Ok, so call me cheating, but this is a very, very important post, and so I definitely will re-post this into any blog I come into....
my birthing kwento
at last…. my delayed birthing kwento
Wednesday, May 16 - had my check-up with the
Wednesday, May 16, pm - felt like I had diarrhea…. uh-oh…. didn’t think it was a big deal though, might have been something I ate anyway.
Thursday, 1:30 am - woke up feeling contractions, started to record them when I realized they came repetitively. It started at around 8 minutes apart.
2:30 am - finally woke up hubby to tell him I was feeling contractions already, but I didn’t tell him to panic just yet. He went back to sleep…. hehe
4:00 am - told hubby it was probably time to go to the hospital. I took a bath already (I didn’t know when I’d take my next bath…) and generally took my time. woke up hubby at 4:30 so he can get ready.
5:30 am - arrived at Lourdes Hospital ER, they told us to go directly to the Delivery Room at the third floor, I was still strong, the contractions were still at 5mins apart and wasn’t so painful, besides there was a lot of time to recover in between contractions. The residents checked my stats and did an IE, I was 1 cm still but with the contractions they called my
9:00 am -
11 am - I was given an IV already, and a little later the
4pm - I was wheeled into the Delivery Room and given an epidural. Because of the painkillers I was still so groggy but they won’t let me sleep. After that they started to teach me how to push. A few pushes later, when the
4:33 pm - After so many pushes, the baby was out. I wasn’t able to hold her but I was still able to hear her cry. The
7:00pm - I was wheeled to our room. After they left me and when I saw hubby, I started to cry. Despite all the pain of the labor I didn’t cry through the ordeal, but when I saw my husband, I couldn’t help it. My parents, my sister and my nephew and niece came awhile later. They didn’t get to see the baby because the viewing time was only 6-7pm. They left around 9pm. Around 11pm, my high school friends, Jeff and Marione and Ken came to visit. Apparently they were still planning a baby shower but it came quite late. :-p
We didn’t get to room-in the baby until Friday afternoon. But it was really worth the wait. Hubby was already so mad because he couldn’t see the baby. My in-laws came also on Friday as well as my other sisters on Friday night. Saturday the