Officially taking it easy today….

By Robyn Cardon - October 25, 2006 - 1 Comment

I’ve decided that I just need to do what the hospital said and just take it easy. I think I did too much yesterday morning and I really paid for it in the afternoon and evening. I just feel really slothful doing nothing. The weather here doesn’t help either. It’s very overcast and just yucky. I think it might even be raining. I’ve decided to stay home tonight from our Ward’s Trunk or Treat. I just don’t feel up to walking around and socializing. I’m keeping my toddler at home because he still is a little stuffy and has a tummy ache. He is such a sweet thing and I’ve been able to snuggle with him a lot lately. I hope he doesn’t feel pushed aside when this baby is born. I love all of my children sooo much. I really hope they know that.

Here are my list of things I need to finish in the next few days……
*Make goodie bags for my girls Fall Party on Friday
*Start preparing my lesson for next Sunday
*Make chili for tonight’s chili cookoff
*Remember to have my DH pick up cupcakes for tonight’s booth
*Make sure the kids and DH get there early tonight to help set up
*etc.,etc., etc

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Today is a new day!

By Robyn Cardon - October 24, 2006 - 1 Comment

I’m going to “try” to take it easy today but there are sooo many things that I want to do and get done. It’s not like my house is a mess but I just have little projects that are sitting there. I am going to “try” to relax a bit because I don’t want my contractions to start again. I’m watching a couple of my friend’s children today while she goes to the dentist. They are really easy kids so it is no problem. I really want to get my birth announcements done today but we will see if I even make it up the stairs today.

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Feeling Better

By Robyn Cardon - October 24, 2006 - Comments Off on Feeling Better

Well, it’s 10 pm and I am feeling so much better. The contractions really slowed down and now I only have a few an hour. I was even able to sit and design my birth announcements. This has really got me to think about all that I need to do in the next 6 weeks. I JUST ordered some nursing bras today and if I am feeling better this weekend I am going to pull out the baby clothes and wash them. I’m sure I can do that while sitting down. The doctor was more concerned about me picking up my kids than anything. I can still hold them on my lap and I did that a lot tonight. My kids are soooo sweet. I know they are going to be a big help when this little baby gets here in a month and a half.

Good night! Thanks for the kind comments. I will definitely let you come over and help me, Shawna, when I am having a tough day. I am hoping to feel as good as I do tonight for the next 6 weeks!!

Robyn

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Bed Rest….

By Robyn Cardon - October 23, 2006 - 2 Comments

This morning I woke up and still had contractions so I called my doctor. He told me to head on over to labor and delivery to be monitored. When I got there the contrations were pretty regular so they gave me a shot of brethine, and then another shot of it a few hours later. They checked to see if I was dialating or effacing and I am 50% effaced and dialated to a 1. The doctor seems to think everything will be okay so they gave me some more meds and sent me home with restricted rest. I cannot pick up my 22 month old or walk around much. I look around my house and see all that I need to do. I really hope that I can get back to normal soon. I am sooo not ready for an early baby.

That’s my update!!

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Contractions!

By Robyn Cardon - October 22, 2006 - Comments Off on Contractions!

Today has seemed like such a long Sunday. I woke up, got ready for church, and then during Sacrament I started having regular strong BH contractions. I was just not myself. I couldn’t even bend over and pick up Thomas when he started throwing a fit during the closing song. By the time we got home today they were 5 minutes apart and pretty strong. I wouldn’t really call them painful but I did have to stop what I was doing and just focus on them. As soon as I walked in the door I took a mag pill,layed on my left side and grabbed a huge glass of water. I ended up drinking 2 huge glasses of water. We were getting pretty worried. I took a 3 hour nap and now they are much better. I really think I overdid it last night. I need to start just taking it easy. My body isn’t the same as it was with my first three pregnancies.

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Youth Conference

By Robyn Cardon - October 22, 2006 - Comments Off on Youth Conference

I just got back from Youth Conference and it is 11:30 pm. It was such a neat experience. A long one, but something that I needed to experience. This evening started with a great speaker then a testimony meeting. Here are a few things I learned from that…..
#1- Do not start your testimony by letting the “ladies know you are single and your name is Clint”.
#2 – Do not start your testimony by saying “I just got up here to say what you all were thinking. This is long and it needs to be over”.
Youth are soooo funny but their spirit is so strong. I found myself wiping away tears many times. This is the “Strength” of Youth that has been saved for these last days. It almost even seemed like a glow was coming from them when they were up on the stand. (That could also have to do with the fact that I left my glasses in the car.)

This afternoon/evening did not start out the best. My DH was trying to get home on time from Walmart with 2 kids and I had the 2 little ones. We decided to meet at the church and switch cars and kids there. I had to run around frantically putting car seats in his car and doing this & that. I almost put myself in labor. Then, when he got to the church I was trying to help him unload the minivan of groceries into his car when I picked up a bag and everything spilled onto the pavement. The Youth were already loaded in my car (filled with old chicken nuggets) while we were finishing this. It all turned out okay but it is so funny how things can try to take away your happy, good mood.

I took a moment during the dance tonight to sit in the foyer and read my scriptures. I was really struck by a passage in Mormon 9:21 which reads
” Behold, I say unto you that whoso believeth in Christ, doubting nothing, whatsoever he shall ask the Father in the name of Christ it shall be granted him; and this promise is unto all, even unto the ends of the earth.”
I had to stop and ponder this for a minute. This is a promise unto all of us, even me. Can I really be that faithful?? I guess that is the goal of everyone here on earth, to get to that point.

Thanks for reading this. I’ve got an early morning so I’d better get to bed.

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