Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ever closer

My beautiful wife is sleeping peacefully right now. It is much needed sleep for her as she has already been through so much. As for me, having a tough time sleeping. Just took a nice hot shower and I am having a Miller light. Hopefully this will relax me enough to get a little shut eye.

The Dr's just came in and checked Liz's cervix again. This, comes an hour after the Nurse set Liz's Pitocin input to max again. Apparently this worked as Liz is now dilated to 10 cm. Our daughter still has not dropped all the way. She was at negative 1, and the Dr's want her at plus 5. They said they could manually get her when she is at plus 3, but Liz and I dont want them to pull her out for fear it could hurt her or cause more stress. So, the Dr. assured me she will not manually pull Nayeli out unless she sees a medical reason to do so.

So, the Dr. is going to give Liz another hour to sleep and will come back between 11 and 11:30 to check Nayeli's location. If our daughter had dropped, the Dr. plans to have Liz start pushing in our room. As Nayeli gets closer, they will move Liz to a different room and finish the birthing process. I asked the current Dr. staff about being able to cut our daughter's cord and take a photo of her. This Dr. didnt seem as enthused as the earlier Dr. that said this could be a distinct possibility. I am hoping this all happens, but I understand if it doesnt.

Thanks again for the continued kind words and support. We are truly thankful and love you all! Also, thank you to UCSF staff, they have all been amazing!

More to follow!


Kenny and Jennifer Miller said...

I've been checking your updates and praying for you guys today. As a labor nurse, I must say kudos all around. First and foremost to Liz for being such a trooper! And secondly to the docs and nurses taking care of Liz and Nayeli for giving her a true and fair chance for a vaginal delivery. Many times docs jump into a c-section prematurely. Liz may still end up needing a c-section if Nayeli doesn't descend, but at least you can be assured they really tried for a vaginal delivery first. I know it's been a long haul for you guys and yet the journey is just beginning. Keep God close in your hearts and you can make it through anything.

Thoughts and prayers for the three of you,

Alex & Ingrid Houchin said...

Thank you Shane for all the updates. Liz is an incredible woman! We are thinking about you guys and praying that everything goes well and that you will have a wonderful natural birth. Looking forward to seeing Nayeli's first pictures!
All the best!
Ingrid, Alex & Alina

Stacy and Jimmy said...


Thanks for the update.... I keep checking constantly to see if she is here yet. Tell Liz to stay strong and that so many prayers are being said for Nayeli. I hope for a safe delivery very soon,

Love Stac

Kathyb1960 said...

I'm praying for ya'll. I hope she is able to deliver naturally! I am praying for a safe delivery.

God bless you, and Nayeli.

Kathy in West Texas

Tracy Meats said...

Oh I was so wanting to hear that Nayeli arrived today!! Stay strong Liz, you are doing a great job. Many prayers that Nayeli will descend and be here very soon, with little or no intervention, besides her mommy's pushes. I hope doctors are able to stabilize Nayeli quickly and sending you all positive thoughts and energy. Looking forward to seeing Nayeli's first pictures too!!

Tracy Meats - WY and CO State Rep. for CHERUBS and mom to Ian(LCDH)

Amy Leonard said...

It's now Wed morning in CO and perhaps you are meeting your new baby girl now?!! Looking forward to more of your wonderful updates. You two are amazing. Love, Amy & Jon

Cindy said...

I hope Nayeli has arrived by now, and am praying for you all. Liz, you are SUPERWOMAN!

Anonymous said...

Oh I was so wanting to hear that Nayeli arrived today!! you guys stay strong! lots of prayers from those you dont even know!

Anonymous said...

Liz, we admire you. And Shane, thanks for the updates. You are a great team.
Looking forward to seeing Nayeli's first pic today.
Hurry up Nayeli !!!
Rita and Claudia

Fer said...

My prayers are with you. I hope nayelli has arrived by now. Please keep us updated.

Gina said...

I can't stop checking to see if your precious baby girl has arrived.I am saying prayers for her safe delivery and for Liz..I know Liz is strong and you all will get through this! And Shane...you are the best husband! Liz is very lucky to have such a supportive person by her side! Nayeli is one lucky girl to have such wonderful, loving parents!! Thanks for these updates..My love to all of you,

Anonymous said...

I got a call from Vicky some minutes ago and I'm
in tears, it's almost like I was pushing and having
pains during these two days and nights of long waiting. What a relief!!!!
Hugs and love,

Pamela said...

Thanks for letting us know she has arrived! Sending lots of love to you all. Update us when you can!