The Delivery Day Again

Well so here’s the birth story for my 2nd born Raeanne Sim

Checked into MtA at 10plus in the morning for elective csec… Opt for GA but when the Doctor Yeo came and access that i was having flu and cough, she suggested epi csec. And note that even i had written as suggested, she wasn’t giving me a choice as she mentioned that baby and my safety was  more important than anything elses. She access my records in 2013 and was even more bend to make me take epi as there were records that they had a hard time locating my windpipe for the tubing 😦

I had insisted to speak to Dr Phua before deciding. Dr Phua mentioned that it will be a fast and safe operation so don’t worry. I remembered i tried to argue a bit further as i was very scared but was blocked by Dr Yeo’s “if you insist on GA, i will have to get you another doctor” FML!

Wheeled into the Operation Room 6 and everything just happened! Sit in place relax and a needle was poked into my hand for the drip without me getting ready. I remembered the nurses spoke to me and tried to distract me. Soon i was given 2 jabs in the spine and 1 2 3 4 5 i felt my lower body went zzzzzzz

Dr Phua asked if i could feel anything and there goes the cut and suction! “Where is the father? Where is the father?” That was the question posed as it was a last min decision to get epi csec they had to look for the Hubbz that was justoutside at the waiting area. Finally i saw him and i was so relief as i was so scared to be alone there. From the reflection of the OT lights, i could actually see my opened stomach FML! It was a scary sight yet I couldn’t peel my eyes away. 

The nurse and Dr Yeo stand above me and started pushing my tummy 1 2 3! 1 2 3! And Raeanne is out!!!! 

Thank God we are both safe and sound 🙂

All Is Well

I am currently pregnant with my 2nd child 🙂 Happy to know that I am blessed and R will be having another sibling to play with. Stress will be on the handling part but I know I will be able to handle it well. #Motherhood is tough but is a stage that all parents have to go through.

I had gotten to know that I was preggy during lunch at work, was feeling nausea for quite some time but not due for period at the point of time… was just thinking since is so cheap the test kit so let’s go! who knows dadah!!! Faint red line that has gotten darker as time passes.

Went through the usual gynae checks starting week 7 and the feeling is still TOUCHING when I saw the ultrascan! The real tough part is the morning sickness that says KILL ME PLEASE!! Well I am glad that I am 20 weeks plus now!

Fast forward to the Oscar scan at week 12, everything was ok till Dr Phua called me 3 days after the scan to update me the results of the scan. The cutoff for the DS was 1:395 and my blood test came back 1:605. He mentioned that it still falls within the low risk range not it is a must for them to recommend me to see if I want to take another test. As compared to Rachelle’s results that was 1:6000plus, this has gotten me quite worried. Spoke to hub and we decided to just wait for the detailed scan at 20week as I was thinking that no matter what, I would want to keep the baby as it is a life.

Well, the scan yesterday was good. Everything was good and thank God that I can lessen my worried by at least 80%. The remaining 20% is to pray for a safe and healthy pregnancy journey till my csec day 🙂

All Is Well

The Delivery Day

Finally I am gonna pen down the Delivery Day of Baby Rachelle…
Didn’t really wanna write about the story as I was quite horrified by the process that I had baby blues for quite some time..

18th July 2013
I was supposed to go for my checkup with the gynae at 11am so as usual, I was lazing in bed with Noona. Heard a ‘pop’ sound at about 9plus and I was thinking if it was a symptom of waterbag bursting as I have been reading on D-day stories online to past time 🙂 A very big mistake as I was freaking myself out every night… haha…

Back to topic… I stood up and wanted to go bath and prepare for the checkup when I felt water gushing out from you know where…. OMG feeling!!! Called the husband immediately and gotten him to meet me at the gynae… I took a quick bath and went to clinic where it was confirmed that waterbag burst… me insisted to go to Macdonalds for breakfast before proceeding back home to do some final packing and off to Mount A for arrival of Baby Rachelle…

So far everything sounds ok right? We reached the hospital at about 1plus and I was lead to the delivery suite… changed into the gown and lucky me didn’t went through the clearing of bowels as I told the nurse that I poo twice before admitting in… oops… too much details… Dr Phua came and did a VE check which I wanted to kick him in his face as it was freaking painful… now I know my pain tresh… he insisted on inducing me which lead me to my first fear… needles and drips… I requested for the laughing gas when I did not have any contractions yet but I am stressed out by the needle so heh heh… Breath in breath out… super high that I didn’t feel the needle going in… lol!!

After about 10mins, the medication kicks in and that was when the contractions starts slow and steady… still bearable and I was still joking about with the husband asking him to try the gas… haha… he went NUMB!! Think about 30mins went and the horrible contractions came in fast and close and that was when I told the husband that I am giving in to my another fear, the epidural as I felt that I was going to go crazy from the pain… seriously whoever that tells me natural childbirth is not painful is gonna get a kick from me!! Basically only my hair is not painful! haha…

Waited for the Doctor to come and it was when I broke down and cry as I was too afraid and they told the husband to leave the room to make it easier for them to administer the jab on me…. same process goes on the gas and I was so high that I keep hearing the V for Vitegen song in my ears… haha… I remember me junping out halfway through the epidural jab and gotten a scolding from the doctor… dunno what happen was I was super high… this is the most sad part as my epidural didn’t work… I could feel every contraction coming in and even the insertion of the urine bag was sooooooo pain… i had requested for higher dosage as I could feel all the pain and move my toes but the nurses were just telling me that they need check with Dr Phua… the truth is that Baby Rachelle has poo in my tummy and was in stress so they weren’t comfortable to increase my dosage… wasted my $450!!! The nurses did the VE from time to time and I was only like 6cm to 7cm dilated…

Dr Phua came at about 6plus after me in pain for like 4 hours and did another VE… his VE is always so bloody pain… his words to the husband is that I am only 6cm dilated and it is a must to do emergency c-sect… OMG!!! I was like crying non stop and holding on to the husband’s hand telling him I don’t want but do you think I have a choice?? The only choice I made was that I wasn’t a GA C-sect as the epidural is not working and I do not want to scare myself further by going for edidural c-sect… I remembered I cried all the way from the delivery suite to the operations suite and the doctors had to calm me down before they can do anything to me….

So at about 7plus, Baby Rachelle was born!!!!
The worse was the pain when they pull a tube out from my throat… damn it!
Thank you Kejie for being there and thank you God for the beautiful child…
The post operation I shall not blog about it was it was a terrible and scary journey…

Now I have a one child policy!!!!

Counting Down

Am about 39 weeks today and Baby Rachelle is still showing no signs of popping.
Been talking to her and telling her it's time to come to Mummy's and Daddy's arm… hehe…
Maybe she understands that I am scare of the labour process so giving me a little more time to prepare myself.
I gotten so stress up for the IV drip that I cried yesterday night… haha… stupid me I know 🙂

I am now just waiting for the contraction to kick in and as of last Thursday, she is about 3.5kg 🙂
I will try not to go for epidural as the thought of it makes me wanna faint already. This is how useless I am when it comes to needles and jabs.
I am confident that I will be able to survive the labour pain but epidural I do not have the confident to overcome it…

shall update soon!!

Week 35

Time sure passes fast and I feel as though I just took the pregnancy test but here we are at 35 weeks!

This is my 35 weeks babybump!

Did some rounds of washing and I am more of less ready for Rachelle's arrival!!!!

Her cardboard!!!!

Gotten a playpen instead of a cot…

And a sofabed for parents or MIL stayover during confinment 🙂

32 weeks

I should be 32 weeks as of now as I am also a little confuse 🙂
Base on the last day of my last cycle, my gynae mentioned that the EDD should be on 22 July 2013 but I have a 5 weeks to 6 weeks cycle so I am also lost.
Base on my scans with the gynae, the screen always shows EDD to be 15 July 2013 so I trust the screen more… lol!!
Gyane mentioned that Baby Rachelle is a little on the fatty side as she is about 1.7kg as of last scan at 30 weeks whereby the guideline is about 1.4kg.
Excited to be going for my scan again next week followby the motherhood fair at Singapore Expo.
Think I wasn't as excited as a lot of FTM as I didn't really shop for Rachelle's clothes and stuff.
The checklist is gonna be a long long one for the Motherhood Fair next weel 🙂

Being a working mum means that I will have to send Rachelle to Nanny's place as both Mummy and MIL doesn't wanna help to take care of Baby 😦
Went for a house visit yesterday and I must say I really like the Nanny.
She is about 50+ and has 4 years of working experinece at an Infant Care currently.
The good thing about sending Rachelle over is that she will have Nanny's grand-daughter as her playmate whom is about 2.5 months currently.
The house is very clean and I am impressed with the way the Nanny handles a crying baby, stop the minute she talks to her!! Must be her magic touch and the plus plus point is that it is just a 5 mins walk from my home!
But there is one issue that I am very uncomfortable with, there are no window grills installed and they stay at Level 16.
Mummy and Hub both mentioned that is is a little early to worry as I will be sending Rachelle to Daycare once the age is right for learning activities to be in thus I shouldn't be worrying too much.
Think I am just being too panaroid 🙂
I've made clear to them of my concern and I would hope that they can keep the windows closed at all time 🙂 Since there is aircon in the living room too, heh heh…
Experience mummy, am I worrying too much LOL!!

Will update more soon 🙂