Friday, August 27, 2010

Jackson is here!

Jackson's birth story in pictures...
Right before leaving for the hospital!
Induction did not work so I am getting ready for my C-Section at 12 noon! Ready to meet Jackson!
He is here! 8 lbs. 15 oz. 20 inches long and a 15 inch head!
When I saw him for the first time! Of course I cried! He was beautiful!
Mima and Pop with their first grandson!

Happy YaYa and Bob-O

Getting ready to meet the entire family!
4 Generations of Hooks Men
(Ryan, Great Grandfather Papa Bob and Pop)
My two loves!

The Cousins!
Day 2
Super cute hat from BECCC

Great Grandmother Mom Ruth with her 4th great grandchild

Ashley and Leah came all the way from Dallas to meet Jackson!
Uncle Les, Aunt Lanna and 3rd cousin Logan!

Ready to go home!
At home in the family cradle (made in 1904)
Daddy checking on Jackson in his crib

We had a wonderful birth experience and are so happy to have Jackson in our arms! Thanks to all our family and friends for making this transition so easy and joyous!

Monday, August 23, 2010


It looks like I will be induced now on Friday the 27th of August! My next post will be of my brand new baby boy! I am so excited to meet him!

My Best Friends Wedding

I am so glad that I was able to make it to Lyndsey's wedding this weekend. We have both been praying for the past 9 months that Jackson would hold on till after this weekend so that I could be there. I was more than honored to be her Matron of Honor and I feel so accomplished that I made it to Dallas and back home at my 39th week of pregnancy successfully. We did have a back up plan to deliver in Dallas incase he decided to come while we were in Dallas but to both Ryan and my delight he waited. At the church before getting dressed!

"The Girls" at the Rehersal Dinner (Iron Cactus, Yumm)

The beautiful bride and her mother all ready to go!

"The Girls" again wishing Lyndsey luck before she walks doen the aisle.
Jackson waited patiently so I could stand by my best friend at her beautiful wedding!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Caring Bridge

My dad was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer Monday of this past week. Please visit his website above for up to date information about his treatment.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Bachelorette Party Lyndsey!

We spent the weekend in Austin celebrating Lyndsey's last days as a bachelorette! On Saturday we lunched at one of Sandra Bullock's sandwich shops, got cupcakes at Sugar Mama's, had pool time on the rooftop pool at the Hilton, had her lingerie shower,dinner at La Condesa, and danced the night away at QUA bar! This 36 week pregnant gal took a whole day to recover from the festivities, but I am so glad that Jackson allowed me to partake and hopefully I will be at her wedding on August 21st! What a wonderful weekend, always love seeing all my favorite girls!

Me, Lyndsey, Leah, Ashley

First drink at QUA, there were sharks in the dance floor, but I did not get a pic of it!

Dancing the night away!