Okay, so after 8 months, ngayon ko lang ishe-share ang birth story ng aking first born. I’m just too overwhelmed with what’s happening in my life kaya ngayon lang ako nagkaroon ng oras para mag-update. PS, sorry if this is taglish. I'm more comfortable with it kasi eh. :)
Well, December 29, 2013 (Sunday), after our worship service, I decided to visit my midwife because my swollen hands, feet and face are getting worse.Yun bang puputok na sila sa sobrang laki at sa sobrang sakit. December 30 pa sana ang check up ko pero inagahan ko na kasi di ko na talaga kaya.
At the lying inn (where I decided to give birth, para sure na normal yung delivery and sinabi rin ng hipag ko na magaling yung midwife niya dun), we found out na 2 weeks early ako and any moment, pwede na akong manganak since 38/39 weeks na si Jaden. I was really shocked. I never expected that it would be this early. During IE (Internal Exam) din kasi, 3 cm na ang cervix ko, so manganganak at manganganak talaga ako whether I like it or not. But my midwife told me that we had to wait pa until makita ko na yung Mucus Plug sa undies ko (spotting). Bad news is, my BP went up. As in super up like, 160/100. At kung hindi bababa ‘to, ma-CCS ako and I have to be transferred to a hospital.
So I went home, prayed hard at lumaklak ng pineapple juice para bumaba ang BP ko. I also called my husband (since he’s at work), and told my family about it. Nagulat din sila kasi di nila ine-expect na manganganak na ako ng ganun kaaga. Then I took a nap and woke up around 6:00 PM and when I pee, may blood spots na sa undies ko (sign na manganganak na ako). I called my husband again and told everyone na manganganak na ako. Then they rushed me to the lying inn and honestly that time, parang wala lang talaga. All I can feel is my aching feet, hands and cheeks.
Later that night, dumating na si husband. At dun na nagstart yung contractions ko. Siguro dahil na rin sa may tinurok sa akin. Hindi ko lang alam kung ininduce ba ako non or what. Honestly that time, hindi ko na alam kung anong pinagtuturok sakin kasi all I care about is my baby. Yung mailabas ko lang siya safely and yung maging normal at healthy siya pati yung delivery. So the contractions went for hours (not sure tho), tapos from 9-12, wala kaming ginawa ng asawa ko kung hindi mag-pray, mag instagram at facebook at maglakad lakad around the lying inn. Thank God, during those hours, unti unti namang nagda-dilate yung cervix at bumaba na rin ang BP ko (from 170/110 to 130/90), kaya kering keri na mag-normal delivery.
My only photo when I was in labor. Haha! I actually forgot to take photos kasi
I was preoccupied with lots of things that time. :)
12:00 MN, my husband and I took a nap kasi by 2:00 AM daw, start na ko mag-push kung 7 to 8 cm na rin ang cervix ko. Then when we woke up, they checked me again, and I was 8 cm na. Dinala na nila ako sa delivery room (naiwan si husband kasi bawal daw), checked my BP again and by the goodness of our Lord, 130/90 parin ang BP ko at 10 cm na ang cervix ko.
I pushed for more than 2 hours, actually. During those hours, nahirapan ako kasi wala si husband sa tabi ko at sobrang hirap lang talaga mag-push. I had to undergo episiotomy para madali makalabas yung head ni Jaden. And my midwife already asked me if I want my husband in the delivery room, kasi nahalata na niya na kailangan na kailangan ko siya. And nung pumasok na siya sa room. Dun mas bumilis ang progress ng labor ko. Mas eager ako mag-push, mas hindi na ako kinakabahan, at hindi ko na naisip yung pain down there.
4:45 am like what I’ve mentioned earlier, after more than 2 hours of pushing, nailabas ko na si Jaden via normal spontaneous delivery. Praise God this baby’s healthy, alive and kicking. Nagulat din ako kasi ang puti niya (Moreno kasi kami pareho ng daddy niya).
Jaden's first photo. Cutie pie, he is!
So ayun that was my baby’s birth story. I can’t thank God enough for everything he has done for my boys. At sa lahat ng nag-pray for us, thank you much! We’re now looking forward for Jaden’s first birthday! :) xoxo, jen ♥