Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Lola Kate Houston!

As you all know, one of my besties Annie was the first of the DREAM TEAM to get pregnant! She announced it in August, we threw her a shower in January and Lola arrived this morning at 12:59am! It felt like we were ALL having a baby... she's going to be our little mascot here in Dallas :)

This week, Logan and I set up one last rendezvous / double date with the Houstons. We were debating between Tuesday and Wednesday night...luckily we went with Tuesday,  just in case. Although Lola was due April 1st, we knew that she would probably arrive a week or so early with the Hinckley family history :) We had a GREAT time and chatted all about labor, how only 1 in 10 women's water breaks, an April Fools Day birthday, and all that baby jazz.  Well that night I had some CRAZY dreams about Lola entering the world and emailed Annie first thing yesterday morning.  The irony of the emails is too funny not to share...

Email to Annie from Abby 10:09am yesterday:

Dream #1 : For some reason you were giving birth at home and surprise... I was in the room!?!?!??! haha... and you gave birth right in front of me and it was a BOY!!!!!!!!!! We were so confused and concerned about what to name him and how quickly we could re-make the nursery for a boy....

Bathroom break... checked text messages.... I had one... did I have ESPN and Annie went into labor?!?!?!? was from Bob (Mr. Frenchy)

Then back to bed.... this time the dream was I had just come over and was hanging out w/ your mom and yes... LOLA!!! And she had your eyes and eyelashes and jonos smile... but she was like older... like a few months old, not a newborn...

So basically... I think its your due date!
We had fun w/ you guys last night... always love Houston QT :)

Annie to Abby : 10:33 AM

Haha I LOVE your dreams last night, too funny!!! Although I have to say I think I like the 2nd one better than the first:). A boy would NOT like his girly nursery! Well, I would not be opposed if today was THE day. Jono is in Jacksonville, TX today, but will be back by 4:30. In the meantime, my mom, Aunt B, and my dad are all on stand-by ready to take me to the hospital should anything happen. HA! Gotta love 'em!

I did not awake with contractions in the middle of the night last night like the nights before, so I was a little disappointed, but that doesn't mean she couldn't change her mind toDAY!
And yes, we had a BLAST with you guys last night! It was so much fun!! We'll have to do it again soon, except with LOLA in tow next time:).
Text from Annie at 1:06pm: My water broke and I'm just arriving at the hospital! Prayers Please!!!  (I guess she was the 1 in 10! )
Text from Brenda at 11:39pm: Game time! She's fully dialated! Getting room ready to push!
Text from Brenda at 1:11am: Lola is here! Happy and healthy! 7 lbs 3 oz!
I literally was glued to my phone for 12 straight hours waiting for the news between tears, prayers, & goosebumps... and once I got THE text, I couldn't sleep... I kept checking FB for picture updates and my mind was swimming full of this new life that entered into the world.  Annie and Jono... the couple that introduced me and my hubby, just had a BABY.  They were parents.  And our future baby would someday be friends with this little cutie Lola.
Although exhausted today, meeting this little lady (and a strong Starbucks drink) got me through my morning at work.  Morgan and I went to visit her on our lunch break since we both work Downtown and I teared up and started crying when I walked into the room. We are all growing up so fast... It really does seem like yesterday that Jono and Annie got married! I held her, smelled her, and cursed my blasted iPhone for dying on such a CRUCIAL week... luckily Morgan had hers as back up.

I am going back tonight with my handsome hubby to visit her again... Can't get enough of her tiny self... PLUS, I have had a really cute bday gift for her since February that I cannot wait to give her. 
My heart is so happy and full. Miss Lola- You have been blessed with AMAZING parents.  I cannot wait to watch you grow up before my very own eyes.  We all love you so much!


  1. Happy birthday Lola and welcome to the world! So happy about your safe arrival. Annie, Jono and little Lola will treasure your sweet blog for years to come!

  2. Oh my gosh I'm so glad I checked your blog today!! (I have been a little MIA from the social networking world recently, as I'm sure you noticed:)). This is the sweetest post and I got goosebumps reading it! Love you Abs--thanks for the blog post and thanks for the visits and Lola's adorable birthday gift!!! XOXO



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