Thursday, March 27, 2014

London's Birth Story

When I was organizing my blog yesterday I realized I hadn't posted London's birth story.

I didn't start blogging until last May. London was already 8 months old and so there are lots of stories and monthly updates missing.

I wish I would have started this sooner but I did have a pregnancy journal and baby book that I was pretty good about filling out. I did email a copy of London's birthday story to family and friends and came across it last night.


London Trey was born on Monday, October 1st at 10:03am via c-section. He was 9 pounds, 2 ounces, 19 3/4 inches and had a FULL head of dark hair!

The C-Section went pretty well. I had to get the spinal twice because the first time didn't take. It didn't hurt very much and Jarod was able to be there with me and distract me which helped. During the surgery, I felt really sick, but it went away quickly after some medication was put into my IV. I felt lots of tugging and pressure and the heard the doctor say "wow, look at all that hair!" A Few moments later, I heard the best sound in the world, my little boy crying!! That's when I start crying! I've never been so happy in my life! The nurses took him to the warmer to clean him off and a few moments later he was placed on my upper chest for some skin to skin time.


I remember not being able to see his face and I kept asking for someone to turn him around. Our eyes met and I knew this was my baby. The little boy I was meant to have. I was his mommy. We got to snuggle for about 10 minutes and then he and Jarod had to go to another room in the hospital while I headed to recovery.

I spent about an hour in recovery. The LONGEST hour of my life!! I was then taken to our private hospital room and had to wait about 45 minutes for Jarod and London to arrive. Apparently no one had told them I was back yet. It was a LONG wait!

London was having some breathing problems at the beginning and didn't eat for 28 hours! We had to get a lot of help with breasfeeding but thankfully Dr. Appleton was a life saver and very patient! She helped us figure it out! Londfon finally latched on during day 2 and it was the best feeling! Right now, he has his days and nights mixed up and likes to be held all the time, which I can't say I mind too much, haha! 

We were released from hospital Thursday. London is doing great! Breastfeeding has gotten somewhat easier now that my milk is coming in but he really like one side better than the other. He still isn't back up to birth weight yet either but I think it may have been slightly exaggerated since we both received so much fluid because of the c-section. I haven't had a lot of sleep since Monday but it's amazing what you're capable of doing when your body is really tested! 

London is a little jaundice and hasn't pooped in 48 hours so those are some of our concerns right now. We're slowly figuring out how to be parents!

Jarod and I are so in love with our little man!


  1. What a sweet story & of course, a sweet boy! Love your blog!

    1. THANK YOU!!!! I recently discovered your blog and love it too! How cute was Waverly's 18 month birthday party? London's 18 months on Monday... I may have to throw something together ;)

  2. Oh wow! My daughter was born on October 1, 2013! I'm currently on mat leave. ;)

    Beautiful birth story. I love that knowing feeling when you first look in their eyes. Just priceless!

    1. Thanks!! I agree, it's the BEST!!! Enjoy Mat Leave! I LOVED being off with London!