Monday, December 6, 2010

Addison Meets Her Big Sister

As any parent that already has a child you wonder how they are going to react to a new sibling.  Jordan and I had discussed the process of how we were going to introduce Addison to Landry for weeks.  We spoke to many other parents that had gone through the same situation to get advice and a few of my doctors gave me some words of wisdom.

Since it was a little bit later in the day before we got Landry settled on Thursday, we decided to wait and bring Addison on Friday afternoon after she got done at MDO.  Jordan went and picked her up from MDO and brought her over the hospital.  The pictures I'll post will give a glimpse into how she reacted the first 20 minutes of so.  After that it went downhill. 

We decided that Jordan would bring her up to the room and we would have Landry in her bed instead of someone holding her.  That way she's not jealous as soon as she walks in the room.  That worked very well.  Addison told Landry hi over and over and over.  We have come a long way in the jealously department in just 3 days.  I will post updates of the relationship as it progresses.

Notice the look on her face - What has just happened?

Landry Belle Griffin

Our last picture as a family of 3
Thursday, Deceber 2, 2010 Jordan and I arrived at Presbyterian Hospital Dallas at 12:00p to begin the process of my scheduled c-section with Landry.  We got admitted and were scheduled for the surgery at 2:30p.  Everything was on schedule and then I was told that I shouldn't have eaten after 7:00a instead of 8:00a.  Well, since I was told 8:00a and ate at 7:30a they moved my surgery time to 3:00p.  I was glad that we were scheduled for Thursday instead of Friday because contractions had begun earlier in the day.

With everything in line I was wheeled into the OR and began the process of the c-section to deliver Miss Landry.  As the same as with Addison, I shivered the entire time thanks to the anesthesia.  The entire process was so much easier this time around.  It's amazing the difference.  Here are some pictures of the actual c-seciton.

 Here we go
 "I think she is 18 lbs of cheeks" - Dr Lutich
First Cry
Our sweet baby girl - Landry Belle
December 2, 2010 @ 3:36p
9 lbs 4 oz, 21 inches

Fortunately we were able to take Landry back to the recovery room after the c-section for about 30 minutes.  With Addison I didn't see her until about 3 hours after the c-section.  Once we were in our room, family was able to hold her and love on her.

And Landry makes 4
Uncle Gray
 Meemee & Papa Howell
 Proud MeeMaw & Grandaddy
 The Howell Girls
Gingy & Coach

The 1st of many

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Landry Belle has Arrived!!

Landry Belle was born Thursday, December 2 at 3:36p via c-section.  I will post her entire birth story soon, but for now here is a quick picture.

Landry Belle
December 2, 2010
9 lbs 4 oz, 21"