Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Laila Makes Her Grand Entrance

I have had the joy of being at the hospital for the birth of 9 out of my ten grand kids. With my oldest granddaughter it just wasn't possible but God knows if I could have I would have. To me just being there by my kids side is more important than anything else.

So on Monday Nikki was admitted to the hospital at around 6:00 p.m. or so. By 8:00 pm she started feeling the contractions and we knew then that it wouldn't really take that long. We started taking bets, my sister in law, Nikki's mother in law, and my daughter in law said the baby would be here before midnight, I said she would be here between 12:00 and 1:00 am.

Well, guess who won. Of course me, Laila Graciela made her grand entrance to this world at 12:57 a.m. She weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and is pretty as can be. It did not feel like a long wait and for once I did not fall asleep while waiting. Yep, I was pretty awake for this one.

Of course "Jamma" had to be there to give Nikki support but most importantly to deliver Laila to her. My three kids became parents recently and it is their belief that Sylvia had the babies with her before sending them over to us.

So, with thumbs up Nikki said I am ready to have her mom, bring her over. Then Sylvia listened and the contractions started, and then they intensified, and then this smiley face was no more.

Yeap, pretty soon she was doing a 180 and all of a sudden it was like leave me alone don't be asking me to breath and I hate you men. And I think the word epidural, epidural, came out of her mouth quite often. Unfortunately that was not to happen until all the fluids they were giving her were finished.

Finally she got the epidural and in a matter of minutes she once again was a happy camper. Here she is again with her thumbs up gesture. She loves me!

Her husband on the other hand got a thumbs down. Umm I wonder why?

OK, I don't hate you.

And then before you knew it, this was the scene inside the room. Of course after the epidural she did not suffer any more pain. She said it was relatively easy and painless. Lucky Loyiel, he wasn't choked and cussed as I was once upon a time.

It wasn't long till this little princess made her way to my arms. She must have been hungry because she was crying in every picture we took of her during the first hour. It felt so good to have her in my arms, she is my number 10 foe 2010.

This here is the assisting team to the delivering doctor. Jeniffer, Loyiel, and Kika.

And so here we are once again, me congratulating my smiling daughter. She now has the pair, one boy and one girl and I am told that this is it for them. Ummm we'll see if that is true.



Michelle said...

Laila looked like Ramon to me when I saw all these pictures when she first came out... but now that she's had a day to freshen up I have no idea who she looks like! Definitely not Nichole... but I don't really see Loyiel either. Hmmm...And she doesn't look like Atalie. LOL

I am so curious to see how Atalie and Laila end up looking... more like Alayna and Arielle? Laila is white like them... Atalie... not so much.

Tara said...

Great commentary Jose! LOL!

Congratulations to the family :)

Wanda said...

Slow down Jose...You have already caught up with us with 9 grandchildren.... I still up you with 2 great grandchildren...

And the race is on....Will will you have #10

The pictures are so happy and darling...what a precious family you have... God is Good!

Sandy said...

OMG another baby! She is beautiful. Congrats grandpa.

Jenny from the Blog said...

Love her!!

Anonymous said...

Muchas felicidades a las 2 mamas y las dos pequeñas estan preciosas y a ti tambien felicidades por tener esos hijos y esos nietos nada mejor que ellos.
Estoy muy emocionada.

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