Thursday, December 2, 2010

hA hA -- Blogging is Lame

Or maybe I am just lame. I go through these stages in my work/personal life where certain things become impossible to do. It could be calling back a certain annoying client or fixing the switch for the trash compactor (which I will say is a story in itself but a word of warning at 2661 main st. the trash compactor has its own breaker and even if all the lights in the house are out it is still powered and can shock the heck out of you). So I guess for some reason writing a blog became my evil nemisis as Red Skull is to __________ (Rich should know this). So I believe it has been 3 months since my last post so I will recap a few milestones.

-Dean 4 months
-Dean 5 months
-Dean 6 months
-Katie 30
-Giants won the World Series

I have been pretty busy of late. Work is rockin and Dean is still needing to be watched. So at the moment I go to work at 4:30 (anti meridian) and pick up Dean around 3 from whomever is watching the little one (usually Ron (THANKS!)). One day a week he gets dropped off at work with me around 10 and I get to watch him while working. This has become quite a task and as much as I love the little bugger (and everyone loves the pictures of him) I am looking forward to the day this does not happen. People do crack-up when they come to taste me on wines and I have a little one in tow in the baby bjorn. But trying to talk on the phone, answer an employee's question, send and email, all while fixing a bottle and changing a diaper of a crying baby can increase the stress level by a notch or two.

I have hundreds of pictures at home but I am at work so my next blog will include a bunch.

Hopefully I will overcome my nemisis blogspot like ______ did Soloman Grundy (Rich?).

Love you All.
CCW the 2nd

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dean Michael

So..... It has been a while. I am sorry but I haven't found the time. Lame excuse but I don't have any other.

I am so in love with my little boy, it is truly amazing how much love you can feel for such a little sack of potatoes. It helps me get a little glimpse of what mom and dad feel towards all of us. Everything revolves around him and I don't even care. But enough of the mushy talk, let me update you a little on dmizzle.

3 Months old +-
16 pounds +-
Drooling like crazy
Crying every time he gets in the car
Almost out of 6 month clothes
Just started eating red meat

Ok so that's my short boring blog for the moment but I am in the car driving to Cape Cod so give me a break. I will post again soon.
Love you all!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Baby Dean

I apologize for not posting for a while but things got a little crazy here at the Wagner house. Here is the recap/rundown/ESPN highlight of the birthing process.

Sunday 9am: Go to hospital for some mesoprostil (sic) to help ripen the cervix (made me think of a pear in the fruit basket)

Monday 9am: Still in the hospital even though the doctor assured us the week before that the ripening of the cervix would not induce labor (what do doctors know anyway).

By this time Katie has had an estimated 180 contractions and she was at 3cm's. At this rate she would be ready to push around 11am on June 1st. This would not work as Dad consulted the doctor that it was imperative that the baby be born on the 31st.

Monday 8pm: 5cm's yippee. Half-way. Wait. Half-way and we have been in the hospitaly for 36 hours. Dad again and this time firmly reminds the doctor that the due date must be the 31st.

Monday 9:45pm: We are rushed to the operating room as Dad stands by tapping his watch (just joking with you dad). I have to sit outside the O.R. for Katie to be prepped as my family peeks in the windows like I was a sideshow (just joking, love you family)

10:14pm May 31st: Dean Michael Wagner exits the belly and enters into the world. All is well.
Dr. Henry finished the last staples pulls off his gloves all in one motion while yelling done. The nurse stops the stopwatch and reads out the time. Dr. Henry mutters something like 14 seconds faster and I would've beat Dr. Wagner's time. All is well.

So I am proud to announce that I am the new owner of a beautiful baby boy. Dean Michael (or as some call him D-Money) Wagner.

My next post will be a tear jerker as I love this little crying, wetting, screaming, pooping baby more than anything in the world and have to share a little of what i'm feeling right now. Until we post again.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Back to back posts as I am watching the Giants (11th inning at the moment)

Katie is officially pregnant. I mean, she was before but I think now she really feels it.

She is due in 2 weeks and we are really excited.

I'm really curious whether it is a boy or girl.

I'm a little nervous for the whole labor thing but pretty sure I can handle it.

Katie has been amazing throughout the entire pregnancy.


Good year.

Just looking at my GPS watch for some running totals and I thought I would pass some along.

Since October:

2 marathons
18- 13+ mile runs
666.34 total miles
Average 7:51 miles
Burned 89,000 calories
Average Heart Rate 168
Total Running Time: 88 hours

I'm moving back to biking and am curious to see how much I can log.

Probably not as much with the baby coming soon (2 weeks!!!)


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Soft Serve Baby Update

So I had a request from my beautiful 38 week pregnant wife to go get a ice cream sundae. I jumped at the opportunity because I knew I could get one of my favorite indulgences. Yes, that's right, a McDonald's soft serve. I love these non-ice cream, high fructose, fake vanilla, creamy and delicious $1.00 treat.

The reason I love these so much is back in Martinez we lived around the corner from a McDonalds. Every week we would beg mom and dad to take us to get a soft serve. Luckily for them (and most definitely planned) they were only 39 cents at the time. Oh the good old days.

So here is the rundown on the baby stuff:

1. Baby is due in a few weeks

2. Our last baby birthing class is after the baby is due

3. Hopefully that doesn't cause a problem

4. Katie is feeling great (still working)

5. Cory is excited

6. It's a BOY!!

7. This is a view from the hospital

8. It's a GIRL!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


So it was just over 19 years ago when my only brother was brought into the world. I was playing on the playground at West Park when I heard the news. Since then he has never been anything but an amazing, caring and loving brother.

He said in his latest post "Sometimes I wish I had been an older sibling because I feel like I have missed out on all the good times"

Well I was an older sibling and sometimes I wish I had been closer in age to you little bro. By the time you were in Jamacia (on of your first family memories) I was almost 18 and out of the house. Even with the age difference I know how much you love me and I hope you know that I love you with all my heart. I'm so proud of you and all you have accomplished in your life already. I know the next 2 years will be an amazing and life changing experience for you.

I promise to write and I just might make a guest appearance at Fort Worth Spanish Speaking ward. I even will listen to a discussion but only in Spanish :-).