Thursday, March 10, 2011

Exciting Days Ahead!

We had our final growth scan this past Monday to check on Landon's growth over the past three weeks!  He has started to decline again, so they have decided it is time to bring him into the world with in the next week.  I will be 37 weeks this coming Saturday which puts me at full term, so I'm OK with this decision and feel comfortable delivering him at this time.  I mean... we've are WAY further along than they EVER expected.

We decided we would go ahead with a c section because induction would be too much stress for Landon.  I went over 41 weeks with Merrick and it appears at this time, I am not even close to being ready for delivery.  Currently, the perinatologist predicts his weight to be about 3 lbs. 4 oz. (as of Monday), but this can be slightly off, so we are hoping for at least 4 pounds.  It's amazing to me that he could be about 1/3 or even 1/2 the size  of Merrick's size at birth.  I thought Merrick felt so small at almost 9 lbs., so Landon is going to feel so itty bitty.

He will be taken to NICU as soon as he is delivered and will be kept there until he begins to show signs of feeding, gaining weight, and ability to breathe on his own.  They will also be doing tons of testing on him to be sure there was nothing internally causing the growth restriction.  After delivery, my placenta will also be immediately taken to be biopsied and we will hopefully have more information in about two weeks.

We were able to choose the date of the c section and we decided on St. Patrick's Day!  We figured this would be only fitting!  We will most definitely keep you posted next week.  

Short post this week! 
As always thank you so very much for your support and prayers!


  1. Hurray, little Landon leprechaun! 37 weeks is just awesome, Marlo.

  2. Hello! I found you on BBC. Our stories are so similar - I feel like I could have written this post! Naomi, also my 2nd child, was born at 37 weeks (to the day) due to severe IUGR. They estimated her at 3 lb 11 oz, she was born at 3 lb 14 oz. We opted for a c-section as well, just to make things as easy as possible for her. She spent a month in the NICU, mostly due to feeding difficulties (she now has a g-tube). The NICU stay is quite a roller coaster, and very much a 2 steps forward one step back process. But hang in there, they ALL come home eventually! Naomi's stay was abnormally long, hopefully Landon will just be a "feeder grower" and you can get home as soon as possible.

    Smart move getting labs on the placenta, I always wish I had done that.

    Congrats on making it to 37 weeks! Best of luck with everything.


  3. Best of "luck" tomorrow to you all. We will be thinking of you. congrats in advance about your new precious little Landon joining your lives. We wish you all the best. Cant wait to meet Landon, and maybe Liam and him will be buddies soon. Hang in there!
    -Michelle, Edward, and Liam Rodriguez