Sunday, December 18, 2005

More Pictures and updates...

Maybe being an aunt will make me post more.
Dylan is so cute. These aren't the best pictures of him, but I'm sure I'll get plenty more when we head down again on Friday.
This is Friday afternoon BEFORE they got Shannon into a private room. We heard some interesting conversations between the 'couple' that were preparing to take home their newborn. Needless to say, Momma headed to the nurses' station to give them a friendly reminder that there were other people in the room. Shortly after that one of Momma's friends that is a bigwig at the hospital showed up and assured us that a private room was coming soon. And of course, it was!
My dad is loving being a grandpa. He had the greatest smile Friday morning, holding his grandson. He was really excited, since having a boy meant that the guys would finally outnumber the girls in the family.

This is shortly after arriving at home with Dylan. I can't wait to see him again. Only 4 1/2 days to go!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Oh what a night...

Wow! Of course, I'm not biased, but this is one cute kid! Dylan Jay Hugill made his appearance into this world at 3:46 AM, weighing in a 8 lbs. 5 oz. He is 22 inches long, and has Shannon's nose and lips, and Jay's chin. He has a full head of light brown hair, and was really alert this morning.

Shannon and Jay were at the hospital at 5:00 am Thursday, like they were told to do, but the hospital didn't have a room for them until 1:30 PM! Shannon labored for about 14 hours, with stadol and then an epidural.
Being a part of this expereience was the most amazing thing ever. I am so grateful that my sister let me share this with her and Jay.

Of course, I will post more details later. Just wanted to get these up!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Still Waiting...

So Shannon got to the hospital at 5 this morning...and she's still waiting for a room. I got up at 5:30 and got on the road at 6. Just got in to Orlando, hanging out with Momma and Daddy. We're just sitting around until a room opens up for Shannon, Jay, and (soon to be) Dylan. She's trying not to get annoyed about know, 'cuz Clancy women are SOOO good at being patient.
My parents are laughing at me for having a blog. Oh well!
Keep y'all posted...see ya!

Monday, December 12, 2005

Happy Anniversary!?!

I am a terrible blogger! I just realized I've only posted 15 times in a year. That comes out to once every 30.4 days.
Early at least 2x/month in '06.
Hold me to it!

It won't be long now...

This picture was taken on Monday the 5th...(that's my sister on the left, in case the HUGE belly wasn't enough)
Please please please let me get all of my stuff done so I'm not stressed over being with my family instead of at work!

Oh, and I decided against submitting for the award. No time (go figure!)

Saturday, December 10, 2005


ETA: Emily and her due date...

Hey, looky...a post from me!
Been a busy month. Too much happening at work, lots of people announcing pregnancies, and trying to get caught up enough to head down to Orlando and see my nephew being born.
In case you were wondering, here are the pregnant ladies and due dates...
My sister Shannon - due 12/22, inducing next Thursday (my anniversary!) the 15th. (Boy)
Sandra - February 17th (Boy)
Julie - April 10th (Boy)
Darcy - April 15th (Girl)
Carey - May 4th (Boy)
Danielle - May 6th (Boy)
Sam Kagy - May 8th (?)
Jen Charles - May ? (?)
Emily (from work) July 9th (?)
Mary - July 17th (?)

I just found out that someone is reading this stuff...that makes me smile.
(Thanks Danielle)
I baked like crazy today. I picked up one of the youth girls and we had some quality time. Vance and the boys were getting the wood floor installed in the Bennage's bedroom, so Sandra and Adah stayed over in the guest room last night. Poor girls, didn't sleep a wink. But Adah had a blast at the Nutcracker this morning. It was supposed to be an abbreviated 'Children's version', but it was still 1 1/2 hours long!

I'm trying to figure out if I have time this week to work on a packet to submit for an the Southeast Region New Advisor Award for the National Academic Advising Association. I have zero time to do it, but I'm really tempted to try. I think if I work late through Wednesday I can pull it off. I'm tempted. It's a great honor to be nominated (really!) 'cuz it's by your peers. I found out I was the only one at FSU to be nominated by two different people. So I kinda feel like I'd be letting them down if I didn't submit my stuff. The thing is, is that it's a lot of paperwork to get in order, and I have to write a 'personal statement' AND update my resume', which I haven't even looked at since I started this job 2 years ago. The packet has to arrive in Atlanta by Friday, and since I'm leaving town first thing Thursday, I'd have to express mail it Wednesday afternoon.
I really appreciate being appreciated at work. The folks I work with are really good at letting you know when you're doing a good job. I found out one of my students nominated me for the FSU Advising Award. I hear that packet is a piece of work too, but if I do this one, I'll be more than ready for the other, right?

I guess it's time to go.