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Landon’s Birth Story

On October 21, 2011 at 4:22pm one of the most precious blessings in my life entered the world. Landon Drew was born after only a few hours of active labor. He is perfect in every way. Here is his birth story…

Landon Drew…7 lbs 14 oz, 21.5 in long…
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I had an induction scheduled for 7:30am on 10/21 (5 days post due date). At 6am I received a call from the hospital saying that they wouldn’t be able to get me in right away that morning due to staffing issues. I was pretty frustrated just because I was SO ready to get this thing over with and meet my little man. I ended up spending the next couple of hours getting nervous and waiting for the hospital to tell me when I could come in. They ended up having us come in at 9am – not too bad!

After getting settled into our room the waiting game continued. It took a good couple of hours just to get an IV in me (bad veins = no fun at all) and get an order for pitocin put in. They finally were able to start the pitocin drip around 11am. After 2 hours on the pit (and several dosage increases), I still wasn’t having any painful contractions. Sure, they were coming somewhat regularly, but they weren’t too uncomfortable. I kept telling the nurse to crank it up because I was ready to get the show on the road! My mom, BFF Jessica & Andy kept me entertained and distracted with silly name suggestions via the internet (we still hadn’t decided on a name at that point).

Around 1pm my OB FINALLY showed his face and decided to break my water. I was close to 4cm dilated at that point. Within 20 minutes the pain was on! But, I really only had to deal with it for an hour and a half because by 2:30 I had my epidural. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I immediately expressed my love to the anesthesiologist afterwards. :-)

The next couple of hours flew by and before I knew it my baby boy was in my arms. I went from a 4 to a 10 and ready to push in under 3 hours. Once the pushing started things got crazy in my delivery room. For some reason I ended up with a ton of people surrounding me. Andy, my mom and Jessica were all there along with a few random medical students, various nurses, the doctor – 10 people besides myself! Not what I would have wanted, but in the moment I couldn’t have cared less. I started pushing around 3:50pm and Landon Drew was in my arms at 4:22pm. Sooooooooo much better than the 1-2 hours of pushing I endured with Leila Jade!

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Overall, I wouldn’t trade my birth experience with him for anything. And now I know I progress quickly (I also went from a 3-4 to a 10 with Leila super quickly), so I totally don’t mind being in an induced/controlled condition (just so that I actually have time to get the epidural).

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Right after the delivery, I was able to breastfeed Landon and he took onto it like a champ! We spent about an hour in the delivery room after he was born before getting moved to our recovery room where Leila got to meet her baby brother for the first time.

Leila was a little confused and overwhelmed when she first got there…
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And the look on her face was priceless when she made the connection that baby brother was no longer in my belly, we were actually able to hold him!
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And, Leila loved the new baby doll that Landon brought her as a gift…
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Now we are all at home together and Leila is soooooooooooooo in love and obsessed with her baby bro. That’s actually the hardest part of this whole thing so far! She wants to hold him and change his diaper all the time, it’s a little exhausting. BUT, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

As for little Landon, he’s an angel baby so far {knock knock knock on wood}. He just sleeps and eats and poops. And barely fusses {knocking on wood again}. I’m just counting my blessings right now. BUT, I do know that things won’t always be this easy. It is only day 3 after all.

Here are a couple more pics of my new little love…

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12967233476054481334 emilyjpeck

    The fact that you are even blogging right now is amazing! Congrats SOOO MUCH on this new little bundle! He is so precious! I hope you get some rest and this easeeee into 2 babies is not too hard. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13861153057200368753 beckyj

    CONGRATS!!! I’m so glad you had a wonderful birth experience and that things are going well so far. I LOVE the name. We went back and forth between Landon and Logan for a while before we finally settled on Logan. He’s beautiful :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01978488320938586190 Becky G

    Congratulations again! What a wonderful birth story :) I am impressed you got it up this fast. Way to go!

  • http://thisheavenlylife.blogspot.com/ Thisheavenlylife

    I so LOVE birth stories!  Your little guy is a doll (and your family is beautiful)!  I just keep finding more reasons to stalk around your blog for awhile — my Landon was born in Oct ’11, as well, and my little girl, Lauren?  Her middle name is Jade.  I need to read more about you guys, because OBVIOUSLY, the universe wants me to :)