Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wilson Dale Ragain

Well here he is, the much anticipated addition to our little family.  He arrived on Thursday July 24th at 1:57 PM weighing in at 6 lbs 4 oz and is 20 inches long.  I will go into the "story" some other time, but I wanted to put up a few pictures of our little man.  The amazing Kim McKown visited shortly after Will arrived and captured some his first moments.
Oh and about his name. Wilson is Phillip's mom's maiden name.  Dale comes from Phillip's dad's side.  Junior Dale Ragain was Phillip's grandfather and the name has been passed down to every first born Ragain boy. Will is going to be the 4th generation Dale Ragain... we thought that was important.  We will catch all my family's side on the next go round.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Ho hum

I went to the Dr. on Wed and things are progressing and what not, but we are still waiting.  Today is actually my due date, but I am not holding my breath.  If nothing happens this week I have an appointment to be induced on Thursday the 24th.  
In the mean time I have been doing A LOT of walking, which is tough when you live in Houston in July.  I am so jealous of Shelley and her November North Carolina walking last year!  I have been confined to the mall and other shopping centers.  I think I could do inventory for Target just off of the top of my head.  Yesterday I walked at the mall for 2 hours and my feet have never hurt so badly in my life! On the way home I snuck off to a nail salon and got a pedi, but I think the sweet Vietnamese woman who took care of me was not as brutish with my feet as I would have liked, but Phillip was not as delicate with them last night.  I was going to walk this morning, but my dogs are still barkin'.  So now Phillip, Django and I are hanging out on our front porch drinking some joe and trying to think about other things to make the time pass.  

I thought maybe blue tootsies would bring me luck, maybe Phillip was thinking the same with his blue shirt and coffee mug. Go team Ragain.

Our front porch (complete with burnt up ferns.  They are still hanging on, we haven't given up hope!)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Another Overdue Update

I feel like I am always apologizing for taking so long to update the blog! We are still waiting for Will to get here. I am due on Friday... we will see what happens. We have tried to keep busy this summer and have enjoyed the last few weeks we have as a duo. Phillip has finished a lot of work on the house (including Will's room). He has been tackling the yard (and fire ants). A few weeks ago we went to King's Orchard to pick black and blueberries. We both decided that the previously underestimated blueberry has climbed ranks and now holds the position of "best berry." We have had a couple more baby showers and are now FULLY equipped. My bags are packed, the car seat bases are in both cars, all of the little things have been laundered, folded and put away and now we just wait. Here are a few pics of the past few weeks.

Django helped us test out the carrier (Don't freak, dog fur is supposed to be good for preventing allergies, besides we will use the lint roller before we put Will in it).

Some berry picking fun. Phillip made an amazing blackberry sorbet! So good!

Still waiting.

Will's room (we are still lacking some pictures and things to put on the walls, but other than that it is just there waiting for him to arrive).