Monday, July 25, 2011

1 Week Old Already!!

This little one has stolen my heart :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Landon Isaac Nash

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!