7.23.2007

BABY!

On Friday July 20th 2007 our little boy was born,

meet Landon Stewart Shumway!!



It was quite the experience bringing this fella into the world. For those interested, let me give you the details... WARNING some parts may be graphic read at your own risk.

Sam and I arrived at University of Utah Hospital around 8am on Friday the 20th. I had been having semi regular contractions and cramping so they put me into the delivery room and started the Pitocin IV. I was dilated 2cm. This is a "learning hospital" so many residents and med students had the pleasure of "helping out". Anyway, an hour after the IV was started the Dr decided to break my water to speed things up, so in went the hook. Sam swears there was over 3 gallons of water, he didn't like this part. Immediately after that, the contractions became HORRIBLY painful. They let and encourage you to get the epidural as soon as you feel any discomfort at this hospital, this is a good thing. So after the 1st REAL contraction, I of course requested the lovely epidural. This was not a good experience, however. The needle went in fine, but as he was threading the catheter up my spine it brushed many nerves along the way, causing "zingers" (like hitting your funny bone) up my entire leg. These "zingers" lasted a long time and felt like I was being electrocuted. I was crying and shaking. After all that drama, the epidural kicked in and I felt great! I quickly went from 2cm to 5cm then stopped progressing. After 4 hours at 5cm the Dr announced I would have to get a C- section. Within 2 min I was in the O.R on the operating table. I was freaking out because the epidural was weak on my right side and I was very afraid I would feel the surgery. Nobody else seemed worried about this, which made me even more afraid. The surgery went well, and although I didn't feel any pain, I could feel major tugging, pushing, pulling and stretching. Sam watched the whole thing. I lost a lot of blood so they gave me some crazy medicine that put me out of it as soon as the baby was delivered. A couple hours later I was finally holding my baby! I remember during the surgery hearing the nurses and doctors saying "he's huge!" as the baby was being pulled out. He seems so tiny to me, but next to the other newborns in the nursery he is pretty big! This earned him the nickname "The Hulk" from Sam's parents. Landon weighed 9lb 8oz, and was 21.5 inches at birth. We are so excited to finally have him here! Now I just need to heal so I can really enjoy him.


16 comments:

Bethany'sBazodi said...

your beanus is HUGE I shmove him already.

Bitter Larry said...

Hey, congratulations! I was going to post something about Karin's experience getting induced the other day before you went in but thought better of it... she had a really similar experience to yours w/ the epidural & the c-section & everything... but in the end it all worked out, of course. Anyway, glad he's here and that things are ok!

Jordan

Nicole Cave said...

I hate that you kinda had a bad experience at the hospital!! But, I know you are already loving that little boy...he is so cute and I love the name you guys chose. Heal quickly so you can enjoy him even more. I'm sure you already feel relieved that all that extra poundage is off of ya!! Congrats!!

Posey Cowart said...

He is so freaking cute! Seriously! Okay now we know that you make cute babies so keep them coming! hahaha! (that has to be the last thing on your mind!) Sorry for bugging you so much. Thanks for letting me in and not disowning me a friend! I can't wait to see you guys! 2 WEEKS!!!!!CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary Stuart said...

Congrats! The Hulk! I love it! He is a stud. Sorry to hear about the zingers. That sucks! It's all over now and you have this Mc Poopy boy to show for it!

Brian & Jessica Knight said...

Amy, He is so cute!I love the hulk, that's hilarious! I'm so glad you got him outta there! Sorry to hear about the rough experience but I'm glad you're both ok. I'm excited to see you guys when you come here!

dan and ashley said...

oh i love him! laurice saw your page today and her baby Camden was Landons same everything- height and weight! she had to get a c-section too obviously!

Brittney said...

Oh my gosh!!! Yay you are a mommy! loved the pics though! I am sorry you had to have a c-section. How are you recovering? Isnt it amazing at how much love you have for this tiny thing you have only known for minutes!!! Congratulations! Have a great time with your new babe. Keep updating.

Dick&Erica said...

He's so cute! And Sam looks like a natural holding him. I love chubby babies! Good luck healing and have fun with your babus. Congratulations!

Kimberly said...

Congrats Amy and Sam! He is soo cute!! Good luck with everything!!

Loren said...

COngrats you guys! thats so fun! He is a chunk and i love it! you guys are so lucky!

bean said...

Hey congrats!!!!!!!! We are so excited for you both. He looks so beautiful. I want to hold him so bad. I am glad all went well. Amy you did so good! we love you!!!

k*t said...

awww! congratulations! he's adorable!! i'm glad everything worked out ok. just be glad you didnt have to push out that kid! he's huge!!! but adorable! congrats!
kt (payne) dew
mydewdrops.blogspot.com

RegaNater said...

Cute baby!! I want to meet him, when are you coming down next?

My Family said...

Congratulations Amy! He is adorable!

Jacob & Stacy said...

Amy,
I can not believe this. Talk about scaring our of having a baby!! I saw pictures of him and thought he was a big baby. Wow is is tall too. Congrats he is such a cutie.
Stacy