Happy 30th Birthday Mom!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Yesterday was my moms 30th Birthday! I'm glad we are home and I could be here to help celebrate this special day with her. We had some family over for dinner. Daddy went shopping for us and we got mom a pretty necklace. My grandma (Delores) made a great meal for all of us and my moms favorite cake Strawberry!

My mom also had her doctors appointment yesterday and she is doing well. Dr. Lee said she could start driving. Her blood pressure is still up so she still needs to take it easy! I finally got to meet Dr. Lee and we took a picture together.

My Grandma (Delores) had to go back mom today! I was sad to see her go. She has been a great help to my mom and dad. She is great at rocking me to sleep at night so my mom could get her sleep. I love you grandma thanks for everything.

Why was my name a secret?

I am named after my Great Great Aunt Laura Melissa and my Great Grandmother Dorothy Pearl. My mom tells me I'm named after two very important ladies in her life. Here is a picture of me and my Great Great Aunt Laura Melissa holding me at the hospital. My Great Grandmother Dorothy Pearl is no longer with us, but I know she is looking down on me from heaven!

Welcome Melissa Pearl Liberto

Friday, June 22, 2007

Melissa Pearl Liberto was born on June 17, 2007 @ 11:19 am. She weighed 6lb 4oz and was 18 inches long.

On Saturday, June 16, 2007 we arrived at the hospital at 5:30pm. I had been very tired that day, but nothing different from before. Around 5:00pm my water broke. My blood pressure was very high so they gave some magnesium to help lower my blood pressure. I was in labor for 15 hours when the doctor told us that I had preeclampsia and also that Melissa was still to high and hasn't dropped. We had to make a decision to have a C-Section. It was the best for both Melissa and I. With preeclampsia, I have to take blood pressure medicine until it goes away. So I have to make sure I don't stress and get lots of sleep! Yeah right with a newborn that's not going to happen. I'm so blessed that my mom is here to help us out. I was in the hospital from Saturday to Thursday. We got to go home on Thursday, June 21, 2007. I was so happy to say good by to the hospital!
Paul got the best fathers day gift his beautiful baby girl! Here are the pictures everyone has been waiting for! Keep checking the blog, I'm not as fast to post since I'm doing this in between nap time.

Paul getting ready for the OR

Melissa entering the world!

Here I am! Get me some clothes!
Ok a blanket will work!
First family photo!
Happy Father's Day Daddy!

What happen to my blanket?

I love my Daddy!

I love my Grandma! This is my mommies mother.

I love my mom!

Another family photo!

Daddy learning how to change my diaper!

Man it's hard being a newborn!

Getting ready for my ride home from the hospital!

Mom and Dad love my feet!

Welcome home photo!

38 weeks!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Well nothing has changed since last weeks update! Baby Liberto is very happy and isn't ready to come out and make her debut. So I thought I would post some pictures of Paul and I and my swollen feet.

Until next weeks update!

People make me laugh!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Everyday I hear the question at work, "You're still hear!" It just makes me laugh because when I'm gone they will miss me (I hope). Why do people think you want to hear this also, "You're so big are you sure you not having twins?" Anyways I will post an update tomorrow after my doctors appointment!

Baby Liberto we are ready for you!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Paul and I had the car seat installed today. The hospital we are having Baby Liberto at had a free car seat check today. We wanted to make sure we had it installed correctly. It's funny driving around with a car seat in back seat. Paul and I have everything ready, and now that the time is getting closer we can't wait!

37 Weeks!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

I had another sonogram today Baby Liberto is weighing around 7lb 4oz. Dr. Lee said if Baby Liberto isn't here by June 24th then we will induce on June 26th. I will go to the hospital on the evening of June 25th. Paul and I are praying that she comes on her own! I'm dilated to 1 1/2 cm this week so who knows whats to come in the next couple of weeks. Please pray for us and Baby Liberto as it gets closers!

Until the next update!

Baby Shower #3

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Wow, what can I say other than thank you to the ladies in our Bible Study class. Paul and I got more gifts for Baby Liberto! What a nice shower it was. It was great spending time with the ladies and hearing birthing stories. Thanks again ladies for a great Baby Shower!

Look at all those gifts!

What a sweet dress!

Some of the ladies from our Bible Study!

Baby Shower #2

Friday, June 1, 2007

Paul and I are so blessed, we had a great shower at my work. My co-workers are sweet and thoughtful. My mom and sister got be there with us. As you can see from the pictures we got some great stuff and had a good time. We have one more shower on Sunday so more pictures to come. As you can see in these pictures I'm swollen and about to pop!

Good Cake!

Parents to Be!

My sister Peyton

My Mom!

My coworkers and Donna and Emily

More coworkers Marty and Sandra

Lots of gifts for Baby Liberto

Having fun opening up the gifts!

My coworkers gave us our Travel System!

As you can see my coworkers had there babies, Baby Liberto is the last one to arrive!