Sunday, March 23, 2008

Crazy ZZZZZZ's

Earlier this week, 7:30 am. Wednesday, Jared and I couldn't understand why Landon was still sleeping. Jared went in to check on him and he came out laughing and telling me that I had to see him. I went in to check for myself and this is how he was sleeping. Now I have known that he loves to be swaddled tight and for the blanket to be close to his face, but I never knew he liked it over his face. When I need a good night's rest maybe I should try this method!

Monday, March 17, 2008


This past week Landon has been experiencing Roseola. It all started last Saturday when he felt warm to the touch. We took his temperature and it was 100 OH MY! So we gave him some Tylenol and kept on it every 4 hours because his temp didn't ever go down. All day Sunday we kept on the Tylenol because his temp was 102. At this point I started to get a little worried. (me worry, no way!) Late Sunday night, Landon woke up and his temperature was 102.7 (not yet 103, I know, but I'm still worried-surprise) Jared gave him a blessing and we gave him some more Tylenol. He went to bed, but woke up every two hours! His temperature slowly went down over the night. Monday morning it was 99. I was a lot more relaxed when I saw that. I called the Dr.'s office and they told me "it's not considered a fever unless it's 103 or above" and that I shouldn't worry about it. I could tell Landon was feeling a little better because I didn't have to hold him 24/7 now it was about 20/7! We go about our week and Wednesday, Landon wakes up with a red rash all over his body, poor guy! Again I called the Dr.'s office to find out if he needs to be seen. I remind them of his "elevated temperature" over the weekend and tell them that he now has a red rash all over his body. That is when the nurse told me that it was Roseola. Something I had never heard of before. It starts with a fever and then after the fever, the child breaks out with a rash. By the time the rash comes, (and you figure out what it is) they are no longer contageous. Landon is doing just fine now and I am happy to say that he is able to be sat down and play on his own now. (that right there tells me he is feeling much better!) FYI that binki he is playing with in the picture has a thermometer in it. What a big help that was! Thanks Amanda!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Story of Landon

This is a picture of Jared and I at Sea World January 2007. I was 3 months pregnant with baby Landon!

So here's the funny story of Landon's birth. You will not believe this! He was born on Monday July 9, 2007.
The Friday before Landon was born, Jared injured his back at work and could not walk at all. I took him to the chiropractor on Saturday morning after it took 10min to get him out of the house and in the car. The chiropractor told him to rest up and take it easy over the weekend and come back in Monday morning at 8:00.
Sunday night, Jared was getting into bed and made the comment, "Little boy, you just need to wait 10 more hours." (We were worried that because Jared was layed up all weekend, and could barely walk, that I would go into labor even though it was a week too early.)Well, 3:00a.m. Monday morning! WAKE UP! Contractions galore! My water broke and I started into labor. I woke Jared up and told him that my water broke and he needed to get up and get ready to go to the hospital. He thought I was joking him because he made that comment. I showered and grabbed that hospital bags, while stoping and breathing through the contractions. The funny thing is while I would stop and breath through the contractions, Jared would stop and breath through the pain he was having from his back spasms.
So we are ready to go to the hospital and again it is taking 10min to get Jared out of the house and into the car. Jared could barely walk and he kept having back spasms so he couldn't drive. I loaded him and our bags into the car and climbed in the driver's seat.
The hospital is about 10-15min from our house, not a long drive. As we are driving along, luckily it was about 3:30a.m. and I started to have a contraction, so I just pulled over to the side of the road and breathed through it. Yes, again, Jared is breathing through another spasm. We only had to pull over twice, then we got to the Women's Center. I dropped Jared off at the door while I parked the car and carried the bags in. (I forgot to mention that he couldn't stand up straight either-the reason why I carried the bags)
We get inside and I start having another contraction so I stop and breath through it while Jared goes to the nurses station and tells them I am down the hall having contractions and need to c
heck in and he needs to go to the ER. So pretty funny, Jared goes to the ER while I am getting checked in with the nurse.
Ok, so you think oh my it couldn't get worse...well it does. He spends about 30min in the ER, the fastest I think they have ever been. (I worked at that hospital and the ER visits were usually hours) He comes back and the Anesthesiologist is in the room with me and over hears Jared say what kind of meds the ER gave him t o make it through the morning. He said "oh no, don't take that otherwise you'll be out the whole day and you won't remember anything." So he prescribed him some Valium.
At this point I'm thinking, no way is he going remember this day if
he is on Valium. (I've seen how Valium affects people) He takes the Valium and feels much better, but boy is he funny to watch on Valium! Ok it's time for the baby and what d'ya know, Jared is with
it and knows everything that is going on! I bet you didn't think it was going to end like that. It did, and Landon was born. 9:09a.m. 6lbs 11 oz 21in long. Sweet little boy!

This is the doctor Landon was named after. When I was 16 I was diagnosed with bone cancer. This is my Oncologist and he saved my life. He is a wonderful man!

Landon is playing in the leaves, Fall 2007!


Landon is now 8 months and weighs about 18lbs. He loves hanging out with his Daddy, especially on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

We love our Baby Landon!