Happy Monday AMW Friends!
How have you been? Time flew by pretty quickly and Baby AMW is already 3 weeks old! I can't tell the time of the day as my sleeping schedule is totally dependable on baby AMW's schedule but surprisingly, I'm still a happy and energetic mom amidst the sleepless nights, constant breastfeeding, diaper changing and a whole lot of singing and swaying! :P
Let me share a bit about my experience before I gave birth. I was supposed to be due on April 21 so I wasn't expecting anything even though I felt a couple of pelvic pains 2 days before I gave birth! I didn't even take a leave from work and has been working non-stop (so I hope baby AMW is a smarty!)
On April 15th (Monday), I went to the hospital for another check-up and even went for ultrasound check, I was literally inside the hospital for half a day and comes night time, I've decided to visit my OB and let her know if I'm still fit to do 3 hours of walking per day plus some medications to help soften my pelvic bones! I was then checked for IE and was told I'm ready to give birth anytime as I'm already 3-4cm away! Mr. AMW and I looked at each other as panic struck at Mr. AMW's face. Several weeks before giving birth, I have sleepless nights worrying about labor, the pain, baby's health..everything! On that very day that the doctor advised me I'm ready to give birth, I immediately felt a rush of courage and was actually relaxed and even decided to have a light dinner at my favorite Chinese restaurant to prevent ulcer attacks!
At 10:00pm, Mr. AMW and my parents-in-law accompanied me to the hospital and we went straight to the labor room. I even joined Mr. AMW in walking from the parking lot to the labor room just to make sure the baby goes further "down". As I went in the Labor room, the lovely nurses were there cheerfully welcoming me and I'm glad because it kept my nervousness at bay! In just an hour I was told I was 5cm away and my Doctor arrived and I was instructed to be induced! In just an hour, I was rolled out to the delivery room and I wasn't able to see Mr. AMW anymore!
Though painful, I was surprisingly calm and quiet! I even had the chance to chitchat with the nurses and doctors which made it easier for me not to think about the pain! I also requested for an epidural so thankfully, the anesthesiologist came in just in time! Thank God I'm not that scared of needles and I had my appendectomy surgery many years ago so the feeling of injecting something into my spine is not foreign anymore!
A couple of waiting, I was told I'm nearing 10 cm and ready to be on active labor anytime soon! The funny thing about my pregnancy, I was very busy with working I didn't have chance to attend any pregnancy classes so I absolutely have NO IDEA how to breath! Again, thankfully, the nurses and doctor are quite supportive I was instructed on what to do and let me tell you, it's not easy and it's the most uncomfortable feeling ever but after experiencing labor, I have a million more respect to mothers now and I can't help but muster "I love you mom" inside my head!
At exactly 1:29am, for around 3.5 hours of labor, Kyle Nash finally came into the world! He was placed for a split second on my tummy area but was taken out immediately for some checks as he was born really small --- 4.8lbs to be exact!
As I was rolled out to the recovery room, I was really exhausted yet excited to meet Baby Kyle! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to seem him for awhile as several checks were done on him to make sure everything is alright!
Thankfully, we were told Kyle is one healthy and strong baby! All we need to do is to make sure he increases his weight and height and so far, after first checkup, his Pediatrician was quite happy with his weight gain!
Newborn Baby AMW
April 16, 2013
Photo taken at 4:00pm
So tiny and quiet for the first few days :)
His cute feet!
We can't help taking a picture of his lovely feet! No wonder it was immediately seen at the ultrasound machine! :P
Baby AMW today at 2 weeks 6 days!
Almost 3rd week!
You guys will see more of Baby AMW in this blog! Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of my most important journey as a first time mom! Now, there's more reason for me to stay happy and cheerful everyday as I have a little Angel in the house! :)
Have a lovely week ahead!
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