Thursday, April 14, 2011

Introducing Abigail

It has been a month and I still don't have much pictures of Abigail to share. My SLR is only operated by me, and since I'm being requested to bed rest most of the time no one has been taking Abigail's picture.

This is the picture I took during the first few days, at the hospital. She was sleeping soundly after breastfeed. I took this picture with my phone camera.

This is the picture that I took 2 days ago, still with my phone camera. I think I need to take out my camera from the bag and standby all the time in order to capture a very nice moment of Abigail.

She has a rather boyish look and most people said if I give birth another child, it will be a son! Crazy!! I was satisfied with just Charlotte, and now I am very contented with Charlotte and Abigail...another one??? Don't even think about it!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hello World!

Date: 20 Mar 2011
Time: 11PM

Couldn't sleep. Left Charlotte in the room and joined Patrick downstairs for a movie. Had the "jambu air" with rojak sauce that we just bought from town. Not too long after, Charlotte woke up. I went up in the room with her and pat her to sleep. I came downstairs again after 15min, but didn't get to finish the movie as she woke up again soon after I left.

Date: 21 Mar 2011
Time: 1.30AM

Patrick finally finished the movie. We both couldn't sleep and chit chatted. I asked, "what if baby still hasn't come after 40 weeks? What do we do? Induce? Or wait?". Pat said "don't know, better ask the doctor tomorrow". Yes, we had a scheduled check up on Monday morning (21 Mar) because Pat has to travel out of town on Tuesday. We need to make baby is not arriving any time sooner when he is not around.

Date: 21 Mar 2011
Time: 2.30AM

I felt the pain in the lower abdomen. I told Pat "hey, I felt the pain and it is a little different and intense". Pat said "so how? Is it time?", "don't know, let's wait for a bit more" I said. The pain came at 5min interval and we decided to go to hospital. I wanted to take a shower but Pat said it was a bad idea. So we woke up Charlotte and my maid and headed to the hospital.

On the way, the pain interval was every 3min and it was getting very intense. Pat was driving very quickly and Charlotte was asleep at the back with my maid.

Date: 21 Mar 2011
Time: 3.30AM

At labour room. The pain was almost unbearable!!! My water bag broke after a short while and I heard the nurse calling doctor and mentioned that I was 6cm dilated. I was in pain and I asked for Epidural. Not sure if it was a good idea at that moment but I needed something to ease the pain level, I was going insane, almost.

Soon, the anesthetist came and administered the Epidural and my Ob came too. Too many things going on at the same time and all I knew was the pain was getting bearable and it was time to push!

I heard doctors and nurses kept saying "ok push! push! keep your head down to your chest, hold your breath and push!" ...

It wasn't easy...I remembered one of my coworkers told me "if God made us (male) to bear and deliver babies, I think there will be no babies..."

Date: 21 Mar 2011
Time: 5.00AM

Baby Abigail made her appearance and greeted the world!!! She tipped the scale at 3.48kg, 51cm long.