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Monday, May 22, 2006
I am officially a dad!

Besides the fact that I'm so tired I'm seeing 19 keyboards in front of me right now, nothing could be better! My wife and my daughter are both doing great, and we're back home resting. Well, I wouldn't really call it resting, as much as I'd call it "chaos".

We went in originally Wednesday night, and they sent us home at about 2:30 am after about 4 hours from when we arrived. They said it was "false labor". So we went back Thursday night at 7pm and got induced. Now my wife, being the little athletic trooper she is wanted to "do it natural". So she didn't take any drugs at all. At around 4am she started having major contractions. For the next 9 hours my wife had those contractions, and I eventually got to the point where I just couldn't stand watching her be in so much pain. Not only that, but after 9 hours of those major contractions, my wife was still only dialated one centimeter. It was at that point that Nicki decided to get the epidural. The epidural kicked in right away and although Nicki was still having major contractions, she wasn't in excrutiating pain anymore. Nicki fell asleep about 10 minutes after the epidural and we all prayed that God would work a miracle and dialate her so she wouldn't have a C-section or harm the baby. And one hour after the epidural Nicki was dialated to 7 centimeters!!!! One hour after that, she was FINALLY at 10 centimeters and ready to bring our daughter into the world. At 3:37 p.m. Friday afternoon, Kayla Nicole Borba was brought into the world. She's my little perfect angel.

Thank you everyone for all of your prayers and thoughts. They paid off. She is perfect.

posted by Ricky @ 6:32 PM  
  • At 5/22/2006 08:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Nicki your are my hero!!! i want ALL of the "other" details later..

    Congrats you two, she is a beauty..

  • At 5/23/2006 08:16:00 AM, Blogger Marla Bean said…

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  • At 5/23/2006 08:17:00 AM, Blogger Marla Bean said…

    Good grief, I have never seen such a beautiful baby - so early on. And am I going crazy or is she incredibly photogenic like her parents?

    Congratulations, guys!

  • At 5/23/2006 12:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I love the story! She is a cutie! Be blessed little family!

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