I was very concerned about the whereabouts of my wife and often one communication and one text message a day was not enough for me, I desperately wanted to know what was going on, he said.
He said he first spoke to his lawyer around midday on April 20, 2012.
He said he met his lawyer at a Yatala service station complex midway between his office on the Gold Coast and Brookfield that night.
Baden-Clay agreed the first call he made to his wife was at 6.32am.
He said he thought he sent her a text message before that but it was not recorded on the summary provided to the court.
I dont know why, he said.
Baden-Clay agreed he phoned his family at 6.44am.
My initial call was just to say have you heard from her or anything and in that conversation they came over and helped, he said.
The accused agreed he did not call his wifes friends Kerry-Anne Walker or Wendy Mollah, in part because they lived too far away and he did not have Ms Mollahs number at that time.
He said he did not get through to his parents house at Kenmore until 6.46am.
Baden-Clay said he took the Holden Captiva to look for his wife because his Prado had been in a car crash on Monday April 16, 2012.
He agreed his car, the Prado, was parked closer to the driveway.
He further agreed the Captiva had been parked nose-in to the car port.
Baden-Clay agreed he had driven the Prado all week despite the accidents, just not on April 20, 2012.
BBM Didn't OW state that Mumma BC woke her up and said: "I don't want to be alarmist, but Allison is missing"? So his sister OW seems to have a different version of events that morning IMO.