Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fair Time

There are many reasons that I LOVE the fair. I love the smells, sounds, food, people watching, but at 30 years old, the rides are no longer one of the reasons. I Love to see Micah ride the rides, I love to see him smile SO big, and be so happy, but the rides are no longer for me. I discovered this when Nut and I were offered to ride on the Carrousel for free by a kind Carney. I was sure that I would be sick. I wasn't. I used to LOVE riding the rides. The Gravitron was one of my favorites. I know for a fact I wouldn't make it out of there without being sick now! We went last week with Ms. Martha, Hannah, Daddy and Nut. We had a blast. Daddy wanted to go SO bad last year, and I didn't get the memo, so we didn't invite him. This year I made a note to not forget him. He mostly enjoyed looking at the exhibits and was bored with ride watching very quickly. But at least he got to come.
Here I am with my dream car (not this color). I've never been one to like cars. I prefer to be up high. I like SUVs and trucks, but the first time I saw this car, I decided that I need one :)
It started out fun, but Hannah quickly got bored...
That's more like it :)
Fun on the rides
The Baby Sitters Club

Little Acres Time Again

What would September at Child's World be like without the horses coming to visit? Little Acres farm came and brought the horses again this year for the children to feed, brush, and ride. The sad news this year (the children weren't told) was that Punky Doodle died. He was a horse that they had been bringing to the school for MANY years and was a favorite. He was replaced be "Hannah Montana, who Micah chose to ride. This year, just like like year, Micah LOVED the horses. This year, his class is a whole lot smaller, so the children brushed and rode the horses a little longer. Here's his class this year plus 4 from the 3 year old class :) What a group!
Look what a difference a year makes!
Micah with Hannah Montana. He was a hoot. He kept one hand on his hat the entire time :)
And of course, he had to kiss the horse :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Family Photos

I'm still trying to used to life as the mother of 2, hence the delay in actually posting some of the pics from our latest Family Photo Session with Christy Martin. We had scheduled to have our pics taken when Patton turned 1 week, but since he was still in the hospital we had to wait. These pictures are from 2+ weeks ago, and since then, he has already grown SO much! Although I would LOVE to post every single picture that Christy took, I just chose a handful of my favorites. Enjoy!
Have I mentioned how much I love Christy Martin? Oh yeah, and my darling family too :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Patton's First Week

Sweet Patton was born on a Wednesday night, and we were finally released from the hospital on Friday afternoon. When we left the hospital his jaundice was pretty rough, bilirubin level was 8.8 and we were told to put him in the sun and bring him to have it tested again on Saturday. So, we were able to make it to the weekly "Family Swim" at the Rent's house. Patton enjoyed hanging out at the pool (he slept the whole time)
Friday night we were able to go home and finally sleep in our own beds. Saturday morning we woke up and took Patton to have his poor heel pricked again. In the mid afternoon we got a call saying that his bilirubin level had risen to 12. The Dr. told me to begin supplement formula, continue the sunlight, and bring him again in the AM. We ended up spending the night at the Rent's house because Stacy had some work to do. Patton had got his first bath from Mam-ma, and finally met Pam-pa who had been out of town with his Spaceball.
Sunday morning we had to go back to the hospital again. By now the bilirubin level had gone to 16! It was not going down at all. The Dr. wanted to look at him on Monday, and I was trying to prepare myself to go BACK into the hospital. Jaundice is actually a very scary thing, and if not treated it can cause brain damage. I was so scared and did a good bit of crying during those several days. Monday morning we were told that his level was 18! We, of course had to be admitted to the hospital :( Once in the hospital, Patton wore what was called a biliband (nothing like a sillyband) it was used to cover and protect his eyes. Then he was placed under the lights. We were told that the more he was under the lights the quicker his numbers would go down, which also meant the quicker we could go home! We followed the Doctor's orders and only took him out from under the lights to feed and change him. We could only keep him out for 30 minutes at a time. So once every 2-3 hours, we got to see his sweet eyes. It was rough. Way rougher on us than it on him.

Monday was our first night. We were told that first thing (5:00) Tuesday morning, they would come in to check Patton again. I was SO hoping that his level was down to 10! I told all of the nurses that too! They were very surprised and pleased that it had gone from 18, to 14.4 over night. That meant that the lights were working. 14.4 was stll not low enough for us to go home though. We stayed Tuesday and Tuesday night. We were finally released on Wednesday afternoon with a bilirubin of 6! We were so happy to finally be home and all togeter again (Micah had been staying with the Rents)
Here are my boys in their M and P hats made especially for them from sweet Aiden

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Patton Brooks

First off, it's Patton, like General George Patton. It's not Peyton, Peyten, Payton, or Payten. I have heard his name pronounced wrong more in his 2 1/2 short weeks of life than I ever imagined. I know that Peyton is a VERY popular name, but can't people read anymore? Sorry for the rant, just wanted to clear that up :)
On with the story of Patton. Feel free not to read if you don't want to hear most of the details, remember, this is for My memory/ blog book. I was due on August 22nd, but since he hadn't made his arrival, my Dr. chose to induce on August 25th. I was very nervous and very scared. Micah came on his own and I had heard about inductions that could take up to 48 hours! I DO NOT like hospitals one little bit, I almost dislike them as much as funerals, and did not want to stay at the hospital for 48 hours prior to having a baby, and then 24 hours more after. Our appt. was at 8:30 on Wednesday morning. We dropped Micah off at school and headed for the hospital. After checking in they finally got us into a room and began the induction around 11:00. Everything was fine and dandy until maybe 2:00. That's when the pain began. My goal going in was to get the epidural if I needed it, but to wait as long as I could before I got it. It was 4:00 when I ended up finally asking for it. This time around I was 6cm. I was 7cm when I went to the hospital with Micah. But I felt like I had waited long enough and wanted to ease a little bit of the pain. Dr. Azizi was the anesthesiologist and he made my day when he entered them room. He gave me the epidural and within 20 minutes I was in Heaven. I felt numbness all the way to my toes, it was wonderful. I never felt that with Micah, with him, they had turned it down and I felt pain still. This labor was Totally different. From 4-6 I was feeling fine. The family came, we laughed and had a good ole' time. 6:00 I began pushing, 6:48 Patton Brooks joined us. I joke that if I had my pregnancy with Micah, and my labor of Patton, then maybe we would have had 3 or 4 children, but I am not a fan of being pregnant at all, so unless God has other plans, The Robinson Family is complete.
Here's part of the baby watching gang :)
Patiently waiting Daddy
Patton Brooks Robinson 8Lbs 12 Oz. 21 inches long Born 6:48 PM
Here's the Best Nurse. We loved her!
Grandmother of 8!
Sweet Hannah was SO excited to meet Patton
PROUD Big Brother
Nut, now the aunt of 8
Our Family of four
He didn't love his bath, but he did love having his hair washed

All clean

Aunt D
Sweet Aiden loves her new cousin
Getting ready to go home