30th Dec 2012
At first, the gynae told me that I won’t deliver the baby early as the baby has not engaged yet. I’m ok with that as I want my baby to be born in 2013 as per estimated. 29th Dec 2012 @ about 5 pm plus, me and my hubby went to mall for shopping for about 4 hours and everything was just like before with false alarm, pressures to go to toilet for few times, and a little bit of weight pressure from my baby on my lower abdominal part.
10 pm, we reached home. I took warm shower and washed my hair. We enjoyed some movies as there were a lot of free channel til 2nd Jan 2013. @ Midnight, it started to make me to go to toilet more and more, again and again…hhooorrghh… about 2 am (30th Dec 2012), it started to be more complicated. I could feel a little bit of pain, slowly but sure. My hubz made a call to the hospital to consult via phone. They suggested me to go down for observation. I took some times to observe myself 1st til about 4 am plus, the pain came more frequent and more painful. We did not sleep at all that night. I told my hubz to bring me to hospital for observation then as I could not take it anymore. I was thinking of bringing my make up along… ^.^
We reached hospital about 5 am. The nurse told me that I was 1.5cm dilated and then “Ooo…I didn’t bring my make up”.. The nurse made me bowel til cleeaarrr!!!
7 am – I was 2cm dilated and epidural was given as per my request, and it’s really a happy-dural. I could sleep for some times.
9 am – My gynae came and told me that I was 4cm dilated and I could have vaginal delivery.
My hubz went home to shower and bring some necessary things, I told him to bring my eyebrow liner along as well. I could not ask for more as he does not know those things. Oh yeah, and a wool thread for tying her leg once she was born.
11 am – I was 7cm dilated.
About 1-2 pm, I was 9cm dilated.
3 pm – I was told that I was 10cm dilated and ready to push. The nurse asked me to practice pushing before calling the gynae.
I did not even know that the gynae broke my water bag and did a lot of things down there when I was 4cm dilated til my hubz asked the nurse about the water bag.
Practicing the push for about almost 2 hours really made me tired.. Hubz could see my baby’s head with full of hair when the nurse showed him. I took some oxygen to keep my baby’s heart beat stabil. Finally, the nurse called my gynae. She used vacuum, cut down there, and 2 nurses helped on pushing my tummy on the right and left side… It was soooo painful even it was with epidural. And… finally, I heard my baby’s 1st cry!!! And I cried too, It was so painful (on my tummy). I was so excited to see my baby but the nurse was cleaning her and taking care of her before giving her to me. I felt everything took so long when my baby was still not on my hands yet.
But soon, I got her!! yay!!… I was pushed to my ward and enjoyed my time with my baby, I did not feel I was in a hospital. I feel home everywhere as long as I’m with my baby.
Hubz stay with me that night in the hospital. I could not sleep in the night. I made a call to the nurse and ask her to bring my baby to my room even she is sleeping. Yay!! my baby was in my room in awhile!!
Staying 2 nights in the hospital and ready to go home… What an experience.
Day by day passed…. A lot of smiles and cries from the baby in the middle of the night, but I did not feel tired at all.
4th Jan 2013 - 1st visit to the pediatrician, The PD said her neck is so strong!! yay!! strong lady-to-be.
6th Jan 2013 – Her umbilical cord dropped!! She is getting bigger and bigger!! ^.^
I’m still struggling with breast milk now but I top it up with formula until I could be a milk factory!!
This is the happiest moment for moms to steal a baby kiss while she’s sleeping!!