Archive for April, 2007

Delivery Story (Part 2)

April 27, 2007

I am a breastfeeding mother. In my previous post, I mentioned that my baby was brought to me quite late as I was expecting my baby to be sent to me after the necessary checks. I have wanted to bond with my baby as soon as possible. But it took them ages to send my baby to me. But what can I expect when I am in a Government Hospital unlike other mothers who deliver in private hospital who gets to bond wioth their baby right after delivery.

Back to breastfeeding, when I was handed my baby, instantly I put him into feeding position and started my breastfeeding journey. But baby has other opinion. He rather sleep than start to learn sucking milk! I had to try and try to wake this tiny baby (only 2.75kg) to try to stimulate my breast to produce milk! Even some nurse who passes by try to wake my baby and get him to suck! But this cool baby don’t even want to wake up. No choice, so I have to try again later.

When I was sent (by an ambulance) to the ward to rest, my hubby met my parent who coincidently was at the hospital as my mother was due for a checkup. So, my mom and dad were there to see their grandchid on his birth day! I guess it must be a happy day for them as they and I did not guessed that I will deliver so early. And we were having dinner yesterday together and there was no symptoms of delivery at all!

Sleeping at night was difficult as I am too worried about my baby: too cold, any mosquito bite, light not dim enough, needs milk and etc. So, i sleep with my spectacles on (its the same with my firstborn). I will check on my baby very often and at the slightest movement. I guess all these are mother instict on how protective we are towards our baby.

Although how much I dot on my newborn, I also missed my elder son who is at home. i wondered how he coped without me on his side especially during sleep time. He is very close to me and loves me so much. I just can’t wait to see him when I get home.

Hubby comes during the visitng hours bringing home made food (prepared by my mother-in-law). I am so lucky to have him visiting me and bringing me food.

After a round of check by doctor that both of us are well, we are allowed to be discharged. How happy it is for us. I just can’t wait to go home and show my elder son of his new brother. 🙂

Delivery Story (Part 1)

April 26, 2007

In this post, I will share my experience on the day my baby was born. Each mother has their own story to tell and here is mine.

It was August 28, 2006 and it was still 3 weeks early to my due date.At around 1am, I have started to have mild contractions and could not sleep. I manage to catnap in between contractions while in sitting position. At around 3am plus, the contractions began stronger but bearable and I really could not sleep now. When I go to the washroom, I notice that my panty liner was stained with blood. Now I really suspected something is not right.

I showered and washed my hair at 6am. Trimmed my nails and move my bowel. Then I took a cup of hot Milo to beat my hunger pang. Then I called my gynae, Dr Menon at 7am to see what I should do. He suggested I should go straight to hospital or see him at 10am at his clinic. I told hubby (who was still sleeping) that we should go to General Hospital and we were in our car at 8.30am. We reached there at about 9am and a check by a nurse there that I am already 4cm dilated.

Quickly all procedures of admission is processed and I am wheeled into labour room. A matron and a trainee nurse came in and told me that they will assist me in the delivery. A fetal monitor is then strapped onto my belly for monitoring. Not long later, a Chinese Dr Foo came in and checked on me and told me I am 5cm dilated. I asked him how long do I have to wait before I can deliver and he said normally it will 1 hour for 1cm dilation. At that time, it was approximately 10am. After the doctor went out, my contractions began stronger and nearer. The trainee nurse quickly informs another matron of my condition. When the matron saw me, she knows that I am really in labour and helped me. In 3 pushes, my baby was born naturally to this world. The time was 10.53am. I was glad. Later, the matron guided the trainee nurse to stitch me up.
It took them 1 ½ hours to stitch me back. After stitching, they left me waiting until 1.45pm when they brought my baby to me. At 3pm, they brought me to a ward to rest.

Hiatus

April 23, 2007

Boy, was it long since I last posted. Sorry about that…………….

Well, it was all due to my delivery of my new baby. It took away all of my time and energy. I did not have anymore luxury of logging on to the Internet.

Now, my baby is almost 8months! Imagine how time flies!! How old I have become. From now onwards, I vow to try to get some luxury time to log on to the net and get back my life!

Will post my delivery story next time, yeah!

Till then, take care!