We are at the final countdown! To us you are no longer “baby” but have a name. We are so excited to meet you and find out what you look like and who you are.
This trimester has had it’s aches and pains but overall it has been pretty easy. It is definitely a waiting game though; I feel bad for spending so much time sitting on the couch watching TV and sleeping in but I know this will be the last time in a very long time I will get to do that.
Dad likes to talk to you through my belly and you love to sit perfectly still when he tries to feel your kicks. You are a hiccuper and I’ll feel you hiccup almost 4 times a day. Whenever I start to worry and get anxious you seem to move or kick me as if you are trying to tell me to calm down, that you’re just fine.
I think because we waited three long years and have had so much time to dream and prepare for you, we can enter this season with our eyes open and be ready for such a colossal change. We are patiently/impatiently waiting for you to join our family!
I’ve always been a gatherer of information and lists or goals or things I want to do. So when it comes to Christmas activities I, of course, have a list of things I want to do! I don’t think I can choose just 9 but these are what I really want to do this Christmas season or next!
1 | I made these two years ago with friends and they were a little fragile but made the house smell amazing!
2 | This is a tradition I will be doing at my house, the peppermint snowmen was my go-to activity as a babysitter during the holiday season.
3 | I love the idea of a pretzel cabin than a gingerbread house because let’s be honest, those things never actually stand up
5 | Next year we’ll have a cute foot to document so you can best be sure I’ll be making one of these next year!
7 | I love hot cocoa and I love fudge, let’s put them together shall we!?
9 | I think this colorful garland would be so fun with kids, and I’m sure they’d love to snack on them in the meantime too ha.
As we get closer and closer to meeting you, I keep thinking about who you will be. Will you be an artist like me or a smartie like your dad? Will you have my dimples or his bright blue eyes? I hope you get his spunk for life and his ability to make everyone around him laugh and smile. You sure do love to kick so I think we’ll have our hands full! We found out this trimester that you are a girl and I already know you’ll have daddy wrapped around your finger.
We received so much love this trimester with two baby showers and tons of gifts for you. Dad was so excited that he set up your crib and surprised me when I returned home! He loves that you have a lot of swan items and I already know you’re going to be a daddy’s girl for sure.
It has been amazing to see my body grow and change to home your growing body. It’s a little weird to see the scale hit numbers I never have before and my belly button slowly disappear but I’ve been waiting for you for so long and I am really loving being pregnant! I have had it so easy and am grateful for a smooth pregnancy so far. We are so excited to meet you very soon!
A preview of my Pinterest pins lately includes a lot of baby toys and the cutest little girl outfits. I love the weavings with beads and I’ve recently found some beautiful hand-cut paper to inspire me as I work on my Crafter’s Box project!
I plan on knitting that little sweater, the drop back and open embellishment is just so adorable. And you can be sure I will buy that lamb set as well as the matching bear and elephant set for my nursery. I can’t get enough of this store lately!
I have always imagined myself writing a letter to my child and it’s finally happening! I can’t even tell you how much we’ve been longing to have you join our family little one. You are so loved and so many people are rooting for you to join our family too. All the years of waiting for you will feel like nothing, I know it.
I’m not gonna lie, I have been anxious this whole trimester. Not sure if this is the real deal, if I will get to hold you in my arms or if you’ll slip through just like last time. Once we made it past 9 weeks and every time I checked my doppler and heard your strong heartbeat I felt better and better. I didn’t want to get my hopes up so I didn’t take many pictures, kept your ultrasound hidden in our drawer, and we didn’t announce to anyone until 10 weeks (which felt like forever!). But I feel confident you’re here to stay.
I just can’t wait to meet you, do all these things I’ve been waiting for since I was barely a teenager. We think you are a girl but we will be happy either way! It was so exciting to finally announce to the world that we were expecting, you have so many people that love you but no one loves you more than your dad and I. Weird to write out dad like that like it’s nothing. We are excited to bond more with you the next couple months and meet you in no time.
Can you believe it, we’re finally having a baby! It’s been a whirl of excitement, lots of anxiety, and pure happiness over at the Rucker household lately! Also, a lot of little white lies to family and friends as we decided to keep this one a secret until we were farther along. We found out on Memorial Day while visiting family in IL! A few weeks prior we had had an appointment to start IUI. I kept putting it off after our miscarriage
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