S: Robert Aiden Raaka
BC: "Where there is love, there is life." -Indira Gandhi
FC: Robert Aiden 9-24-2010
1: Weeks 39 Pregnant
2: Robert Aiden Raaka September 24, 2010 9:03 PM 9 lbs 1 oz, 21 inches
3: Hush Little Baby
12: Our Little Ones
13: Two Weeks Old
14: Little Memories
15: Our Baby Boy
16: January 9, 2010 Today we found out that we are pregnant! I was 1 day late, so I took a pregnancy test. I came out of the bathroom, and showed Mark the test that said "Pregnant." Mark leaned over with a grin and gave me a big kiss. We were so excited that we decided to head to Bellevue to the Melting Pot for a celebration! January 16, 2010 We saw the baby's heartbeat today! Mark looked so proud. We also called our family, we just couldn't hold it in! Mom was thrilled, she couldn't believe that she was going to be a Grandma. Bob and Martha were thrilled too, even though this baby is their 4th grandchild.
17: Ten little fingers & ten tiny toes... | January 18, 2010 Let the cravings begin! So far the thing I want most is salt. I ate half a can of black olives the other day! I haven't had any morning sickness, but eggs are revolting. I can't even smell them. I have had a little trouble with my blood pressure, I passed out at work the other day, or nearly so. We found out that our due date is September 21st. April 26, 2010 It's a BOY! We are going to name him Robert Aiden Raaka after Mark's Dad. We'll call him Aiden.
18: June 8, 2010 I am 25 weeks today, and Aiden is getting stronger by the day. I can feel him all the time now, and Mark talks to him daily and kisses my belly. He's even felt Aiden a couple of times now. The nursery is coming along wonderfully. We decided on a blue and brown Puppy Dog theme.Mark has been busy putting crown moulding up the last few days. It's looking so good! 15 more weeks to go... June 23, 2010 Apparently Aiden is in the 99th percentile for size! That's a little intimidating for me. He already weighs 2 lbs, 7 oz!
19: Lil' Bundle | July 4, 2010 Mark and I are going to lots of fun concerts this summer, because it will be much harder to do with a little bundle around. We went to Lillith Fair and saw Sarah McLachlan, Colbie Callait, Sugarland and Sheryl Crow. We are also going to see the Barenaked Ladies and Dave Matthews Band later in the summer. I am getting unwieldy now, but I get lots of help from Mark, especially when standing up. My favorite part of the day would be the foot and leg massages! I am starting to retain water and really swell up, which is so painful. I am pampered by Mark though. Aiden is so lucky to have such a wonderful Daddy!
20: August 24, 2010 Just under 1 month to go! We are headed to Portland for Gretchen and Eric's Wedding this weekend, and we'll finish off the baby shopping while we are down there. Aiden is kicking pretty hard now, and I can feel all of his little limbs. They're sharp! I keep saying that I don't think my belly can get any bigger, but then it does. We went to San Diego last month, and I spent a lot of my time sleeping. I do that a lot lately. This little guy really takes it out of me! They are staring to wonder if I have pre-eclampsia, but haven't diagnosed anything yet. I'm just anxious to meet our little boy. He can't get here soon enough!