Hannah

Open Letter – Hannah Rose, Where are You??

Dear Hannah Banana,

Today is January 7th and we are only a few days from your due date. What can I say? You seemed like you wanted to show us your beautiful face a month ago and we were so excited! When the doctor told mommy that she was already 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced, not to mention the doctor also said you would be here early we were so excited and told anybody that would listen! Grandma, Papa and Nana all booked their flights to come see you because they knew you were coming soon. The following week the doctor said mommy was 3 cm and 70% effaced and we kept thinking you were going to be a Christmas baby. Grandma was getting worried because she was going to have to change her flight to be here to meet you. Christmas passed and everyone was saying how you were going to be the first baby of the New Year! We went to a party with some great friends, we even packed the car with all of our stuff for the hospital because we figured it was going to happen that night, being so far away from the hospital!

Needless to say no Christmas baby and no New Years baby, but guess what Hannah we are still very excited to meet you! I know you know that because I tell you every night. We tap each other through mommy’s belly, it’s like we are already having little wrestling matches. I love every second of it, but I am not going to lie I want to see that face, I want to hear you cry, I want to hold you and I want to protect you. I hope that you realize as you grow up every thing I do will be to make you be a strong woman.

Oh before I go, I have to tell you that of everyone that can’t wait to meet you, your brother Jacob is ready! He is going to be an amazing big brother to you. He also hugs and kisses you every night, I have a feeling he is going to protect you more than I will. Whenever mommy and daddy ask Jacob who he loves you are always on the top of the list! Not bad for a 4 year old who blacks out on Despicable Me and Cars. Jacob tells daddy that he can’t wait to play with his baby sister, but I have to explain that he is going to have to wait until you get stronger. Don’t be surprised if Jacob gets mad at you for stealing a little attention from him, he has been an only child for 4 and a half years and he is going to have to adjust. I promise you that he will always love you though.

Hannah, we’re ready. In the end it’s up to you as to when you are going to join our family, but please realize that 9 months is a long time to wait for your beautiful daughter. You will understand this one day (just not too soon!!!). Until I meet you I will continue dreaming about you. I haven’t even met you yet, but you have my heart. See you soon Hannah Banana!

Love

Daddy XOXO

P.S. I hope you like your changing table!!!

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Thursday Top Five: Debo Let’s Loose Top 5 Stories of 2013

This week’s Debo’s Top 5 is based off my readers favorite blogs on Debo’s Let’s Loose. I will count down the 5 most viewed stories from Debo Let’s Loose in 2013. Now I am not going to do the top 5 blogs because they are pretty much the same topic, so I will pick the top 5 topics and the #1 story of each topic as viewed by my readers in 2013.

#5. Green Bay Packers Power Rankings Week 9

I am unsure of why this specific post got as many views as it did, but I am very happy about it! It was the first power rankings after Aaron Rodgers broke his collar bone, so that may have something to do with it.

#4. Florida Gators are Good at Blocking…Themselves

Credit: @sprtshumor on Twitter

Credit: @sprtshumor on Twitter

#3. Video: BABY DEBA NAME ALERT!!! Jacob Shares the Secret!!!

This was obviously my number #1 story of 2013, but it fell to #3. Jacob was awesome in announcing Hannah’s name and the response about her name was amazing.

#2. Local DJ Turns Global Star! Randy Boyer!

#1. Worlds Match 5 Results РJosh George Throws 490 and A+ Takes Over Division 

I was completely surprised by the fact that candlepin bowling made my top 5, but I am pretty happy about it. To be honest all the Worlds post did very well during that week and really showed what a majority of my readers enjoy. I will do my best to get some more candlepin posts out there!

Well there it is, Thursday’s Top 5. Debo Let’s Loose Top 5 stories of 2013. I am excited to see how 2014 stacks up against this list, I’ll keep writing, You keep reading, It’s that easy!!!

P.S. Look for a special Thursday’s Top 5 tomorrow! The topic? Debo Let’s Loose most underrated stories of 2013. This list will comprise of the stories that I thought should have gotten more attention, but didn’t.

Baby Deba Alert…Could We Have a Christmas Baby?

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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!