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Oct. 11, 2010 - Brecken Anthony Falasca

Posted: November 13, 2010 12:50 p.m.
Updated: November 14, 2010 4:30 a.m.

Brecken Anthony Falasca, son of Anthony G. and Jennifer L. Falasca, of Valencia, was born at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia. He weighed 6 lbs., 5 oz., and was 20 inches in length. He is the brother of Gino Murrietta. Grandparents are Jeff and Maria Falasca, of Santa Clarita, and Jim and Susan Henderson, of Three Rivers. Great-grandparents are Ester Henderson, of Three Rivers, and Paul Olivares, of Los Angeles.

Anthony Falasca wanted to share his unique experience at becoming a new father:

“Brecken Anthony Falasca wanted to enter the world a little early (28 weeks). My wife was admitted to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for observation with contractions. She was given the appropriate medicines to stop/slow the contractions. The doctors prepared us and told us we were having a baby that night. However, the night went by and the next morning came.

“No baby! They told us it would be smart to transfer to Northridge Hospital where there was an NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), because we were going to have the baby at any time. We went to Northridge, and they told us we would have the baby any day — and he would have to stay in the NICU for a few months.

“We accepted it and began to make the necessary life changes. After 37 days, the baby remained safely inside the womb. My wife didn’t step outside for the first 32 days. We left the hospital and were told that as soon as you leave you will have the baby in a day or two. We were now ready for our son to enter this world, but he remained unborn for another three weeks.

“My wife went through contractions every 5-30 minutes daily. However, she toughed it out knowing the longer she stayed pregnant the better off our son would be.

“Jennifer had a quick delivery at 37 weeks, and she and baby went home the next day. Brecken did have to go to the NICU seven days later with jaundice, but was only there for three days, and is now home. Both are healthy and doing great. Jennifer is the toughest and most beautiful woman I know. To endure contractions for nearly 60 days is something I cannot comprehend. I always wanted to be a father and thought it would be something amazing, but to finally have my son and hold him every day, I could never imagine this feeling of love and protection. Jennifer, thank you for making me the luckiest man, husband and father alive. I love you with all my heart.”


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