This weekend we decided to take Landry to his first Fresno State Baseball game! My parents are HUGE Bulldog Baseball fans and have been a part of their rooting section since I was in junior high. We have become very good family friends with the people in our surrounding section over the years. These friends have know me since I was in junior high...obviously...so it was kind of wierd to be going to the games with my SON! They have watched me grow up over the years, graduate high school, college, start teaching, get married...and now become a mom. We love our Bulldog Baseball Family and are so blessed to have so many people in our lives that love and care about us and our new "little man!" As you can see...Landry was really into the game! He was such a tropper and slept through the entire game. :o) Also, you can't see it...but his shirt has a glove and ball on it and says, "I'm a great catch!" We couldn't agree more!
Hi Everyone...it's me...Landry! So, it has been two weeks since I was born and boy have I been busy. I have to tell you that life is kinda crazy...my mom keeps telling me that it is going by too fast! I thought I would let you guys know what I have been up to for the past two weeks. Here is a picture of me and my mom...as you will notice, she likes to take a LOT of pictures of me. My daddy says just to let her do her thing...its easier than trying to fight it.
What is the life of a 2 week old like? Well, let me show you! First, mom tries to get me to spend some time on my play mat. I'm not really sure what it is that I am supposed to do on it yet, but she really likes to shake all of the animals that are hanging from it. I think she is pretty silly some times...but I play along with her! Oh, I know one thing I really like to do on the play mat...roll over! Yup, I first showed mom and dad how I could roll half-way over when we were in the hospital. They didn't seem to believe that I could do it on purpose...I was only 2 days old then. But, whenever I am on my mat I like to show them that, yup...I can roll myself halfway over. I keep getting stuck on my arm, otherwise I would be rolling all the way over on to my belly. Just give me a little while and I'll figure it out!Now, here is one of my favorite parts of my day...hanging out with my daddy! I must say that he is pretty cool...and I'm pretty sure he is CRAZY about me, too! Daddy and I like to take naps together, he sings songs to me, tells me secrets about mom and how he says she's kind of crazy. He also likes to tell me his name over and over and over again...I think he wants me to say his name first...but I'm thinking its going to be mom instead...shhhh, don't tell him!
Honestly, I really just love being in anyones arms...and there is always someone around to hold me. Here I am sleeping on mom after I've eaten...told you...she ALWAYS has that camera around.
Mom and I also LOVE to go on walks together. I have heard mom say something about needing to lose a few pounds...I don't know what that means but I sure do love to go on walks. I get to hang out in my stroller, all covered up so I don't get sunburned, and mom gets to get out of the house and get some fresh air. Here are daddy and I on my first walk...and here's mom and I...see, I wasn't joking about the pictures. As you can see, mom is much more enthusiastic about taking pictures then daddy and I. :o)
Finally, one of my most favorite places to be is in my swing! I LOVE my swing! It is soft, cozy and let me tell you about all of the music choices there are. Mom and daddy like to joke about some of the sounds the swing makes...their favorite is one that they call, "monster footsteps"...I'm not sure what a monster is but I don't think it is something that is supposed to calm a baby.
So, that's what I have been up to for the past two weeks! I have met so many people...they all fall in love with me...can you blame them? I can't wait to see what I get to explore, learn, and see in the future. I know one thing for sure...my mom and daddy love me to pieces...I know this because they are ALWAYS telling me how much they love me. I think I am one lucky little boy! :o)
Wow, what a crazy four days it has been! If you don't know by now, we have welcomed a new member into our family. Landry Tigh Lofgren was born on May 6, 2010 at 4:22. He weighed a nice 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. I must say it was quite a journey, with some ups and downs, but now we are on our way back up and getting used to life with the THREE of us.
Our journey began on Wednesday morning when we went to St. Agnes at 5:30 a.m. for our induction appointment. Once we were checked in I was given cervadil which was supposed to help thin my cervix and help me dilate...at this point I was only dilated to a 1. Cervadil is a 12 hour medication...so Wednesday was a lot of laying in a hospital bed, watching t.v., reading magazines, and hoping that there was some progress being made. At around 8:00 that night, I was taken off of the cervadil and put on pitocin. The pitocin was supposed to stimulate contractions so that I would further dilate and our little guy would hopefully be born. Now, with the pitocin came no more food! The nursing staff continued to increase the levels of pitocin to help stimulate stronger contractions and further dilation. By about midnight I was dilated to a 2...yup...a whole whoppin' 2!
At that point my OB came in and broke my water. That is when the real fun began...can you sense the sarcasm? Almost immediately my contractions got very strong. I quickly asked for the epidural and after about an hour and a half of misery...praise the lord...the epidural was given. The nursing staff continued to raise my pitocin levels until I was dilated to a 4 at 4:00 Thursday morning. Then they noticed that if they raised the levels anymore, it would stress out Landry and they would have to drop them back down.
We continued to play this game of raising and lowering the pitocin levels until I was dilated to a 7 at around 9 a.m. That is where we stopped. From 9:00-noon on Thursday I didn't dilate any further. So the decision was then made to have a c-section! There were 3 surgeries scheduled before us and then it would be our turn. Now that we were doing a c-section that meant that not only could I no longer eat...I could no longer drink anything as well. Keep in mind, I hadn't eaten anything since before 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday...it was now 1:00 on Thursday!
The surgery went very well. Dr. Mason is the greatest and I cannot tell you how impressed I was by my husband as he stood there and watched as Dr. Mason pointed out each step to him...CRAZY!
Here is our first family photo: Introducing...Landry Tigh Lofgren Landry after his first bath
His name cardWe so appreciate all of the thoughts and prayers that were sent our way. As I said, it was kind of a wild ride and I apologize for not responding to everyone...but I know you understand why! We are looking forward to going home soon and enjoying the life of our new Lofgren Family!