I've been longing to blog about the delivery of my first son all this while. But as always, I don't have the right time to do so. Poor Faheem, he's 8 months already and only now I have the time to share the nice story with the public. Hehe. Well, it's fasting month and I got spree time during lunch break. Nak buat keje? There's nothing urgent lah (Heheh..) Nak tido like everybody else? Oh I'm not a tido-siang person. Hence in order to kill time, I'd better started typing something real good. Hopefully dearest Faheem will read this some day.. :)
Our little bundle of joy was born on the 13th of December during his 38th week, with a normal delivery (SVD) but with the help of Mr. Pitocin and of course, Miss Epi. We (me, gynae & hubby) decided to induce the delivery due to the reason that Faheem doesn't gain weight for the past 2 weeks before his delivery. It's just me that keeps on developing width but not the little men. The gynae suspected the placenta was no longer effective that explains how the nutrients I consumed only gets in me and not delivered to him.
My husband and I was taken a back actually for the option given by the gynae since I really wanted to experience a normal delivery without any drugs (every first timers are like this I reckon). Dear gynae convinced us that by the 38th week the baby is matured already and there is no harm in doing so. And most of her patients had undergone the same thing. I searched a lot in the internet regarding the procedures and after 3 days of gaining knowledge from the net and close relatives, I finally gave her the green light.
Those days, papa Faheem was working at Vietnam (err.. until now actually). He gets a-week leave and rushed home. I was admitted to Prince Court Medical Center on the 12th of December, Saturday. My parents along with my in laws accompanied us to PCMC. We headed straight to Women & Child Center and was pleased to know that they are waiting for me. I was transported to my room with a wheelchair. The room was nice and the nurses were very polite too. We stayed in a single room complete with LCD tv, attached bathroom, sofa bed and the best part was, the scenic KL view - facing up papa's office! :)
Few hours flies with the CTG monitoring, blood pressure, IV injection and yummy food. Until the most horrifying part came, Mr. Pitocin! Ya Allah... Only god knows how hurt it was! :( The pain was even doubles than anybody else due to my own size (I'm an S size mommy). I don't need to elaborate more about this, married couples should understands :) And to our surprise, the first Pitocin doesn't work on me! Tak LUT langsung ok.. Dear gynae needs to put in another tablet. The pain was unbearable.. Again for the 2nd time? Subhanallah.. I cried a little this time (It's not crying laa.. macam bergenang air mata camtuh. Eceh!) But in the same time I tried my best to gain strength and courage since this is only the first part of the journey. And NOT the baby delivering chronicle as yet..
Until mid night, there is no sign of real contraction at all. Braxton Hicks just come and go. The gynae was quite surprise too. Two Piticons still can't smooth-en you yah! :p But again, this was normal for an S size lady like me plus yeah.. a first timer. I was in pain starting from the 2nd Pitocin at 6pm until mid night. The pain was partly due to the Pitocin, but the rest was the method!! :( I'm quite moody those few hours. Nor my husband, my mom or my MIL may cheer me up. The nurses keep asking me weather I wish to opt for epi or what so ever. Dengan penuh yakin I answered NO. Konon nak jadi hero kan.. Until past mid night, the hormones just got haywire due to the terrible pain and the night shift nurse advised me this..
"I'm sorry, but you looked really bad mam. Seriously. There's no need to bear the pain like this since we have everything to help you deal with it. And it's safe mam.. Don't.. Pls don't push your self like this.."
Mr husband tried his best to persuade me with epi. We had a short discussion few times and finally, OK. Epi pls help me. I was then transferred to the labor room again with a wheelchair (Suke sangat naik kerusi roda tau! Ngeee..) off to the labor room. Tapi masa tu mama tenang lagi.. Buang masa panic2 time tu since it's not the REAL time yet. The labor room was big and it's dedicated just for one patient at one time. And there's a sofa bed just beside my right where dear husband may take a nap from his exhausted body and his panda eyes. Sian sangat papa tau Faheem. Papa has been with mama all the time except when he's out for food and solat. He didn't even take a bath for almost 2 days, in order to keep me accompanied! Thank you so much sayang.. :)
The handsome anesthetist came and briefed me regarding the procedures (that I have already knew. Hehe.. I read a lot about pregnancy and delivery and all before this. Even dear gynae always said, "Ok, you know everything, senang tak payah banyak cerita". Heheh) We would never risk ourselves just because they are doctors right? Done with it he asked me whether I have any questions. I asked him regarding the side effects for having this procedure since I heard a lot of people complaining of back aches.
And the answer was very pleasant and convincing ones. He said NO, there is no side effects and there's not even a research done regarding the said question. Those who faced back aches after the epi was subjected to other matters such as osteoporosis, aging issue or others but not EPI. We smiled and the procedures took place in just a few minutes. And what mama still remember was, the real good feel of numbness and lalokness.. Serious!! Best sangat.. Now I know why they are drug addicts, well in a bad way ok!
Mama was sooooo happy in the labor room with the help of Miss Epi. Feels like the seratonin keeps on pumping in non stop! :D I just SLEEP and feels sleepy and EAT and EAT the nice foods in the labor room. Hehe.. My mom and MIL always come in too see how my condition was and papa still be my bestest companion in the room. Nenek Faheem keep on reminding me to drink the air selusuh (with air zam zam) and air akar fatimah (from mecca) when the TIME comes. My mum made the drinks by herself. Coincidentally, my cousin Kak Ma and Abang Fathi just back from Mecca of performing Hajj and she did bring back few of the roots. How does it tasted? Err.. Like a very bad herb drink I supposed! Huuu..
The next day, it's Sunday the 13th. The continuous CTG traced a few numbers of tiny contractions but the opening still remains at 3cm. If I'm not mistaken, during the 14hours in the labor room, the nurses came to check the opening twice. Huuu.. I hate it like argh.. Though I'm on epi but I still don't like it :( Until 4.30pm, there's still tiny contraction but the opening was 8cm! Ya Allah.. Mama da start panic. Lalokness just disappeared in a blink of an eye. The 2 nurses keep on smiling while preparing what so ever it is on the cabinets. They told me that they have informed my gynae and she is on her way now. Is that a good news or what? Oh boy!
Dear gynae popped in the room just a few minutes after that with attires as if she's just back from the shopping malls. Haha.. But that's kinda cool. At least.. To see her childish look, colorful dresses with the naughty jokes makes me feels at ease. Time flies so fast.. And as far mama can remember, I really had a very tough time to get Faheem out from tummyland :( Been struggling for almost 20mins! Ya Allah.. Pushed and pushed with no signs of Faheem coming out. The pain was even unbearable when suddenly I have this extra pain at my right buttock! Dear gynae said it was probably Faheem's leg pushing my pelvis bone. I don't really care about the pain I'm having at the cervix since I already have a firm mind set before I get in the hospital. (Every mothers faced this and it's nothing. Eceh!) Tapi tetibe tuhan uji mama dengan sakit yang lain pula dikala I'm struggling my heart out to deliver the little men..
The pain at the back is more horrifying than the 'delivery' pain. MasyaAllah... Time tu satu je mama ingat, maybe tuhan nak hapuskan segala dosa2 kecil mama selame ni kut. Mama sakit sangat Faheem time tu. I have to bear with two kind of pains while trying to deliver you out to the world! Papa pun da kuar air mata time tu. He holds my hands and kisses me and he did recite something. Mama tak ingt pulak surah ape yang papa baca time tu. Until one time mama cakap.. Sakitnye Ya Allah... Dear gynae looked at me with a different look. I guess she's thinking weather the baby can come out or not. Should she opt a surgery or not. Haha pepandai je mama ni kan.. The nurses keep on pounding spirits and courage to mama. Sungguh.. Semangat gile dorang jerit2 :D
"Ok here comes the contraction.. Pushh pushhhhh... lagiiii...!!"
Until I feel something suam2 kuku down there. "Sayanggg baby da keluar! Alhamdulillah.. Ya Allah!!" kata papa Faheem. Mama still mengah and happy a bit because the suffering finally comes to an end but I'm wondering.. Why my baby doesn't cry???? Ya Allah.. Faheem jangan buat mama risau macam ni plsss...! Only after 6 seconds, lil Faheem throws his first voice out! Ahamdulillah.. How relieved! Papa keep on kissing me with joy and excitement until the gynae told him that the little miracle is ready to be azan & iqamahkan.. I was crying of happiness while dear husband holds the tiny baby and started to azan at his ears. Before this mama dengar papa iqamah time nak solat same2 je. But this time he's performing the azan to welcome the latest tiny member of the family! Syahdunye ya Allah... Syukran Ya Allah!
I was really really exhausted. I think I'm almost blank after that. As far as I can remember, the gynae told me that she's taking the baby for a thorough observation and she instructed the nurses to keep me in the labor room first. Papa told me that he's going to check out the baby and he wanted to solat and sujud syukur and bath and all.. Then mama tak ingat ape dah. Mama terlena dalam kepenatan yang amat sangat...
I'm awake about 1 hour after that. The nurses told me that my family were so worried since I'm not coming out from the labor room. They get me changed and cleaned. I feel so fresh and contented! They transported me to my room with the Paramount patient bed (like they have in mama's office, ngeee). Just when I'm at the entrance of the wards, I can see my mom and MIL. They are smiling, but I can see the WORRIED-NESS keep on flashing from their eyes. I think the nurses might have told them what I've gone through during labor. In my room, I chit chat a bit then everyone just got back home. It's 10pm already and everyone was so exhausted, of tiredness in the labor room and tiredness due to waiting anxiously outside the labor room :)
Little Faheem was being taken care in the Neonate's ICU since he was born under weight which is 2.44kg. Since mama can't still move much, papa will take pictures of you every half an hour and we just laugh and smiles happily seeing you sleeping soundly in your nice crib. FYI there's only Faheem in the NICU!! So mama tak bimbang langsung. Because mama knows there are 4 nurses that will monitor just you 24/7 ok! =)
When the feeding time comes, the NICU nurses will ring us up and papa will bring mama to you with a wheelchair. Papa suke sangat bawak wheelchair tu laju2! Excited sangat nak jumpe Faheem tau :) Slalu kene tego dengan misi2 cantek sekalian. Haha.. But mama da tak saket ape2 pun time tu. Seriously. Sakit yang amat during labor je. Lepas keluar tu dah tak rasa ape dah.. Sehat, segar-bugar, kuat dan semangat! Syukran Ya Allah..
We stayed there for 8 days since Faheem had a mild jaundice and he needs to be monitored under the Billi lamp. We have the insurance that covers for everything so seboleh2 dorang nak kite stay lame2 kat sane kan :p Both mama and papa really have fun staying there. The oh-so-nice food, the pleasant ambiance and the nice nurses! Feels like one big happy family there! :) And there's also one Indian nurse that lovessssss to have a longgg conversation with me. Nenek Faheem even refer that women as mak-angkat-mama ok! Haha.. Okla tu, at least mama got another company when having meals while papa is busy tuning in to EPL on my bed!!
Ok. The happy and unforgettable story of Mr. Zul's tiny family has come to an end. I hope this short note may benefits those who reads it. You, your wife, or your family members might experience the same thing :) To Faheem, mama and papa loves you so much. It's such a bless to have you here! Mama and papa doakan Faheem akan jadi anak yang soleh, dikurniakan kesihatan yang baik dan sentiasa didalam rahmat yang maha Esa.. Amin! Here's the latest of Faheem's picture. Introducing you the new ambassador of the Cold Storage! Ngee.. :D