Hello! I know it has been ages since i last updated this blog…well, lets see..the purpose of me updating here again is because i have become a mother of 2! Lol. Time really flies. And i wouldnt want to forget every single moment of it. Hence, im blogging bout it.
My EDD was supposed to be on 14 may (great, a taurus baby..same like A). This pregnancy has been quite challenging in the first/second trimester. I got no appetite, i hate the smell of rice, what more eating it and nausea was quite bad. It was totally different from my 1st one; which i later learn that every pregnancy is different regardless of gender. I also have low blood count which caused me to be breathless and gets tired easily. Ahh, lets just skip the nitty gritty details and straight to labour story!
On my last appointment (9 may) with Dr S, she checked my dilation was only 1cm. It was the same 2 weeks before! Oh and baby weight estimated to be 3kg (which was smaller than ayra). At this point, i was so sure i would go into labour 1 day before EDD (same like ayra). Of course, we had to have plan B (in case im still not in labour by then). Plan B was to be induced on 17th may at 2pm. I also didnt want to wait too long coz i took HL from work early..
So we waited, did everything i could to induce labour but nothing happened. I dreaded the day i admitted myself to be induced. I wasnt in pain at all..maybe on and off tightening feeling but it was bearable. Silly me thought i was having braxton hicks contraction! Turns out it was labour contraction. The pain was so different from my 1st. With ayra, i had blood spotting and experienced the menses cramp pain. 2nd one, no blood spotting and the pain is more like tightening of your uterus. Pain level was like 2/10?
At 3pm, they inserted the 1st pill (my dilation was only 1.5cm -.-). After a couple of hours, we went to have a walk around kkh. I did squats and whatsnot. Came back, A had to leave at 8pm. Did i mention i cried when i left ayra at home? A left also i cried. Gahh, hormones. Anw, at 10pm, i still havent hit 3cm. So they inserted the 2nd pill. And thats when the pain got so so intense! Contraction was 2 mins apart..and thats quite frequent! The nurse was nice to me throughout. I wanted to go delivery suite for my epidural already but must wait atleast 3cm. So i kinda had to request the nurse to check and update me on the progress i was going. Lol. She kept asking me to take laughing gas but i refused. I just dont want to “lose” myself and get high. Hahah. Weird reason.
I didnt knw if my pain tolerance level drop or what but somehow, i couldnt handle the pain already! When i finally hit the jackpot (3cm!), i immediately called A (he was hanging around the hospital since he left..thank god!) to meet me at delivery suite..it was at 2am.
The moment i arrived the delivery suite, i requested for epidural. Cannot sia. With ayra, i tahan till 4cm. This time round, the epidural procedure mcm :$&$*@*@*#. Again, my 1st experience was a smooth one done by a male doc. This one by female doc. Sakit giler pe they insert the needle at the back. They kept poking me cz my back not ‘C’ shaped enough (meaning i have to bend more and i cant because of my baby bump?!). So angry at her! Pfft!
When it was finally in, i couldnt feel anything. Syiokness man. Even contraction not that intense. My whole body was shaking though. The side effects of epidural. At some point, my baby heartbeat was so high, they had to inject me some medicine thingy that will cause heart palpitations. I was doubly shaking from the epidural and the added medicine. Oh, i think this was b4 they burst my waterbag coz of the baby irregular heartbeat..sometimes too high, sometimes too low. Syukur nothing serious.
Was chilling on the bed when i felt like some slimy thing slide out below. I called the nurse to check. Turns out, i was already 8cm! The wonders of epidural. Felt slight contractions. Finally they called Dr S! Am really lucky that i managed to wait for dr s for both delivery. Lol. I was breathing in and out calmly to tahan the urge the push. While i was doing that, A told me he got the urge to shit. Whutttt..not helping at all eh! Anw she came and within 3 pushes, i delivered my beautiful baby 🙂 alhamdulillah!
Dr S was shocked when she saw the baby. Coz within a week, baby gained another 800g. Haha. Didnt expect that coming. Presenting..Aleesya Nayla born on 18 may 2018, 5.07am, weighing 3.805kg.
Picture above is 1 week after birth. Mata sepet indeed but this was her trying to open her heavy eyes. Lol.
So thats it. Hows life after birth? Chaos abit. Trying hard to handle a cranky toddler in her terrible 2s and a newborn baby whose bodyclock is similar to an owl. Surviving and adapting slowly. Its a different story when we move into our own place. Yes, our place is ready but we havent move in due to my confinement and truthfully, im scared.