Friday, January 18, 2008

Crazy Pregnant Woman gives birth, I saw America Ferrera at the Vegas airport, and I only got 4 hours of sleep!!!!!

Sit down and grab your favorite beverage and snack. I have an awesome story to tell to you! This all began more than 48 hours ago....................
My sister called me Wednesday morning to tell me she was having contractions. Jonas drove her to the hospital and was admitted because they checked her and she was already 3 cm. dialated. So I waited until 5:00 p.m. to call Southwest to see if there were any flights. Luckly, there was one at 8:05 p.m. So I left my house at 6:25 p.m. and arrive at Las Vegas Airport at 7:05 p.m. That's record time because its normally 1 hr. to get there. So I park and run into the airport. I got on the D gate tram. When I got off, I look at the departing flights and my flight wasn't listed. Then I had remembered it was B. So my crazy butt ended up going to C gate next. I arrived and again remembered that I was at the wrong gate. It was B gate. So finally I got there at 7:45p.m. I was running throughout the whole airport looking for my gate. So I sat down and relaxed for a few. The plane arrived and the passengers got off that flight. I got up and saw someone very familiar getting out of the plane. She was super short and had black hair. It was America Ferrera, star of ABC's Ugly Betty [see pic. below along with the story]. So after meeting her, I went back and got on the plane. The flight was great but as soon as we got into Orange County, it was so windy. We had terrible turbulance [I love turbulance.......just kidding!!!!!] and the plane kept swaying. So we landed and immediately got off the plane. I was picked up by my sister Maria and we proceeded to drive to the hospital. Everyone was shocked to see me. They didn't think I was going to fly in. So I go up to the Labor and Delivery ward and enter my sisters room. She was pretty comfortable and happy to see me. Well let me tell you that the happiness turned to craziness in a matter of 2 hours.

Jonas wanted to rest before the party started!!!! The nurse checked her at 11:30 p.m. and she was 6 cm. She kept saying she was feeling all the contractions. So the anesthesiologist came in and gave her a "bolis". I am going to take a wild guess and say that's a drug cocktail. So after 11:30 p.m. my poor sister was getting super strong contractions every minute. I felt so bad for her. So the nurse comes back an hour later and checks her....she was 9 cm. So she went from 6 to 9 in one hour!!! Jonas and I stood by her bedside and held her hand during the contractions. She was squeezing my hand so tight that I had to remove my wedding rings because my fingers swelled up. Poor me :(

She still was in a lot of pain. When she was complete, the nurse had her push to see how long she might be pushing for. Well it seemed like the baby was coming really fast. They called the doctor around 1:00 a.m. and he didn't arrive until 2:15 a.m. Isela kept telling Jonas and I to shut up. I didn't say anything because she was the boss at that time!

The doc. scrubbed up and had her push. She had only pushed 4 times when the baby's head came out, my sister let out a loud, bloody murder, I am going to die, help me, what the he** am I doing, I'm going to stab you scream!!!! One more push and she got what she's been wanting the last 9 months...... Keira Cabrera!! This little diva made her grand entrance on the runway at 2:32 a.m.

She weighted 6 lbs. 4 oz. and measured in at 18 1/2 inches. She cried for about an hour and a half after she entered our world.
Here is the proud Daddy...having a moment with his newly born baby daughter.

Here is Isela and her entourage!

Mother and daughter bonding!!!

I have to say the whole experience was out-of-this world! I am so glad I got to share those special moments with Isi and Jonas. Even though she told me to shut up and hurt my poor little hand, I still love her, Jonas, and little K.C. So we all left the hospital at 4:00 a.m. and went back to mom's for a quick nap. I woke up at 8:00 a.m. We had breakfast, went to Costco, and went back to the hospital. I came home last night and arrived back on Vegas territory at 9. I will finally get some good shut-eye tonight. I am going to give the kids lots of candy, cookies, and soda so they can stay up late and we can all sleep in tomorrow. Well mabye not that much :)

So here I am, with America Ferrera. I love Ugly Betty! Those darn writer strike people better come up with some good deal soon. I miss Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives :( Anyway, she encouraged me to vote for Hilary Clinton. She was in town to help campaign for HC and even gave me her Hilary pin. She pinned it on my jacket. She is petite and has such a beautiful face! She wished me luck and then we went our separate ways!!! I hope you enjoyed the story! I am making this event a big deal because it was about time one of my sisters, besides me, had kids! Welcome to motherhood and welcome Keira to the family!!!