Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Mya Quinn Beserra is here!

This is going to be a long one. Well Mya Quinn Beserra is here. She arrived on Monday night at 8:16pm. She was scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, July 2nd at 10:00am. I think she decided she wanted to be sure to be home for 4th of July. The story goes............... On Sunday we celebrated Alice's 50th birthday with brunch with 47 family members. It was a wonderful time. I think everyone had a good time. I don't think I have every seen Alice cry before, as she is one of the strongest women I know. She was so overwhelmed at the end of brunch she cried as she hugged everyone good bye. When we got home I started to get a really bad headache that not even Tylenol would take care of. I woke up Monday morning with the same headache. I got up took a shower and put my bedding into the wash as that was one of the last things on my list to do before Wednesday and went to do my NST testing. When I got there the nurse said I did not look good and hooked me up to the monitor for the test. Turns out I was having contraction 3-4 minutes apart and I was not feeling all of them due to the headache. So the nurse said they were admitting me to the Labor and Delivery to be monitored some more. So then at about 1:00pm they called the doctor and she told them to schedule my C-Section for 8:00pm. The nurse came and told me and I called Eddie. I told him "I hope you are ready to have a baby today". So he came. By 6:00 my parents were there and everything was a go. At 7:45pm they started preparing me for the surgery. They gave Eddie a pair of scrubs and he was ready. They took me to give me the Spinal and Eddie waited in the hall for the go ahead to come in. He told me a few days ago that he went the threw up before he came into the room. One of his co-workers told him don't eat before and now he knows why. So my doctor and my specialist came in and the show was on the road. The took Sophia and did not say anything, which in a way I know it was better that way. Then at 8:16 it was Mya's turn. They took her out she gave off one little whimper and then they cleaned her passages and within 5 minutes she was crying. She is not a cryer, so far that hold true still. They cleaned her up and watched her for a few minutes then they had Eddie cut the cord. Eddie was not prepared for this, he says the "tricked" him. They told him to come near her and then they just had him do it. Finally they weighed her and showed her to me. Eddie and the nurse took her to meet all her crazy family while the finished with me. Eddie was gone for about half hour while they finished and took me to recovery. He came back and told me that everything was fine. Our little girl looked great. They had me in recovery for about an hour and half due to me throwing up and then they took me to my room. When we got settled Eddie went and got something to eat and took a shower. They finally brought Mya to us at 1:30 am. I finally got to hold her. I was so happy to see her when I tried pulling myself up in bed I threw up again. The hospital room was nice, there was a cot for Eddie to sleep on and we had our own shower. However after spending three days there it gets to you to say the least. We got to go home on Thursday afternoon. The hospital gave us a little box to remember Sophia by and the we go to the mortuary tomorrow to take care of some final paper work for her. While in the hospital Mya's jaundice levels got a little high, but not high enough to have to do anything major. We had to take her back for blood work Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We also had to see the doctor Saturday, Monday and today. Also they were worried about her weight loss for her being a Preemie. She was born at 5 lbs 8 oz. When we left the hospital she weighed 5 lbs 3 oz. On Saturday she weighed 5 lbs 1 oz. and yesterday she weighed 5 lbs 1/2 oz. Today she finally gained weight she weighed in at 5 lbs 2 oz. Her color is so great the doctor was very pleased. So her next appointment is next Wednesday. We hope to have some more weight gain. Mya wears Preemie everything. While we have tons of newborn clothes for her we only had three little Preemie things that my Aunt Vivian sent us just in case. I guess we were thinking positive and not preparing for a little one so little. Both of our moms went and got us a couple of packs of Preemie diapers as we had none. She now has about 7 little Preemie outfits. That should be good for now as we are hopeful that she will not be wearing Preemie too long. We are hoping another two or three weeks. All and all our little Mya is doing so well she is eating every three hours and drinking 1 to 2 oz every feeding. She sleeps tons as that is what little ones do and only cries when she needs something. For the most part we wake her for feedings. Eddie and I are so blessed to have such a good baby. We want to thank everyone for all their thoughts and prayers the last few months as they have meant the world to us. We love you all.

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