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November 9, 2016

Welcome to the world baby

Well, the last two weeks certainly have been the busiest, yet happiest days of our lives! On Monday, October 24th our precious baby boy, Landon Carter Speer was born! I was on the schedule to be induced at 5am Monday morning. We woke up, gathered all of our belongings and headed to the hospital. I was nervous but overall excited just to meet our little guy. After checking into the hospital and getting to our room, things started pretty quickly.

By 6am I had already seen the doctor, had my water broken, and was started on IV Pitocin to induce contractions. Because I was already 4cm dilated, I didn’t have to endure much laboring. I had around 30 minutes of mild-moderate contractions and then was given the option for the epidural. After getting the epidural, the pain went away completely, however I suddenly was aware of how ‘numb’ I felt. I felt completely paralyzed from the waist down. It was a very scary feeling for me and gave me anxiety the entire morning. My legs felt like they were 500 lbs each and I could not even move them. After receiving the epidural I also ended up having a severe allergic reaction and began to get extremely itchy. I had never felt this itchy in my entire life and I wanted to practically rip my skin off! After 2 medications (a long hour later) I was feeling comfortable and the itching finally went away.

After five hours went by, the doctor told me I was already dilated to 10cm and that we were ready to push! I suddenly got very nervous. I was happy and scared at the same time. I cried tears of joy in anticipation. The nurse was not around at that moment, so the doctor took TJ and asked him to help out. The doctor said I was going to have this baby within minutes.  I still could not feel a thing (which made it so hard for me to know when & how to push- I felt like I was just going through the motions). Miraculously, by God’s grace, somehow I pushed out that baby super fast! After 3 full rounds of pushes, baby was here! We couldn’t believe it.

Overall, my birth process was an amazing experience and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat! Getting to finally meet Landon was such a special moment for our family and made everything worth it. He is such a precious baby and we are so blessed to have become his parents!

Below are some of the pictures that capture a day we will never forget… Landon Carter Speer, we love you so much! Welcome to the world, precious little one!

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