Thursday, December 23, 2010

Count Your Blessings: Part Three

Landyn Charles Edward Snell

September 17, 2008

9 lbs. 0 oz.

21 inches

When we found out we were expecting a boy , we were excited (not that we wouldn't have loved a girl just the same) I had a horrible case of morning sickness the first three months, something that I didn't. At 33 weeks I fell and began to have contractions. The doctors were able to stop my contractions with no problems but determined that it was possible that I could go into labor with in the next two weeks. Fortunately that was not the case and Landyn was born at 3:27 a.m. on September 17th, 2008, just an hour and a half into labor.

Because I had gestational diabetes he had to be taken to the NICU for observation. It took a while to stablize his blood sugars and once they got them stablized his platelet level dropped severely and he had to have a platelet transfusion. Finally after a five day stay in the NICU he got to go home.

Landyn was a relatively good baby and always ate well. He has always been with in the normal range for his weight, height, and head circumference. Now he is quiet, somewhat shy, and lover, and a flirt. He stares at you with his dark brown eyes and bats his mile long eyelashes to get whtat he wants. He is also a thinker. He loves to work puzzles, play with his trucks.

For being the third child he has had quite a bit of one on one time with his mommy (and daddy now that JR works second shift) Because of this he is starting to become a mommy's boy.

With Landyn we have learned that time goes by quickly and to take advantage of the time we have with them while they are little. My little man (as I call him) is growing up so fast!

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