Monday, October 3, 2016

The Arrival of Landon Jose

Our sweet boy, Landon Jose Nunez, arrived 9/17/16 at 3:02am at 9 lbs, 4 oz, 22.25 in. 

We have SO many reasons to be thankful! A quick, uncomplicated labor and delivery. A healthy boy - the doctor even commented on his umbilical chord! She exclaimed something along the lines of, "Whoa, look at the size of this chord! This is one healthy baby!" To us that was a sign of God's tremendous intervention...I mean come on! This doctor sees umbilical chords all the time! 

We had been praying he would come on the weekend so Luis could stay with me at the hospital and he did! I also asked the Lord the my labor be no longer than 5 hours (Ellie's was 26 hours!) The uncomfortable and painful contractions for Landon were from 10pm-3am. Exactly 5 hours. But they were SO MUCH MORE BEARABLE than Ellie's contractions, which were all in my back.

Another reason to be thankful was for my family! Landon arrived on the same day that two of my sisters (Hailey and Sharon) were on their way from Dallas for the week. As soon as I got home from the hospital they came over every morning to clean and make me breakfast and then my mom came with lunch everyday! Sharon also pampered me with a facial and styled my hair. Our church also set up a meal plan for dinners which is still going on in Landon's 3rd week. 

Ellie had a blast staying at Gaggy and Pappy's house the two nights we were in the hospital and it was wonderful she could be with her cousins! She has been so excited to receive her little brother into our home and has fully embraced him and looks for every opportunity to hold him and kiss him. It cracks me up because when she is done holding him she will say, "Ok go back to your mommy." 

Also, my other sister Cate came for a whirlwind visit to meet Landon over the weekend! We had a wonderful visit with her and Sohee and her friend, Dana. 

Another tremendous praise is that my mother in law was approved for a tourist visa the same week! So she will also be coming to meet Landon very soon. 

Our hearts are very full of awe and gratitude right now and we are so thankful for such a smooth transition from 3 to 4. Landon is such a good baby and has been very laid back (Or maybe I am just more laid back?) We are also thankful for such a quick recovery for me. 

Praise the Lord, O my soul! All my inmost being praise His holy name!


1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Kara and Luis! OH, what a beautifully HANDSOME little guy!! We're so happy for you all! Praise God for His many gifts and answered prayers! What blessings! How fun to see all the aunts and cousins and Gaggy too! May the Lord continue to bless you all and keep you!


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