Our Sweet Baby Boy!!

By Robyn Cardon - December 15, 2006 - 1 Comment

We have been so blessed by this baby boy. He sleeps so well in his bassinet and lets us get sleep as well. He hardly ever cries and nurses pretty good. I feel so blessed to have all my children and wonderful husband. I know this has been a tough week so far for them. I haven’t been very pleasant to live with. I’m sooooo emotional and crying ALL the time. I’m sure they are getting sick of it. This has definitely been the worst I’ve ever been. I’m hoping it passes soon. The noises are just sooo loud and everything seems to echo. I know that it won’t get better until I’m done needing my meds. Hopefully that will also be soon.

Can I just say that I LOVE my Cricut. Bryan gave me my Christmas present early and it was the Cricut that I’ve been eyeing for awhile. I’m so glad he gave it to me early. It has been nice to be sent to my scrap room when I just cannot handle the noise of reality. I can cut alphabets out of cardstock up to 5 1/2 inches big in a variety of different fonts. It only takes minutes because it is digital. I didn’t think that I needed it but I can just tell that it is going to be used A LOT!!! I am going to finish getting my birth announcements finalized tomorrow so I can get them in the mail and also my Chrismas cards sent out, too.

I’m soooo sleepy being on my medication but I know that I need to stay awake to get things in order. Not physically but mentally. Today I watched Runaway Bride and I thought it was pretty funny. I even laughed out loud on some parts.

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He’s home!!

By Robyn Cardon - December 11, 2006 - 2 Comments

My sweet little boy, Brayden, is home from the hospital. We arrived yesterday at around 2 in the afternoon. I will write my complete birth story later. Right now I am going to go and take a nap. I’m exhausted!! I’m still majorly recovering and slowly getting there. Brayden was worth EVERY pain I went through and am still going through. Here is a pic or two…………………….
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Here I go….

By Robyn Cardon - December 5, 2006 - 4 Comments

I thought I would add one post before my big day tomorrow. We leave the house at 5am and the procedure starts at 7:30. Wow!! I still have so much to do but the fatigue has hit me for the day. I don’t know how much more I can do. I still need to get the cabbage patch kid “babies” ready to go. I am going to take them all out of their boxes and swaddle them in their blankets. I think they will be easier to transport there and home. I just finished making an extra dinner for my family to eat on Thursday. Tomorrow I am going to start a crock pot before I leave. Friday they can order pizza and Saturday B can make dinner. I think my ward is going to do dinner for me on Sunday night which will be great to have a hot meal the night I get home from the hospital. I know I have all those frozen meals but I still have to prepare them with side dishes. My favorite part of having a baby is getting pampered for at least a few days with dinners. For some reason I am soooo hungry those few days after I get home. If I had more energy I would make some more dinners that are ready to pop in the oven. I think we have enough for about 20 dinners right now and I have ordered more from Supper Thyme that B just needs to pick up this weekend. They are making them for me for a little extra charge. They look yummy, too!! We cheated this week and had one of the meals I prepared. It was Taco Soup and oh, so yummy. It was a little spicy but great!!

This morning our guest toilet completely flooded. I guess it’s better today then when I am at the hospital. At least we can deal with it now and lock that door until a plumber comes out next week. The bummer part is that I have a friend coming over in the am to watch the kids and her and her kids will have to go upstairs or use our Masterbathroom. I wanted it to be easy for her. Hopefully it’s not too much of a pain.

I hope I’m not forgetting anything. I’m sure I will. Do I bring a book to read?? Or will I just be sleeping on my down time in the hospital. I can’t wait to meet our baby boy. I only wish we could agree on a name…. any name!!! I don’t have one set name in my head right now. I’m going to try to get a list of 5-10 to take with me and then after we look at him we can decide. Uggggg!! Why are there so many boy cousins in B’s side of the family??? We can’t use any of those and a lot of them are my favorite names!!!

Wish me luck and love!
Robyn

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Nervous

By Robyn Cardon - December 2, 2006 - 4 Comments

I am so nervous about this Wednesday. I need to really calm down. I’ve never known the exact date of delivery before and I just am climbing out of my skin. I haven’t really talked to family & friends either in a few days which makes it a bit harder. I know this is such a busy time of year for everyone and I understand.

Today is B’s last day to work on a Saturday!! We are going to party!! It has been great financially to have him do this for the past 1 1/2 years but it kind of gets old to have to have him gone all the time, too. It will be nice when he opens his practice this summer. I’m sure there will be new kinds of stresses. He is going to put me to work as soon as I have the baby. There is a lot to be done that he won’t be able to do working fulltime. He says it’s a “paid” position. I just have to laugh at that. I don’t need to be paid to help out my husband. Although, there is this cool scrapbooking machine called the “Cricut” that I have been eyeing now.

I’d better get off my duff and get my chores done today. I am stuck at home but I am going to make the best of it. I want to play with the kids, get my laundry done, and scrapbook. In any order!!

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I’m still here

By Robyn Cardon - December 2, 2006 - Comments Off on I’m still here

I haven’t had the baby yet, thank goodness. My date is this Wednesday in 5 days. I cannot believe the time is getting this close. Now I am just hoping that I don’t go early. We have it all worked out to a T. B works tomorrow so it would not be a good day to go. He is also having a Christmas party with his 4 assistants. It sounds like a lot of fun and I don’t want to mess things up. I am contracting tonight but I am really just trying to ignore it. I’m sure it is just false labor again.

It has been fun having the kids and B home for the past 4 days. We have been ice/snowed in. We actually ran a few errands this evening but couldn’t pull back in our garage because of the steep incline of our driveway. It was pretty scary. We just parked on the front curb and walked up. B salted it better so now it is pretty much melted. I hope it finishes melting tomorrow so we can go to church on Sunday morning. I am not one to drive on icy roads at all. It scares the jeepers out of me!!

I am so excited because I have got so much scrapbooking done this week. I am up to the beginning of the school year. I’m only a few months behind. My goal is to get caught up before Wednesday AND have a good start on the new baby’s album. So then I just need to add the pictures to the pages. It is an amazing feeling to be working on current pictures. I have been about 2-4 years behind for 6 years now. I’m glad to be getting caught up. I will be able to get more creative with my picture taking again.

Okay, really weird but I keep feeling like my water is going to break at any minute. That baby is sooo active right now and VERY low in my pelvic area. I’m just waiting to hear a big “POP”. I hope I don’t because we are not prepared for this!!

Anyway, I hope I have not offended anyone lately. I feel like I have been so quick to voice my opinions and “stand up for what I believe in” that I have been offending people in the process. I’m going to start just keeping my mouth shut unless it is something that needs to be said. I also am going to spend less time on some of my internet boards. They are just big time wasters and my family needs most of my attention right now and so do my stamps!!

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Burst of energy….

By Robyn Cardon - November 27, 2006 - 3 Comments

I don’t know if it is because the baby will be here in 9 days or because the bug guy will be here at noon but I have been cleaning like a mad woman today. I’ve already cleaned out my walk in closet, my bathroom, my bedroom, and I’ve vacuumed that room, too. All I need to do now is finish up in the living room and vacuum. I want to scrapbook today but I’m not going to let myself until I get my chores done.

I forgot to add to my blog that a Young Woman babysat for me on Wednesday while I was at my dr apt and she totallly cleaned my house. She had all my kids sweeping and scrubbing my kitchen. The place sparkled when I returned. We will be getting her again! What a wonderful day that turned out to be.

I want to do a really fun FHE tonight because it might be the last one we have with just the 4 kids. We always have the normal one with our normal agenda, including conducting sheet. I’ll have to brainstorm today to think of something that the kids will remember for a long time.

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