9 months: A look back

Baby Lute has gotten to go a lot of places and do a lot of fun things while in Mommy’s belly.  Let’s take a look back over the past 9 months of Baby Lute’s life in the womb….

January 2013: Here we are just days before finding out about you, little girl!  On this day I first suspected I was pregnant because I lost my phone (forgetfulness), freaked out about it and cried all day (raging hormones) and started suspecting….  In this picture we were at a concert at the Grizzly Rose.

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January 28, 2013: the day we found out about you!  I took a sharpie and wrote on my stomach: “HI DADDY”….then I made Eric lift up my shirt.  We were both thrilled!

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Early February 2013: We took a weekend trip to Glenwood Springs.  It was fun, and mommy stayed out of the really hot springs…she stayed in the lukewarm temps only.

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February 2013: Mommy and Daddy skied most weekends as long as Mommy still had energy.  We skied a lot of fun powder days this season.  You got to go down many black diamonds and extreme terrain!  Skiing is our favorite thing to do.  We can’t wait to put you on your first set of skis and share our hobby with you, little one!!

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March 2013: We took a trip to Indiana to share the news about you to my side of the family.  We made t-shirts that said “Baby Skier Makes the Lutes Three”….but hardly anyone noticed the shirts!  Here I am with my 4 sisters.  Below, my sister took me to a maternity store, where I tried on a fake pregnant belly.

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March 2013: You met your Great Grandma and Great Grandpa.  It was fun to visit Grandpa and Grandma.  Sadly, though we thought she was in decent health, Grandma passed away just 5 short days after seeing her (she was 88 years old).  I will always feel so blessed and cherish that last conversation with my sweet Grandma.  Just looking at this photo of me with Grandma Anna Jane is causing me to cry remembering her and feeling sad over losing her.

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March 2013: We planned a Lute family trip to Las Vegas.  On this trip is when we told Eric’s family about you!  We wrapped a picture frame with YOUR ultrasound photo in it.  We told them we had a “late Christmas gift” to give them (in March!)…they are overjoyed to become grandparents.

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April 2013: At 13 weeks into the pregnancy, we make a public announcement on Facebook that you were coming!  It was so fun to receive warm love and support from friends.  Here is our photo we used to announce the pregnancy:

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April 2013: Mommy and Daddy ran a 5K with some friends.  It was a beautiful day for a run!

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May 2013: We went to several concerts in May, the first one was Chris Tomlin at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

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May 2013: We had our anatomy ultrasound and were thrilled to find out that you were healthy and a GIRL!  Mommy has raccoon eyes because she was crying out of pure joy during the ultrasound.

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May 2013: We took a trip to southern Colorado.  One of our stops was to Four Corners.  We/you stood on the corner of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah!  You were in four places at once.

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June 2013: Mommy got surprised at a baby shower thrown by your wonderful Grandma and Aunts in Indiana.  Your Aunt Maggie was also pregnant with your cousin Silas.  It was fun to see each other pregnant.

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June 2013: It was really fun for me to surprise your Aunt Christine and Uncle Mark with a surprise visit to celebrate their high school graduation.  And boy were they surprised!

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June 2013: Mommy and Daddy took you on your first camping trip!

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June 2013: Your Uncle Luke, Aunt Ellen, and cousins David and Emily came to Colorado to visit.  They are missionaries in Nicaragua, very far away.  It was such a joy to see them.  While here, Aunt Ellen came to the Tim McGraw concert with Mommy and Daddy.

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June 2013: The ladies from work threw you a beautiful baby shower!  They gave Mommy lots of advice about birth and being a mom.

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July 2013: Mommy’s friends threw a baby shower where you got lots of wonderful gifts from friends.  The colors of the shower even matched your nursery (purple and teal).

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July 2013: Daddy’s work required a 6-7 week stay in Florida, so we drove 30 hours each way.  Mommy and Daddy loved living in Florida.

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August 2013: Your grandparents and aunt and uncle visited us while in Florida.  Here we are visiting your great-grandpa and great-grandma’s graves (my dad’s side).

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August 2013: Your Aunt Melody and Uncle Andrew came to Florida for a visit too.  It was so much fun!

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September 2013: Just after Labor day weekend, we said goodbye to Florida and drove home (30 hours) to Colorado.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASeptember 2013: Safely back home in Colorado, we prepared and got things ready for you, baby girl (including finishing your nursery).  Below we are at the Luke Bryan/Florida Georgia Line concert just 3 weeks before your due date.

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October 2013: Before your arrival, we wanted to take a quick trip up to the mountains to see the changing leaves!  Daddy and Mommy are ready to meet you, baby girl!

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12 thoughts on “9 months: A look back

  1. Such a great idea! I love this post and you’re so close to welcoming your little girl! So excited to hear all about it and meet her!

    On a side note, my older brother lived in Glenwood Springs before moving to Carbondale, CO and we went to those same hot springs when we visited! They were awesome!

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