Sunday, May 24, 2009
My husband and i went to L&D and they put me in a room and they started monitoring my baby's heartbeat and my contraction (NST). After an hour maybe they sent us to a labor room. Everything that is needed for delivery is there. It was a big room. There is also a big sofa bed where my husband could sleep at night. My husband just got back to work after a 3 months leave 2 days before i was admitted. He had a spine surgery last feb. Good thing it was his day off fri and sat. i was admitted wednesday. He took a personal leave thurs. He doesn't wanna leave me. So at around 6-7 pm they started the induction. Because my blood pressure is elevated they gave me magnesium sulfate thru IV. Oh boy! that made my experience miserable. why? because it made me groggy and nauseaus. i was in total bed rest. i cant walk so i was on a catheter.
Could you imagine peeing without even feeling it? The nurse collected my 24 hr pee for lab test. i was told i have pre eclampsia. so before it is too late or something happens to me they have to get my baby delivered. A doctor check me if i am dilating and amazing i was already 3 cm. So we have to get it going so she put a medicine inside down there (you know) And i must also say that its not fun when they check the dilation. if you are just starting to dilate it hurts so bad. But as it progresses the pain is lesser when checked. The goal was i should deliver by thursday. But nothing happened thursday. i was just laying in bed feeling miserable. i can't even turn to my sides. my back hurts so bad i wanted to scream and just go home and forget about everything. lol!
Early friday morning came at around 2-3 a.m. the doctor came to check me and my water broke accidentally (or intentionally) her finger was there when it broke so i dont know if she really broke it. The nurse told me that the contraction will get stronger now that the water is broken. And she was right! At 5 a.m. i already asked for the epidural cuz i can't take it anymore. the pain is overwhelming and i just had enough. After giving it to me i felt a lot better. again i had a catheter on my back. imagine that. i was like a voodoo doll, they poke me every 6 hrs to draw blood for test. My arms were swollen, and even my face. I can hardly open my eyes. all my veins in my arms and hands were all poke.
At 5 a.m. the same doctor came in again to check the dilation and she finally said its time. So the nurse instructed me to start pushing to get the baby's head drop to engage in the canal. i pushed for 2 hrs even though i was so weak and very groggy. At 8 a.m. there were a lot of doctors and nurses inside my room. But believe me i didn't see them all cuz my eyes were shut the whole time. me, a poor thing! though they all introduce themself to me and my husband. My husband said there were about 12 people inside the room. The baby's head is still high so a female doctor says we wneed help. what is? a forcep or vaccum. so she explain the pros and cons of each. i chose the forcep. less harm on the baby but with a bigger damage on me. i didn't really care i just want my baby's safety.
So it all started, they put the forcep and and when my contraction came i started pushing. at three pushes my baby wa out. My husband told me he cried like a baby when he saw our little one. They took her away, clean her and check her. she was fine its just that her blood sugar level was low so they need to put her in the ICU. She was affected with the magnesium sulfate i had for my bp. I wasn't able to hold my baby right away cuz i was so weak and my eyes were still shut. i kissed her before they took her away to ICU. Then on me, my blood pressure went down to 70/30. So they called a doctor and gave me medicine to make it go up. I also had a third degree tear. thats the damage i was talking about. after everything was done they put me back on a catheter and magnesium sulfate.
That night i had bleeding, i lost about 800cc. So i needed a blood transfusion. another poke another IV on my right hand. Now i have 2 IV's. How cool is that! but i cant complain, i need it or i'll die. i was really so exhausted. i can't even sleep cuz they would check on me every hour. check the bleeding, my belly ( wasn't fun at all when they press it) the swelling down there and my vital signs. My blood pressure was again elevated. record break 159/108. So in other words they keep us 6 days in the hospital all because of my high blood pressure. They decided to add the dosage of my medicine to see if it go down, thank Goodness it did! They discharge us but i still need to back every week for a blood pressure check. And until now i am taking medication.
So that is all what happened during my labor and delivery. It's not easy at all but its all WORTH it!! My baby is so precious here's a picture of her.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
So when we got up to our destination, submitted my 24 hrs. urine collection for lab test and they let us in right away. The nurse checked my weight, i'm now weighing 137lbs. then put us in a checking room and she took my blood pressure and it was normal. The medicine they gave me is really a big help in stabilizing my blood pressure. So we thought we won't be spending much time in the clinic but the doctor wants to put me into monitoring again and more blood test. So i got poke again! Yes, i am already immune to needles. Well that's life!
So they monitored my baby's heart rate and my contractions. They said it will only take about 20-30 minutes but since they can't get the acceleration they wanted from my baby's heart rate they prolonged the time. Maybe i was on a monitor for almost an hour then the doctor decided to send me to the labor and delivery. For more monitoring. I'm not giving birth yet! lol! So at the L&D they observed my baby's heart rate. It was normal but they wanted to see some acceleration. Her heart rate base was 145 and they want to see it go up like 150-155 and so on... At that time she was maybe sleeping cuz i know when my baby is active, mornings she's usually sleeping and she is hyper in the afternoon til night and early morning.
They also did an ultrasound for fluid, her reflexes and movement check. Everything was normal and she is perfectly healthy. We were so happy to see our little one again. So we spend 5 hrs in the hospital last monday. We were not expecting that so we were so hungry when we got out. They only gave me some juices and water to take just to awaken my baby a little bit. Good thing she cooperated after a while. She gave them what they wanted. When we got off the hospital my husband and i stop somewhere nearby to eat.
On thursday we will be going back again. Starting this week my doctors visit is already twice a week for a Non-Stress test. Just for monitoring. And the nurese-midwife told us that our baby might come out earlier than the due date. They are still observing if a pre-eclampsia is developing that is why i am going through all these test. I hope and pray that everything is normal.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
1. Link the one who gave this award and let them know you posted it.
2. Pass this to as many Smart Bloggers as you can think and make sure to write something about them, like what makes you think they are Smart.
3. Let them know they have an award.
I am sharing this to some smart bloggers that i know who really are smart, they really make efforts to update their blogs as often as they could... Nancy, Mel, Eva, and Cecille
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I got tagged by Grace, thanks for sharing this to me.
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" A good Snapshot stops a moment from running away."
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Here is the rule in doing the Tag:
Copy the quotes above from start copy to end Copy. Replace the Photograph with your own or your loves ones' Black and White captured moments that you want to cherish for the rest of your life.
The above picture was taken obviously while i am pregnant, the photographer was no other than my beloved better half. This is everyones fave so far.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Why should the wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger? There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese.....
* Thumb represents your Parents.
* Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings.
* Middle finger represents your-Self.
* Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner. & the . . .
* Last (Little) finger represents your children.
Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold them together - back to back.Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb - tip to tip. (As shown in the figure below):
Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents)..., they will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later. Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings)...., they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives.
Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers (representing your children)...., they will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day. Finally, join your Little fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers (representing your spouse). You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT..... because Husband & Wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and thin!! Please try this out and pass............. ISN'T THIS A LOVELY THEORY?
I'm tagging everyone who wants to try it... up for grab again!! sorry lazy to name names.. :)
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Ahead of time i want to be prepared for summer time so i am looking for skin care products that i would want to try. As i am browsing online i came accross to Emerge Labs Organic Skin Care. The organic ingredient in it catched my attention. This is what i need, a natural ingredient without any chemical that will harm my skin. I browse thier website and found out that they carry a huge variety of skin care products like cleansers, toners, therapeutic products, anti-aging, moisturizers, skin lighteners and a whole lot more. These can be use for both men and women, try their new Swiss Apple Stem Cell Day Cream with SPF30.
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Sunday, March 22, 2009
So what happened was my husband just kept on driving uncertain of where to go. Looking for a park where we could go for a walk. Until we drove farther and farther looking for a place to go. I am getting pissed off! But i kept my mouth shut cuz i don't wanna argue with him. I was thinking i should have went to the trail nearby our apartment. i don't wanna sit in the car for a long time cuz i feel uncomfortable and i hate it when we hit a bumpy road.
He just kept on driving around, The thing was we were not doing a walk instead we were doing a joy ride! interesting! but that's not what i want. I want to go for a walk! Darn it!! After maybe almost an hour or so we stop by a store to pee and buy some stuff we need. Just a few. Then we hit back to the road and stop by a place to eat. But i wasn't really hungry cuz i ate my lunch before we leave. But i still ordered something small to eat. He eat lunch!
After that we were back on the road heading back home. I really just wanted to go back home. pissed off! We took another route and i spotted a lake that looks like close to a park, so i told him. We went there and i was right! There is a park with a lake where some people were having picnic, fishing, walking, running and kids playing. Yaayyy!! At last we can take a walk. Not bad at all! So we walked all the way round the lake. it took us about almost 30 minutes to walk around the lake.
Hmmm... i felt better. not pissed anymore! haha! i got what i wanted. I almost hated my husband today. I started to pout already when i thought i can't go for a walk. crazy me! Well, he should understand that i really need exercise everyday now. Next time i ask him, i will insist that we will just go to the trail nearby. I just a need a short walk not a long drive. get it??
|You Are Vanilla|
You are incredibly sexy and sensual - yet still sweet and innocent.
You have an exotic, mysterious vibe. You leave people wanting to know more.
You know how to make lovers relax, calm down, and be vulnerable.
You draw people in and make them addicted to you. You're a lot more potent than people think.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
At first i don't know anything about it. I don't even know how to start, so i ask myself how am i going to start writing? And what's worse is that i don't know what am i going to write in my blog. So she told me just to write anything that would come to my mind. In short, make it as a journal or diary. So i started writing about my life.
And then later on i learned that you also get paid to blog. At first i was skeptical. But i found out many bloggers actually got paid through blogging. So i signed up myself, submitted my blog and waited if my blog will get approved. After a few days i got an email from Paying Post saying that my blog has been approved. I was so happy and i thank paying post for having my blog approved. Now i can start earning some money through blogging.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
This tag is from Nancy, thank you so much! Sorry for posting it a little bit late.
(Answers to these questions below must be based on "at this current moment.")
1. Where is your cellphone - on the coffee table.
2. Your hair - long and layered
3. Your father - He's back home in PI
4. Your favorite thing - my phone and laptop
5. Your dream last night - I can't remember
6. Your favorite drink - water and caramel macchiato
7. Your dream goal - Healthy, contented and happy life with my family
8. The room you are in - living room.
9. Your fear - Losing my loveones
10. Where do you want to be in 6 years - wherever my husband will be trasfering for work
11. Muffins - yes, depending on its taste.
12. One of your wish list items - a vacation back home
13. Where you grew up - La Union, PH
14. The last thing you did - eat breakfast
15. What are you wearing - pajamas and shirt
16. Your TV - panasonic plasma
17. Your pets- i have none
18. Your computer- toshiba
19. Your life - going smooth and happy :D
20. Your mood - lazy
21. Missing someone - yes, my family especially my niece
22. Your car - pretty soon!
23. Favorite store - many to mention here.. lol!
24. Your summer - still to come!
25. Your favorite color - Pink
26. When was the last time you laughed - yesterday
27. When was the last time you cried - last night, miss my family so bad!
28. Last person who emailed you - Katherine, seller from craigslist
29. Your favorite food - chocolate
30. A place you would rather be right now - this is my place..
Too lazy to tag a few people so it's up for grab, feel free!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
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I wanna share this friendship award to the ff people in the world of blogosphere and i hope they will accept it too.