My apologies for being away for so long. That’s because…
I gave birth last June 27. Yes, I am officially a mom.
A day before that, I wasn’t feeling anything weird, except for a really itchy throat that gave me a nasty cough the whole day. 2AM of June 27, I suddenly had a fever. My husband was very worried that he called my parents and the three of them decided to take me to Medical City.
I was given paracetamol in the ER. A little while after that, they wheeled me in — to my surprise — the Pre-Labor Room (I thought, why are they taking me here? I just have a fever…). They strapped me into something, and after an IE, the resident doctor told me that I was to be admitted because I was 3cm dilated. What the?!
I informed them that I was to give birth in Medical Center Manila, as arranged with my OB, so I was transferred, and there the adventure starts.
After changing into the hospital gown, they wheeled me into the Labor Room, where the resident doctors and nurses were taking note of my contractions manually (someone else was using the monitor thingy). Believe it or not, I did not feel any pain until the contractions were already strong. Was there for six hours… and then my OB told me that because the baby’s head was facing up and she wasn’t going down, I was to have a CS.
Great, two of the things I hated were punctures and incisions. I had to experience both in one day.
The operation went pretty fast. Either that or I was too groggy and was feeling chilly to take note of the time. Then I heard a whimper and then a shrill cry.
Anna Zafina was born at 12:27PM. She weighed 3.05kg.
Everything seemed okay at first, until we learned that she was jaundiced and had to undergo phototherapy (she was exposed to UV light for 40 hours, blindfolded and stripped down to her nappies). That was pretty traumatic, not only for her but for hubby and me as well. Good thing that she was declared okay after that.
So after six days in the hospital, Zee, hubby, my dad and I went home.
Fast forward to today… it’s been a really crazy three weeks. Maybe because this first-time mom doesn’t know much about being, well, a mom. Plus Zee’s getting really demanding these days. Good thing my parents are here to help me out.
This is the most hectic leave I’ve ever experienced in my whole life. Nevertheless, it’s an adventure worth taking.
So now, I’m logging off for a while until things normalize.
As if. 😀