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32 Weeks and Growing! “My Little Bell”


Wow, I can’t believe we have only 8 weeks to go!!  Our little River Rae started as a small puddle, then grew to a medium sized brook, and is now our little stream!  Amber and I can’t wait to meet our little River!  As some of you may have heard, we have decided to experience our birth of River Rae Bella at home on the river with a mid-wife.  This Friday we go to Vegas to meet with her and start our daily practices in preparation of our main event.  Amber, River and I, are so excited about this change in events, as we are now looking more forward to our quiet, candlelit, beautiful birthing experience!

We also have been working really hard on our new website: which was inspired by our little River, “my Little Bell”  and will hopefully be set to launch phase 1, by the first of next year!  Be sure to check it out when it’s up, as our mission is to create a more high-end, organic, version of babycenter meets fitpregnancy.

River has been very active inside Amber’s belly!  As I love talking to her on a daily basis, she usually responds actively to my voice:)  I love to share with her how wonderful I want her life to be and let her know all the different plans I have for our lives together.  My Little Bell also loves when I kiss her mommy’s belly, it makes her jump for joy, so I try to kiss her belly as often as I can!!  We just love her so much and want the best for her!  I already love her more than I could have ever imagined, as I know when we both meet for the first time, it is going to be overwhelming for the both of us!  When I think about that moment, it just seems so unbelievable and surreal!  I definitely have noticed a difference in my emotions.  Amber and I have watched a couple of different shows, one called: Bringing Home Baby, and another one from a hypno birth educational video which showed the birth of many different baby’s, as well as the experience of bringing your baby home for the first time.  I can’t tell you how much it effected the two of us, it was just so amazing and beautiful!  And now to know that I am about to share this beautiful and magical experience with my amazing and wonderful wife Amber, makes me feel like to luckiest man in the world!  I can’t wait to hold you River Rae Bella Janke, my beautiful Little Bell!!


XOXO Riversmom
3 Responses
  • Noelia
    September 11, 2008

    Hey Janke’s

    I wish you both the BEST. Having a child has definately changed my life… as it will yours. River is soooo lucky to have such great parents and “aunt Jessie & uncle Josh” in her life. Amber you look great as you usual 🙂 Hope to see her when shes here. All the BEST!! Noelia

  • Rainier de Ocampo
    September 15, 2008

    Amber & Jeff: Thank you so much for sharing this time of your life with family and friends. I’m honored to know you both and can already see how incredible, caring and loving parents you both will be to your baby River Rae. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you get closer to your big day. God bless and keep us all posted.

  • Roxana Aviles
    September 22, 2008

    Hi Amber and Jeff,
    You are the luckiest people in the world, I would trade places with you in a blink of an eye! God sends such wonderful gifts to us, it makes me feel so good to know you both are very appreciative of the fabulous gift he sent you in your beautiful, intelligent, precotious, loving, baby girl you will be living with for the rest of your life!!!!! God Bless your baby girl, and God continue to Bless all of you.
    I love you throught the love I have for Joanne. She is the most wonderful person I have ever met.
    Loved the shower. How beautiful and unique everything was. What a family.
    Love you both and am praying for a safe and “fast” delivery. Let me know ASAP!
    XO Roxana wish I was really your great grandma!

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