Monday, November 30, 2009


We had SUCH a great time at the Baby-Palooza Party for Baby Becker! It was great spending time with our family and friends. As always, lots of "beverages" were consumed and we even broke out the Rock Band! A BIG "Thank You" to Joe, Gina, Jon, Karley, and my parents for hosting this celebration!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Wright Sisters

On Saturday morning my mom and I went over to Plymouth. My Grandma held a small shower with her sisters (my great-aunts), my Aunt Suzie, Jen, and Jen's daughter, Ada.

It was a great time and (despite having my eyes closed in this picture) I really enjoyed seeing everyone.

4 years of Marriage

On Thanksgiving Day we celebrated our four year anniversary. Time has flown by and we have done SO much in our short time as husband and wife! We are looking forward to our new chapter - Parenthood!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Saucy Weekend

This weekend we enjoyed some time in Royal Oak. On Saturday night we went out for dinner with our friends, Brooke and Mikkel. Brooke is due the day after Thanksgiving - so it could have been our last child-less meal with them.

I decided to be "saucy" and wear heels. Then I thought it would be a good idea to WALK downtown. Granted - it is only a few blocks...but I quickly discovered (like 100 yards from our house) that a pregnant woman and heels should not mix!

After dinner we picked up dessert at a local pastry shop. It was a good move on my part, because the thought of eating my brownie helped me persevere through the pain and make it home.

From now on, I'm saving the "sauce" until after the baby is born. My feet will thank me!

I spent Sunday putting up Christmas decorations. Last year I put them up in 4 inches of snow and vowed NEVER to do that again. I will get pictures up soon...

31 weeks

I had my 30.5 week appointment last Thursday and things are going very well! He's measuring perfectly, heartbeat is strong, and I got approval to travel home for Christmas! Yeeessss! I still have two appointments before I get the 100% go ahead - but the thought of not having to cram our families into our house is making me excited! And - I feel like Christmas is always better at home.

Sidenote: in less than 2 weeks - should I go into labor - they will not try to stop it. Holy cow.

Tyson and I have opted out of taking Birthing Classes. Everyone we know who has taken them, has given them poor reviews. We're going to self-educate and pray that everything goes the way it should. I ran this by the doctor too...and she said, "We will help you through it and tell you what you need to know." I'm not a proponent of "home-schooling," but in this case it seems like a good choice. Wish us luck.

Our Baby Boy is very comfortable under my ribcage. It gets very uncomfortable for me, especially when I'm sitting down. The other night I felt either an arm or a leg poke out of my right side - so I pushed back and he immediately pulled away. Sorry, buddy. I have also felt hiccups down by my right hip, so I'm hoping this means he is already "in position."

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Testing on Dogs

Poor Annie and Oakley (Nancy & Denny's dogs) were subjected to helping me test Grandma Nancy's Peg Perego stroller. I found that it has great turning capabilities! :) The pups were good sports. Oakley even tried to take a nap on the tray. Our Baby Boy appreciates them "taking one for the team!"

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Shower with Tyson's Family

Last weekend, Tyson's aunts hosted a wonderful shower for us in Fort Wayne! It was great to see family and friends! Baby Becker is so loved! Tyson and I are so thankful for the love and support.
Aunt Kim, Aunt Sally, me, Nancy, Aunt Linda, and Caitlin
Grandma Shirlee getting in some practice with one of Chloe's dolls
Gina, me, and Mom

Friday, November 13, 2009


I made $29.10 for my hard work as a juror...which is about $3.64/hr. Luckily - the certificate and the feeling of upholding the law - made it all worth it! :) I think I'll keep my "day job" (hopefully).

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Juror #3

Yesterday I fulfilled my civic duty as Juror #3 in a criminal trial. It was quite an experience, but one that I actually found really interesting. Believe it or not, there were a total of 3 pregnant women on the jury. After the trial the judge came into the Jury Room and mentioned that he had never seen so many pregnant women on one case. I didn't want to tell him - but Checker found his "final instructions" (before deliberation) to be VERY boring. He was literally flipping out in my belly and I could barely concentrate. Luckily everything worked out.

And the moral of the story, once again, is: alcohol and driving DON'T mix.

This is me with my Juror Certificate of Appreciation. I think it will go in the baby book. It was a team effort.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Blast from the Past

I opened the Target ad today and found that they are selling THE Power Shovel for a mere $79.99. Yes, that's correct - this amazing snow removal tool can be yours for less than $80!!

I decided that this special occasion requires that The Power Shovel Video of 2008-2009 should come out of retirement for your viewing pleasure.


Friday, November 6, 2009


This is a picture of two pregnant women...patiently waiting in the cold for a H1N1 shot...This is a picture of the hundreds of other people waiting with us. By the time it was over, we waited about 2 hours for our vaccine. It really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and, to be honest - with more and more cases emerging at school - I feel MUCH better knowing that I've had the shot.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Checker and his Gal Pal

Last night we went to a Halloween Party at our friends Brooke and Mikkel's house! Mikkel went to IU with Tyson and now works at Ford (we don't hold it against him). There were a bunch of other IU MBAs there (some Ford, some GM) and it was a GREAT time! Brooke is a real-life Party Planner (not pretend, like me) and she went ALL out! Their house was decorated to the max and she thought of EVERYTHING. We had a great time and truly appreciated our extra hour of sleep this morning!

This is a picture of Checker with his unborn Gal Pal. Brooke is due around Thanksgiving and we can't wait to meet Baby Jakobsen!

I should also note that we had ZERO trick-or-treaters. Our adorable neighbor Sydney, who is 5 weeks old, came over to show us her pumpkin costume, but she didn't take any candy. So we have four big bags of uneaten candy in our house. DANGEROUS!

Here are a few more pictures from last night's Halloween extravaganza!

Mikkel and Subba
Lizard's Blood Punch
Tyson and his "Joe's." He was "Above Average Joe," Jeff was just "Average Joe," and Brandon was "Below Average Joe." Sidenote: Tyson was the same thing last year.
Table Decor

Despite the UGLY loss to Iowa...we still have Hoosier pride. Mikkel made this IU pumpkin using his drill. AWESOME!


This will come back to haunt me...

Happy 21st, Aunt Karley!

We are SO excited that the final member of our family has turned 21! After years of making fun of her for being so young...we can finally go to the bars together...oh wait...

HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY, KARLEY!!! I will celebrate with you this Spring!