Sunday, March 30, 2008

Labor #1 : Heavy Duty

My first few words to the nurses who changed my hospital gown after I woke up after giving birth, was "Heavy duty juga ni beranak kan...gilaa"

I felt a mild contraction on monday morning around 9am...I was chatting with my cousins & asked me to time my contraction, but didnt kira the timing, coz belum lagi that sakit. I told Gerry about the contraction at noon...and remind him to finish the baby cot, trus baru mau pigi cat..!!

3.30pm : woke up from my afternoon nap, I felt it more intense and start timing it...15mins apart.

5.30pm : Down to 8mins apart...SMSed Didi about my contraction & she said bulih sudah pigi Hospital. But I said, sya mau mandi dulu & cuci rambut..."if I terberanak tonite sure cannot cuci hair for 1 month.."

7.00pm : Gerry belum sampai lagi..contraction 5-6mins apart...Didi & MIL offer to send me to Hospital, but sya mau Gerry juga hantar. Hehe..

8.00pm : Arrived Hospital Likas. Didi did the check-up on me....& she yang juga kurik-kurik my bobong, & I saw her glove ada darah.

9.00pm : Change to pink hospital gown. Check-in Wad Kenanga 2. Gerry takajut, coz he did'nt expect im gonna beranak sudah soon. Dia fikir bulih balik rumah lagi.

After 9.00pm I didnt bother to look at the time. Contraction is sure sakit, but still bearable. Muntah my dinner...there goes my energy.

10 something pm
, Didi came with mama...checked my bobong again & i'm 4cm dilated. She told me, the nurses tidak berani check my bobong, dunno why...

Half an hour later, nurses came with trolley bed and transfer me to the labor room.

Didi broke my waterbag...

Cannot stand the pain & demand for epidural...I think Didi got irritated by me, coz balik-balik saya tanya where is the epidural doctor...and she said "Kau fikir kau saturang saja kah patient di sini hospital.." kuang, kuang, kuang...

I was in the labor room for 12hrs...and been pushing for 2hrs. There's when I pushed they said..."aaah ngam lah tu, ajan lagi" & I pushed again..."...mmm salah tu cara ko ajan..." tapi samaaa saja sya push dari tadi lagi, I really dunno what's the difference.

At 7am, I'am already 9cm dilated but it stucked there until 9.30am....punya lama!!! nasib ada epidural...

Berabis lagi phone Gerry bunyi-bunyi kena call from family members if sya sudah beranak ka belum, sampai habis phone battery dia.

Ada lagi ketawa sama-sama tu mid-wives sebab epidural kan, sya tidak rasa sakit pun...sempat lagi minta cermin , sebab mau tinguk sampai mana tu kepala kluar...

Every half an hour or an hour, I can hear babies crying of being born...there's time where Gerry told me i'm the only one left in the wad bersalin who belum beranak lagi, every room was empty except for room 7. There this one moment I was pushing..everyone was "ya!! push lagi..!!push lagi..!!" & ada juga bilik sebelah pun "ya!! push lagi..!!push lagi..!!"...the mid-wives said to me, "hah Joyce, bertanding lah kamu, siapa dulu keluar....then we heard baby cries di sebelah bilik...I was so frustrated.

The epidural started to wear off & it was really-really painfull...tidak bulih lagi senyum-senyum. Sudahlah I can't drink water, only a few sips & to kasih basah-basah my bibir...trus ada juga Gerry kasih minum sya holy water, hahaha!!! Holy water from my mom kana bawa that morning when Didi minta hantar baju.

The doctor said its been too long & mesti vacumm. But the mid-wives berusaha juga mau saya push supaya tidak kena vacumm. Last-last I gave up & said..."Ah..vacumm lah...".

When the specialist came, the room is sooo packed macam bulih sampai 20ppl...Gerry, Didi, 2 mid-wives, 1 doctor, 1 specialist, 1 paediatric doctor, & lots of training doctors...sya pun tidak paduli sudah.

Punya slow lagi tu specialist mau explain to me what he's gonna do...this & that...sudahlah orang kesakitan the contraction...even when he gunting my bobong pun sya tidak rasa...then I saw him pull, punya berabis lagi dia pull..& I thought..kalau dia pun susah mau tarik..apalagi saya mau push.

Finally baby Abrey is out at 11.37am...I did'nt manage to look at his face, only his back & balabak, coz dorang trus bawa kluar immediately after potong the umbilical cord. Suddenly the room trus empty, tinggal me, Gerry & 1 mid-wife who jahit my bobong yang vusas...then sya trus patah.

Memang betul-betul heavy duty, really dunno if I can go through it again...

I dedicate this entry to Gerry & Didi who being there for me through labor. I love you both too!!

but most of all to Gerry who took care of me & baby Abrey...


Daddy in action..

18 comments:

Aunty J said...

Bukan alang-alang kan sakit dia Joyce hehehe...

Anonymous said...

odoi...odoi...sengsarakan. If only men can experience the same thing, too.

uloi

Anonymous said...

Hi Joyce,
Siok reading this entry. I hope you're fine after your labour. Kesian kau but thank god all are over and your baby is healthy. You know, most women who deliver baby boys are a bit hard core than baby girls. That's why a lot of baby boys are a bigger & heavier than baby girls. Does it make sense?????

kaDus_Mama said...

Os,
Wah! bikin takut ceta ko nie! Napa gia ko tia tanya Didi minta tu happy gas...hehe kurang juga sakit dia tu..tapi begitu lah bah mau beranak..memang sakit! For 1 year mesti ko takut tu mau pregnant balik..nanti anak ko besar sudah..terus ko pikir..Ah!! Tho the Heck with the pain..yang penting sia ada satu baby lagi! hehe
Oh ya! Masa my 1st baby pun 30 hours pain..baru baby kuar! punya sengasara..Nasib ada Didi sama ko kan! hehe

moon said...

doi Joyce, sakit jantung sia baca your experience ohh. trus macam takut mau ada anak..but i salute you la..at least now its over ody kan...but so la bikin takut ;-)

Lelen said...

and imagine org dulu2 yg sampai 12-13 anak. branak d ruma, without epidural lagi tu... mcm mana tu aa???

Joyce said...

ya memang sakit..!! saya ada juga kena bagi tu "laughing gas", tapi masih tidak bulih tahan tu sakit dia. Nasib ada Didi juga, kalau tidak...maki-maki sudah mangkali tu midwife semua sana..haha

Tu lah bah Len...mcamana lah tu mama-mama dulu tu ah...gila oh kan!!

Hai moon. mesti juga mau experience tu labor tu...at first sya punya semangat mau beranak, sebab mau experience saja. Macam naik gunung bah, masa naik kunun cakap tidak mau naik sudah, lepas sudah turun dari gunung...trus mau naik lagi.hehe..

deanacakes-kk Sabah,Malaysia said...

wow..no wonder u said it was hard for you..but still you didn't get to be sent to the OT ba..still ok.during my time one lady teriak teriak..kena vacuum pun tidak keluar so C-sect la..

Joyce said...

Hah!!?? teriak-teriak?? doi..memanglah sakit beranak, I remember my mom & my sis said, bikin malu saja mau teriak2, so sya pun tidak teriak lah..hehe. But for me the contraction was more unbeareable than the vacumm...

Joan D'Arcy said...

trus berdiri my bulu roma baca... I am already having contraction.. tapi the brixton hicks (palsu punya).. Adui.... My time will be soon! Keep my fingers cross!! I also experience muntah2 during the previous labout... very very tense!! Wah, so syok ur sis was there for you...

Kampung Girl said...

My last labour is still fresh in my mind! I thought my first tidak lah sesakit my second ...mau tau, ini lagi sakit...i remember i keep saying to my savo and the midwives there 'i dont remember my first was this painful' lepas tu kan, my savo tidur mengorok lagi, mau sia berdiri buang tu tong gas sama dia bah! haha anyway os, well done...now u can say, gimme any other pain, i can handle it! kavagu dau!

btw, si didi tidak kana sogit kah sebab dia yang kurik2 ur bobong? haha

Joyce said...

to Joan D'arcy~ Good luck on ur labor...!!!
its gonna be a smooth one...

Kenapa mau sogit tu Mae?

lelen said...

oya, sia pun ada dingar tu mo sogit... but maybe dulu2 punya la... i remember when my sister was born, bapa sya suruh my cousin & i cuci itu sarung yg bekas mama sya branak... trus kan, bila mama sya tau kamiurang yg cuci, punya tekejut dia... a few days later, kami kana bagi sarung satu org satu heheheh... sogit la tu mangkali

Jessica said...

adoi..siok baca experience ko osse..mcn sia terasa jg ni...so sakit...

nway, thank goodness its over

Baizurah said...

Joyce ...reading through this I feel as if sia di sana juga tinguk ko beranak.... hehe

Just plain Sharon said...

punyalah late sia punya wish nie but CONGRATS Joyce! Ketawa sia baca vusas! Hahahahahhaha...congrats again and enjoy motherhood!

Joyce said...

Ko mesti juga experience tu labor Bai...susah mo describe tu feeling dia.

Thank Sharon...

Lynn said...

Hey Finally I read your blog!Once again Congratulations osso! I'm so glad mother and son are well and healthy. Gerry looks like a pro!

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