Friday, October 26, 2012



Welcome to our family!

Reagan Joseph Robert
Born October 26, 2012, 5:58 p.m.
8 pounds, 3 ounces

5:45pm - Daddy Update

It's go time!  Baby Reagan is ready, but we're holding him back a bit until Adrien's pain medication kicks up a few notches. Please say a prayer for Adrien because she is having more pain than usual at this point.  Next update will be with pictures of the baby!


Eric snuck away, and I'm trying to type one-handed, on my side. Haha. I'm going to be checked again at 5:00. And well...sorry if this is TMI, but it feels like I'm in here wetting the bed. It's amazing how much water was in there. :) Isn't labor glamorous??

I'm missing my baby girls, but if all goes as planned they should be here this evening to meet baby brother. Oh wait...contraction.....

Anyway, the baby warmer is in the room! Heh. Baby warmer. 

Thank you all so much for your encouraging words - they are keeping my spirits up! So glad we're able to share this day with you all. :) Oh wait...contraction....

Hurts so good. :)


3:55pm - Daddy Update

Water is broken and they're wheeling the warmer into the room.  According to the doctor that broke Adrien's water, things should progress pretty quickly.  More to come. :-)

3:35pm - Daddy Update

Adrien never got too uncomfortable, but post-epidural she's flat out happy.  See for yourself:

We're waiting on the nurses to break Adrien's water in a little while.  In the meantime, we're just watching "Friends" and chatting a bit.  Oh, and I'm nerding with out camera since I never get to play with it anymore.  I forgot how cool it is!

This is my corner of the room.  Everything I need for three solid days in the hospital.

All of my playing with camera setting almost got us in trouble.  I was sitting in a chair at the end of Adrien's bed while the nurses were adjusting things.  Our "Welcome Reagan" sign is in the back corner, so I was using it as a target to test our exposure, white balance, and other settings.

After I snapped a few pictures the nurse stops what she's doing and says, "'re not taking pictures of this are you?"

Let's just say it wasn't a family blog-friendly scene.  I mumbled and bumbled then just set the camera down.  She probably still thinks I'm just an overzealous documentarian.

I can't believe how pretty Adrien looks even when she's in labor.  Boy, she was a good catch!

Adrien says she loves to read your comments, so keep them coming!  They're starting to bring equipment into the room, so our next post will probably be once they break her water have the room all set up.  Until then, we'll keep...

2:50pm - Daddy Update

Adrien just got her epidural, so they are going to setup to break her water very soon.  If this goes anything like it did with Gracie, we are probably only 2-3 hours from meeting our little man!

I will probably be taking over blog duties from this point forward, so stay tuned.  If you have any questions, leave a comment or post to my Facebook wall.


Quick update: My nurse is "making a call" and upping my fluids in preparation for my epidural. Woot!

P.S. There is some odd construction going on in the hospital, and it's obnoxious. That is all.



I'm all hooked up and I've been asked the obligatory million questions. I swear, I'm the most boring person on the planet, which is confirmed every single time I have a baby.

Are you allergic to anything? No.
Do you smoke/drink/do drugs? No.
Do you have AIDS? No.
My personal favorite: Have you given money or drugs to anyone to engage in sex with you? Um, No.

See. Boring.

I've just been informed at my first cramp to call for my epidural so they can break my water and get this show on the road. I'm already so far along (4 cm, 70% effaced) that I can get it pretty much any time I please. My nurse is coming back at 2:00 to up my pitocin. I think I'm going to feel a cramp then. Wink, wink. :) Once they break my water it always goes pretty fast for me, so hopefully there will be a little action soon! Now if you'll excuse me...I'm going to eat my weight in ice chips. Peace out.


12:02pm - Daddy Update

We're here! Adrien is getting checked in and hooked up to all the gadgets. Once things settle down a bit we will post some more updates. Stay tuned!


Eeep! Change in plans. We're leaving for the hospital now. :D They asked if we could be in at 11:00, and now we might be late to our own induction, haha. Gotta go!


I just spoke with the hospital and there is lots of baby action going on! Two little ones are being pushed out as I type and one more is in cesarean. So they are going to call US next and let us know when to come in - they couldn't give me a specific time. They are thinking mid-afternoon. Since we'll probably be around for lunch we might see if our families want to get together before we leave. Sure wish there was more exciting news to share! Who knows, Reagan might have an October 27 birthday!

I was able to get some more rest, and now I'm sending Eric out for breakfast. :)



Well, the day is already beginning as unplanned. Haha. I was up, showered, and getting dressed when the hospital called and said that they would have to delay my induction until a bed opened up for us. Seems like it's a hopping place at the St. Luke's maternity ward this morning. :) I have no idea why, but I had a strange feeling this was going to happen. I kept mentioning to Eric for the past week about them calling us when they were ready for us, and he was all like, "No...they've never done it that way before." Now, here we are.

So while we were supposed to be leaving the house at 6:15 am, now we aren't even supposed to call them back to find out what's going on until 8:00am. It's going to be an even longer day than we thought! I'm not entirely upset about it (except that now I'm wide awake at 5:45 and how in the WORLD am I supposed to fall back asleep?) because we'll be able to kiss our baby girls and say goodbye when they're actually awake.

Last night, Evie was saying that she couldn't go to sleep because her eyes were still too "wake up-y." Finally she admitted that she was scared, because she thought that Eric and I were going to be leaving in the middle of the night to go to the hospital and that she and Gracie would be here all alone. Poor thing! We set her straight and she's snoozing away right now. :) I think she'll be happy to see us when she wakes up. So now, here I sit. It's dark. And quiet. And I have nothing to do. I'm praying that maybe  I"ll start to get a little sleepy so I can rest some more before we have to get up and moving again.

Thanks for checking in! We'll keep everyone posted right here today. If you're praying for us, pray that we're not delayed too terribly long. Waiting is the worst! ;)



Lara said...

That is a bummer! I love that "wake up-y" she is probably so excited to be a big sister this time. Now that she understands it more. And it is good that you get to kiss those girls a few more times before you leave. Enjoy a family breakfast at ck:)

Denny said...

Oops... My eyes are starting to get not "wake up-y". Can't wait for the news when they start to feel wake up-y again in the morning (for me). God bless your day!

Heather said...

Oh goodness girl! The waiting has to be awful!! Can't wait for updates!!! GOOD LUCK!

sblind2 said...

Ahhh ... hang tight ... good luck ... and update often! =)

I told Brody when I tucked him in last night that baby Reagan was coming today and that Evie and Grace were going to get their brother!!!

Kim Luke said...

so exciting!!!
Can't wait to hear how everything goes!
Thinking of you! xoxo

Cassie said...

i love this day - stalking, stalking, stalking. i hope you get in soon. come on baby boy!!

Heather said...


Sarah said...

Eeeeeekkkkk!!!!! Sooo excited!!!!! Come on Reagan :):)

Heather said...

Woohooo!! PICS!!

Heather said...

"Have you given money or drugs to anyone to engage in sex with you?"....What the crap? What do they do if you say yes? Boot you out the door??

Heather said...

This is like an episode of A Baby Story on TLC. So glad you are adding pictures! Keep up the good work Daddy!! And Adrien, you do look beautiful!!

sblind2 said...

I just LOVE all these updates ... it's like a mini series – every update is an episode! Keep 'em coming ... I can't believe how fast this is going - I thought for sure Baby Reagan would have a 10.27birthday. When will the girls come see him?

Sarah said...

She IS glowing!! Yay for no pain!! So happy everything is going smoothly. Goos job Daddy!! :)

Eric Robert said...

Thanks, everyone! The girls are with Adrien's parents this evening. I believe their plan is to eat dinner and head this way in two hours or so. We're really excited to see the girls meet Reagan; I have no idea what Gracie will think!

Heather said...

Geez dude...he's not even here yet and I'm in tears. I have to leave work and go cross your legs for about 10 minutes so I don't miss it!!!

Meagan said...

Love all of the updates!! Can't wait to see little Reagan! Hopefully he is nice to you & doesn't take too long!!

Ashley N. said...

Come on Reagan!! You go momma!

Olivia Engelage said...

So excited for you! I was thinking about you during work today! So, as soon as I got home I checked your blog! lol. Best of luck and I hope everything goes perfectly!! :)

Heather said...

YAY!!!!! Congrats family!! He is so precious and from the smile on mommy's face it looks like everyone is doing good! Happy BIRTHDAY REAGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meagan said...

Happy Birthday Reagan!!! You are such a handsome little boy!! Congrats Robert Family, Reagan is a very special boy to be a part of such a wonderful family! Can't wait to hear how his sisters' reactions are towards him!!

Anonymous said...


sblind2 said...

Congrats!! I was so antsy blc I knew he was here, but my phone wouldn't update-it was driving me crazy!!!
So happy for all of you!!

Anonymous said...

Love the documenting of our new nephew Reagan. I also loved seeing Eric's daddy corner. Thanks Eric for giving the daddy updates. Adrien you are not boring. I had never seen a baby warmer. Your post was very educational for mommys to be in the future. Thank you for sharing. Congrats on the new addition to the family. Praise the Lord everything went well. April R.

Sarah said...

Oh Reagan! Happy Birthday sweet boy :)

So happy for you guys. Enjoy your mini vaca Adrien haha ;)

Christine Pettijohn said...

Loved reading this!!! Congrats again!


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