Baby Deba Alert…Could We Have a Christmas Baby?


Wow, feelings like it has been a while since I have written about Hannah. The last time I wrote about her was “Birth Class and Getting Ready” and that was pretty short. I don’t even know where to start to be honest.

No big deal, met TJ Duckett in Indianapolis

No big deal, met TJ Duckett in Indianapolis

We’ll start with how awesome Kate has been the last few weeks. First of all let’s talk about the surprise she gave me last weekend. Knowing that myself and some friends do a football trip each year, she over heard me telling my friends that I was not going to go this year due to Hannah and the chance that I wouldn’t have a job. So of course Kate decided to start scheming and planned for me to go with my friends to Indianapolis for the B1G 10 Championship between Michigan St and Ohio St. She really pushed me to go and I’m glad she did because it was a blast!

Kate has been a trooper when it comes to carrying Hannah. Not only is she working full time as a teacher until she goes into labor, but she is coaching two basketball teams during the week and tutoring on Sunday. This chick is amazing and we (Jacob, Hannah and I) are lucky to have her! Everyone talks about how much their wife, finace or girlfriend’s complained about the pregnancy, but Kate has been amazing. Yeah, I get the “I’m tired” a lot and she goes to bed by like 9:00 pm and once in a while she talks about her back hurting, but it really hasn’t phased me at all! Just try to be supportive and know that I am going to have to get a thick skin for when she goes into labor because I think that is when it is all going to come out!

New Year Baby?

New Year Baby?

So when is Hannah going to get here? Since I found out the due date (Jan 12) I have been saying that December 29 is going to be the date and the information that we got last week, I could be correct! Last week Kate had her weekly check-up and we found out that she is 2 cm dilated, 50% effaced and in the -2 position. The short of the short is that the doctor doesn’t believe she is going the full 40 weeks. Tomorrow Kate has the next weekly check-up so we will find out if she has dilated, effaced or dropped anymore. Again, the way that this kid moves around I still think she is trying to claw her way out. I don’t know if we are going to get a Christmas baby, but I am pretty sure we are going to be celebrating the New Year with Hannah in our arms! I hope this is the case because our entire family is ready to meet her as soon as possible.

With that being said, you are all probably asking…”so are you guys ready?” Well the apartment is about as ready as it is ever going to be and we have all of the things we need so yeah I would say that we are good to go!

P.S. I know that everyone is asking for some belly shots, but I am getting shut down. So you’ll have to settle for baby pictures when she gets here!


Picture of the Week! Our Thanksgiving Dinner!



Even though I am not a Thanksgiving lover and I move from Halloween to Christmas almost instantly. I do have to give Kate a shout out for some great food this past Thursday. A Paleo chicken, home made mac & cheese and some great stuffing. She fought through the kitchen as I watched the Packers get blown out and still had the energy to get out to Target and get Jacob a bunch of great Christmas gifts! Thanks Kate!

Only 33 Days Until Christmas – Here’s a Song for You Christmas Haters!

The 12 Pains of Christmas!

Classic song here! Even though I love everything possible about Christmas this song makes me laugh! Kate and I love heading out to find our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. I love to hang Christmas lights, so a few of these things don’t bother me, but I get it.


Video: BABY DEBA NAME ALERT!!! Jacob Shares the Secret!!!

Here are some examples of the Christmas stockings

Here are some examples of the Christmas stockings

Last week Kate asked me where we were on the name. At this point we had two different names that we really, really liked. We’ve been going back and forth for the last two months with these names, but when Kate asked that question I think we both knew what the name was. The reason she wanted to make a decision quickly is her friend is selling hand knit Christmas stockings for the Jason Vest Memorial Scholarship and Kate wanted to support the cause.

So back to the name situation, one of the names we were considering was Alyssa and it was our last addition to the list (a 2 name list). When Kate asked the question that night we realized that we were already using one name when at home and talking about Baby Deba. It was the name I would always use when talking to Baby Deba. Why would we change it? So that was the reasoning behind our decision.

I know a lot of you are wondering why we decided to share the name when we had always said we were going to wait until she was born. Well, I think our biggest worry was that we wanted to make the decision and be happy with it before telling people because we didn’t want anyone talking us out of the name. There are a lot of people that will make suggestions to couples choosing names, but when you officially make a decision less people will say “ugh I hate that name” or “I know a girl who had that name, didn’t like her”.

Well I know that all of you are like ok, be quiet and just share the name already, but if you want to know it you have to watch the video because Jacob wanted to tell everyone! Enjoy 🙂

P.S. Birthing classes end tomorrow night so expect something on those classes soon.

47 Days til Xmas – Christmas Season Song of the Week

There are rumors out there that we could see some snow showers next Wednesday here in Maryland, so on that note let’s see what this week’s Christmas song is…

Let It Snow by Boyz II Men

P.S. I have already seen some houses with Christmas lights and trees up…Lovin it!