Monday, January 28, 2008


I can't believe that my little munchkin is already 9 days old. It is incredible how fast this past week has flown by. She's already looking a little fuller around the cheeks (both sets).

I just want to say that David is the most amazing husband. He's been so supportive and such a source of strength to me throughout the pregnancy, birth, and this first week of serious life adjustment. I could not imagine trying to figure out the whole mommy thing without my fabulous companion guiding and helping me each step of the way. I am overjoyed and my heart is full of gratitude to my Father in Heaven for blessing me with such a beautiful family.

David's parents were able to be here last weekend when Liliana was born and they were so wonderful to fix the leaky shower faucet that I managed to break the day we ended up in the hospital to have our baby. They also stocked our cupboards and refrigerator so we had plenty of goods to come home to. It was wonderful.

My mother came into town on Thursday evening and has been a huge help to me as I continue recovering from the birth. She's heading back to Utah tomorrow, so we're all hoping that my sister, Sylvie has her baby tonight before my mom has to leave town. Well, if Sylvie follows the same pattern I did, her baby won't be here for another week still.

I have to send a shout out to the wonderful individuals and families that have been so kind as to bring us meals. You know who you are and I hope you know how much David and I appreciate you. It just makes it nice to have one less thing to worry about and try to take care of during this initial recovery and adjustment time.

It is also so nice to know that I have such wonderful supporting family and friends nearby. My sisters, aunts, David and my grandmothers, Susie (my best bud since childhood), and all you wonderful friends from church or work. Thanks for all your encouragement and support.

My sister, Nicole (self-proclaimed favorite auntie), hosted a beautiful baby shower this past weekend in order for some extended family members and people from my parent's home ward to meet Liliana. It was a lot of fun and I appreciate all the adorable baby gifts that people so generously brought. Thanks, Nicole!

I'm loving being a stay-at-home mom and I am so thankful to my hardworking husband for making this possible. I couldn't imagine how hard it would be to have to turn around and head back to work, leaving my precious bundle in someone else's care. I would have too hard of a time with that. I already catch myself spending a lot of time just watching my baby sleep. I know I'm biased, but I think she is absolutely beautiful.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Final Labor Notes

7:00pm - Petocin was started again as Janine's contractions had slowed down.
8:00pm - Janine was fully dialated and the baby was at +2
8:45pm - Dr. Moore determined that Janine was ready to start pushing and preparations began
9:02pm - Liliana Hernandez was born 7lbs., 7.5oz; 19.5in long.
10:30pm - Both Liliana and Janine are doing great and were taken care of by the nursing staff, David's parents, Sylvie, Andrew, and Nicole all met Liliana for the first time.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Labor Update

4:30pm - Janine's water broke.
4:45pm - Janine and I decided to ask for an epidural. Dr. Herman checked janine and she is dialated 8cm. Dr. Herman approved the epidural.
5:20pm - Epidural administered and Janine experienced almost instant relief.
6:00pm - Janine is resting, her contractions are about 4 min. appart without the aid of the petocin drip. Baby is health and happy.

Labor Update

Saturday 19-Jan-08
3:00pm - Dialated 7cm
3:45pm - A little more mophine was administered and the petocin dosage was raised to 3 mL/hr. Once again Janine is able to sleep between contractions.

Labor Progress notes

Friday 18-Jan-2008
3:30pm Appointment - Found out that the ambiotic fluid levels where a little low, Dr. decided to send us directly to the Birth Center to be induced.
5:00pm - Checked in the birth center and was put in the triage section.
5:30pm - David left to buy the parts needed to repair the shower, thus turning back on the water in the house. He also picked up the last few things from the house.
5:45pm - Janine was placed in room 2303 for the duration.
9:00pm - Dr. and Nurse
10:00 pm - Called parents and find out that they had already arrived and that dad had repaired the shower. We invited them to the hospital on the condition that they bring us dinner.
12:00am - Settled down to sleep
3:30am - Nurse "Mo" came in to adjust the EFT to pick up the baby's heart rate better. Janine was feeling stronger contractions and cramping.
4:00am - An IV was placed
4:45am - Dr. Moore checked on Janine, determined that she was dialated to 3cm and decided to postpone the administration of Petocin.
7:00am - Dialated to 4cm, 80% effaced
9:45am - Dr. Letinski arrived and checked Janine. She was dialated to about 5cm and about 85% effaced.
10:30am - Dr. Lentinsky evaluated Janine's progress and decided to start a petocin drip (1 mL /hr.
11:00am - Petocin drip increased to 2mL /Hr
11:40am - Janine climbed into the tub to try and relax.
1:15pm - Dialated to 6cm. Small dosage of morphine administered. Janine was able to sleep between contractions.

Monday, January 14, 2008