Henry and the Nurses

The nurses loved Henry! They couldn’t get enough of him. While Mommy and Daddy enjoyed a special dinner on Thursday evening, the nurses took Henry for a fun photo shoot.

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Just Another Day At The Hospital

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Henry, Mommy, and Daddy took a walk around Birth Place to stretch their legs.

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I love my little brother so much. I love to cuddle with him and give him lots of kisses!

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Mommy’s friend, Jennisa, came to take some pictures of Mommy, Daddy, and Henry this morning.

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Everyone gets to come home tomorrow and I can’t wait!

Visiting the Hospital

Today Na Na and I headed into town to visit Mommy, Daddy, and Henry at the hospital.

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I finally got to hold my little brother today.

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I quietly sat and stared at him for about three minutes (which is an amazing amount of time for me to be still).

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Checking Henry’s hat to make sure it’s on correctly.

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Our first picture as a family of four. Mommy and Daddy obviously need to work on getting Henry to smile.

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Na Na with her newest grandchild (although I’m sure that I’m still her favorite).

We’ll get to visit the hospital over the next few days. Even though that’s fun, I can’t wait for Mommy and Daddy to bring Henry home!

Henry James Robinson

My little brother, Henry, arrived yesterday, February 18, 2014!

(At some point I’ll let him write blogs with me, but until he gets his wits about him, I’ve got it covered.)

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The night before the C-Section (at 39 weeks).

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Mommy and Daddy had to arrive at Pullman Regional Hospital at 5 a.m. in order to prepare for the start of the C-Section at 7:30 a.m.

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Daddy is ready to be Mommy’s C-Section coach.

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Mommy has never had a C-Section before, so she was a little nervous right before the operation started. Daddy did a great job of comforting her!

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After what felt like mere moments, my little brother arrived to greet the world!

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While the doctors stitched up Mommy, Daddy went to the other side of the room with Henry to cut his umbilical cord.

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Henry did quite a bit of crying in his first moments of life.

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He was born at 7:56 a.m. He weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces (which is exactly what I weighed), and was 21 3/4 inches long. Even though he was a week early, he was still a big boy!

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After Henry had been checked, Mommy finally got to meet her little boy!

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Unfortunately Henry took a big gulp of fluid on his way out of Mommy’s tummy, so she only got to hold him for about a minute. After that he was taken to the nursery where he was given oxygen.

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Henry had to be on oxygen for about six hours. During this time, Mommy finished getting stitched up and was recovering in her room. Daddy did a great job of running back and forth between Mommy’s room and the nursery.

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Around 11:00 that morning, Na Na brought me to the hospital so I could meet my little brother! He has a lot of stuff in our house, so it was nice to finally figure out who was encroaching on my space.

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We couldn’t hold him yet because he will still hooked up to oxygen in the nursery, but I sure enjoyed checking him out.

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All of a sudden I remembered the sticker I had on my hand.

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I decided that Henry needed it. What says “Welcome to the World” better than a sticker?!

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Right around 2:00 p.m., Henry’s oxygen levels were at 100%! That meant that they could take him off of the oxygen and bring him to Mommy. Mommy was able to nursery Henry and have skin-to-skin contact. Mommy loved being able to snuggle the new little guy in her life.

Henry and Mommy seem to be doing really well. Mommy’s recovery is already much, much better than with me. The amount of blood lost this time was significantly less than last time, so Mommy is able to comprehend everything that’s going on so much better. Henry is being a little lazy about nursing, so hopefully he remembers that he’s a Robinson, which means he is made to eat! Daddy is also doing great. He’s a good support system in the middle of the night for feedings. He loves snuggling with his son.

I love my little brother so much already, and can’t wait to come back to the hospital later today to see him and hold him!

Valentine’s Day 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day! I had such a fun day with my family celebrating the love we have for one another.

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Mommy and I woke up bright and early to make a raspberry cheesecake. (This really means that I woke up bright and early and dragged Mommy out of bed, so she decided that we might as well put our time to good use.)

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I love it when we get to “mits” (mix).

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Reading the labels to make sure we use only the best ingredients.

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Time to bake the cheesecake!

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While the cheesecake was baking, Mommy and I worked on the heart-shaped meatloaf.

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Ready to go in the fridge until dinner.

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Our next event of the day was craft time!

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My favorite part was gluing on all of the fluffy “balls.”

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We also made a heart person. I chose/demanded the blue eyes.

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Masterpiece #1

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Masterpiece #2

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Then we got to work on coloring some hearts. My color of choice was black (because that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, right?).

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Trying to stay focused on my coloring, but Mommy is making me laugh.

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Decorating a sign for Daddy.

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We put this on the back door so it would be the first thing Daddy saw when he got home. He loved it!

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It’s almost time for dinner. The heart-shaped meatloaf is out of the oven!

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Our fancy Valentine’s Day dinner table. (Notice my hearts hanging from the chandelier…I kept commenting on how “pitty” they were.) For dinner we had heart-shaped meatloaf, pink mashed potatoes, crescent rolls, salad, and Shirley Temple drinks.

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Pictures with Mommy before dinner.

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Let’s eat!

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After dinner I finally got to open presents (it was all I could do to be patient while Mommy and Daddy finished eating).

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Thanks Ba Ba and Na Na for the card with some great Elmo stickers!

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I got two great Valentine’s Day books from Mommy and Daddy.

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Grandma and Grandpa sent me another Doodlebops DVD. Hurray! More Mo, Dee Dee, and Rooney!

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Checking out the rest of my bag from Grandma and Grandpa (while also wearing my heart-shaped sunglasses).

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Eating my first ever conversation candy heart. Yum! I see more of these in my future.

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Grandma and Grandpa sent Mommy some Cougar pasta. Fun!

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I gave Daddy some yummy chocolates.

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Mommy gave Daddy a Life is Good t-shirt that says “Father Mows Best.” Daddy truly loves to mow the lawn, so it’s perfect!

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After presents, it was time for some raspberry cheesecake. Boy, I sure did a good job of making this. It was delicious!

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After dessert Daddy surprised me with the special treat of a bubble bath.

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This was easily the highlight of my day. I talked about it for the rest of the night!

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Modeling the perfect Valentine’s Day PJs.

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Ending the night reading one of my new books. (Notice how I’m not sitting in Mommy’s lap. I’m a big girl now, so I don’t need to sit in anyone’s lap while reading. I’m pretty insistent about this.)

I had a great Valentine’s Day! I always love Mommy and Daddy, but it was fun to find extra special ways to show it today!

My Second Birthday Party

My birthday isn’t until March, but since my little brother is due to arrive in ten days, Mommy and Daddy wanted to have an early birthday party. It was held in the Coca-Cola Room at the Whitman Senior Living Center in Pullman. It was an Elmo theme because he is my favorite character right now!

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When we first arrived to set up for the party, Daddy’s job was to make the waffles for the waffle bar. He did a great job!

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Check out my party dress that Na Na made for me!

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We had goodie bags ready to go for each of my guests.

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When the guests arrived we had some fun activities for them to do.

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Hazel making a visor with her daddy.

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Evan and his mommy.

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The waffle bar had lots of yummy toppings!

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Enjoying waffles with my friend, Hazel.

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Kate and Clara enjoying their waffles.

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Working with Daddy to make my Elmo visor.

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Daddy and I moved on to some fun coloring.

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Lucy and Nora arrived and started chowing down right away.

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There was no way Joseph was smiling for the camera.

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Damien modeling his visor.

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I sure love Lucy and Nora!

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I was glad that Mya came to join in the birthday party fun.

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After waffles and crafts, it was time for some delicious cupcakes!

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Everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to me.

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After the song was done, I tried to blow out the candles, but I needed a little assistance from Daddy.

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Time to dig in and enjoy the cupcakes!

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After cupcakes, I got to open presents. I had a pretty good attention-span and loved my presents!

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Lucy and Nora took home some of the Elmo balloons.

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I had a great second birthday party! Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate!