In society we all are given labels:daughter, sister, friend and etc. In 2011 I was given the label of an Angel Mom after my daughter died. As of September 1, 2017 at 0201 I was given a label, mother. My son Landon was born at 36 weeks and 5 days, weighing 6 pounds 14 ounces and 20 inches long. Landon was still considered a preterm baby and had some obstacles that he had to face before getting discharged.
When Landon was born he had low blood sugar and a fast breathing pace. He was hooked up to monitors and feeding tube in his nose. Later that afternoon Landon was bought to my room where he stayed for a few hours before the doctor came in reporting that he had a pretty high infection level. A level 1 is considered normal, Landon was at a level 5. Soon after he was taken to the nursery again where they tried to get an IV in his arm for over an hour before calling for an ER nurse and an ultrasound to get the IV in. The next morning more lab work was ordered. His infection went down to a level 3 but he had levels of Jaundice. Landon was taken to an incubator where he could lay under that blue florescent light and was given a mask to go over his eyes. Of course he hated the mask. The next day more labs were done, his infection went down to a level 1.5 and his bilirubin test showed that his levels were going down on the spectrum and was taken out of the incubator later in the evening and was given a bili blanket. Two days later I was able to take Landon home.
The entire time he was being poked and prodded at was of course heart breaking, my poor rainbow baby. The last time I was in a hospital I didn't get to take my baby home with me. So when Landon was discharged on the 5th I was like "wait, I get to take my baby home with me?" Even as I hold him I question reality. I finally have a child that didn't die on me.I get to raise a child and watch him as he grows.
I don't want to put him down. If I could hope him forever, memorizing his perfect face and being in awe over his blue eyes, I would.
Oh Tamara! I'm so very happy for you. Congratulations on your sweet rainbow baby boy! Welcome to the world Landon. You have your very own Angel Allison to watch over you and your momma each day.
Big hugs to you. Enjoy every precious moment.
Congratulations!!! So very happy for you! Sorry that he had to endure all of the pokes at the hospital but at least he is home and safe with you now!
Congratulations Tamara!!! Welcome to the world sweet Landon! I am so glad that he is here, home, and I your arms:) I can't wait to read more about him as grows.
Sending love and hugs,
Congratulations!! So happy for you. Hugs Nicki
Congrats on your bundle of joy
Tamara, thanks for sharing your beautiful story and congratulations on your little warrior boy! You've brought back such clear memories of the day when I first brought my daughter home after 90 days in the NICU, unable to believe that I could hold her against my skin w/o any hospital staff or beeping machines or flashing alarms, and feeling like I didn't know the meaning of the word "blessed" until then. So happy for you and Landon. Please do keep us updated!
Hugs to you both, Deanna
I'm so happy for you! Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy.
Congratulations!! A sweet baby boy. I know this journey has been hard, but he's here. So very happy for you! Lots of love!
Yayyyyy! Congratulations!!! So beautiful!
Tamara!! Congratulations on baby Landon!! I am so so very happy for you.
I'm sure it must have been scary to see the interventions he needed in his first week, but it sounds like he really pulled through fast.
I know his big sis Allison is smiling down on him and you and his daddy, and wrapping her arms around you all in love.
BIG hugs to you on this new road on parenting a baby in the way you had hoped and dreamed. It's an amazing adventure!
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