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Just a quick note to let you know that Jaidean Baker Photography will be closed April 5th – April 16th.

Please feel free to call or email still and I will get back to you on or shortly after the 17th.

I hope everyone is enjoying spring so far!



Teagun’s ABC Book

Wow – I have been a bad blogger. I seriously think it has to do with the time change and weather. I really just haven’t been taking as many pictures as I normally do. It is dark when I get home and I haven’t quite mastered my speedlight (or even come close to mastering it), so I just don’t even bother. And I am pretty much in bed between 7pm-8pm every night now too. I could very easily be a bear and just hibernate ALL winter and be completely happy doing that!
Did you notice over there on the right how many days left until the baby arrives??? So super excited. I am actually secretly (or not so secretly) hoping s/he decides to bless us with her/his presence early. I am soooo done! I honestly don’t remember feeling this way with Teagun. I think I just figured he was going to come late, so we he came a few days early it was just a nice surprise. The doctor hasn’t even done one check on me so I have no idea if I am even progressing or not, but I like to think I am…just to keep my hopes up! ๐Ÿ™‚ At least I do have a deadline – cannot go past the 27th! 8 more days, 8 more days!!!!
So I have been busy Christmas shopping so I don’t have to worry about it after the baby comes. I only have one person left, so I have done pretty darn well (Oh, and the baby too – I am waiting to buy anything for the baby until we know the gender…see Jo and Jaclynn – I DO NOT know the gender) – my younger sister’s called me the other night yelling at me that I knew what the gender was and just wasn’t telling anyone. My youngest sister was actually at my ultra-sound since Trevor couldn’t make it and so she saw/heard exactly what I did, but apparently I called back later that day and found out. They think the nursery looks very boyish – apparently sage green isn’t a gender neutral color – it is a boy color! Who knew! Love you guys! ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry – little off topic there…
Anyway, I made Teagun an ABC book using pictures of him and it will be one of his Christmas presents. It turned out very cute and I hope he likes it! Here are a few of the pages.


Nursery Pictures

The nursery is finally complete! Here are some pictures of it – well, a lot of pictures since I don’t have a lens on my camera that goes wide enough to actually take pictures of an entire wall; I had to take pictures of individual things.

Lei Aloha = Beloved Child

Diaper Stacker. A friend made this for me along with a matching crib bumper and the crib skirt – so cute!

A picture taken by a fellow photographer friend – check out her etsy site, she is an amazing photographer!

Pretty Petal Studio


Online Baby Pool – A Fun Little Game!

I only have 3 weeks left until my scheduled c-section, so I figured I’d set up a fun little on-line game for you all to participate in. And I am willing to send the winner of the game a $10.00 starbucks gift card (just give me some time since I will be recovering from a c-section afterwards!)!!! If there are multiple winners, I will have Teagun draw a name out of a hat and that person will get the gift card. If I don’t know you or don’t know how to notify you that you are the winner, please leave me a comment on how to do that (and be sure to sign up with a name in the poll that I will recognize).

So here’s the scoop:
– I have had 3 ultra-sounds and all three set the due date as Dec. 1st.
– My c-section is scheduled for Nov. 27th (4 days ahead of due date).
– Teagun came 4 days before his due date.
– Teagun weighed 7lbs. 13oz and was 20.5 inches long

And I will include a 36 week picture of when I was pregnant with Teagun and a 36 week current picture for comparison.

Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

36 week belly picture of when I was pregnant with Teagun:

36 week current belly picture:

So, I’m curious if people think I am carrying way different just based on these pictures? With Teagun I was constantly told I looked like I had a basketball under my shirt. People keep telling me I am carrying way different with this baby, but I personally think it looks the same. I think people are just trying to convince me it is a girl this time! ๐Ÿ™‚



We hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!

Here are a few pictures of Teagun painting his pumpkin.

And one of Teagun and Trevor working on carving a pumpkin.

And a few pictures of Teagun in his costume that I shared awhile ago – but he’s cute and deserves to be shown off again! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you enjoy your day!


One Month To Go

Until the baby is due! Official countdown has begun! And in honor of only having one month to go I thought I would share some of my maternity pictures I had taken. If you remember from a couple posts down a photographer friend of mine and I swapped services – I took her family pictures and she took some maternity pictures of me. Trevor ended up having to work this day so wasn’t able to join us, and Teagun wanted nothing to do with the pictures, but we were able to sneak him into a couple at least. I have had a couple strangers on different occasions recently ask me if I was having a Valentine’s baby and are completey surprised when I say it is a Thanksgiving baby. I don’t feel that small and thank goodness I am not only 5 months along, or I would be on the road to gaining WAY too much weight! ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, here are a few of the pictures!



So I have been looking into getting some software to be able to do slideshows and had this trial version on one now for well over a month. However, I could NOT figure out how to hook it to my website to be able to view it. I seriously kept emailing both the software company and my website company trying to figure it out and it turns out I am just a complete idiot when it comes to this stuff – it was working the entire time, I just wasn’t adding the .html at the end of the url. ::rolling eyes:: ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, remember when our family went to Oregon about two months ago? Well, here is a very short little slideshow I made of our trip…just a little late! As I stated, this is just a trial version of the software, so it has a yellow strip across it stating this. But I wanted to test it out on all of you to make sure it works and such. Let me know if you have any problems seeing/hearing it. Thanks!

Oregon Coast Slideshow


More Family Pictures

I had the pleasure of taking family pictures for Keri, Mark, and Ryland last weekend. Soooo much fun. Isn’t Ryland just the cutest little thing? Loved his little outfit! Keri is a fellow photographer friend and in exchange for me taking her family pictures, she took some maternity pictures of me. I am very anxious to see how they turned out (and honestly a little nervous – as I stated before, I’m not a fan of being in front of the camera when I am pregnant!). Anyway, I may post some of my maternity pictures on here when I get them, so check back for those! For now, I wanted to share some of Keri’s family.

This one just cracks me up. Looks like Ryland is looking up asking me for help! ๐Ÿ™‚

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