18 Number of hours until I have the baby.

3 Number of children I will then have.

5 Number of people I will have in my family now.

4 Amount of hours I have spent cleaning house today. (and its 1:30?)

1 Number of children who woke up crying last night at 2:45 and vomited all over himself and bed.

4 Amount of grandparents my kids will see in the next 3 days. Lucky dogs!

1 Total names we ever even consideredfor this baby.  Which is totally amazing to me.  (Hopefully hubby will be able to get online tomorrow night and share it with you!)

648 Total number of pictures taken in November.

269 Total number of pictures taken in December.  And babies not born yet.  Watch out!

5 Number of days I am supposed to be in the hospital.

5 Longest amount of days I have ever been away from my boys.  AHHH!

29 Total number of baked goods/supers I have made in last 2 days hoping the boys have enough food while I am away.

103.7 Coltons temperature right now.

3 Times I have reminded myself to "quit walking like a penguin" today.

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. We can hardly wait to find out what you have decided to call her! We’ll be praying for you and this blessed event! And we’ll pray for Colton too. Poor little guy!
    We’ve already been though that this month.
    Love in Christ,

  2. Aww! Amanda!!!!! I am so going to be lifting you in prayer!!! I love this list!
    I can’t wait to see the baby!!!!

  3. Is it possible to NOT walk like a penguin when pregnant? Not in my experience!
    You sound like you’re majorly nesting, I’m sure your kiddos will be in good hands while you’re gone. You just take care of you and that new little one. Good luck!

  4. Amanda…You GO GIRL!
    WOW! I am impressed with all you are able to accomplish while totally totally pregnant! You are in my prayers in the next days. May God be with you and bless you!

  5. Wow! What a great list. I can’t believe your baby is almost here. I am so excited 🙂 Can’t wait to see photos!

  6. amanda,
    i am so excited for your big day tomorrow!! please know that you will be in my thoughts often. and don’t leave me hangin!! let me know when that little girl gets here. now… off to bed w/you!!

  7. Hang in there!
    I posted about the birth of my daughter (11 years ago tomorrow) on my blog.
    Hugs and prayers.

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