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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Bianca is 4 months old...

After 39 weeks, 4 days of pregnancy, 21 hours of labor and 3 big pushes...Bianca has arrived...
June 6 –
Pre natal check up, am on my 39th week …and baby, you sure are getting bigger (and heavier too) everyday…I have been doing a lot of walking the last 2 weeks for my dilation to progress…but I’m only 1 (yes, ONE) cm dilated….all that walking and I am still 1 CM dilated !!! Mommy admits she is getting INIP…and girl its getting harder to sleep night after night…

June 9 -

Everything is in place, the baby bags are on top of the stairs ready to be picked up anytime, all the forms that needs to be filled up are in the bags as well (I even prepared the bridal pen that hubs is going to use in filling up the forms), I have my admission slip in my wallet…I even read and reviewed the signs and symptoms that I should watch out for when ITS TIME…so I guess I AM READY… Went to SM North Healthway to check if there’s any progress in my dilation…but NO I AM STILL 1 CM dilated…’comeon I’ve walked around tri noma and SM north edsa for more than an hour and I AM STILL 1 CM dilated, you’ve gotta be kidding me…I am 39 weeks and 3 days preg…the residing OB at health way was too concerned that I haven’t given birth at 39 weeks, she explained about the fetus not being “nourished” well because of the placentas age blah blah blah---she talks about mortality I was SCARED…BIG TIME…she prescribed buscupan and other meds to induce my labor but no way am I gonna take those meds--- I am Dr. Aguilar’s patient and I wont take any meds without her clearance…so there after the Drs visit, I walked, and walked again til my feet ached…til I can walk no more…

June 10 –
Woke up at 4AM goodness gracious, my dear Bianca seems as if she wants to try out for the next Karate kid---I swear her signature kicks are hurting---it felt funny being poked from inside---but I tell you it hurts…
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I was expecting movements from dear Bianca after lunch…but there was none…I AM SCARED…why isn’t my baby moving like the way she usually does??? At 4PM, hubs took me to Medical City… I was asked to proceed to the pre labor room. There the baby was checked…heartbeat is fine… The nurses got in touch with Dr. Aguilar, I was only 1 cm dilated, I can actually still go home if I wanted to, but I chose not to…I’d rather be here and have my baby monitored….

6PM

I was already in the labor room, and I’ve had my first shot of Buscupan… this isn’t so bad… I mean the contractions and all…I have been having them every 5 minutes or so… but they don’t last long…each contraction was only about 30 sec long…its fine the pain is tolerable…

10 PM

Still no progress, the nurses and resident doctor has been checking on me every hour, am about 1.5 or 2 cm dilated…no progress and pain is still very tolerable…


12Midnight

Dr. Aguilar checked on me, geez, I am 1.5 – 2 cm dilated, such progress…ulk…I’ve had like 2 more shots of Buscupan, I have dextrose and I was already checked for any allergy…I have been staring at the heartbeat monitor for almost 6 hours…both mine and Bianca’s heartbeat is fine so I guess we’re ok…but I have to admit I am getting a little inip and the contractions are getting a little more painful now, but its tolerable…Doctor said ill probly give birth by 6PM tom ---the latest…(which meant I still have 18 hours of labor to endure….gosh…)
1AM
Ok, dilation is now 3 cm…yey 7 cm more to go…

2AM
3 cm dilated

3AM
3cm dilated—but whoa the labor pains are sooooooo intense…I need to get my first shot of epidural…heaven must have heard my cries and sent Dr. Berdan, my anesthesiologist, by 3:30AM I was already begging him for my epidural, he said it might be too soon cause I was only 3 CM dilated, we should wait a little longer, ideally daw kse, epidurals are given if you are at least 4 or 5 cm dilated, otherwise the dilation might not progress…but I was in pain…and since Dr. Berdan is such an angel, by 3:35 AM I was wheeled to the delivery room for my first shot of epidural---now I’ve heard several horror stories about how anesthesiologist sometimes mess out and make mistakes, thus leaving the patient paralyzed and all---its such a scary thought, I felt a shiver down my spine, perhaps because I was so scared and also because it was sooo cold in the delivery room. As I close my eyes for my first shot, I asked God to keep me safe…and I then I thought of hubs, I thought of my Mom and my dad, I thought of my sisters and nieces and brothers, I thought of all the people whom I love…I knew that they too were praying for me and Bianca and I knew then that everything will be alright, Bianca and I will be fine…
3:45 AM

I was wheeled back to the labor room. I could no longer feel the labor pains…epidural is the best invention of mankind ever…I have to research who invented them and send I’ll be sure to write them a thank you note after giving birth,,,

5:30AM

This only goes to show how little I know about medical science, after 2 hours, the effect of the epidural has already subsided and I was again yelling in pain…I was given my 2nd shot of anesthesia, the 2nd anesthesia they gave me had a little side effect…it felt itchy…and the effect only lasted for an hour... oh by the way I am still only 3 cm dilated…

6:30AM

Dr. Aguilar has been checking in on me, I am still 3cm dilated…they shifted back to the 1st anesthesia…yey no more itching…I get these shots every hour…
7AM

Sigh…I am still 3cm I dilated, I was allowed to take light breakfast…a slice of goldilocks marble cake and water…I couldn’t finish it anyway…
11am
3cm dilated…still no progress…been talking to Bianca
“Baby let’s get going…dada’s waiting for us”
12noon:
Yahoo…I’m 5cm dilated

1PM
6cm dilated

1:30PM
1 was 7 – 8 cm dilated…now were excited…talk about progress…

2:30PM
I was almost 9 or 10 cm dilated—station zero---I honestly didn’t know which station is the best but the nurses were happy so I guess, station zero is ok---the baby is ready…

3PM
The nurses were asking if we have a camera—yes we do—it’s with hubs--- The nurse reminded me not to push…yet

I was 10CM dilated and baby is in station zero---we are so ready---

I was finally wheeled into the delivery room, aside from Dr. Aguilar and Sr. Berdan, there were probably 4 or 5 more people helping out, after shaving and positioning my legs, I had my last shot of epidural---Dr Berdan reminded me to push hard whether or not I was feeling the contractions, the epidurals are supposedly so strong that I’d hardly feel the contractions…I kept that in mind…last minute instructions from Dr. Aguilar: count to 10 when you push… that too, I kept in my mind…as Dr. Aguilar calmly instructed me push, I did, I pushed hard, and I pushed with all my might, after 3 or 4 pushes, my baby’s is out…it’s done…she’s finally arrive…

Bianca cried while she was being cleaned…I silently hushed her…the nurse brought her to me and I couldn’t help but cry…my baby is beautiful…she’s perfect…the nurse placed her on my tummy so I can breast feed her, but after a quick peek at mommy, my little darling drifted off to sleep…life doesn’t get any better than this…

10 comments:

Mama Let said...

wow, you were able to remember all these details after all that??? i hope i'd be able to. i'm not sure if i can even manage to write details while i'm in labor grabe!

pero ayos to, very helpful. thanks!

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