Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nayeli has arrived!

After 20+ hours of labor and over 4 hours of pushing. The Drs. told me that Nayeli was not going to come out vaginal birth. They wanted the position of the baby to be at a 5 and she went from -1 to a 0 in those 4 hours. The Drs. didn't think there was going to be much of a change. I asked at this point what is the safest for our baby and me. They said C section. I didn't want this but knew if I didn't Nayeli could face complications and I could get complications too. During the pushing Shane didn't leave my side and was such a great coach. I think I squeezed his hand so hard that he didn't know what to do. He was by my side, I am so lucky to have such a wonderful husband.

At 6:54am Nayeli arrived. Shane was by my side during surgery. We heard Nayeli cry and we know this is a great sign. I bursted into tears and all of the physical pain I was enduring disappeared. The pediatricians were waiting for Nayeli. They quickly stabiilized her. They brought her back in for me and Shane to see her. We were both so happy. Nayeli is a miracle! Thank you God for giving us this miracle. We know the storm isn't over so we are praying that God gives Nayeli the strength she needs to fight CDH. We are waiting to hear from the Doctors about Nayeli's update.

We were waiting in the recovery room to hear if we could go visit Nayeli. The nurse told Shane he could go but I couldn't because there was not enough room for a gurney in the NICU. I told the nurse I could go in a wheelchair. The nurse thought I was crazy. I begged! She said not until tommorow because of my surgery. I begged once more. She said if I got dizzy or sick that would not be good. She also said I would have to stand on my own. With only four hours of sleep in two days. I prayed for God to give me the strength to see our baby. Once I see her I will try to sleep and rest. I got the strength not get dizzy, sick and stood up to go in a wheelchair. The nurse told me she has never had anyone do that 3 hours after an abdominal surgery. My love for Nayeli and with God giving me the strength I did it! I am now going to rest and get some sleep. Shane will too. He has been taking care of me and he has less sleep than me.

Thank you for your continued support prayers. I would post pictures but I am not allowed to get up and Shane stepped out. We will post soon and update on Nayeli.


Pamela said...

You are awesome Elizabeth!!! I'm crying. So happy for you and Shane. Can't wait to see pics! Especially can't wait to meet her in a few weeks :)

PS. Take your pain medication and take it on time, every time!!! Trust me, I know from experience, you don't want it to wear off!

Amy AKA "Baba" said...

Welcome to the world Nayeli! How wonderful that you could hear her cry, that is such a good sign.

I will continue to check in. It is roller coaster ride from here but that sweet baby is worth it.


mummy to angel SKYLA said...

Congratulations guys, welcome to the world Nayeli. I so happy to hear that she cried. Thats a great start. Keep fighting little one. Cant await to see a picture. Well done mum and dad

Kristy, mummy to Angel SKYLA LCDH

Brian and Cassi Reed said...

Congrats Nelson Family. Liz I knew you would have the strenght to get a peek at sweet Nayeli. I will be anxiousley waiting for poctures and updates

Angel Elli,s mom

Dayna said...

Liz and Shane, congrats on Nayeli, that's wonderful that you heard her cry. What a miracle and blessing. You both are so inspiring. Sending you my thoughts and prayers.

Joe and Tracey Burdette said...

Finally, I cant even imagine how exhausted you are. I cant wait to have updates and see that precious baby girl! I am still thinking and praying for her.

Tracy Meats said...

Welcome to the world Nayeli!! What a beautiful sound to hear your little girl cry. Take care of yourself Liz, your little girl needs her mom to be strong and well. Take it slow and don't overdo these first two weeks. Praying the doctors have Nayeli stabilized and she is strong and ready for the journey that is in front of her. Sending the entire Nelson family love, prayers, and positive energy for the weeks to come.

Congratulations Liz and Shane!!!
Tracy Meats - mom to Ian(born with a LCDH on 4/3/04) and WY and CO State Rep. for CHERUBS

Terri said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy she is finally here. Take care of yourself. I can't wait to hear more about your precious little Nayeli!

Praying hard for all of you.


Gina said...

I am SOOOO excited for u both! I can't wait to see are a ROCKSTAR Liz!! I am so happy that everything went safe for all of you! God was there by your side making sure that this all would go as smooth as it could.
Lot's of love!

Cindy said...

Liz, you are amazing! It sounds like Nayeli definitely did not want to come out. I'm glad she has finally arrived and that she was able to cry (GOOD SIGN!) And I'm so happy that you got to go see her in the NICU. Now please get some sleep!!! And when you wake up, post lots of pictures :-)

proudmom said...

Welcome Sweet Nayeli. I will be praying for you.
Congratulations Mommy and Daddy.

God Bless all the CDH babies/familis.

Stacy and Jimmy said...

Shane and Liz

CONGRATS - I am so happy for you both. I cant wait to see a picture of her.

Love Stac and Jimmy

harrisamy said...

Nayeli!!! I am so happy for you both and to hear that first cry must have been so beautiful. Liz you are such a brave one and goes to show you are already the best Mommy.

Take a deep breath, get some sleep and heal quickly now. Proud Papa Shane, I know you are the best Daddy and will take care of them both.

Sending you much love!!

Amy Leonard said...

Warmest contulations - you are officially a family!! You are both amazing and I am not surprised at all that you were able to stand, Liz, and see your beautiful new baby girl! Can't wait to see photos! Love, Amy

Fer said...

Liz, congratulations! You are one amazing woman! Welcome to the world baby girl! I can't wait to see pictures!

Gail said...

Great job guys and thank you God...I am so happy your sweet little miracle is here. Liz, please make sure you don't overdo...make sure you take your health seriously too..Nayeli needs both of you to be strong. I KNOW, I had a c section with my son and was not able to visit him for 4 days because he wAS WHISKED away to Childrens hospital and I had him at Millard Suburban about a half hour away. Take your time and go slow, so Nayeli will get the best you can give. Lean on Shane, he will be your rock. I am so happy she is here to give you the joy you both deserve. My prayers will continue so you will have the wonderful outcome that I did with my son 25 years ago. This baby is a blessed miracle with 2 of the most loving parents I have ever seen. Take care and keep the faith. Love to all, Gail

Maxton's Parents said...

I just wanted to say congrats!! I have just started reading in the last few days but am so happ for you and shane and little nayeli!! :-) It gives me hope for my little Maxton!


Daria said...

Yea!!!!! Congratulations Mommy and Daddy!!!! You are inspirations to us all. Your strength is amazing. You are so blessed. xoxo Daria

Danielle said...

Congratulations Liz! You are amazing and strong. I always knew that about you since High Shcool. I am so happy for you and Shane. You are such an inspiration. You will be a great mother. Shane is amazing too! Welcome Nayeli. I can't wait to see pictures. I love you. Stay strong!!! xoxo Danielle

harrisamy said...

I sent out an email to the Kiwanis Group and getting lots of love and prayers back for you.

Please know that you are all dearly loved!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! We are so happy for all 3 of you! Liz, you are an amazing woman. What a miraculous gift from God- hearing your little girl cry! Can't wait to see a pic of Nayeli! Make sure you get some rest, take your medication, and we will continue to keep you guys in our prayers. We love you so much!

Jen & Jer Rocha

Kenny and Jennifer Miller said...

Congrats Liz and Shane! I continue to check for updates and pray for Nayeli and you guys too!


Darlene said...

Congrats! OMG I so didn't know and I will keep you all in my thoughts and pray for a strong recovery for Nayeli. I can't believe you were walking/standing right after surgery. You are definitely a ROCKSTAR in my book. Take care of yourself and that precious little baby.


Sonya said...

Yeah!!!!! I am so happy Nayeli is here! Be sure to take care of yourself, so you can continue to care for Nayeli! The fun has just begun.... I will be praying ever harder for God to mend what needs mending in Nayeli's body! She WILL be a miracle and a testimony of God's glory here on Earth!
God bless all 3 of you! I am waiting for the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Shane and Liz! We are praying for Nayeli daily!

Owain's mommy said...

Shane and Liz

Congratulations! I Can't wait to see pictures. Liz I am truly amazed that
you were able to get up and into a wheel chair three hours after surgery.My labor was similar to yours after twenty hours I had to have a c-section and I didn't get up until the next morning. You are truly amazing! Just remember that before you can be their for Nayeli you need to take care of yourself. That goes for dad too. All three of you are in my thought and prayers.
Get some rest


Kathyb1960 said...


I know a Momma, brand new or not, can get strength to do almost anything! You take care now and get some rest!

God bless all of you and give you strength in the coming days and weeks.

Kathy in West Texas

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!!!!! thats GREAT that she cried for you both! praying for all 3 of you! cant wait to see pic's! get some sleep!

Deanna said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Welcome Nayeli!! Liz you are an amazing woman, an inspiration to us all!! Wishing you a speedy recovery and some well deserved rest! We can't wait to see pictures of your beautiful girl. Know that you're ALL in our thoughts and prayers!
Much Love, Deanna, Joe, Steph, Annie & Shelby

fischerbug said...

Congratulations Mommy and Daddy, and welcome to the world little Nayeli. Just reading about her first cry made me cry too...

Sending hugs and prayers your way, and we'll be checking your site for updates. We are unbelievably happy for you both. Take care of each other, REST and enjoy your little bundle.

:-) Mike and Tera Fischer

Anonymous said...

Liz & Shane-
What wonderful news! I shared your joy w/Dr.Maier & Lynne, & will tell the others tomorrow when I see them. I am proud of you both, and am overjoyed Nayeli entered the world w/a shout!

Take care of yourselves & each other. AND let those who love you, help you.

Kathy @ Kaiser

Deb said...

Liz,Shane and Nayeli,
We are so excited you are all together as a family now! congratulations!
L.Brandt, L.Guillen and D.Trujillo

Brina's Momma said...

Congratulations!!!! Nayeli, you are going to love your Daddy and Momma. You couldn't ask for two more loving parents. We are proud to have them as our friends. Huge hugs and kisses to the three of you. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
Huge hugs to the new grandparents and to your godmother.
Dan & Georgina

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!! We are very excited for your family. Looking forward to the next update to see how little Nayeli is doing.

-Megan and Nik Larson
Care page JohnMichaelLarson

Lucy and John said...

Congratulations Elizabeth and Shane. I have been thinking of you both since Sunday. John and I have asked God to watch over your baby and keep you safe and speed the recovery. We are looking forward to meeting the newest little 'kiwanian'. All my love, Lucy :)

Kaden and Angel Ava's mommy said...

I found your blog through another. I just wanted to let you know that my prayers and thoughts are with you, your husband and your new bundle of joy. I have a 4 year old little boy, Kaden, who was born with a diaphragmatic hernia. I know the fears and anxiety you must be feeling right now. I will continue to travel with you all via the blog on your journey. Again, my thoughts and prayers will be with you all.


szrhands said...

You are both so strong, both of you,no wonder she is a fighter, she comes from two wonderful people!! This little girl is so special!!! We continue to pray for all of you, God will give you the strength you will need.

love from JIM&DEE

Anonymous said...

This is great news!!! I am soooo happy for the two of you. Enjoy that little bundle of love...she is precious!!! Looking forward to seeing a picture of her. Both of you rest now as the journey is not over. However, I do believe all will be fine with little Nayeli. Her cry at birth was an example of the strenght her parents have given her...Love Ya's, Pops.

Alex & Ingrid Houchin said...

Hi Liz and Shane,

Congratulations! Liz, you are an inspiration! Well done! It's such fantastic news! Welcome to the world little Nayeli! Keep up the fight! We are all praying for you and are hoping that the next surgery will go well and that Nayeli will be stabilised quickly.
Ingrid, Alex @ Alina

Tricia said...

Welcome, Nayeli! You fight, little girl!!!

Congratulations to the two of you. I can't wait to hear an update!

Lthf said...

Congratulations To the Nelson's!!!! The baby looks beautiful. My thoughts and prayers...

Mike Pro