17 February 2016
We were back at the hospital because I experienced contractions the night before. My OB instructed us to go straight to the hospital instead of going to her clinic. I was again attached to the monitor for contractions when I got to the pre-labor room. There were no contractions and when my OB did an IE on me, I was dilated by only 3cm and the head of the baby was still floating. So she told us to go back home and come back the following week, my 37th week, so that she can already induce me by then. That was my understanding then. Basta her exact words, "Sige balik ka na lang next week, saktong 37 weeks papaanakin na kita." So I went back home, back to my bed rest.
|I thought I was going to give birth that day na. May obligatory last family photo pa sana hehe.|
I texted my OB and asked if I can already stand and walk around and she gave her go signal. That morning when I took a bath I had a discharge which I would describe as like sipon na madami but it was clear (no blood) but yellowish and sticky. When I texted this to my OB she said it was mucus plug and was a sign of coming labor and instructed me to go to the hospital that day if I feel frequent contractions. Anyway, with my OB's go signal, Joema and I went out on a date to watch Deadpool hihi. But the whole time we were at the cinema, I knew I was already having contractions. This went on until the next day on the ride to the hospital.
|The last supper|
9:30am - 11am
|Photo before leaving for the hospital|
12:30pm - 1:30pm
I was transferred to the labor room. I was initially brought to room 5 and then after an hour was transferred to room 1 of the labor room. After I was transferred they did an IE, turned out I was already 6cm. But I was still not feeling any pain from the contractions. The resident OB suggested that I have my epidural already, so I said yes. They called the anesthesiologist to administer the epidural. However, when I requested for the button thingy that I had with my previous two births the resident anesthesiologist told me that Dr. Mike (anesthesiologist) said sayang lang coz we only had 4cm to go. Tawagan na lang daw sila when I need another dose.
Joema was still not inside the labor room. He left me at the pre-labor room to have lunch and get admitted (get a room). Good thing our OB was inside the labor room so I told her that Joema was still not with me. Since alam nga nya that I want Joema to be with me the whole time, she told me she'll look for him. Yes, ganon sya kabait. Maya-maya bumalik na sya sa kin. Sabi nya, "Wag ka magalit. Papasok na si Joma, ayaw pala sya papasukin kanina." Later on kwento ni Joema, paglabas nga daw ni Doc at nakita sya dun sinabi ni Joma sa kanya na ayaw sya papasukin, sabi daw ni Doc, "Sino dito ayaw magpapasok sayo?" Hahaha But I think Joma went inside the LR around 3:30pm already.
|At the pre-LR|
The resident OB did another IE and I was still 6cm. Since hindi nagprogress ang labor they gave me meds to induce the labor and told me they will pop my waterbag. The resident cautioned me that I will feel the pain once they pop my waterbag. Kaso while doing the IE, talaga namang kung isuksok niya yung daliri nya dun (sorry TMI ahead and medyo gross) he felt na may poop ako. That's the only time I recalled na di ako in-edema sa pre-LR like my previous births. At dahil ginalaw galaw nya yung poop I had the urge to poop. This all happened simultaneously and quickly ha - I dont remember na pano talaga yung sunod-sunod ng events at this time! When they popped my waterbag, the water was stained a bit color brown or green. Medyo delikado coz may color baka mainfect si baby because that's meconium or poop ng baby. So they administered another round of meds to my IV line. I asked my OB if I would have CS because of this. Sabi nya as long as magprogress ang labor and okay naman ang heartbeat ni baby, no need for CS. Maya-maya I felt the pain of the contractions na so I asked if I can have another round of epidural. They called naman the anes kaso hindi agad dumating. At the same time I felt the urge to poop so I thought napopoopoo talaga ko. And told this to the nurse. Sabi nya they have to tell the OB kasi hindi pwedeng magpoop lang ako basta sa bedpan. So the resident OB did an IE again, and asked me to push when a contraction came. Sabi ni resident, I was ready to go na daw and give birth. Si Joma, hindi pa dala yung camera sa loob ng LR dahil pinagbawalan daw syang dalhin. So he had to go back pa to our room and get the effing camera hahaha! When he went out, I think that's the time they did the IE and told me they had to wheel me na to the Delivery Room because I was asking them na if I can poop. Dun na lang daw sa DR pagkadeliver ng baby, lilinisin na rin daw nila yung passageway ko.
So agad agad they wheeled me to the DR but the pain was extreme already, di pa dumating yung anesthesiologist. When I got to the DR, sumisigaw na ko sa sakit as in "Aaaaaahhhhhh!" Ganyan! It was my first time to experience that! Tapos pa feeling ko mapoopoop ako. In hindsight I think the urge to poop was really contractions, I wasn't familiar lang with that feeling. Tapos sinasabihan pa nila ko nang "Wag kang iire! Wag kang iire!" everytime I have a contraction. E anong gagawin ko? Ganon pala yun, when you push during a contraction as in wala akong nararamdaman na pain but pag dun sa times na I can't push with a contraction dun yung sobrang sakit. All those breathing exercises I practiced flew out the window! Wala na, yung instinct ko na lang na sumigaw at magmoan habang nasasaktan ang nag take over. Yung OB ko ngayon lang ako nakitang ganon kaya parang medyo nataranta din sya sa kin. Ang bilis din kumilos ng mga nurse to prep me. Kaso sa sobrang kaguluhan sa DR hindi pa pantay yung pagshave sa kin hahaha. Narinig ko pa yung resident asking our OB, san daw ba kukunin yung camera baka daw sa parking lot pa hahaha! Kasi naman wala pa si Joma sa DR non, gustong gusto ko nang umiri. Yung isang OB pa nga dun approached me and told me "Iha, wag kang sumigaw!" Kalerks! Dumating lang yung anesthesiologist nung naka-prep na ko. E syempre di pa agad nagwork yung anesthesia. Buti dumating na din si Joma kaso he needed to put on gloves pa when he got in dahil sya magcucut ng cord. In my mind pag ang tagal nyang maglagay ng gloves and another wave of contractions come, mamumura ko sya talaga hahaha! Siguro mga 2 or 3 times na nagcontractions ako in the DR (with matching "Aaaaaabhhh" na sigaw/moaning) before everyone was settled and pde na kong magpush. I only pushed twice and ayun lumabas na agad si baby. I gave birth at 5pm. The first thing I looked at were the genitals. It's a girl!
|And she's out!|