Saturday, July 24, 2010

2.5 Weeks post op pictures!

It is getting hard to get good pictures of Landon's head, because he just wants to go, go, go! These are 2.5 weeks post surgery!

Checking in

Hi everyone! I just wanted to post a quick update! Aidan is with daddy at soccer and the twins just went down for a nap. The house is quite, and I am drinking a cup of coffee. Great way to start the weekend!

Landon is doing great! He is such a little tough guy. He is trying to be brave, and cruising the furniture. As a result, and being a typical 10 (almost 11- yikes!) month old, he has fallen a few times too. I think is scares up more than him though.

His incision is healing beautifully! I have a few new pictures to post! It is crazy that on Tuesday we will be 4 weeks post surgery!! Wow!! We are now in the processing of planning one big celebration.

Thanks to my wonderful, amazing friends, and alot of people we don't know, the yard sale raised $1,900!! Isn't that amazing?! My dear friend (she is much more than that to me), also planned a spirit night at Chick-fil-a last Monday, and we packed the place out!

So, now that life is getting back to normal, I am not sure how often I will be updating this blog. I will post pictures weekly until we get to the 6 week mark, and then monthly after that for the first year. I hope this blog will bring comfort to other's who will go down this road. It is such an emotional and scary thing to go through, and it is hard to believe you will ever get through it, but you will! These kids are amazing!

So, thank you for checking in on our family! We are so thankful for everything, and know we are very lucky parents to have these three little guys. You can follow our crazy days on our family blog- Our Growing Family- click here!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A New Blog

I feel strange talking about the events that have been planned to support Landon's medical bills and travel costs associated with his surgery. But, I do want to brag on my wonderful friends who have done amazing things for us, as well as James work friends who spoiled us with some great gift cards. We have been blessed with tons of prayers, texts, calls, and emails the past few months, as well as tons of meals! I can not thank everyone enough for the things that have been done and planned on behalf of our family. It is just amazing. I feel so lucky to be here, in Raleigh NC, surrounded by such wonderful people (and wish that the ones who were not so close, were here!).

So thank you, thank you, and thank you!

If you want to follow the events being planned, please visit Landon's Fundraiser Blog (click here!), that one of my dear mommy friends started!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

One Week Post op!

It is so hard to believe that surgery was over a week ago!
Landon is doing great! One of these days, I will explain everything in detail, so James and I can actually remember that events of the past few weeks.
Alot of Landon's swelling has gone down. Dr Fearon said to except about 70% of the swelling to be gone in the first 10 days, and that it would be 6 weeks before 95% of it would be gone!
Landon is back to his good ol' self, stealing pacis and trying to walk! We still have a ways to go in the sleep department, but we will get there.
Now, look at this beautiful, ROUND head!
(He still has the most swelling in the back. I can't wait to see what the finished product looks like!)
TWO perfect little babies.....and heads.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Home Sweet Home!

Home never felt so good!
Landon wants to thank the Borter's, Coughlin's, Leoncini's, McCoy's, and Seaman's for the sweet teddy bear and balloons! What a great homecoming surprise!!

The Incision

Here are a few pictures of Landon's incision. They cut him along the top of his head, ear to ear. The reason the cut is not straight, it because the wavy incision will hide better as his hair grows. 
These were taken only 5 days after his surgery. Isn't that crazy!!!!! His head is still very swollen, but it looks so great! And it is so round!!!! Yay!!!

(I plan to post more details about the surgery when I can gather my thoughts!)

Two boys and a girl

It is hard to believe that just 4 days before these were taken, Landon was in surgery!
Now he is doing what everyother 10 month should be doing...
playing with his brother and....
his sweet little gal pal....
But the verdict is still out on who's gal this really is.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


It's the little things.....

72 Hours post surgery

Sweet Dreams

The boys enjoying the first night back together after Landon was release from the hospital.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Ronald's House

After Landon was released from the hospital, the doctor thought it would be a good idea to spend one more night on our own, to see how Landon transitioned. A nurse at the hospital arraigned for us to stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.
The house is amazing! It reminds me of something you would see on Extreme Makeover.
There are 60 rooms for families with sick children receiving medical care at different hospitals in Dallas. There are several family rooms with TVs, wii's, board games, couches, computers, just like at home.
There are inspiration walls throughout the house to give hope to people who are going through tough times.
There are two amazing kitchens, and a huge dining room for the families to eat the three meals a deal that are provided by donations!
There are playrooms, game rooms, and teen rooms.
There is an Internet bar.
And a great out door courtyard.
We rocked our sweet babies on this porch and I counted my blessings when I thought about the other families staying at the house who were not on their way home. I know we are so lucky.
I can not tell you how amazing this place is. I will post more about the house later!


Yep, you read that right! After just over 48 hours, Landon was release from Medical City Children's Hospital! He is a free man!!
(I am behind on my posting. This was yesterday, so we have now been out of the hospital for 24 hours! Watch for more posts coming soon! He is doing amazing!)

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Landon was able to take a bath today! It was just as exciting as bathing a newborn! We were so nervous about the water temperate, him falling, splashing his face, and picking his slippery little body out of the tub.
He had so much fun splashing around. We were sure to time the bath after some pain meds got into his system. The only time he cried when we I poured water over his head and when he had to get out!
We were told to wash his hair as if he didn't have surgery, every other day for 6 weeks. That is it! No special cream, or soap, nothing!
Oh, and there is a very good reason why he was able to take a bath today....stayed tuned!!