocolate chip/M&M cookies. Based on all his kicking I think he enjoyed them as much as I did. Yum. :)

My Current Essentials

These are the essentials of this 8 1/2 month pregnant woman.

My Camelbak water bottle because I can currently out-drink a camel.

Since I can out-drink a camel, I need access to a (clean) bathroom 24/7.

Gummi candies or candy of any kind.

A husband to paint my toe nails.

A nap. OK honestly like 2 naps a day.

Hydrocortisone cream and lotion for my itchy skin.

And a calendar because this little guy is coming two weeks from today!


Thursday, July 1, 2010