Wednesday, December 29, 2010

full term

went to the doc yesterday :) got a great report! i am currently 1 cm dilated and am progressing along well. the dr couldn't speak for sure, as they never can, but didn't think i was going to make it to my due date. so Hazel cold be making her appearance any day now! i am trying to pretend i didn't hear those words though...i just keep trying to think long term, even past my due date. i just work better that way, instead of getting disappointed/super anxious if she is late.

i will say this whole 3rd trimester thing is not my cup of tea. i wish i could say i was one of those women who just loved loved loved being pregnant. but alas, i. do. not. now don't get me wrong i love everything that comes with being a baby. but that's about it.

my life right now...
-clothes just don't' fit. few, very few do.
-i've been asked at least 3 times if i'm going to go into labor and someone is going to have to call an ambulance for me.
-i don't walk... i waddle
-every time i put my shoes on i have acid reflux
-i still love when she moves around
-my most favorite thing is when clay talks to her
Hazel we are so ready to meet you :)

bragging on the boy

my sweet hubby needs a little attention on this blog, b/c he has done good. for christmas i received this watch (only a little different with some rhinestones and buttons)

such a fun christmas gift!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

bradly and hazel

during our thanksgiving celebration my sweet mother in law had a friend come over and take some pictures for christmas cards. i hadn't realized just how fun it would be to have these pictures when i realized it was bradly and hazel's first photo shoot. i'm anticipating many more to follow after seeing some of these results :)

they are going to be such good buddies

bradly's parents, just presh

hazel's mama and daddy

kiki, pops, and the whole gang....can't wait to meet you girls!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

belly touching

it really has not bothered me. in a weird way i kinda love it. its part of what being pregnant is all about, at least as far as getting to share in it with others. today though has been the strangest to date as far as belly touching goes....

so i guess there needs to be some explination before i launch into my story. first of all i work in home health with kids of low income families with speech problems...IE.. i work in some pretty rough and tough neighborhoods. not having an office to be in most of the day i make efforts to find clean bathrooms, good places for gas and lets be honest the occasional snack here and there.

so now after much time working in this area i guess you could say i am a regular to this particular gas station. i hadn't really realized it but i'll explain more in just a bit....

i walked into my usual gas station today to grab some gas and use the restroom (and with being this far along in pregnancy its true i have stopped a couple of times there in one day.) when one of the three of the gentleman yelled over the counter, "hey, so when are you going to pop?"

me, after a moment of realizing i'm the only one in there that could "pop," was caught a little off guard and stumbled to respond, "oh, um jan 20..."

"ah, you owe me a dollar!!!" says the gentleman to the other guys there. apparently they had all been making bets on when i was going to "pop," and the guy who asked guessed january while the others had there money on december. after which he proceeded to step down and touch my belly, thanking my belly for hanging in there till then and winning him a dollar.

not a clue of how to respond, i said,"uh, your welcome, glad we could help..."

sure i like the touching of my belly, so i have to say that truly it wasn't awkward as it could sound it was more funny, and maybe a little weird.

Monday, November 8, 2010

hazel's nursery

so we are still very much in the process of setting up our baby girl's nursery. but in the meantime i thought i would share the potential of what we are putting together.
after a couple of trips to lowes to get the right color grey we painted her room. {but i can't find it on the valspar website, its called mountain top} i think it looks wonderful
the jenny lind crib is my favorite. it just is so classic, not too bulky and i think can go either way as far as for boys or girls. {i'm hoping to use this one a few times :)}

minus the wheels this is much of what she looks like. clay and i put her together a few weeks ago. don't worry that we put it together in the living room, only to find out it doesn't fit through a single doorway in the house. so now clay and i are pros at taking apart and putting together jenny lind cribs :)

land of nod

i am just realizing this but much of the colors in this image are what her nursery will look like! her bedding is from land of nod. which if you have not been too you must check out, there are so many neat things. its crate and barrel's children section. i have become obsessed with it.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

everyday life now in the 3rd trimester

-all i want is lucky charms and/or cheese. not together ever but i can not get enough of either food group

-if i start crying i can not pull it together to stop.

-if i sit too long my back starts to kill me. {which is what i do all day in therapy with my kids} the only remedy i have found is laying down on our wood floors stretching.

-i can not reach my toes

-hazel has hiccups every night. for at lest 15 min. i love every second of it.

-this sounds crazy but every time i get emotional, mad, sad, happy, or angry {which is daily} our puppy sophie does not leave my side.

-sleeping has been terrible. i can only sleep on my left side with out all of my limbs falling asleep. i surround myself with 6 different pillows and have hit clay every night for the last 2 weeks. i promise its not purposeful.

-i asked my dad to make me a shelf that works as a sofa table behind our couch. it is much easier to reach behind me to put a drink down than it is to reach forward to the coffee table. thanks daddy!

-i'm terrified to go into labor. i'm clearly weeks away from that but in the meantime i have become addicted to baby story/bringing baby home...i have convinced myself that if i see enough deliveries of all kinds whatever happens to me won't be that crazy.

-clay is super sweet and sensitive to me. i don't think i could handle being around me through all of my ups and downs.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

pretend maternity wear

i've complained before about maternity clothes being drab and lame. my friend and i were talking about it the other day. at some point in their lives most women find themselves in need of maternity clothes, right? and they are for sure in need of clothes for at least 4 or more months...why not make some cuter looking clothes? i mean i know you get huge no need to draw more attention, but even large and in charge looking can be fun right?

so here are my pretend maternity clothes from lets say these are all larges {or extra larges} and are not super pricey...

see just a change in the neckline makes it a little more fun

i could use either of these for a shower or something

all clothes via

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

baby bump at 28 weeks

i know i am going to kick my self when our sweet baby girl gets here and i have hardly taken any baby bump pics. i know i need to step it up. so here is hoping i am better at documenting this last trimester. {and also so my dear friend lizzie doesn't take my head off for not sharing pictures more, love you sweet liz!} b/c yes i am in my last trimester. eeek!

me at 18 weeks

me with wet hair at 28 weeks!

on another pregnancy note..i failed that glucose test last week so i am having to go in this week for the 3 hour test and drinking double the amount of sugar. i'm a little nervous seeing as last time when i was drinking the stuff i gagged most of the way through it. so if you think about it please pray for me {and hazel} that we make it through the test and pass it


trying to bring back life to this blog as basically since i have been pregnant i have been pretty MIA. so here is some proof that we are here and kicking and enjoying the freedom we have before our sweet bundle of joy comes to welcome us.

check out that ranger shirt wes has on...i think the hand looks farely creepy...but rangers and the world series is pretty great. esp for my dear hubby who has been a long standing fan with little reward.

i think he is pretty cute

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


as many of you know i had/have an obsession with saved by the bell. my freshman year of college i spent many an afternoon doing online saved by the bell trivia. yes i admit it. maybe it was a little much....but it was so great. specifically kelly. i mean what girl growing up didn't want to be her? so yes i did. you can imagine my excitement when i realized there was life to tiffani thiessen after sbtb...

she and the great minds at hgtv have created a line for babies called Petitnest and i must say its darling! the bedding, the furniture, its all so beautifully done! please go and check her and all her talent out!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

8 questions

sweet maggie, at The Walton's tagged me for 8 questions :) you must go to her blog and see all her talent. she was even posted about at Young House Love for all of her and husband's endeavors. i mean she is totally legit!
so here are the 8 questions:

1) If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Clay and i love to day dream. so this is a question we like to bounce around...but we both haven't been over seas much but i have had this weird obsession with south america. it has always intrigued me. so specifically Argentina.

2) are you a morning person or evening person?

most def an evening person. my husband rises with the sun and loves to bug me in the is not pleasant ;)

3) if you could have any job in the world, regardless of how much money made, what would it be?

hmm this is a good question for me, i would really like some sort of teaching...but i am really eager to learn more of the decorating world, not at all on my own though...and then as the days are getting closer and closer i'm getting super eager to be a mom :)

4) how many kids do you want to have and do you have a preference on gender?

in college i would have said a bus load...not a lot has changed since then. i come from a big family and love it :) i would say prob about 5. my husband would prob prefer a few less. i guess we will just take this one first and go from there.

5) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

maybe not be such a reactor. i tend to not think things through and just say my initial reaction, which in some cases is good. however my husband loves to tease me and say outlandish comments that totally get arise out of me, and if i just heard what he said i would know that is exactly what he was trying to do...

6) What is your favorite quote/bible verse?

The essence of sin is we human beings substituting ourselves for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for us...We put ourselves where only God deserves to be; God puts Himself where we deserve to be.

7) What is your single, most favorite decorative item in your house?

this changes daily for me, i change my mind often...some peacock feathers that are in a vase. i love them.

8) Chocolate or Vanilla?

vanilla, most definitely. as a child, when spanish was my first language ( i may or may not use this as my excuse) i used to think it was "vallina" and it was just misspelled on some ice cream. i was waaay too old when i learned how to really say it.

Monday, October 4, 2010

blog love

found this blog and now i can't get enough....


Monday, September 27, 2010

baby hippos

i don't know if i would have said this before i was pregnant, but i don't think i would have seen all of these adorable hippos on etsy had i not been pregnant. hippos are so big and clumsy looking, much like i am hoping this baby to look like :) baby wooten may be in need of a few of these things in her nusery
teething toy

Sunday, September 26, 2010

she's engaged

when we were wee ones, i used to have two pacifiers with me at all times. one for me, and one in case she cried. later i used to threaten to rip off her bear, spotty, arms off. as we grew up we fought, we hit, we yelled, we talked, we cried, we shared our hearts, and we came to know of His love around the same time. she came to baylor where we learned even more about our sin and His saving grace. we would share in moments often that only a sister can understand. when my world was falling apart she was there to walk through it with me....

and now she is getting married.


he is her soulmate.

and i could not be more happy for her.

congrats veronica and jim! what a joyous time this is.

i love you both dearly :)

Monday, September 13, 2010


we had the whole fam over to find out the gender of our baby. i had intended it to be just a surprise factor for me (totally selfishly) but as it turns out it was a really special moment to get to share it with everyone :)

the cake says baby wooten. funny aside... i know i'm not the only one who has thought of this...the lady who did the sonogram was totally familiar with what we were doing. despite this when i tried to explain to the bakery what we were trying to do and that i didn't want to know what the cake was--you would have thought i was speaking a different language. i was just thankful we had the doctor write on two envelopes in case they got it wrong...

so in conclusion...

we are still a little up in the air about girl names...i am about 90 % set on one...just can't commit yet
my sister is a graphic designer and just started a blog. she played with a few of the names we are thinking about that you can check out here
--still don't have Internet at home...this is almost month number 2...hopefully at&t will get their act together quickly...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

baby bump

alright here its is...the baby bump pic! i was actually around 18 weeks here. i don't know how to pose for this so my sweet hubby took quite a few :/
i am currently 20 weeks, and am aiming to be better about picture taking/blogposting it...
on another note i went to a little maternity store that was recommended to me by a friend, and i have a couple of reactions... WHAT! first of all, the options that were all there were all so terrible. i am talking pentecostal here. course i am totally over exaggerating, but my thoughts are i already have a huge belly can i at least look cute with it? or as normal as possible? then those prices?! holy moly...
so i went to one of my more random stops at the mall. JC Pennys. i was getting a little anxious here, we are leaving for chicago this week and with a little cooler weather i needed something to fit over this belly. um wow! first of all they were having a huge sale which was perfect! i got two pairs of jeans and a pair of black cropped pants for $55. i was so happy i could have jumped up and clicked my heels together :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

summer photo dump

sooooo this last break in between posts was not quite intentional...we moved at the beginning of august and are still without Internet at the casa. its been a little ridiculous and i just haven't made the time to sit somewhere and blog... but i promise it won't happen for quite as long again :)

here is a summary of what has been going on this summer....lots of greatness

many nights cooking out with the family. the moment it get to be remotely warm, is the moment my dad wants to grill out

she likes her steak

a few summer concerts of our friends....

friends (note this was the day before we found out we were expecting :) )


puerto rico

this is also the beginning of which my clothes started to fit less and you may see a repeat of the same shorts in many pics...i was not interested in purchasing anything maternity until i was at 5 months (which is now)

visiting the sister in austin

its been such a wonderful time...i have more to share but that will come soon, promise!