Friday, November 28, 2014

I'm Someone's Mom!

It happened! Mister Dexter Owen joined our family on November 20th, 2014 at 10:21am.  He was 7lbs 11.8oz and 20.5inches long.  Pure Perfection.

Everyone's story is different, and my story is that it was so much fun and a great adventure.  There was no complications and Dexter arrived really quickly so I wasn't uncomfortable very long.  We stayed at the hospital 3 days before going home.  Our favorite nurse was our night nursery nurse who would make sure we woke up to feed Dexter.  Her name was Natalie and the 2nd night we discovered that she was also a Red Raider so of course Dex wanted to have a picture taken with her for his baby book.  This is screen shot from Preston's phone so the black bars are showing still.  Need to get him to send me the original. 

On our last night, we got have a Celebration Dinner. Their menu had some amazing choices! We both went with the cesear salad, filet mignon, lobster tail, mashed potatoes, broccoli, and then for dessert we got cheesecake and chocolate cake.

If we ever have another kid, we will be using this hospital again.  It didn't feel like a hospital at all! My parents came into town so they were there to meet their 4th grandchild! They look so happy in this picture, I love it!! 
Sunday my sister and the cousins drove into town for a quick visit.  Driving back on Monday.  It was so great to have them here even if it was just for 24 hours.  The excitement of the kids faces when they came into the apartment was worth it! They were so happy to meet little Dex and hold him. 
The rest of the week has been very busy figuring out how to juggle everything.  We are getting it down, but it still has its moments of "whoa...what do we do now?"  It has taken me 4 days to finish this blog, so who knows when I will write next.  Here is a selfie with Dexter!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

One Last Time

This is probably our last weekend as a family of 2.  I would be surprised if I make it to next weekend, especially after our doctors appointment on Friday.  So we have being making the most of this weekend. 

Friday turned out to be awesome for many reasons.  I didn't work and it was wonderful.  My left foot didn't swell up to my Barbie shoe foot and I felt great by 5pm that night.  I got some stuff done around the house and wasn't exhausted.  Although I was bored and quickly realized that working gives me a feeling of accomplishment each day.  I know that once our baby is here I will be busy with him, but there is something about engaging in society that helps me feel like I'm pulling my weight in the world.  I don't know any different yet so that is currently my feelings on not working. 

Preston came home from work on Friday and had a beautiful arrangement of flowers for me!  I wish I would have taken a picture now. They are red, yellow, and orange roses with fall leaves mixed in.  They are still blooming and I will take a picture, just don't want to get up, take the picture then upload to my computer at this moment, etc.  #lazyproblems  He also wrote me a 2 page letter that brought tears to my eyes. Awww, it will go in the safe along with other mementos of our lives we keep safe.  (birth certificates, savings bonds, wedding stuff, etc)

Oh' I almost forgot!  We got the cutest backpack for our son from our friends in California.  It is a perfect gift as when they had their first son in 2007 I got them a backpack.  They still have it and their now youngest daughter still uses it.  We got the backpack and Ashe was very interested in it so we slipped it on him.  He didn't struggle or anything and then sat there as we took a picture.  It was actually hard to get it off as he won't raise his arms! 

Ashe in general has been so helpful and pleasant lately.  Its like he knows that things are about to change.  He even sat and helped me get Garth Brooks tickets on Friday.  We saw Garth in Vegas so we feel like we have gotten our dose, but to see him in Tulsa would just be cool.  I finally had to call Ticketmaster as I couldn't get anything online.  I was able to get tickets, but only 2 vs the 4 which is what we were aiming for so we could go with friends.  It's in January so we are hoping to make it a weekend with Granny and Gramps!

We also have gone by the house one more time as I'm not sure when we will get by there again in the next couple of weeks.  They are now saying January for a close date which makes us sad.  We really wanted to get this wrapped up in 2014.  They have poured our driveway, painted the trim and installed the granite/tiles.

This sink was a back and forth thing. Double or single...or double.  We went with a big single and I'm pleased.

Our backsplash.  We got to design the tile behind the stovetop.  We didn't like any of their staple options.  The vent hood will go in the space above and of course the hole below is the stove top.

Stone around the fire place.

We forgot we picked out slate for the master bathroom so this was a surprise and a laugh.  Luckily we like it!

The floor is covered in paper, but it's the same slate as the shower tile.

As if we don't have enough kitchen pictures. 

Finally we got in our canvas pictures that I ordered of our maternity pictures in this weekend.  They are 16x20.  Right now they are above our mantel in the apartment, but will go in the hallway or baby's room at the new house.  Another thing I was please with. 
Well....this might be it!  Next post might be of me showing a picture of our son and his long awaited name. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Gooooooo Cowboys!

Growing up in Oklahoma, there wasn't a strong influence of NFL sports.  At least not in my family.  The focus was more on college football and basketball.  I knew about the NFL and would love to watch the Cowboys on Thanksgiving day while drifting in and out of a turkey induced coma.  All that being said, when I moved to Dallas it took me a long time to actually say I was a Dallas Cowboy fan or any NFL fan for that matter.  It was when Dez Bryant was picked up that I finally agreed to commit to the Cowboys.  Preston was so excited.  He came home one day and had a sporting goods bag on the sofa.  When I asked what it was he told me to open it up.  Sure enough, inside was my first ever NFL article of clothing.  A Dez Bryant jersey.  I loved it!! 

4 years later I'm going strong as a dedicated fan.  The Cowboy's haven't had the best track record the past couple of years, but I like to stick to a team regardless of their season.  They will come back around......eventually. 

Last spring we went to a charity event for my job and they had a silent auction.  One of the prizes was tickets to a Cowboy game with parking pass.  The schedule hadn't been announced yet so we didn't know which game.  We did know we were due in November so it was a risky bet.  Preston went for it and we won!  We found out in August we had tickets to the November 2nd game. close.  It was a noon game so we got there around 10'ish and tailgated with some friends who also had tickets, then headed inside.  On our way in, I asked a random person to take our picture in front of the stadium.  Thanks Person. See below:

Isn't is AWESOME how you can see the stadium in the background?  And Look how flattering I look in that picture.  I just love the added touch of their finger in the upper right hand corner too.  So happy we got that picture.
Our seats were in the 200 section so we just walked right in and down to our seats. Pretty easy to get to which was nice.  We both have been in the stadium numerous times for concerts and college games, but this was our first NFL game in "Jerry's World".  I was pleased to see the roof was open as the weather was wonderful!

I still can't believe how ridiculous the TV screen is in this place.  It's just....huge.  I sometimes find myself watching the screen instead of the event going on live right in front of me.  It wasn't long before it was game time!  The entrance for teams is one of my favorite parts of any game.  The music, the lights, cheering.  Really gets you pumped up!

The Cowboy's lost this particular game.  Bummer.  Romo didn't play due to a bad back so we were a little disappointed as we really wanted to see him play.  But that's ok, it is just a game.  We had a wonderful time and I was pretty comfortable at 37 weeks in a stadium chair.  I had planned on wearing my jeans, but last minute I switched to my yoga pants.  I was glad I did as I was comfortable the whole time regardless of my lack of fashion. 

I know I keep saying it, but I can't believe we will be a family of 3 in less than 2 weeks! I treated myself to one last pedicure.  Not last pedicure forever, but probably for 2014.  I just don't see how I will have time or the desire.  I may feel differently, I don't know! But that is not a chance I want to take so pedicure time it was.  They had a November special of Pumpkin Pie! Oooookay? 

It did smell good and I thought it was fun they put whipped cream on my legs like a pie. So silly.