Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Landon Michael Trimmell has arrived!!

Landon Michael Trimmell was born on Sunday April 19, 2009 at 12:37pm. He weighed 6lbs 9oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. Not a bad size considering the fact that he was 2 1/2 weeks early! We are so excited to have him here! Okay, so here's my labor story. Saturday morning I went shopping at the Citadel with Makayla and my Mother-in-law to get some more clothes for Landon. I was pretty uncomfortable the whole time, and didn't feel the same. On the way home from shopping I started having back pain and mild contractions, but we were hungry so we went to eat lunch at Carinos but had to leave shortly after ordering our food because my contractions were becoming more regular. (12pm) So we got home, and finished packing our bags, while my Father-in-law went to get Michael who was unpiring a baseball game nearby. I had a really short labor with Makayla so we figured he would come quickly as well. So, Nana Trimmell took Makayla while Michael and I left for the hospital. (My doctor was on vacation that week so I had no idea if I was dilated or not) We got to the hospital at about 2pm and they checked me and I was dilated to 3cm. A few hours later I was 5cm. And then I got stuck there. I had no change for hours...very frustrating! The nurse suggested starting me on Pitocin which sounded great, but the oncall doctor wanted to wait because my doctor would be there in the morning. So, we pretty much stayed all night with nothing going on. Then at 7:30am my nurse started me on Pitocin which got things going. 10:30am my water broke and my contractions got very intense! (I had him natural, no drugs at all) After 2 hours of hard labor and a few pushes Landon Michael Trimmell was born! So all in all, I was in and out of labor for 24 hours...but it was all worth it in the end! Here are some pictures of our new little guy! (Quick note: his smooshed nose and red marks will all go away)

Friday, April 17, 2009


This year we had a wonderful Easter! The Saturday before Makayla and I dyed/decorated Easter eggs with both grandmas. She had a blast! Luckily all the dye came off in time for church the next day! Since we have church at 9am, and on Easter Michael had a meeting at 6am, we decided to have the Easter bunny come early this year, on Saturday night. Makayla took a bath and got ready for bed and then found an Easter basket full of goodies waiting for her. She got some candy, mini frisbees, hair clips, and a pair of new white sandals. She loved it! We had to put the candy up so she wouldn't eat it all in one night! On Easter Sunday she looked adorable!! She got to wear a new, pink dress that she got from Nana Ibey, and wore new shoes, socks, gloves, a matching purse and hat. She was so excited to wear all her new things. Church was really good! It reminds us why we really celebrate Easter. After church we came home and changed, and then went to Nana Trimmell's house for lunch and an Easter egg hunt. She got a lot of goodies! After that we went to Great-grandma Wright's house and had dinner and another Easter egg hunt. She really has the hang of it now! After having no nap all day, she crashed at about 9pm in the car on the way home. We had to go back to Nana Ibey's the next day to get her Easter basket. Overall, we all had a great day!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

9 months

Today I am officially 9 months pregnant. Only 4 more weeks to go! (Hopefully less) I went to the doctors today and the baby and I are doing well. His heart rate was 150bpm, and he is head down in the ready position. The doctor did a pelvic exam and said that I am not dilated yet, but that I am thin/effaced so that's good. My doctor is actually going to be gone on vacation next week so hopefully he will wait until she gets back to make his appearance! I will definitely keep everyone updated on my progress. Here are pictures of my belly at 9 months.