Landon was measuring large at our 36 week ultrasound, and with me having a history of PVC's and other concerns, I talked with my OB and we agreed that a C-section was best for Landon's delivery. So it was settled, we were scheduled for a C-section on April 3, 2017 at 7:30 AM.
My mom, dad, sister, and I stayed at my sister's apartment only 3 minutes from the hospital the night before - I am SO not a morning person, and I wanted to limit any possibility of something going wrong to make us late that next morning. Sleep was difficult to come by knowing that I'd be finally meeting my son the next day! But, it finally did come and the next thing I knew, we were up and heading to the hospital. 5:00 AM rolled around and I got settled in pre-op to have my IV hooked up and be prepped for surgery. Seeing as this was my first surgery ever, to say I was nervous would be an understatement! My stomach was in knots and I was so anxious as to how it all would go. 6:00 AM rolled around and my husband finally showed up with his parents. He had gotten a late start and I was picking on him the entire time that I just KNEW he'd be late - ha! It was good to have him by my side, though, and I was so thankful he made it safely.
And I freaked. Because my husband still wasn't in the OR yet!
My OB started cutting before Cory was in the room and I was a basket case. But then the door opened and he walked in, and I was instantly at ease. He sat next to me and I just looked at him the entire time with tears in my eyes telling him over and over that I loved him. Then I felt it - the tugging. She tugged and pulled and tugged some more to get our sweet boy out - and then she learned why it was so difficult. Our boy had a big head! I later learned that she had to cut my incision longer AND use a vacuum to help get him out! No wonder I felt so much movement! Cory said it was cool to watch her pulling so hard to get him out. I'm just glad she finally got him out! :)
As she pulled him out, she told Cory to get the camera ready, and then I saw him - Landon entered the world at 8:11 AM weighing 9lbs 8oz. Our son. Our sweet boy was finally here!
While in recovery, I could have one visitor with me at a time. Once Cory had some one-on-one time with his son (he got to feed him first!), he went to the waiting room to let everyone else come to see