Thursday, May 21, 2009


I was showing someone at work our blog, and looked at the top of the page and it said "15 days to go."

WHAT- THAT's IT?? 15 days?? That seems so short!

But on the other hand, we could have 20, 25 more days if I'm late... or 10 days. Let's not think about that.

Monday, May 18, 2009

37 Weeks and a Baby Shower

37 weeks!!
Here are some of the girls that were at the last shower at Cindy Sjoquist's house. It was hosted by my Mom's girlfriends- Peggy Louis and Cindy Sjoquist, and their daughters Josie Hays and Molly Sjoquist. It was sooo much fun!!

After the shower, the "boys" came and hung out with us.

They played pool too.

One of the best gifts was a homemade blanket from my mom. It is just great and I can't wait to use it!

My friend Marie had my camera during the shower, and when I looked back at the pictures she took- I saw this one. Mom and I are twins I think. Good thing I have a pretty mama!
My girlfriend Josie made this bathtub cake. Adorable!! She has always been very crafty and creative in her own way- and this totally showed! The best part was- it really tasted good too!!!

They also made a baby carriage from a watermelon- how clever!!

They also made a diaper cake for me with lots of extra goodies. I hated to take it apart!

36 Weeks!

White Trash Bash '09

This year's outfits didn't cost a thing! Unfortunately we had ALL of this on hand.
The host and hostess- Nate and Jamie Sommer. Our garage is so small so the Sommer's volunteered their garage for the evening. It was just right! She bought this ensemble at a garage sale- but the kicker is... the shirt was already made that way! Some one did that for a family reunion!!

Jamie, Michelle and Katherine Stay. They looked great! And Michelle got 2nd place in the Trashiest Outfit contest!

The Norstads and another guy. I think they picked him up on the way. Zoey was watching Annabelle for the night. P. S. Justing rented this wig. Rented. We told him how gross that was.
Ben's cousin Alli in a cat shirt, white-washed demin jacket and her Firebird. Totally awesome. Oh- and this is her mom's wig. It was great!

The rents. Another outfit that didn't cost them a dime. Had it all on hand! "Jolene" walked into the party yelling at Dad that "they weren't gonna be stayin' late!"

Ben's cousin Louie and his new haircut. The night before, Ben cut his mullet. I think he had done that before...

The Newlyweds! Grandpa Willard would be so proud of Jeff in this picture.

The three girls- in style. Mom was proud.
Zach and Josie Hays

Kurt and Allie Ronningen

Katie after winning the "Most White Trash" award. A tackle box of course!

Group picture! A nice lookin bunch.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Maternity Pics

Our maternity pictures are up! Click on the Abbie Flom Photography link and scroll down to the Bakken box. Our password is Bakken (capital B). She's a great photographer and a big thank you to my sisters who bought me the session!! It was a lot of fun- glad I did it.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Our baby FLIPPED!!! It's head down!! I had my 36 1/2 week appointment today and sometime in the last month, kiddo turned around. I didn't even notice. What a blessing! I REALLY didn't want a C-section, so this is really great news. I'll post new pictures tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


On Sunday, Ben and I went to get maternity pictures taken by Abbie Flom. It was a fun hour and I'm SOOO excited to see how they turned out. Katie and Casey gave me a gift certificate for this at the Lindell shower. I wasn't planning on getting them taken, but now I'm glad we did. It will be fun to remember what I looked like at this point in my pregnancy.

I have another doctor's appointment in a week, and he'll do an ultrasound to check if the baby is still breech. I think it is- I don't feel/look any different than I have before. I'll let you know what happens in a week!

Our second annual white trash party is this Friday- so I need to get an outfit together!! I'll post pictures then.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

35 Weeks

5 Weeks left!
The baby is still breech, and I feel like I can't breathe. I've been trying different tricks to try and naturally turn the baby, but nothing's happening yet. I have my 36 week appointment in a week and a half, and my doctor will do another ultrasound to see if it has turned, and if it's still breech, we'll discuss our "options." I'm not excited about doing a version, but I guess it's better than a c-section. We'll see what happens!
Ben is off to a golf tournament today at Cannon Golf Course. He traded his old irons in this week and got some different ones. He's hitting them well, but not like his other ones, so he's nervous to play today. He'll do fine- he's a great golfer.
The weather is supposed to be really nice this weekend, so I'm hoping to be outside as much as I can! Talk to you in a week and a half!