Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Best Birthday Gift

We welcomed Davis Warriner Thompson into the world and into our family on July 27th at 6:56pm. He weighed 7 lbs 10 oz and was 19 inches long. He instantly became the center of our world and we can't imagine a minute without him.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Baby Boy Thompson

Wanted to give you all an update...we are headed to the hospital this afternoon and plan to induce at 5:30am tomorrow morning. My parents will be coming in today and taking care of our other baby, Duke. We will try to keep everyone updated and introduce you to our little guy as soon as we can.

Thank you so much for all your love and support over these past 9 months (technically longer), we are so grateful to have such wonderful family and friends.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Go Ahead, I Deserve It!

Baby T is late and I'm doing my best not to ground him. Is this foreshadowing a lazy, laid-back son? Honestly, I'm not too miserable, so I don't mind waiting another week. I have two concerns: how big he's getting and the fact that we are seriously cutting it close to my own birthday, July 31st. I have always been big on celebrating birthdays and I truly love spoiling people. Why not? Last year for Forrest's birthday we had friends come in town, we enjoyed a fun night out on the town in San Antonio and then spent the next day in Gruene at a beer tasting and listening to some great live music. The perfect birthday weekend! My philosophy is to celebrate as long as you can and as big as you can! So naturally, I have always loved celebrating my own birthday and usually start the countdown July 1. This is where my theory comes in. Baby T's own birth date is getting very close to my own, and at this point, I think I deserve it. Am I finally learning how to share? I think so. Stay tuned, Baby T will for sure be here by July 27th, if he doesn't decide to come out on his own before then. Looks like we are planning a joint birthday party...

Monday, July 20, 2009

10 Months Pregnant

If you go past your due date, do you get to start saying you are 10 months pregnant?

Finally, a day before our due date and the nursery is complete:

The past couple of weeks have been hectic. Forrest went to Chicago for an overnight work trip. My mom arrived to "babysit my belly" for two days but brought enough clothes for two weeks. The first day she wouldn't even let me walk the dog for fear I would go into labor with Forrest out of town. Luckily, day two we walked and she even let me go swim laps at the gym. She was super helpful the two days she was here. We took care of the goodwill donations stacking up in the garage, she went to the grocery store, and she bought stamps for the upcoming baby announcements! Ann Marie decided to come in town Friday night for one last visit before the baby. We went to Alamo Draft House to see The Hangover. Hilarious! With Forrest home and nothing planned for the weekend, we tried to get a few things on the 'to-do' list done, but spent most of the weekend taking naps. I did manage to mow the yard and wash my car on Sunday. Forrest was worried what the neighbors would think...letting his 9 month pregnant wife do yard work! Richard (Forrest's dad) came over for burgers Sunday night and it was the perfect end to a great weekend!
Today we have another Dr appt and we are hoping to get some good news about Baby T!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

If you can't stand the heat, get curtains!

Our kitchen is tiny and when the afternoon sun shines through the two windows, it heats up pretty fast. This has become a problem for cooking dinner (adding heat from the oven/stove) and while doing dishes late in the day. I love our new curtains! If you recall, we have a black & white theme going on with the tile and new buffet table, so we decided to have black & white toile curtains made, with black out fabric for extra cooling effect!

Here is the finished buffet table.
I found the cutest cabinet pulls at Anthropologie and the drawer pulls at Restoration Hardware.

Curtains above kitchen sink
Curtains on the door

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Birth and Baby Class 101

Having a baby means going back to school. The supplies are a little different (you need pillows and a blanket), but the note-taking is essentially the same. There are so many classes offered, it's difficult to find the time to attend them all! They offer daddy boot camp (which I couldn't convince Forrest to attend), infant and child CPR, classes to help adjust your pet to the new baby, variations of Lamaze, and the list goes on.

We decided to sign up for the regular birthing classes provided by the hospital. The class covers a bit on pregnancy, false labor, real labor, actual birth, after birth, a tour of the hospital, and initial infant care. The class is designed to talk couples through every type of delivery, natural (with or without drugs) and C-sections. We made it to two out of four of the classes. Each class was three hours and after torturing ourselves through two, we decided reading the book would be enough. I know what you're thinking. We should have stuck with it, but the instructor was literally reading from the book and the videos from the 80s were more scary than helpful.

Monday, July 6, 2009


July is absolutely my favorite month out of the entire year! There are so many reasons to love July...some being...4th of July, Rockport and Galveston family vacations, hot days by the pool, and Birthday celebrations (not just my own, but that one does play a big role). This July, of course, I have something HUGE to add to my reasons to love July, Baby T should be arriving in about 15 days.

Our 4th of July weekend was super fun and relaxing. We didn't make many plans because we weren't sure how I would be feeling, considering I'm 9 months pregnant. The Dickson (we like to call ourselves the Hicksons!) side of my family decided to celebrate America's freedom on Lake Travis. Forrest and I decided to make the trip to Austin, and we're so glad we did because we enjoyed seeing the family and spending hours floating in the cool water. Not to mention all the delicious food. Robin brought Louisiana gumbo, Papa worked hard on the brisket, and Bon Tons provided kolaches for breakfast! The lake, sadly, is about 50% full right now. Which means crowded boaters, random islands, and snakes! Still, we got the boat out for tubing and even killed ourselves a snake....true Hickson style!

As you can see, we need RAIN!


My favorite picture. This is my grandmother, Annie, tubing!

Summer Reading

I finally finished the well-known What to Expect When You're Expecting book. Informative. Interesting. Thorough. In my opinion, this is the book to get. And if you're laid back about pregnancy, the only book you need. The book NOT to get is, Pregnancy Sucks. And let me tell you why by sharing this lovely quote, "There are no words to describe the pain of a contraction. I guess it would be somewhat like digging your eyeball out with a blunt nail. And I mean a rusty one to boot." Thank you Joanne Kimes for that pleasant picture. Remember the story of Oedipus? I suddenly felt his pain. I read it to Forrest and he made me put the book down, it didn't take much convincing, I was done. If you happen to like horror films and don't mind a negative spin on things, this book is for you. Described as a comedy, I wasn't laughing. Not the best summer reading for me.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

$80 Will Buy You...

One massive pizza!

Pizza for dinner? Oh my favorite! I was so excited when a group of Forrest's work friends wanted to go out for pizza. But this wasn't just any pizza place. I had never heard of it...Big Lou's Pizza. Famous for their GIGANTIC 42 inch pizzas!!! And that's exactly what we ordered, a 42 inch pizza, thank goodness we were a big group. To fit one slice on my plate, I needed three plates. Delicious!