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The Birth of Sayf Khaleel

This will be a continuation of this post and a LONG ONE !

I was on medical leave the following day (Thursday) and was told to rest, but instead, Mr Sunshine and I went on a date. Haha. I specifically requested we do three things:

  1. Eat at Carl’s Jr
  2. Watch Spectre
  3. Eat coconut ice cream from Sangkaya

And those were exactly what we did.
I told baby that he can come out already, Mummy has drooled over Daniel Craig enough. Haha.

I went for a follow up scan at Hospital Umra on Friday, 13th November 2015.
Dr Ummul Wahiy performed the scan and told us (Mr. Sunshine and I) that my amniotic fluids were still low. She performed a vaginal examination as well and found that my cervix was only a fingertip dilated.

She scheduled me for an induction on Sunday (15th November) night.

So we had lunch and Mr Sunshine dropped me off at Annisa’s new pad to hang out while he went for Friday prayers.

After the vaginal exam, I was feeling very crampy and at Annisa’s house, I found out that I was spotting. I tried to stay calm because Dr Ummul had already told me to expect slight bleeding after the exam. However, the cramps were quite bothersome.

The spotting and cramping continued until I was home. I had a funny feeling that Dr Ummul did a membrane sweep on me !

Membrane Sweep – During an internal examination, a doctor or midwife will try to insert a finger into the opening of your cervix (neck of your womb) and then gently but firmly move her finger around. This action should separate the membranes of the amniotic sac surrounding your baby from your cervix. This separation releases hormones (prostaglandins) which may kick-start your labour. – Babycentre UK

That night, I bounced on my gym ball, with hopes that it will help induce labour naturally.
It actually made me bleed even more. *gasps*

Mr Sunshine’s exact words while I was bouncing on the ball were, “Ayang jangan semangat sangat, nanti bersalin malam ni kang.” Hehe.

I thought that if I do go into labour, it would be on the following day, after Khayla’s school concert. Yes, Khayla’s school concert was on Saturday !

Boy, was I wrong.
I went to sleep at about 2300 hours that night, with the cramps getting worse. I told Mr. Sunshine, “Boleh tahan juga sakit lepas vaginal exam ni.” and told him to go to bed early just in case I go into labour.

I could not sleep.

I was experiencing on and off cramps.

At 0130 hours on Saturday (14th November), I got up from bed and realized that the cramps I was experiencing were actually contractions.

The pain was still bearable so I did not wake Mr. Sunshine up. I tried to clean up the house a bit, put on baby’s bed sheet, packed Khayla’s bag for her concert (I was still thinking that I could go to her concert, haha) etc and sat in the living room monitoring my contractions.

I was still bleeding at the time.

At 0430 hours, I woke Mr. Sunshine up, told him that I am already in labour. Mr Sunshine called his sister, Syahieda to get her to come over to be with Khayla. I started to get emotional thinking about not being able to watch Khayla perform that day.

While waiting for Syahieda to arrive, I felt a gush of fluid down there.
When I checked, I was not too sure whether my waterbag had broke because all I could see was blood.

At around 0500 hours, I felt another gush of fluid flow down there and when I checked, it was yellowish in colour.
It was then when I panicked and told Mr. Sunshine that we needed to go to the hospital stat. Mr. Sunshine told Syahieda to meet us at Umra instead.

We reached Hospital Umra at about 0530 hours, I was brought straight to the labour room. Contractions were getting more intense but still bearable. I was attended to by Dr Karamjit Kaur at about 0600 hours. She told me I was 1 cm dilated and she was going to give it about 2 hours. I was given an enema to help clear my digestive tract before delivery.

Contractions were getting more and more intense. Even Dr Karamjit told us that my contractions were extremely strong for my stage in labour. Yeah, tell me something I didn’t know. Pfft.

Mr. Sunshine held the entonox gas for me every time I had a contraction.
At around 0715 hours, Dr Karamjit came to check on me, and told me that I was still 1-2 cm dilated.
The pain at the time was unbearable, I even asked (more like begged) for an epidural but Mr Sunshine consoled me and told me that I was almost there and could do it without the epidural.
That kinda irked me to the extent I told him, “Jahatlah ayang ni ! Saya yang sakit tau !” Hahaha talk about drama. Sorry ayang !

From then on, things progressed faster than I expected. I went from being 1-2 cm dilated to feeling like I want to poop so badly (read: poop out baby) in less than 45 minutes.
Dr Karamjit was called in, and with a couple of pushes, out came little Sayf Khaleel at 0809 hours !

Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah were the words that came out of my mouth after that. After Dr Karamjit stitched me up (yes, I tore, ouch), Mr Sunshine came in to recite the azan to our son. :)

So there you go, the story of how Sayf Khaleel came into this world. I hope I did not bore you. Hehe.
Mr. Sunshine and I both missed Khayla’s concert but am grateful his sister was there with Khayla.

And oh, Dr Ummul confirmed that she did indeed do a membrane sweep on me !

I have more stories to share, but I’ll save them for my next post.

Sayf Khaleel 1

Ok bye !

xoxo

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8 Comments on The Birth of Sayf Khaleel

  1. arina
    November 26, 2015 at 10:44 am (1 year ago)

    it’s beautiful.. seram jugak ur contraction bunyik mcm too strong for 1-2cm dilation!
    but alhamdulillah all went well.. normal delivery and healthy baby and mommy..
    happy pantang (yeah rite) and happy breast feeding!

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    • Melissa Raffur
      November 29, 2015 at 5:38 pm (1 year ago)

      Alhamdulillah at the end of the day, berjaya. Hehe. And yeah, even masa Khayla pun the doctors said my contractions were very strong. I banyak dosa kot isk. Thanks Arina ! :)

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  2. arina
    November 26, 2015 at 10:44 am (1 year ago)

    cepat tul dh botak! bgs2. syafiq buat sndri?

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    • Melissa Raffur
      November 29, 2015 at 5:38 pm (1 year ago)

      Cukur on day 7. Confinement lady yang cukurkan hee.

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  3. Ainniah
    November 30, 2015 at 3:41 pm (1 year ago)

    Alhamdulillah…
    hi baby comel! :)

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    • Melissa Raffur
      November 30, 2015 at 8:09 pm (1 year ago)

      Alhamdulillah. Hi aunty doctor comel ! 😀

      Reply
  4. Jacky Bass
    March 14, 2016 at 3:27 pm (1 year ago)

    Beautiful story mell! made me cry with smiles. jeles dengan ibu2 yang bersalin normal, n seriously rindu suasana ni.

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    • Melissa Raffur
      April 24, 2016 at 10:15 pm (1 year ago)

      Jangan lah jealous Jacky, every mother lain sacrifices & dugaannya kan. Hugggs !

      Reply

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