The birth of Emerald
Everything started on 08 September 2015, Morning. Yes morning & I’ve no idea that my delivery is starting soon ~ soon. on 07 September, I did my routine check @ KKH and was told by my gynae that I’m already 1-2cm dilated. I think aiya, still long. 1-2cm only, but i still don’t feel anything. YEAH ! TOTALLY NO FEELING about me dilating at all.
Next day, went to the toilet and realize that my mucus plug had dropped. & i’m also having some spotting. didn’t really bother as my gynae told me that there might be some light bleeding because she checked on dilation.
I no idea how contractions feels like and i totally can’t differentiate the difference between braxton hicks and contractions. worst still, i didn’t even feel any pain other than the tightness of my tummy. tried googling etc, i still can’t differentiate. Even my hubby tried asking his female friends about it ~ nah, i still have no pain after my mucus plug dropped. His female friends told him that mucus dropped must admit, i’m delivering anytime so soooon ~ but that was only about noon. on 08 September ! i called up KKH & asked if I’ve to admit or something, they told me to stay home first. cause I’ve no symptoms other thn mucus plug dropped with slight spotting. If i admitted myself in, i’m not even dilated by at least 3cm, they will still ask me to go home. so yeah, i went back to my sleep peacefully.
Till around 9pm plus, i started to feel weird. yes, the tightness of my tummy are more frequent. (still no pain) This tightness continues till around 11pm, i started to feel that the tightness are actually quite painful ~ & the pain interval is about 10 mins. That time , i’m trying to sleep, i’m already in my pjs while complaining the tightness to my hubby. he starts to get anxious already. He suggested that we should go down to KKH, if not dilated yet thn go home lo. I’m like, don’t want la, i don’t want to waste my energy and cab fare going down for nothing. So, he on his laptop and say he should play one round of Dota thn we decide. of cause i agreed, i cant sleep because the tightness of my tummy is so irritating. seated on my sofa while watching him play his Dota. You know la, Dota match can last about an hour. Around 12am , the pain gotten more serious. & the interval was even closer. So i told him i think we better go down to KKH. so i get changed and waited for him to end his match.
We called Uber at around 1am plus and headed down to KKH , delivery suite. Admitted and was put in a small “ward” for observation. This is how they observe my baby’s heartbeat and my contractions interval.
This was taken on the 35 weeks (when i’m there because of my rashes from pregnancy) – posted it before.
after checking my blood pressure, temperature, finally the doctor in charge came and check on my dilation. & i was already 3-4cm dilated. which means i’ve to be admitted to the delivery suite to wait for delivery. i waited there for like dont know how long ~ waiting for the delivery suite to be ready so i can be transferred there.
i thought i’m able to bear with the pain, i didn’t want to take any epidural. so all the while, i was inhaling the gas that they provided. was told that it will relieve my pain by maybe 40%, BUT when i’m 4-5cm dilated, the gas like fake one. my dilation was pretty slow. i was not able to sleep. the contractions interval was already between 2-8mins once. it’s super torturing that i keep whining. at the same time, i’m thinking about epidural, but hesitating.
I bear with the contraction pain till morning around 7am when i’m already 4-5cm dilated. that time i’m already crying everytime the pain comes. around 7am, my water bag has not burst ! which means it’s disaster for me. i will still have to wait till at least 8-9cm dilated if not i’m not able to deliver. my gynae came around 8am plus to check on me, & she told me she had to burst my water bag. by the time, i’m already crying every 2mins still hesitating about epidural.
only when my gynae told me after bursting my water bag i still have to (maybe) wait quite long for the dilation thn i decided on epidural. i waited soooo soooo sooo sooo sooo soo soooooo long for the doctor to come to inject me with the epidural ): ! the nurses there told me that mostly everyone are going for epi and those in delivery suites ones are getting their epi. suay suay i’ve to wait so longggg. my hubby also keep rushing them, cause i keep crying. hahhaha
Finally, it’s my turn for epidural ! & the needle is super pain. i swear ! the needle pain plus my contractions = power ! i cried while i’m on epi =.= (yes again) The whole process of Epidural tooks about 15 mins . i’ve no idea how long it exactly took as i’m already in pain, just close my eyessss. & one of the nurse is being so nice. after epidural, she knows i’m super thirsty and gave me ice. Hahah
After Epi, i finally can sleep and rest for abit . when i finally can rest, the nurse there told me that i’m already 5 – 6cm dilated. & my water bag bursted on its own (even before my gynae came back to burst it ) i’m like wtf, why dont want burst earlier, if burst earlier i dont need epi already what. by the time, the nurse already asked me to start “pushing” . it’s called … encouragement pushing or something . they say that my bby is already surface or dont know what term. i’m too tired to even remember what they’re saying.
Yes i’m on Epidural, BUT I CAN STILL FEEL THE PAIN BELOW ! – they call this pressure – WHAT PRESSURE @$#%^&*()_ it’s like contraction pain to me ): ! it’s still so painful. around 10+ 11am, can see my baby’s hair already. so they hurried to inform my gynae and i continue with the “pushing”. my gynae came in around 11.45 to 12pm and i started the real pushing . LOL. & guess what, my baby is out within 15 mins . he’s officially out at 12.09pm. i dont even know he’s out, i cant see or really feel. i can only feel the pressure. the only time when i know he’s out is when my hubby told me. out liao leh! & baby cried.
after delivering my bby, my gynae carried the baby to us and ask if he’s a girl or boy. my hubby answer. i totally no strength already ~
when he’s out, i think he’s cold. sorry, those are my blood. he has long legs and hands and fingers. & looks like my hubby. like photocopy. I’m a photocopied machine.
FINALLLLLY baby is out, & my tummy is sagging really badly. waiting to be transferred to ward. I’m super hungry at that time, i’ve no idea why. i wanted to eat so badly that i told my hubby to call my mom to bring me food. but i’ve to wait super long. so hubby go bought some cakes. i ate a mouth and i wanted to vomit. it’s epidurals fault ): ! ended up, i didnt eat anything on that day. hungry but cannot eat .
taken at the ward, during the stay there, the nurses were fine, they’re friendly. but the baby stayed in with me throughout the night. i cannot sleep, the hospital keep want me to bf my baby ): ! & i’ve no milk that time, so keep latch till he sleeps.
& i wanna thank all those who came down to visit me and babye. really appreciate it (: ! although i’m super tired and i dont wanna talk . LOL
& thank you vivian for the pictures. kay , i know i loo like crap. i’m 63kg that time okay ! & i’ve just given birth without any sleep for more thn 24hrs !
here’s some pictures taken throughout this month.
& thank you Aileng for the rompers too !
& this is how the father and son sleeps
big and mini dicks
some cute little pictures of Emerald <3
& this is how his daddy carries him.
sleep till head like this also can sleep.
& Emerald enjoying his milkbath . MY BREASTMILK ! hhahahha.
what chu looking at huh. Looking at me ?
Haha, that roughly sums up my deliver day ! 😀
here’s a video of Emerald being super annoyed by me .
& him drinking not enough milk, crying for more.