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.


Stacy and Jimmy said...

I am so glad to hear that things are moving along.....
I hope to hear the she is here VERY SOON! Tell Liz to STAY STRONG, it will all be worth it!


Anonymous said...

for what it is worth--the first half of labor (0-5 cm) usually takes longer than the rest. So--hope things move along. Enjoy the epidural.
I will keep all 3 of you in my thoughts and prayers at this wonderful, scary time.
My grand-daughter, Sabrina, was born 1 year ago with CDH, and survived the journey you are about to embark upon. I wish you the same outcome. You will be your child's best advocates. You can ask for information (and have it translated to people talk from medical talk) and I encourage you to do this. Be proactive. If you have read Sabrina's story (clearlyrandom.com) you will understand what I have just said.
Good luck--may things go well.
Jean (sabrina's gma, and a retired ob nurse)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that Liz is a little more comfortable now with the epidural. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers always. Can't wait to see Nayeli!

Jennifer and Jeremy Rocha

Tracy Meats said...

Many continued prayers for Liz and Nayeli. I am happy to hear that Liz may get some rest before it is time to push. Hopefully, Nayeli will come soon and no C-Section will be needed.

Stay strong little Nayeli and God is watching over you today and the weeks to come. Your parents are ready for this life changing event to take place and are going to be great parents!

I hope to hear baby Nayeli arrives this evening!!

Many prayers,
Tracy Meats - mom to Ian born with a LCDH and WY and CO State Rep. for CHERUBS

Gail said...

Hang in there guys......I guarantee you when you see your precious daughter for the first time, the pain, sleeplessness and physical exhaustion will all become a distant memory. Yesterday was my sons 25th birthday..he was born on October 20, 1983 with CDH and is now thriving, married and showing all of the doctors that he was a survivor and I know in my heart Nayeli will be too. My prayers are with you and by reading all of your comments, you certainly have a lot of people who care about ALL of you. Stand strong..a few days from now, everything you are going through today will be insignificant compared to the joy you will feel seeing your beautiful daughter. Love to all. Gail

Amy Leonard said...

Your CO family is thinking about you nonstop and are eagerly awaiting Nayeli's big arrival! You are in our thoughts and prayers! We love you, Amy

Fer said...

Prayers for you guys. waiting to hear the news.

Anonymous said...

I don't say prayers very often, so when I do - I hope the big guy upstairs is listening - I pray that your beautiful daughter will make her arrival into the world very shortly and your journey ahead will be full of hope and promise. Denise Lenz

Brian and Cassi Reed said...

Try to get some rest, I took a little nap before I had Elli since our doctor was in the process of delivering triplets, so I had to wait for a bit, and then only pushed for about 30 minutes and she was out ready to take on the world.

I hope that you get to give Nayeli a little kiss and get to see her before the whisk her off to take care of her. Your strenght will amaze you and those pains will instantly disaper when you see your daughter's face.

Thinking of you all contantly...cant wait for Nayeli's debut...

Angel Elli's Mom and Dad

Anonymous said...

We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers! Stay strong!

Annie & Mike Sobek

Jenna said...

Almost there! Stay strong!

Jenna and Will

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to this wonderful family!

-Megan Larson

Anonymous said...

We are with you guys in thooughts and prayers! Stay focused and strong, your miracle will soon arrive... The Brums

Pamela said...

You are so close, if not already there? Hang in there! Again much prayer and excitement for your new addition! XOXO