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the birth of dian khayla.

As some of you may already know, it all started with the bloody show on August 11th (Thursday).

It turned out to be a bloody long show.
I kept on bleeding the whole day that day.
At around 1300 hours that same day, I felt a gush of fluid coming out, but when I checked it was still mucus and a blob of blood.
I figured that it was about time I checked into the hospital.
We left for Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah, Kuala Terengganu at around 1420 hours and reached about an hour later.
I was advised to go straight to the admissions room, where there so many other expectant mothers waiting.
Can you take a guess what time I managed to get myself examined by the doctor ?
At 2200 hours !!
I was in the room waiting, with blood coming out of me, for MORE THAN SIX HOURS !!
Poor Mr. Sunshine who had to wait outside during the whole process. I got to accompany him during berbuka time in the car. (My last McDonald’s meal before confinement !)
Ridiculous tak ?
Ok ok I won’t start complaining.
Anyway, when the doctor finally did the VE on me, I found out that I wasn’t dilated yet and by using a speculum (OUCH !), she didn’t find any ‘pool of liqua’ indicating that I am not leaking amniotic fluid.
I was admitted that night.

Friday, August 12, 2011.

I had trouble sleeping the night before due to on and off cramps. No contractions, but there was still blood tinged mucus present.
Mum in-law arrived by bus from Batu Pahat that morning at 0630 hours. 
I might have soaked about half a pad with blood since admission. I had blobs of blood coming out too, whenever I went to pee.

0830 hours
A junior medical officer came to see me and told me that the blobs of blood was normal. He thinks that I can be allowed to go home that day and might only be going into labour in about 3 days time but he needed to discuss with a more senior colleague first.
He even told me that there was no problem with me wanting to go back to Batu Pahat that day to deliver my baby.

0930 hours
The same medical officer came along with another senior female doctor who told me I needed to stay another night just for observation.

1120 hours
I was lying on my side, replying smses from friends when I felt fluid gushing out down there. I sat up straight, and fluid was still gushing out.
Then only it occurred to me that my waterbag had broke ! I immediately walked to the nurses’ counter and told me what had happened and a few minutes later a medical officer performed another VE and a speculum test (double OUCH !!). It was confirmed, I was leaking amniotic fluid and my cervix was 1 cm dilated.

1300 hours
I wet my bed with my amniotic fluid. Thought things like that only happened in movies.
Contractions were about an hour apart. Pain was bearable.

2230 hours
My contractions were getting more and more painful, and they were 10 minutes apart. I was literally shivering in pain. A nurse performed another VE on me only to find that my cervix was STILL only 1 cm dilated ! I immediately broke down into tears and had to call Mr. Sunshine to come in for awhile. I just couldn’t comprehend how it could only be 1 cm dilated after hours of pain that has been getting more intense !

Saturday, August 13, 2011

0250 hours
My painful contractions which kept me awake were about 5 minutes apart by now. I was quivering in pain, reciting the Surah Kursi and doa Nabi Yunus over and over again.

0348 hours
A VE was done, my cervix was 4 cm dilated. The nurses told me they’re gonna wheel me into the labour room once I was 5 cm dilated. I was given a glycerin (Ravin) enema to empty my bowels. The nurses understood that I was in a lot of pain that they gave me the number to their counter in front and told me to call them when the pain gets worse.
I couldn’t imagine the pain getting any worse than that.

0430 hours
My contractions were getting unbearable. I called up the nurses, and to my relief, I was already 5 cm dilated. I texted Mr. Sunshine (who was waiting outside the whole time) and told him to get ready as I will be entering the labour room soon.

0500 hours-0830 hours
Mr. Sunshine was with me in the labour room. I was screaming in pain. Yes, I screamed and apparently I was the loudest in the room, according to Mr. Sunshine. Haha. I was twisting and turning on the bed which made it difficult for the doctors and nurses to get a stable heartbeat from the baby. They needed to know that the baby was alright before injecting me with any analgesics. I was already 6 cm dilated so it was too late for an epidural.
They injected me with Pethidine, a narcotic analgesic, which didn’t work at all for me. It just made me a bit groggy.
As a last resort, one of the nurses passed a nitrous oxide gas mask to Mr. Sunshine and told him to give it to me whenever I had my contractions. That worked better for me, although the pain was still excruciating !

0830 hours
I seriously felt like emptying my bowel, and I kept telling Mr. Sunshine that I couldn’t stand it anymore, I am gonna poop ! The nurse checked me and I was already 10 cm dilated ! Finally !

0855 hours – 0859 hours
She gave me instructions on how to push (which I could barely hear because I was high on Pethidine, haha). But I gave it a shot nevertheless, and I could hear the nurse telling Mr Sunshine to take a peek at the baby’s head which was crowning. She told me to push again, after performing an episiotomy, and with all my heart I pushedddddddd !
And out came my little precious gem !
And with that, all the pain disappeared. 
The nurse held her up and asked me to identify the sex of my baby, before cutting the umbilical cord and placing my baby on my chest.
Usually this is the moment where mothers cry at the sight of their newborns, right ? And you would expect a crybaby like me to wail, right ?
Believe it or not, I didn’t shed a tear ! I was so exhausted, I just smiled. Haha.
Mr. Sunshine held baby Khayla and recited the azan. It was such a beautiful picture ! :)

Alhamdulillah, Khayla and I were discharged from the hospital the following Sunday afternoon and made our way back to Batu Pahat with Mr. Sunshine and mum in-law on Monday morning. :)

Am currently at my in-laws, and will be staying here until the end of my confinement period, InshaAllah.

I’ll leave you all with a photo of our baby Khayla at 5 days old.

Ramadhan blessing: Having Mr. Sunshine here with me for the first half of my confinement period. Alhamdulillah.

xoxo

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9 Comments on the birth of dian khayla.

  1. aidarasyidah
    August 22, 2011 at 6:47 pm (6 years ago)

    I have been waiting fer this :’)

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  2. Red Clutch
    August 23, 2011 at 1:40 am (6 years ago)

    Alhamdulillah… that’s a long story… neway… affter looking …all the pain gooone … Congratulation mummy Khyla…

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  3. ~YUN~
    August 23, 2011 at 2:03 pm (6 years ago)

    been waiting for this post!alhamdulillah semuanya da lepas,lega kan?enjoy motherhood and enjoy confinement too!yun da halfway,xsaba nk tnggu harike 44..=)

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  4. mizzyN
    August 24, 2011 at 2:54 am (6 years ago)

    Alhamdulillah. Hope to hear more stories about baby. See you in later posts soon.

    After i gave birth one of my thought was “lepas ni boleh tambah satu lagi (2 thn lagi), xdela sakit mana” ahahaha.

    How was the pain for you?

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  5. Feli
    August 24, 2011 at 11:52 pm (6 years ago)

    Lemme say this with Usher, OMG!

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  6. noe
    August 25, 2011 at 6:14 am (6 years ago)

    Lisa u have done a great job!! the story scares me somehow the fact that giving birth is that hard.U have the perseverance as you always had during our good old days, awesome mom! I wish Khayla will keep shining throughout her life and give everlasting happiness to you and syafiq. Ameen.

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  7. Melissa
    August 26, 2011 at 3:04 am (6 years ago)

    Aida Rasyidah: :))

    Red Clutch: Alhamdulillah. It was a long labour ! Hehe.

    Yun: Lega sgt, Alhamdulillah. Skng cabaran confinement pulak. Hee. Bestnya dah halfway ! 😀

    MizzyN: The pain for me was EXCRUCIATING. I would definitely opt for an epidural the next time around ! Haha.

    Feli: Yeah, Yeah Yeah, Yeah yeah, Yeaah !

    Noe: Alhamdulillah, thank you so much Noe. I miss you lah !!

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  8. m.
    September 11, 2011 at 2:05 am (6 years ago)

    ehhh, seriously the pain is bad ah? :O or is it just that your threshold is low? d’you reckon it gets better (read: more tolerable) after the first birth experience? sorry for all the questions i’m just like, reallyreally curious. and you’re the closest thing i have to a friend who has gone through this! lols. i think i wanna know first before i really decide on whether i want to have babies or just adopt 😛

    so chicken kan me?

    i’ve missed you, mel! 😀 (for some odd reason…) Mini Mel is toooo beautiful (: (: her eyes and that teenybutton nose!!

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  9. Melissa
    September 18, 2011 at 8:23 am (6 years ago)

    Mel, I’ve missed you too ! Where have you been ?
    About the pain, mine was really bad according to the contractions graph the doctor was monitoring. But every labour experience is different lah dear, I had a friend who didn’t feel a thing and just popped out a healthy baby boy ! It differs with each woman and each pregnancy !

    I’m chicken too ! I’m so gonna opt for an epidural analgesic the next time around ! Haha.

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