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Discharge

Discharge

Landon had his first bath sometime in the middle of the night. He was pissed and cried the whole time. 

Then we managed to get some sleep before the sun came up. The doctor came in to take Landon for his circumcision and lucky for his he was the only boy that needed one so he came back quickly. They also did his hearing test at the same time. After getting ready for the day Aunt Penny and Uncle Scott came by to visit. 

Then we were told that soon we would be discharged. This was such a strange feeling because we spent 10 days in the hospital with Tessa. I was thrilled to be able to take Landon home so fast. Tia Lindsey and Uncle Matt stopped by to help us head home. 

Time to head home! 

Big Sister Visits

Big Sister Visits

I’m so thankful I have a supportive family. Tia and Auntie kept Tessa happy all day long even if they had to give her lots of fruit snacks. They got her ready and dressed and brought her to the hospital to meet Landon. I read that I shouldn’t be the one holding Landon when she arrives so she doesn’t feel replaced. I had Papa hold him so I could be free to give her attention. Turns out she was ready to be a big sister and wasn’t upset at all. I was an emotional mess worrying about how she was feeling. Landon got lots of love and kisses from his big sister. 


I stayed with Landon as everyone else headed home. James took Tessa home to keep things normal for her. After a nap he came back to the hospital around midnight to help me with Landon. Landon ended up nursing a ton that night and pooped a lot. We learned that he likes to wear clothes and hold my finger while nursing.

Landon’s birth story

Landon’s birth story

Feel free to skip over this post it won’t contain gross pictures I just wanted to remember how the day went.

On Thursday night James went to bed since tomorrow was his last day of summer school. I stayed up to finish a show and suddenly didn’t feel right. I figured it was the end of my pregnancy and at that point everything feels off. I decided to go to bed but couldn’t fall asleep. I went back to the family room and noticed I was having pain similar to contractions. I drank some water and tried to relax thinking they were Braxton hicks especially since I still had 12 days until my due date. But that wasn’t working. I decided to time them and walk around. Around 2:00am they were consistent so I told James to shower and get ready to go to the hospital. I took a shower as well and called my mom. She woke up Papa so he could stay at our house and watch Tessa. Then James, my mom and I headed to the hospital. It was important to me to get to the hospital in enough time to get two rounds of antibiotic so Landon wouldn’t be born with GBS (group beta strep) like Tessa. We arrived at the hospital around 3:30 and I was admitted even though I was only 2cm.img_2806 img_2808 img_2810 James worked on grading papers and sending his grades to a friend who was going to cover his summer school class while mom and I walked the halls.img_2814 img_2815 Things slowly progressed and I got an epidural.img_2825 I was excited when both my feet felt numb because it meant it worked! We started texting the family to have them make their guesses on what time Landon would be born and how big he would be.img_2830 By the time I got to 8cm my water still had not broke and I was starting to feel pain and pressure. They were going to break my water but by the time the nurse had come back it broke on its own. Then it was time to push. I pushed for about 5 contractions and Landon made his big entrance.img_2887 img_2895 Landon Paul was born 7/8/16 at 2:49pm weighing 8 lbs 5 oz 21.5 inches long.img_2946 img_2948 img_2950 img_2963 img_2967 img_2968_dsc0813 _dsc0819 _dsc0832

Nails 

Nails 

Before Tessa was born I bought her a special purple beanie to wear at the hospital and painted my nails to match for her birth. I wanted to do something similar with Landon but it being July I didn’t think a beanie was necessary. I decided on getting him a personalized blanket instead. Today I went to get my nails done with Gigi, Auntie and Tessa to be prepared for his arrival. I found the perfect blue to match. Little did I know I would go into labor that night.