Cuatro Vidas Un Amor: January 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

They just grow too fast...

I can't believe its been over two weeks since I brought Sirlei home with me and I can't believe how much she has already changed. I took her home weighing 5 lbs 6 oz in a little preemie outfit her grandma and grandpa Melendez bought her and now at two weeks she weighs 7 lbs 1 oz. Her hair is getting longer and curlier by the day and she is now getting a darker complexion. It looks like she is sporting a nice tan, she definately takes after her daddy:) I am so lucky to be her mommy and can't wait for whats to come!

Sirlei next to the onsie we took her home from the hospital in.
Sometimes I wish she would stay little forever.

This is my favorite place for her to sleep.

You can't have a tutu without ballet slippers

I have the best friends!!!

Last night Emily, Des, Kadence and Kylee came down to my apartment to see me and Sirlei. It was so good to see them and talk to them. I haven't gotten out of the house lately so little visits like that make my day. They also brought me dinner. How sweet are they. Thanks guys your the best!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Hypnobirthing for a Calm Natural Birth

Throughout my pregnancy I had planned on delivering naturally. In order to prepare for this I took a class with husband called Hypnobirthing. Even if you aren't planning on a natural birth this class was so informative I would still take it. Because of the techniques I learned in this class I was able to manage the pain and actually I believe I was able to lesson the pain dramatically. I actually went through my labor at home and waited to go to the hospital becuase I didn't think my contractions were strong enough to head for the hospital yet (plus I had gone to the hospital the night before with contractions and they sent me home because I was only dilated to a 1 so I thought there was no way I was going to deliver the next day). When I finally decided it was time to go the hospital I was already dilated to a 10!!! I couldn't beleive it. I was checked into the hospital at 4:38 pm and delivered Sirlei at 5:06 pm! She is small for her hieght but other than that she is perfectly healthy. She was so small my in-laws bought her preemie clothes to where because all the clothes I had were so big for her. She will be a week old tomorrow and still wearing her preemie clothes but she is gaining weight fast. I can't believe I'm a mom and I feel lucky everyday that she was sent to me.

My Tiny Dancer

The first of many tutu's to come!!! Its a little big, she's just so tiny.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

She is Here!!!!!!!

Sirlei is here!!!!!!! She is beautiful, 5lbs. 9 oz. 19.5 inches. A full head of hair (so we know she must take after mom...) and jodi did great, she was calm throughout the whole thing.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Baby Update

So I went to the doctor on Monday and I am still only dilated to a 1 and about 50% effaced so I hope things start moving along a little faster this week. I know my due date isn't till next thursday but I really just want to have her!