Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Landon!!

Two years ago today I went to my doctor for a checkup. I was 31 weeks along was being seen twice a week at that point. The blood flow in the umbilical cord was restricted. On that day, there was reverse blood flow in the cord, meaning that on the second beat of my heart, the blood was going away from Landon. So the doctor told me to head to the hospital to be admitted and he would deliver Landon the following week. When I got to the hospital they did a contraction test and Landon was showing signs of stress with each contraction. So they decided he needed to be born that night! He was a little guy weighing 2lbs 14 oz, but had quite the loud cry! Today he is still a little guy weighing in at 24 pounds, but he is very healthy! He is our explorer and is happiest when he is outside. He doesn't like to be held unless he is sick and doesn't sit still for very long unless he is reading his Thomas "magazine"...aka - toy train catalog. I love his new "receding hippie" hairstyle. It is getting quite long in the back and he has a strip of long hair in the middle of his head, but the sides of his head are still pretty bald!! He is a wonderful, independent little guy that we are so in love with!!!

Happy Birthday Landon!!!!

Feeding Time!!
I am holding a syringe of breast milk and he is being fed through his tube. He only got fed a few ccs at a time in the beginning.

This is probably my favorite NICU picture. When he was 10 days old he was transferred from Good Samaritan Hospital to Arrowhead Hospital that was much closer to our house. In this picture he is in the portable incubator getting ready to get in the ambulance.

1 comment:

Janet said...

Seriously, we know you gave him a mullet on purpose! LOL

Presley's Adoption Timeline

  • 8/15/2007 - Received referral for Geneva!
  • 9/13/2007 - Sent LOI (letter of intent) to our agency
  • 9/29/2007 - LOI was sent to China!
  • 10/08/2007 - LOI was delivered to the CCAA in China
  • 10/29/2007 - PA (pre-approval) was issued!!
  • 1/15/2008 - DTC (dossier to China)
  • 1/18/2008 - Dossier delivered to CCAA
  • 1/25/2008 - LID (log-in date)
  • 4/1/2008 - LOA (letter of acceptance)
  • 4/25/2008 - CCAA issues TA (travel approval)
  • 5/22/2008 - Leave for China!!!
  • 5/25/2008 - Met our sweet Lexi!
  • 5/26/2008 - Discovered Lexi had brain damage
  • 5/30/2008 - Met precious Presley!
  • 6/7/2008 - Arrived home

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