Tuesday, October 21, 2008
"Sleepless in San Francisco"
Last night, mine and Liz's parents visited us. It must have been a good luck omen as the nurse came in and moved us to a birthing room. The room is at least 5 times larger and we have our own fridge, jacuzzi, and a much more comfy couch for me to rest on. We talked and watched parts of one of the worst Monday night football games I have ever seen. I was hungry and ordered a grilled chicken pizza from Pascuals and two Miller lights. Nayaeli's godmother Amy Harris made a surprise appearance also. It was great to see everyone and thanks for coming out.
After they left, the Dr. started giving Liz Pitocin. This is where the sleepless in San Francisco moniker comes in. What a night, Liz had terrible contractions and her water ultimately broke. We were up and down all night long and got pretty much zero sleep. I have a very hard time focusing when Liz is in pain, it drives me crazy.
So, in the end of all this, Liz's cervix only dilated to 5. Half way there but not where they want her to be after two days. So, they said they would have to up her Pitocin level. Based on all the pain Liz has had to endure already and the lack of sleep, the Dr's are concerned Liz will not be strong enough to push when the time comes. So, the Dr's told Liz the best thing for her to do would be to get an epideral at this point. She is now comfortably lying down and moments from falling asleep. They have now upped her dosage of pitocin and think Nayeli could join us sometime this evening. No guarantees, but this is the latest on our precious daughter's impending arrival!
As for Nayeli, she is responding well to medications, the water breaking, and contractions. She is very stable and her heart is doing great. Your continued prayers, support, and happy thoughts are very appreciated. Thanks for all the wonderful support and nice comments.
We will update this as soon as more news comes.