Tuesday, September 30, 2008

He's on a Mission

This was the conversation my nephews had with my mom the other night when she pulled up in the drive way and they noticed I was there.

Drew: Jill's here!!!

Caden: Jill's here?

Drew: Jill and the baby are here!!!

Caden: Jill brought the baby?

Nana: Well, yeah, but she hasn't had her yet. She's still in Jill's belly.

Caden: UGH.....we gotta help that baby get out of there.

Caden is on a Mission......He wants Baby Girl OUT of my belly!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

What a weekend...

Friday we drove up to Oklahoma to attend Stan's cousin Maston's Wedding. Maston and Erin had a small and precious ceremony that was perfectly them! We had such a great time. Congratulations Maston and Erin!

Then Saturday, we went to the OU vs. TCU game in Norman. This was my first OU game in the flesh. OU is always on in our house when they play. But being there in real life is much different. Especially, if you are 32 1/2 weeks pregnant and everything in life is overwhelming.

Here's Stan with his nephew, Wesley. Wesley was dressed the part of a typical OU fan.

Here I am with Wesley. Notice how I turned the cooler into a chair for the time being.

Inside the Stadium.

We are back home now and I can actually say that I survived the weekend. I was a little nervous about going to the game and someone figuring out that I had been born and raised in Texas and because of that being trampled to death. Also little nervous about the heat and all the walking. But, I made it. My feet are still 1 1/2 sizes larger than they were before we headed out of the state, but hopefully the swelling will go down this week.

Mama - I was going to call you and tell you that we were at the game and to be watching for us on TV and that I was one of the girls in red. But, I thought about it and realized that every girl in the stadium (besides the 15 TCU fans in purple) was wearing red. I knew you would never find me. Plus the fact that I was one of the ONLY attenders who sat the entire game versus standing. Oh well, I was there. Maybe next time I'll try to be a little more TV visible. I'll at least try to stand some next time.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Drew!!

Today is Drew's 8th Birthday!! I can't believe he is 8 years old today. Seems just like yesterday that we were watching synchronized swimming in the 2000 Olympics and David came out to tell us that he was born. His party will be this weekend, but I won't be able to make it. So, we had to throw him a mini party today. On "his day" as he calls it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE!!!

Yes, once again, I re-gifted the smiley face box!

Just what he wanted, Mario Sluggers for the Wii. Please pay no attention to all the shoes in the background. We don't have to utilize closets at Nana's house.

Look how sweaty he was. All those candles made it hot in the house. Actually Nana's air went out and we had to make an emergency call to Mr. Air Conditioner Fixer.

The mini Birthday Party was great! We love you Drew!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Baby Girl's 3rd Shower at 32 Weeks

Today was a big day!! We officially turned 32 weeks and my office gave us Baby Girl's 3rd shower. It was so sweet and we got some the best stuff. The girls, and guys, I work with are so thoughtful. Stan and I are so blessed to have such great people in our lives.

I'll use this picture as my 32 week belly shot!

This photo had to make the blog. I LOVE cutting cakes. I'm the designated cake-cutter around here. So, there were no questions about who would cut the cake at my shower......ME!!

Cindy gave me the cutest wine glass. It says things like, "nurse this", "Mommy's pacifier" and "I sooooo need a drink". It was really cute!

Here's the Lamp for Baby Girl's room!

Most photos of opening the gifts do NOT flatter me at all. Look at the crazy facial expressions I make. I'm holding up the cutest little church socks and hair bows.

The gift that kept giving.....Lisa gave me this basket and it was FULL of goodies. She had to put it back together for us after we went through it.

Again, look at the face.....or faces I should say. This was a blow up duck that sits in the bathtub and you give the baby a bath in it. It also makes a quacking sound. :)

Thank you to everyone who took time out of their day today to come to my shower. We really appreciate your generosity. I can't wait for all of you to meet Baby Girl!....after we get to meet her that is! Thanks again!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Baby Girl's 2nd Shower

On Sunday we had shower #2 for Baby Girl. Jessica organized this shower with four of my friends. It was so girlie and so fun. It was at my cousin Leslie's beautiful house. They did such a perfect job on everything. We are so blessed to have these girls in our lives. I can't wait for Baby Girl to meet all of them. They all love her so much already!

Here are the hostesses:
back row, LadyL's...Leslie, Lori & Liz
first row, Preggies....Jessica, me & Niki
I had my very first Sprinkles Cupcake at this shower! Yum!!!

Then it was on to opening gifts. Nana, my mom, got Baby Girl the cutest little lady bug scooter to ride on.

Thanks to Tracy little girl has received her first 'organic' toys.
A stuff Pea in a Pod, Carrot and Broccoli. I think Tracy is afraid I won't teach her what those vegetables are!

Lori made the baby some BLING-BLING. Crystal covered bottle and pacifiers. Baby Girl will be blinding everyone in church with her new sparkles.

He-he-he....look at Jess's face. I think she is trying to remember if she registered for that. Butt Paste. Then look at mine. Thank goodness, I'm covering most of it with the box. My mouth is a big as the Butt Paste. And sweet Tracy, crackin' up at both of us!

Baby Girl's Pa-Pa gave her this little "lady bug" bank. With Money in it!

Then the tear-jerker gift. My mother-in-law gave Baby Girl a Heirloom basket. It contained a baby ring that belonged to Stan's Grandmother born on 4/3/25, a blanket that Stan was brought home from the hospital in, an outfit that he wore during his first winter, a spoon that was used when he was learning how to eat, and a teddy bear that was given to Harriett at her baby shower for Stan. It was just beyond sweet. Here are a few pictures. I cried the 'ugly' cry the whole time, but I just had to let it all out. I was going to explode with emotion from the day.

Here's the little ring worn by Baby Girl's Great-Grandmother.

It was an amazing day. Stan and I had so much fun going through all the presents again when I got home. He made the comment, "this little girl now has more clothes than you and I combined." Thank you all so much!!!! We truly have the best friends and family on the planet.
For more of my shower pictures, you can click on Jessica's blog. She's posted some too!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Baby Girl's 1st Baby Shower!!

Saturday our friends from church threw us a Baby Shower honoring Baby Girl. It was so precious. Stan and I are so blessed to have such great Christian friends who love us. We got sooooo much stuff! Thank you all!!! It was a shower I'll never forget.

Here are the hostesses: Kim, Karen and Nicole!

The food....one of the best parts of any shower! Yum!!
Don't worry, I did NOT take my blood sugar level afterwards.

We played one of the HARDEST baby shower games. I love games, but only games that I can win at. This one was crazy. Example: "What did Tom the Piper's son steal?" or " Where did Dr Foster go?" and "Whom did Simple Simon meet going to the fair?" I didn't know these were even nursery rhymes. Needless to say, I didn't win. But HOLLY did!!!! Here she is celebrating! too cute.

My sister and April.

Here Jessica is realizing that she did NOT win Baby Bingo!

Cute wrapping....thanks Nana!

Kim made Baby Girl this crocheted blanket, booties and hat.
I'm holding back the tears.

Posing with Baby girl.

It was such a fun time. Thank you to everyone for making it GREAT!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Mesquite Rodeo

Friday night we went with our Focus ABF (aka Sunday School Class) to the Mesquite Rodeo. Please keep in mind that the last time that I have ever been to a Rodeo was in Jr High and it was the famous Freestone County Fair & Rodeo. I'm sure some of the most talented Cowboys rode there back in the day. This was definitely an improvement. We even all, well most of us, dressed appropriately! Mr. S didn't really approve of my hat, but I didn't care. I wore it proudly.

This is my dear friend Sarah!!
No cowboy hat for her, instead cute boots and a jean skirt.

Watch out rookies, here are two "true" cowboys.
They even started talking with a drawl once we entered the arena.

My baby's Daddy is a Cowboy!
Nevermind the fact that he basically grew up on a golf course.
Stan and Buck thought that every Cowboy should walk around with Chewing Tobacco in their mouth. Here's proof that Jenny P tried it. More power to her!...there was no way I was putting that stuff in my mouth.

Caught him.....look close Sean is trying it too!! LOL!!

This my friends is called the Calf Scramble. All this means is that every kid in the arena, 8 yrs and younger, gets out there in the DIRT and runs after a calf. No prize, no real goal, just run!

Here we all are!
THBC Focus Cowboys and Cowgirls

31 1/2 weeks dr visit

I went to the dr today for a follow-up on my gestational diabetes. Yes, I was diagnosed with this last week by my OBGYN. Come to find out, all of my sugar levels are completely normal and have been for the past 3 months. My endocrinologist isn't worried at all. No insulin and no taking of my blood sugar levels 6 times a day, I'm good to go!! Such great news. I will still continue to try and stick with the diet and just make healthier choices.

And since I'm such the exerciser, well that is at least what BOTH of my dr's think because of my 4 year ago marathon training, I won't have any issues at all. (Both dr's have known about my running in the past and I just hate to tell them now that it has been 4 years and my once a week 2 mile walking stroll is all I'm up to these days. Plus I like being reminded of how much I 'useta' run.) I'll just try to get in more walking each week.

We had class #2 of our childbirth classes at the hospital this week. The beginning of the class was primarily about bathing, changing and swaddling a baby. Stan had gone to a Daddy Boot Camp last week and was trying to be "teacher's pet" by showing off his swaddling and diaper changing skills. He did a great job.....until he handed me the baby by HER LEGS! and then SMACKED her HEAD down on the table to swaddle her up. Poor baby...I'm glad we were just practicing.

The last half of the class was all about Breast Feeding. As all the 'boobs' popped up on the big screen to show us mom's the proper positioning, Stan took it like a professional. I was the one that kept laughing. He was the one that kept trying to give me the pretend baby to see if I wanted to practice in front of everyone. No thanks!

I'm looking forward to the weekend. I'll start it by going to the Mesquite Rodeo tonight! And a baby shower for Baby Girl on Saturday and another one on Sunday!! So much fun!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Baby Girl's Name

Yes, Baby Girl Wagnon does have a name. However, we are not going to spill the beans until she is born. It's a secret! It's a name that is so sweet and means so much to us that we just want to keep it all to ourselves for the time being.

I know what you are thinking, "I just asked Jill what the name of the baby was going to be and she said they didn't know." I know. I'm confessing to everyone today. I've been lying! We've known for quite some time now what her name will be but we haven't told anyone.

If we wake up one day and decide no more secrets and to start telling everyone, I'll make sure you guys know. Otherwise, you will just have to wait until she's born to find out what her little name will be. Until then, you can call her what we call her, Baby Girl.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Maternity Pics

Jessica, my personal professional photographer and BFF since the days of 75840, took my maternity pictures a couple of weekends ago. She has posted several on her blog today.

Click here to see them. ---> Jessica

I stole these from her blog to give you a sneak peak!
Aren't they great?!!

Thanks Jess! love you!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

First Child Birth Class

Before I found my Mr. Right. I would pray that God would bring me someone who would make me laugh everyday. God heard my prayer and granted my request. The only problem is that sometimes he, my Mr. Right, makes me laugh at the wrong times! For example, last weekend when Jessica took our maternity pictures, there was a couple of times she told me to look up at Stan in his eyes. "Just gaze into his eyes" she said. Laughing the whole time, I could NOT do it. Every time I would look up at him I would start to laugh. Needless to say, those shots were not natural for us and didn't turn out.

That's kinda how last night was. I had to make an intentional effort to not look at Stan or I would just start laughing during our class. I know that we are adults now and are about to have a baby, but I just couldn't help it.

At one point, our teacher put up on the big screen these 10 different circles, going from small to large. She was showing how you dilate from 1-10. However, on the screen her 1 was about 10 inches in diameter and her 10 was about 3 feet in diameter. I took one glance at Stan and he said, "I don't think those are to scale.........are they?"

We also learned about your water breaking. I kinda got grossed out when she said it could be all different colors, clear, amber, green......yuck. As I'm getting grossed out and still confused because the teacher kept calling it, "your waters break" (plural), Stan says, "I'm gonna just keep some blankets and towels in the car."

Then she starts to talk about pushing. She said sometimes women can push between 30 minutes and 2 1/2 hours. Stan leans over and says, "Good, I'll have time to get in nine holes."

And to top it off, Stan raises his hand and decides to ask a question. I still have no idea what his question was. All I heard was, "vaginal birth". I could NOT believe those two words came out of his mouth. He didn't even crack a smile and I was completely red and choking because I was trying to not let out the loudest laugh ever.

It's all so surreal. We are going to have a little girl. She'll be ours to hold and protect and love. And I couldn't be happier with the person God gave me to take on this precious journey. I love you sweetie!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

30 Weeks!

It's amazing to see how far the little "pea in a pod" has come along. Only 10 more weeks to go! I did the four hour gestational diabetes test yesterday. It completely wore me out. So now, I just sit and wait for the results. Pray with me that all is good.

Tonight we start our baby classes at the hospital. I'm really excited about them, I just hope that they don't strap us down and make us watch some type of birthing videos. I watched a couple of those videos before and just cried and cried. S 'strongly' encouraged me to NEVER watch them again. And I haven't since. As much as I say I want to know everything, I really don't.

Did you know you can get carpal tunnel syndrome while pregnant? Yep, I've got it! In both hands. It hurts to grip anything, a pen, the steering wheel, UGH.

Jessica took my maternity pictures last weekend. I'll make sure I post them as soon as they are ready.

10 more weeks to go!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Your Daddy's been working

Hey Sweet girl! - I just realized that I didn't write you a letter last month. So, this post will be for you. I can't believe in just about 10 short weeks we'll be able to hold you. I even start going to the dr. every two weeks now. Dr. Clark told me last week that you'll be here before we know it. We are so ready to see and hold you.

Did you know that you are moving around so much lately? You go crazy right after I eat something....anything. You start kicking and rolling over. It's such a sweet feeling. Your Daddy saw you kicking me this Sunday at church. I'm not sure if you were ready to leave the service or you were saying "Amen!" and raising your hands to what Pastor Gary had to say. Actually, I wasn't even listening to the pastor, I was watching you! LOL!! Either way, your Daddy was impressed with your skills. Although, neither of us are that much into soccer, I'm sure we'll be up for whatever you are into playing.

Your Daddy has been working really hard this weekend on the furniture for your room. Here's a picture of the cradle that he put together that my friend Claudia is letting us borrow. You'll sleep in this right after you are born. It matches perfectly with the furniture in our room. It does rock, which I love and I'm sure you will too. But your Daddy needs to learn how to rock it gently before we lay you in it. He was practicing this weekend and you would have seriously flown out on the couch if you were really in it.

Here's your crib!!! Your furniture will be black. It's so pretty and after he finished putting it together he did not have any extra pieces that he didn't know what to do with!

This is your dresser that he sanded down and painted black for you. Oh and he bought all new knobs for it as well. It looks so good in your room. You can also see your little car seat on the floor too. It's amazing that you have to have a $200 seat to ride in everywhere. But whatever keeps you safe!

I think that covers all the projects from this weekend. Here he is admiring his work of arts. He was really tired and sweaty by the time it was all finished!

We love you sweet girl. You keep moving around and keep growing strong. We can't wait to see you face to face in November. Oh, and by the way, Jessica is going to have a boy!! So, now it's between Jessica's baby Christopher and Niki's baby Caleb, you'll have two choices of men that you can date and eventually marry. It's not really an arranged marriage......but kinda! love you - Momma and Daddy