Saturday, October 29, 2011
I took Landon to the church tonight to Trunk or Treat. We had a fun seeing everyone's costumes and visiting with friends. I love everyone here. I am really going to miss them when we move. Landon's Auntie Jess bought him his costume. He was the cutest little Bat I have ever seen :) Happy Halloween!
Monday, August 29, 2011
This past week The Nash's came to Myrtle Beach. Landon was finally able to meet his Grandma and Grandpa Nash, his Aunt Angie, and his adorable cousin Brooklyn. We were worried they weren't going to make it because of hurricane Irene, but Rich and I convinced them to come anyway and we had a wonderful vacation with only one day of rain. We had beautiful weather, gorgeous beach days, games of Ladder Ball, yummy dinners, tons of Fudge from the Fudgery, lots of shopping, blessed my little baby, and lots of laughing and visiting. It really was such a great week with them and we were so sad to see them leave so soon. It always feels like the time flies by. Anyway,, here are a few pics we took for you to enjoy :) Thanks for coming Nashs we love you guys!!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
So I took Landon to get his newborn pictures taken last week and it was much more eventful than I had expected it to be! Lindsey Mills took his photos and before coming she told me to make sure I keep him awake before the shoot so he will sleep and to feed him right before so he has a full tummy. Sounds easy enough right? Well that entire morning before his apt. he was screaming because he wanted to sleep and Mommy kept poking him and not letting him so he was really not happy. When we got to the studio Lindsey undressed him and was rocking him to try and get him to fall asleep. As we are all sitting there he gives a little grunt and shoots wet poop ALL over the photographer and her beautiful couch they were sitting on! Oh my goodness I almost died! haha. I think I apologized a million times. It then took us 3 HOURS to get the little man to fall asleep. He was wide eyed and looking at everything when we got there so getting him to sleep was quite the task. Seriously, it was so much work! When he finally fell asleep she started taking his pics and he then decided to pee all over many of her props! It was hard work but I absolutely love his pictures so it makes it all worth it!! These are just a few Lindsey sent me. I am waiting to see the rest when she is done editing. I seriously melt when I look at these. Love him so much!
Monday, July 25, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Landon arrived July 18th at 12:35 PM. Since he was breech we had a scheduled C-Section. Rich and I were so emotional all morning! We were excited, nervous, scared, a lot of things! Once we got to the hospital they took me back and prepped me for surgery. At about 12:10 they finally wheeled me back, gave me my spinal and brought Rich in to sit by me. The surgery itself was not nearly as bad as I had expected. All of the nurses and my doctor were wonderful. The only thing I felt was a lot of pressure and tugging. Landon came out butt first with his legs sticking straight up! They suctioned him out and he let out the sweetest little cry I have ever heard! Rich and I cried our eyes out I think. It was the best moment I have ever had. They held him up for us to see him and said he looked great and took him out to my mom so she could clean and check him. She wasn't allowed in the room with us for the surgery itself but once it was done they let her take him over.
While they stitched me back up mom brought him back in so I could see him and kiss his cheeks and then she and Rich had to take him to the nursery. He was so pink and beautiful when he came out. I could never have imagined how wonderful it would be to see my son for the first time. It truly was a blissful feeling I will never forget. Rich was so sweet to calm me and keep me distracted during the surgery. I had to wait on him for a few minutes in the OR before the surgery and I thought I was going to have a panic attack! It was so much better once he was by my side.
While I was in the recovery room they were measuring and weighing Landon and making sure he was a healthy boy. They came and told me the results which was such a relief. He was 7 pounds 5.4 ounces and 19.25 inches long. His head was a little flat where he was crammed in my belly wrong but it already looks much better! After waiting in the recovery room for what felt like an eternity they finally took me up to see my baby and hold him for the first time :)
Jessica did an awesome job taking pictures and videos for us. She documented everything for me since I was stuck in the recovery room for so long. We sat and ooohed and awwwed over baby Landon for hours that day soaking it all in. He nursed great the very first time which was a huge relief to me! He has such a sweet temperament and was so good for us in the hospital while I tried to recover.
Our stay in the hospital after the first day could not have been worse after Landon was born. I think I had every complication I could have and thought several times I would die! Dramatic I know, but it seriously was not fun! ha After surgery my temperature was 94. Too low so they smothered me in blankets but I felt like I was 105 degrees and sweating like crazy. I hurt terribly that whole day but figured that was how I was supposed to feel since I had just been cut open! That night I started having trouble breathing. I ended up having a reaction the the pain meds I was on and started shaking and convulsing out of control. This is the worst pain when you are trying not to move and or bother your incision! That lasted a few hours and then life got a little better for a moment. The next morning they told me I needed to get up and walk around. Jess and Rich were helping me to the shower and I felt a ton of blood gush out of me and then I passed out! I felt so dizzy and weak that entire day. Come to find out I had bled internally and had to have a blood transfusion because my hemaglobin had dropped from a 12 to a 6.8. It took most of the day to do the testing and paper work for the blood but once I had that put in me I was much better! By Wednesday afternoon I felt well enough to go home. I was so ready to get out of that hospital! I was so lucky to have so many wonderful nurses taking care of me. I knew most of them since they have all worked with my mom for so long so it made all the bad things happening bearable!
This is such a long post but I wanted to write about Landon's birth before I forgot all the details! It was a rough few days for me but in the end totally worth it! Rich and I have been in heaven kissing and snuggling our sweet baby. It is such an amazing love you feel for your baby. We are so excited for this phase of life. It feels so much more meaningful to me now and I can't wait to just be a mom!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Not much going on here. Just working and waiting for our little bundle of joy to arrive. We finally have everything ready (I think!?) so I feel very anxious now for him to get here. I almost blacked out at work today because it is so hot here I think I am overheating. It's not much fun dealing with pregnancy hormones that make you hot already and living where it is 100 degrees everyday and having another body inside me heating me up even more! I have decided that being pregnant is a lot less fun in the end! ha. I think I have had constant heartburn and this babe must be laying on some nerves because my legs keep giving out on me and they hurt! On a happier note I only have 4 weeks left and I am so grateful for this baby. Every time he moves and kicks I am reminded of what a miracle it is to be able to grow a little human inside my tummy! Rich and I really can't wait to have him!!
Sunday, May 29, 2011
There really isn't much going on but I haven't written in forever so I thought I would do a quick update. Since my last entry Rich and I have done a few things worth writing about :) We went to Utah and Washington for a week to see my brother in law Chris marry a very cute girl! We loved being in Utah seeing all of our friends and family and of course eating at Cafe Rio!! My sweet mother in law and sis in law threw me a really nice baby shower and I had a great time opening awesome gifts for our little man and visiting with some of my favorite friends. It was a lovely, much needed break from life. Since we have been back at the beach we have been working quite a bit and getting ready for our babe to get here. My best friends from High School threw me another baby shower as well which was amazing. They really went all out for us and I am so blessed to have stayed so close with all of them since Elementary school! As far as the pregnancy goes I think I am ready to throw in the towel! ha I am so done. The heat and humidity here might be the end of me. I am so hot and miserable the minute I walk out the door. Also, not sure if it is because of the position the baby is in or what but I am lucky if I can walk by the end of the day. My back has been giving out on me a lot lately and Rich has had to help me numerous times just getting around the house. It is so painful!! On a brighter note I only have 8 weeks left so I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! I can't wait to kiss and snuggle our little boy. I get more and more excited the closer my due date gets. We are working on the nursery and as soon as it is done I will post pics!