Finally I have a little wee of time to update this blog,what reason that I don't have it anymore these days?Of course,my baby,but no,I don't complain,instead I am so loving this new thing called parenthood.
She's quite a sleeper,well in the days,not so much a sleep-liker at nights :(
Can't believe that 10 days ago,I was still pregnant with her and now she's all mine in my arms.
So,I decided to write a little bit of my labor story of her.
5th August 2014
5.30 am : I felt the big urge to go to the toilet when I was still in bed.It was like you have to do it immediately.The feeling was different,it was once or twice stronger than those feelings when you wanted to poop so badly due to stomach ache.
7:00 am:Told my mom and husband and started to keep the contractions on track in my phone.they were pretty much mild contraction still,that I decided to just hang on and keep waiting till the real game began :P
12:00pm :They got stronger and my sleep was disturbed because I couldn't concetrate on it anymore.But I still could hold on them.Took a shower and my husband decided to drive me to the hospital.After shower my husband told me he saw a stain of blood on it,and I knew our baby is coming pretty soon,happy yet nervous!
1:00 - 4:00 pm :Arrived at the hospital,the doctors checked my opening which was only dilated 2cm,but the contractions got stronger but I can still prety much hold on them,except the time when they attacked,I was waiting outside the labor room and it was a bit uncomfortable for me as they were many people there,and the best position I think for me to reduce the pain is to be in crawling position,but hell no,I couldn't do that when people were looking at me -___-
4:30 pm:I was put in a private room and stayed there with my husband while surfing the internet,and the contractions kept going on stronger but I still decided on not taking any medication or pain reliever because I remembered my mission is try to take the least medication possible.My husband was my source of power,he gave me back massages although most of the time,they didn't help me that much -___-.
9:00 pm:By this time,I couldn't stand anymore,went to the labor room and a very kind and helpful old midwife helped me by checking my opening and it was just 3 cm?I was already in ultimate pain this time,but I was still stubborn,still don't want to take any pain reliever.So,she suggested to me and my husband to go for some walking around the hospital.
9:30 pm:We came back to the midwife again and I asked for "something" to ease the pain,so she decided to give me a bullet pill inserted from the back,but she said it won't make the pain go away,instead it will make the opening softer.I agreed.
11:30:This time was the end of it.I couldn't take it anymore and begged to my husband to push me on the wheelchair and I wanted PDA/Epidural.The other midwife came and checked my opening and it was already 4cm but she said my opening was very soft,I begged and begged for PDA,but she kept distracting my mind and persuaded me to only take pain killer.
11:50 pm - 12:40 am:To be honest,the pain killer had no effect on me.The opening kept going faster,from 4 to 6,in a matter of few minutes went to 8 cm.And then,the midwife asked me to go to the toilet and try to empty my bladder,but the urge to push was so huge,I pooped when I was trying to push a little bit:P.There was no word "shame" anymore and the midwife also told me that it was all fine to poop as many as I wanted.
She also gave me back and perinium massage to relieve me,which somehow helped me to feel at ease a lil bit.My husband was always there all the time.
6th August 2014
12:40 - 1:00 am:When I was allowed to push the baby out,I was positioned on my knee which during my antenatal class was my favourite position ever.Here in Germany you can choose whatever position you like.I started pushing the baby out with all the energy I had and within 20 minutes the baby was there!Fuh,and guess what?All the pain was gone in a blink of an eye.
I got stitched,but the doctor said,the wound was ok,not bad,and as I am writing this today on the 10th day of my post partum,I can already walk fast,bersila and the wound is almost gone,even the nurses at the hospital and my home midwife also praised me for the speedy recovery.Alhamdulillah.
So,that's all my story on may labor of my baby girl,Sophia Alayna.
She is all that matters to me now,and of course my husband :P
Till then people.