Thanks a lot for the help. I know "better" equipment won't make me a "better photographer". I know I have to get very familiar with the equipment I have. As many will agree, practice, practice, and practice some more. Hopefully tomorrow will be helpful as frustrating when wife doesn't let me take pictures of her anymore, lol unless she gets pregnant as we never got a chance to do maternity with our two kids. The kids don't like me to use them and do get impatient. Tried family and no one took the offer although no fee was involved... guess will have to post online to do some TFP.
I do have sand bags but filled with rocks/pebbles... don't remember. Pretty heavy, should hold the stand firmly. Unfortunately the outdoor will be done sometime after 2pm as she is coming at 12 for indoor and guessing 2 hours for wardrobe change, breaks, shoot, more breaks as she is pretty much ready to pop. LOL. I do have a board of white coroplast board, that should do the trick.
Did tell her to bring props and she has a daughter. I sent quite a few sample pictures of what can be done with props, daughter and herself.