As I was on my way home from work last Wednesday night I received a text from my sister that read, “So my water just broke.” WHAT! I immediately called her and asked, “Are you serious? Are you sure?” (to which she responded, “What else could it be Diane?” ) She told me that she was waiting for her husband to get home and they’d be headed to the hospital.
I figured I didn’t need to be there while they were getting checked in and settled so I headed home to shower and get a few things done before heading their way (a mere two mile drive from my house!)
A couple of hours later, Marty and I headed over to the hospital. When I found my sister, she was walking the hallways trying to start her labor. The nurses had her do this for two full hours so they wouldn’t have to induce her.
The next several hours consisted of waiting, waiting and more waiting…until 5AM. She was finally ten centimeters and ready to push!
And VOILA! Landon David is born! Landon David born on Wednesday, December 12th at 6:34AM. Weighing 6.9oz and 19 inches long.
Well, actually it wasn’t that easy; however, I will say that my sister maintained a smile on her face until about an hour and fifteen minutes into the process. The last fifteen minutes wasn’t so easy but – as most mothers will say – so worth it.
Watching little Landon come into the world was one of the most amazing, overwhelming experiences of my life. I knew watching the birth would be life changing but I clearly underestimated the effect that the experience would have on me. I am so thankful that my sister allowed my mom and I to watch as she brought this little miracle into the world. A son. A nephew. A grandson. A cousin. Landon.