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our little Landon...









December 29, 2008

10:57 a.m.

8 lbs

20.5 inches
It feels sooooooo good to have him here safe and sound and to not be pregnant anymore! Everything went great with the delivery~this is my first time I've been induced, so I was a bit nervous about that, but it all went great. We got hooked up to everything at 7:30, they called down the epidural for me ASAP because I tend to progress very quickly and have had one baby before the epidural set in and I really didn't want to do it again. They gave it to me right after they started the pitocin. I've never had one that early and it was a bit much~it felt like I couldn't feel my legs forever. Anyway, things did progress quickly and before I knew it I was ready to push and had to pant and blow waiting for the doctor to get back to the hospital from his office. A few pushes and he was out~I tore a little, but our kids tend to have big heads, so that's the norm. We had it narrowed down to 2 names when we went to the hospital: Joshua and Landon. (Thanks to everyone for the ideas!!) When he came out, he just looked more like a Landon to us, and the nurses and doctors agreed, so that was pretty easy. I'm using my maiden name, Anderson as a middle name.
So, he is here!! We've been dealing with all the newborn ups and downs: the crazy nights, getting my milk under control(he loves to eat!), up and down emotions (how many times have I cried since Monday??), but the joys of seeing the kids love their brother, and snuggling such a sweet, perfect little bundle from heaven. We've had lots of help from friends with meals and the kids and that has been a huge blessing. I'm also so glad we decided to bite the bullet and take Christmas down on Saturday before we went in so I don't have to deal with that right now. The kids all start school on Monday, my husband heads back on Wednesday, and my mom comes for a week on Thursday, so I'm not on my own yet, thank goodness! I'll try to post some more pics later~I've been trying to catch him with his eyes open which is a trick. I just wanted to let you know we're alive and well~thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers sent our way!
42 comments

42 comments:

  1. You look great for just having a baby. I am a little jealous...lol Your little guy is adorable and I love his name. I hope things start getting back to normal for you soon. Congratulations.

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  2. Beautiful pictures!! Landon looks precious. Congrats on your new addition!!

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  3. congrats, and you look beautiful for just having given birth! what a gorgeous baby and mama!

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  4. Melissa & Hyrum--

    Congratulations! What another cute Smith baby! You look great! Have a wonderful time with him. Isn't it the best!
    Love The Mathieson's

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  5. Aww Congratulations! He looks adorable! You are looking good too after giving birth. ;) I hope he grows up to be strong and healthy.

    nancy

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  6. so exciting! congratulations. looks like you are both doing well. he is adorable. love the name!

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  7. Congratulations! Glad to hear that everything went well! Hopefully you can have some nice quiet moments next week when the kids go back to school!
    Stephanie

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  8. Congratulations! Love the name you chose! He is just precious!!!

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  9. Love, love, love the name! That is the tip top of my baby name list! Congrats...you look absolutely beautiful in your pictures!

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  10. Yea Lissie! What a beautiful boy! So glad you're getting help. We love you. p.s. howcome you look like a freakin' model in those post delivery pictures??? you gorgeous girl, you!

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  11. Wow!!! He is a cutie!!! Your babies are always so cute! I wanna snuggle on him though...I wish you were here!!! I love the name too, and I really like that you used your maiden name for his middle name. Very cool idea!!!

    So glad you are feeling good and not pregnant anymore! And you do look awesome...as always...for just having a baby. Wow!!! You are amazing!!!

    Congrats again! And give him a big smootch and snuggle from all of us!!!

    LOVE YOU!!!

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  12. Congratulations! Your baby is so adorable. Glad everything went so well!

    Jen

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  13. congratulations!!!

    I'm so relating to your post right now... especially the adjusting to newborn life part. Our baby Charlie is 6 weeks old now. You forget how t.i.r.e.d. you can really be and still manage to function.

    i laughed when i read the part about being happy to not be pregnant anymore. i feel the same way!
    it's nice to (kinda) have my body back to myself.

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  14. Congrats -you and he both look great! I wish I looked that good after giving birth :). I love the name you chose - it is cute and I think it fits him too.

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  15. What a beautiful little guy! I love the name ~ it is perfect.

    You look fabulous for just giving birth.

    So thankful that all is well and you and Landon are doing good.

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  16. Congratulations! We are so happy for you guys and can't wait to meet little Landon!

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  17. He is one handsome boy! And you are too beautiful for having just given birth! I'm jealous :) What a special time at your house right now. God bless!

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  18. Congratulations! He is beautiful! I love it that you used your maiden name as a middle name, we did that too.

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  19. Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! My son's middle name is Anderson, too. My husband and I met in Anderson, Indiana. I've always liked that name. :-)

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  20. Congratulations Hyrum & Melissa!
    He is such a cutie! Glad to hear all is going well. And I agree with everyone else. You look so good for just having him! Lucky Girl!
    Congrats!!!

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  21. Congrats! He is precious and I love the name! Take care of you too.

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  22. Congrats on the new baby! I hope he treats you as well as my baby #5...he was the best easyiest baby ever! Don't let those people at Wal-Mart get you down either when they stare at you because you took all 5 of your children to go get milk and cereal...you know like you are nuts for having 5 kids LOL :)!

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  23. Melissa!!! We are so glad little Landon is here! Rod and I were in VA when he was born and we were all so excited! Danielle ran into our room to tell us! We absolutely LOVE the name. If Lucy had been a boy, that's what it would have been because Landon was our #1 boy name! First come first serve! :) Hopefully we get to meet your littlest man sometime in the summer!
    AUNT Jamie :)

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  24. Congratulations! He is precious! Kelly

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  25. Congratulations! He's a sweetie!

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  26. Congratulations! What a beautiful little guy!

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  27. Congratulations. There is nothing better than having a newborn sleep on your chest - I hope you have time to enjoy it!

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  28. Congratulations! Little Landon is precious! You are so lucky to have people come to help! I never had much help after having a baby...sure wish I would have!

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  29. Oh what a sweet baby boy! I LOVE the name Landon too. You both look amazing. I wish I was there to help, hug, and kiss all of you!! I will chat with you soon!

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  30. He is beautiful! Love the name too. You look amazing for just giving birth. Congratulations on your expanded family.

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  31. I'm a lurker of your fabulous blog, but now coming out to say, "Congratulations!" Baby Landon is adorable. My second son was born on December 29th so it's a special day for us here. Oh and if we have another boy, he'd probably be named Landon. God bless you and your family!

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  32. He is PRECIOUS!

    Congratulations over and over!
    Jen

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  33. Congratulations!! He's definitely a handsome boy! He reminds me of a boy version of Hailey. :) And you look fantastic.

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  34. Congratulations!! He is beautiful!! And love his name!

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  35. Congratulations. Your sweet little boy is beautiful! My son's name is Landon too! Great name!

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  36. Congratulations to you all! You look absolutely gorgeous, and hubby and baby Landon are adorable!

    My oldest son's birthday is also December 29...a wonderful day!

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  37. I know I am a bit late, but CONGRATS! And how beautiful are you at the hospital!!! Enjoy, enjoy!

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  38. Congratulations Melissa! What a sweet new addition to your family and I love the name. How exciting...makes me want another one SOOOOOO bad! Enjoy that little budle:) You are such a cute mom!

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  39. Congrats you guys!! Sorry its so late I have been packing like crazy and it hit me I bet Melissa had her baby. Landon is so cute. And holy cow you look great. I still, four months later am trying to get back to looking "normal" Congrats again. Hope all is going good for Hyrum in school too. Hang in there!

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