Monthly Archives: December 2010

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Dear Baby: Week 37

Dear Baby: Week 37

Dear Boo,

Merry Christmas, baby! We had so much fun together as a little family celebrating Jesus’ birth together.

You couldn’t see them, but one of Tucker’s favorite parts was getting to go look at all of the beautiful Christmas lights. “More lights! More lights!” he said. Could you hear him? Next year I’m sure you will be dazzled too.

This week Mama and Dada went to visit the very special area of the hospital that is just for babies being born. It’s full of friendly doctors and nurses who are there just to take care of you and Mama when you finally come into the world. We even get our own little room, just for our family.

We also got to see you on an ultrasound this week, and WOW you are getting to be a big boy. In fact, at 37 weeks, the doctor says you already weigh almost as much as Tucker did the day he was born!

This week you measure about as long as a big stalk of swiss chard, which is a leafy vegetable that is really colorful and good for you too. Dada tried it for the first time this year, and it was yummy!

Love,

Dad

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Dear Baby: Week 36

Dear Baby: Week 36

Dear Boo,

We’re into the final month until you arrive, and you’re doing so great. You’re so big and active that Dada can see you rocking and rolling and kicking up a storm inside Mama.

Christmas comes this week, and we’re thrilled to have you almost with us for this special time of year. Because Christmas is all about Jesus coming as a little baby, we can’t help but see Baby Jesus and think about our own little baby that is coming soon. We love you so much.

This week you’ve grown to the weigh about as much as a crenshaw melon. I know, I know, another melon. It sounds like Dada is a little obsessed with melons or something, but honestly, you’re so big now that there are not many fruits or vegetables that get that size! Crenshaw melons are harder to find, but are big and yellow and the sweetest of all melons. Let’s get some someday, okay?

Love,

Dad

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Dear Baby: Week 35

Dear Baby: Week 35

Dear Boo,

Week 35 is a big milestone for you, and you might not even know it.

When Mama and Dada were eagerly expecting your big brother, Mama got sick on Week 35 and the doctors said Tucker almost came early! Luckily Mama got better, so Tucker still got to have his five more weeks inside of her to grow big and strong.

We’re very happy that you and Mama are doing really well together. 🙂

This week you’re so big you weigh about as much as a honeydew melon, which is probably Dada’s favorite kind of melon. Maybe. Anyhow, they’re very sweet… just like you, I bet.

Love,

Dad

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Dear Baby: Week 34

Dear Baby: Week 34

Dear Boo,

Now that we’re home from Thanksgiving in Atlanta, we’re starting to officially prepare for one of my favorite times of year — Christmas!

Christmas is for us primarily a celebration of when Jesus was born, but it’s also just a fun time to enjoy family and friends and winter holiday traditions. This week Tucker and I are putting up our Christmas tree, and then Tucker and Mama will decorate it together. It will be a few years before you really know what’s going on, but I have no doubt that Christmas will be a very special and exciting time for you and Tucker for many years to come.

This week you weigh about as much as your average cantaloupe, which are a type of melon that is usually eaten by itself or in a fruit salad, but some ingenious people even have it wrapped in prosciutto. It has a lot of Vitamin C and some antioxidants that make it really good for you. One of the things that’s really unique about cantaloupe is that its skin is covered in a neat net-like covering. You’ll be unique too, but hopefully without a net.

Love,

Dad

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Book Review: 30 Things Future Dads Should Know About Pregnancy

30 Things Future Dads Should Know About Pregnancy

by Hogan Hilling

About the Book

How prepared do you feel about becoming a new dad? 30 Things Future Dads Should Know About Pregnancy provides a refreshing perspective on how a man can transform into a caring and devoted dad—without losing his masculinity. Included is practical, priceless advice and insight into your pregnant wife’s thoughts and behavior, helping you reach your full potential in one of the most important roles of your life. These 30 Things will teach you how to:

  • Bond with your pregnant wife and unborn child
  • Adjust your priorities while still having time for what you enjoy
  • Deal with your wife’s mood swings and sex issues
  • Ask for and accept help
  • Network with other dads, one of your greatest resources
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