Monday, May 11, 2015

of delivery story 2.0 (part 2)

since skrg tgh free, sambung la cite pengalaman bersalin lagi.. 

so the day has come. doc suh dtg pukul7, tp kami keluar rumah pukul7. belagak konon rumah dekat dgn sepital so watlekwatpis je.. semua brg yg nak dibawa ke hospital n kerumah mak kami angkut skali. penuh gak la kete dgn brg kitorg mase tu. hantar dian ke rumah mak and kitorg pgi lapor diri kat SALAM.

memule buat registration kat kaunter. bayar deposit and naik ke labour room. walaupun ini 2nd time, kami still terpinga2 sbb mcm xbiase dgn keadaan di SALAM. rupe2 nye husband xboleh masuk LR masa nak masuk kan pil induce tu. i is sad. mase memule masuk LR as usual they put on the CTG band around my belly. check bukaan and tunggu la kut2 ade contraction detected. tp mmg xde la kan. 

supposedly, i can just wait in the ward instead of waiting at the LR. mind you, the occupancy of the LR at SALAM were pretty high (and the wards too). mcm xde nye mase yg xde org yg tgh active labour. but the nurses were all cool and calm. when they did the ctg on me, i cant seat still. mengandung 9bulan dan berbaring terlentang adalah azab ok. dah la mase tu lapar sesgt. everytime when the nurses came in to check on me, i asked them if they can just let me have my breakfast at the nearby mamak just for awhile. promise them i wont run pon dorg tetap xkasi. actually, i just want to see my husband, not so much on having breakfast at mamak.

later, they moved me to another temporary room. kecik je bilik tu. errr, its not even a room i guess. tempat tu mcm tempat org amik blood preasure je. no pintu, just curtain. asked them again if they can let me have my breakfast n they say ok. i can call husband to buy me something but i still cant get out of the LR. immediately i called my husband and made him bought me chicken muffin with egg with hashbrown and iced milo at mcd (dinner mcd, breakfast mcd, im such a mcd ambassador). few mins later, i can hear my husband's voice. asking the nurses where is zafira (awwww.. i can tell how much he loves me masa tu). finally he found me. dia teman kan aku makan sambil aku cerita kat dia about hearing other woman who was in labour. in fact, dia sendiri bole dgr few screams. teheee.. finished my breakfast and he left. not feeling comfortable surrounded by woman who were actively in "pain".

few mins after had my breakfast n kiss bye2 to dear husband, doc siti poped out. told me its time to insert the induce pill. yikesss.. i think the time was around 8-ish in the morning. she said i should be dilated in 6 hours. if it's fail, more pill will be inserted. if fail again, CZER!

so aku baring je kat atas katil bilik kecik tu. not feeling anything strange. not feeling any pain. just feeling full with the breakfast i just had. tdo kjap. and then, an indian nurse came n told me that i can now move to ward. but unfortunately, its double bed ward. sobsss.. 

so i moved to the ward all by myself (n the nurse). already called husband but he was so confident he waited for me from home.. cheit!!! so sementara tunggu dia, i rest myself at the ward. only based on what i hear, i knew that the lady next to me has just gave birth. bole dgr suara baby dia. but i couldnt see anything since we were apart by the curtain. but due to the newborn was in there too, they switch on the aircond with what, 30degree temperature? n i cant switch on the TV since the TV is hung on the wall but i need to close the curtain for privacy.*sigh*

husband came n i was complaining non-stop only by sign language. nak ckp kuat2 kang org dgr. so hubs keep on asking the nurses if they have any single room ready. pukul12 mcm tu, we got our room ready.

xtau la knp lepas masuk kan induce tu, aku dah xbole mkn dah. xtau nak makan ape. sudahnye, cume mkn few slices of gardenia butterscotch bread je. mase tu dh start rase contraction but it was very mild. husband took turn dgn mak abah teman kan aku. sambil borak, aku baca alquran yg hospital SALAM tu provide. habis jugak la surah maryam sambil layan contraction tu. if u asked me, this 2nd time labour was alot calmer. aku xbuta2 baring menahan sakit. i know what to do to adjust the pain, how to breath right, and so on. alhamdulillah..

about 4 ish, im getting tired. kne baring but the pain has became stronger. kire2, its more than 6hours already. phewww.. a nurse came to check on me. borak punye borak rupenye nurse to our neighbour! dulu die slalu tempah jahit baju kurung dgn my sister in law. hahaha.. kicik nye dunia. she told me that i can enter the LR soon so kne cucuk ubat buntut utk flush isi perut.

entered the LR and sakit makin terasa. up to the level yg susah nak tahan punye. nak dijadikan cerita, the aircond kat LR tu xberfungsi dgn baik. so bile contraction + kepanasan = kemarahan. lucky i have such a wonderful husband who was so gigih to fan me using newspaper. seriously, i turned to hulk when i was in pain. mase tu dah dilate 4cm. i was injected with pethidine n the gas to reduce pain was provided.

on and off the nurses came in to check on me. husband masih setia mengipas. the gas was not working for me. about 630pm the doctor came n told me that i was right on track. she said despite the size of the baby, she believes that i can do this. she mentioned about my flexible pelvic bone. heard another lady who were actively pushing. i wish it was me. cant wait to get the baby out. bile the lady dah selamat bersalin, we can hear her baby crying. n everytime the baby cried, my contraction is getting stronger. sampai mcm nak ckp kat husband pegi suruh baby tu diam! hehehe..

i was told to call the nurse should i feel the urge to poop. so i stick on that. the contraction was so darn strong yet i dont feel like pooping yet. the doctor came in n check on my dilation again. she said i was ready to push. eh, tp xrase mcm nk poop pon. she said nevermind, just push whenever i feel the contraction. serious mcm xpaham. dulu dian xmacam ni pon. tp xpela, sape nak sakit lame2 kan. so everytime the contraction came, i push it out loud. rase mcm push buta2 je sbb rase mcm nothing is coming out. 

husband is such a hero, he helped me alot this time. he hold my hand n leg n keep telling me not to stop pushing. since aku push buta2 je everytime contraction dtg, i have to tell the doctor and the nurses (and husband) when im going to push and when i want to stop pushing. kadang2 aku push dorg dh bg smgt utk push tp sakit ilang so aku bgtau dorg, ok lek jap.. tgh xsakit. huhu.. at one point, husband siap suruh aku pijak perut die instead of pijak besi katil tu untuk aku push kuat2. aku rase dgn cara tu sgt membantu. Everytime i tried to push, i push my leg real hard on him (bkn slalu bole pijak perut suami. Kuat2 plak tu.. teheee). He's doing his part by pushing my leg back. So mcm sgt kuat disitu. Errr.. paham x? Paham x? n since mase push dagu perlu ke dada, husband also hold my head so that i'll be stronger. phewwww.. i dont know what i'll do without him.

after quite many attempts doc siti cakap dia akan gunakan vacuum. ingat lagi die ckp yg die nampak aku dah try hard enough, so she's going to help. lps dia kate nak tolong guna vacuum tu la baru lps tu berjaya.. alhamdulillah.. leganya rasa bila baby dah berjaya dikeluarkan and diletakkan atas perut.

later, they took the baby out for cleaning. it was around 7o'clock. doc siti start dah nak jahit. time tu seriously aku penat gila. husband dtg tolong suluh spotlight utk doctor. so husband ckp this time, dia bukan stakat husband tp nurse sepanjang proses aku nk bersalin tu. ok husband, ok.. u're the best midwife i have ever had (correction: midhusband). Its about maghrib, and our baby was azan-ed and hampir seluruh LR dapat dgr dia diazan kan. 

weighing healthily at 3.7kg, our little son was 52cm long when he was on board. gambar atas tu mase dia baru dibersihkan and menumpang katil dgn baby org lain yg baru dilahirkan jgak. malam tu, my whole family came, with dian of course. alhamdulillah dian took it very well with her new baby brother. she's happy too i can tell. 

we named our little hero, Muhamad Dani Islam (thats muhamad: our deary prophet SAW, dani : penerima/receiver, islam: sejahtera, kedamaian, taat dan menyerah diri)

Alhamdulillah.. semuanya dh selamat. Dani pon is such a good boy. He sleeps the whole night every night. Sikit xmenyusah kan mak nya. Im so happy that now our family is complete. We have ayah, mak, little kakak n baby brother. Insyallah, this is the family i'll take along with me to jannah. To #diandani, they have complete me.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

of delivery story 2.0

happy mothers day!

its been awhile since i last blog.. well, nak pgi mane lagi kalau bukan pgi bersalin. tehehehe.. boss is on leave for a week so i guess it is the right time for me to share on my labour journey before i tend to forget more things here and there. btw, yes, aku dah start kje pon.. so 2months+ from the historical date, i hope i can still remember the main part of it.

husband and I (well actually it was just I) decided to try doing the check up at SALAM specialist. reason : I am so paranoid about the baby being all over the place and more to the heavy-and-big-in-size side. been getting reminders from dr. mazita of DEMC that the delivery this time wont be as smooth. so, i was chickening a bit and cant imagine myself being czer-ed. 

asked few people i knew who just gave birth and asked them to story me about their experience. i had a cousin and even my sister gave birth at SALAM specialist which located right at the same section as my house. cousin told me that her baby was not in position while she did check ups at SALAM too, but the doctor can slightly move the baby to get the baby back to the right position. whoaaa.. ini sudah baik. we once asked doc mazita about going for urut to reposition the baby, tp doc mazita kata bukan xbole.. we just afraid that the cord can belit the baby's head ke, ape ke since we cant see the baby. ok, lagi la aku takut. but knowing that at SALAM, doctor die sendiri yg bole buat mcm tu, i said, why not give it a try. in terms of payment pun, SALAM lebih murah (before i discovered the new rate, i was so happy knowing that the package was only RM1999 for normal delivery)

I was so eager to try on SALAM (read: to see the doctor who can adjust2 baby's position). praying real hard to go for normal delivery again this time. husband was not so happy with the idea. he dont quite like the fact that we need to meet another new doctor since we've been so comfortable with doc mazita all this while. husband redha je mcmane pon kne bersalin nnt but im not so happy with his answer.

so, i need to do things all by myself then. segala effort goggling about the doctor, read reviews, sampai la ke peringkat membuat appointment aku buat sendiri xckp husband pon. tried to make appointment over the phone : failed. dalam hati ni dh ckp, mungkin bukan rezeki SALAM. my fate is at DEMC. while driving home from office, i gave another try to just walk in to SALAM n see if i can still make an appointment. this time, mission accomplished. the appointment was set to be on 3rd March 2015 n i was so relieved. 

3rd March 2015 has arrived. mase tu aku dah 38weeks. siap amik cuti nak pegi check up. sampai SALAM and we were asked to wait since the doctor pgi sambut baby kat atas. husband being husband yg xberapa suka dgn idea tuka doctor ajak balik. errrr.. aku 50/50. xpe, tunggu lagi skit. we tried to kill some times by having cendol, goreng pisang and what not at the nearby stall. around 5, baru doctor masuk and kitorg tunggu turn balik. will review about the hospital later.

the check up procedure kat SALAM and DEMC mmg totally different. oh, btw.. kat SALAM aku jumpe doctor siti mariam. her assistant aku dah lupa nama but also very friendly. honestly, friendly di SALAM bukan mcm friendly di DEMC. at DEMC, the staff were all friendly as trained. but at SALAM, the staff were all friendly like we've known each other for so long like that. like makcik2 neighbour kind of friendly. but im ok with that. its fun. 

so the moment we've been waiting for, entering the doc's room. doc siti mariam ni mmg nampak so islamic. mcm doc mazita but doc siti mariam was more motherly. she checked my check up book from DEMC and asked me;

"knp kau lari dr sana?"

tak sempat aku nak jawap die dah ckp dulu, 

"laaa.. merata anak kau ye. besar pulak tu. diorg nak potong kau ye?"

eh2, manede doc mazita cakap nak potong. she's very nice and sweet, excuse me.. hehehe.. tu ckp dlm hati je la. so, smile was all i did mase tu. with a little head shook to deny what she said. the conversation went on like a makcik and a niece kinda conversation. something i didnt get at DEMC as doc mazita,= even addressed me as puan which i think she is more puan than me. then, we straight went to scan to check on the baby.

before dia start pointing alat scanner to kat perut aku, dia pegang2, urut2 dulu perut aku. die kate kepala mmg dh kat bawah tp blom engage lagi. aku rasa mcm die slowly pegang kepala baby tu and brought it to the right position. as tho as, ok.. now he's engaged. hehehe.. mase tu rase mcm sakit jgak. mau xsakit, tp sekejap je. lps tu baru start scan. yayyy!!!!

sambil scan sambil borak. ape yg kami borak pon aku dh lupe. tibe2 doc mentioned yg the baby dah estimated 3.7kg. i cant believe my ears and made her repeat the number. as i remembered, the last time we checked on the baby's weight was 2.7kg. that was just like 2weeks ago n now he's 1kg heavier?!!! without further a do, doc siti mentioned some scientific words i cant remember and that means: ESOK DATANG LAGI AND KITA INDUCE.

husband and i was shocked to death. but we didnt do any crazy face like very the terkejut beruk. we managed to control, alhamdulillah. the conversation went on like nothing happened until i asked the doctor;

"so maknanya esok kne bersalin la?"


"btol ni, esok bersalin?"

"btol, nanti saya inform labour room semua and please come at 7am"

we ended up leaving the doc's room puzzled. senyap je masing2 tatau nak ckp ape. i climbed on my husband's car, duduk, bersandar, n tarik nafas panjang2. shock mode masih aktif. husband asked me if im ok. told him that i wasnt prepare. my hospital bag was not even packed. i just dealt with the set pantang seller and tak close deal pon lagi.

sampai rumah my mom to fetch dian, told mak the whole thing. mak said i should keep calm, so keep calm is all i did for that night. 

husband and dian sleep early. so i did all the packing by myself as the way i want it. i didnt just packed for my hospital bag, tp kena pack jugak barang pantang as im going to be on pantang at mom's and dian's clothes as she'll stay with me. arranged with the set pantang seller to deliver the set right in front of my house malam tu jgak and have my desired dinner fixed alone.