Monday, May 6, 2013

AskMeMom: Welcome Baby Kyle Nash!

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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46 comments:

  1. awww, what a cuteey! You won't have a good night's sleep until he's 12months old, hehehe. 3.5 hours is labor is not bad at all, that pretty quick. With my first born, I was in labor for 3 days! It was supposed to be a normal delivery, but everything just went haywire! He was induced, then he still didn't come out, then he turned in the last minute, which means, he was in breach position, so my OB had no choice but to proceed with C-Section. He was 8 pounds! lol

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    1. wow lucky you your baby is safe and sound, I can't imagine 3 day labor!!! Congrats sis pa rin for a healthy baby ! 8lbs! wow!

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  2. Finally, exposed!! Welcome baby Kyle to the limelight. Congrats, Mr. & Mrs. AMW! Always my support...

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    1. ahahha exposed? Parang TMZ level lang! hahahaha

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  3. Tangos ng ilong niya! Congrats again to you and Keith! Meron pala akong baby stuff I forgot to bring di bale pang toddler pa naman. :D

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    1. aww thanks Gwama and thanks for visiting! i really appreciate it!

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  4. Hooray for your cutie pie!

    Kisses to the whole AMW family!

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    1. yay hooray to both of us for a wonderful 2013! how's mommyhood?

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  5. Welcome to the world, Baby AMW!:)

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  6. WOW...3.5hrs is super fast! :D Welcome baby Kyle, and can't wait to meet you in person! *mwaks*

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    1. Kyle can't wait to visit everyone in Malaysia? or SIngapore! :) :) :) yup 3.5 hours is super short so I'm very thankful! I guess Kyle knew how much I've been through during the first 6 months so that's his "thank you gift" to me! hahahha

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  7. Aww congrats Nikki! He's absolutely gorgeous =D

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    1. thanks dear! hope to meet you in person!!!

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  8. Congrats! Weird that I get teary-eyed while reading your post. And I'm not even a mom yet...

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    1. awww..thanks! it just shows you have a lovely heart!

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  9. Such a cutie! I'm so happy for you. Being a mother is one of the best and most exciting things that can ever happen to a woman. It's hard especially if you're a working mom, but everything becomes easy as soon as you see your baby's smile. Enjoy your little bundle of joy!

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    1. I super agree! no matter how tired I am, I can easily do my regular job and mommy duties in no time amidst the backaches and sleepiness...with just one huge SMILE from Kyle, I am one happy and energized mom!

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  10. Congratulations Nikki! Glad that you had a normal delivery and that Kyle Nash is healthy.

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  11. awwww!!! such little cute feet :) I hope I get to meet him :D :D

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  12. Aww.. He's adorable! Congratulations, mr. And ms. AMW :)

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  13. Already said this but Congrats, Nikki! He's gorgeous and I'm sure he'll be a smart, happy baby with a happy mother at his side! :D

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    1. Thanks PB, Kyle can't wait to meet you!

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  14. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. AMW! So happy for you!

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    1. so happy for you too as you have a li'l bundle of joy coming your way!

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  15. Congrats Nikki! He's so cute!

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  16. Congratulations! He's so adorable! Nakaka-gigil!

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  17. awwww, so adorable! Welcome Baby Kyle! Sis, ang swerte mo naman, only 3.5 hrs of labor? I had 16 hrs. of labor, hihihi.... :)

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    1. sis, siguro alam ni Kyle atat na si Mommy makita siya! at mukhang atat din siyang lumabas! hehehe

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  18. Congrats Nikki, cute baby welcome to the world.:D

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  19. Congrats! :) Wow, you make giving birth sound like a breeze, hehehe. Looks like you had a very easy pregnancy :)

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    1. hahahahha but I'm sure I made first 2 trimester sounds like HELL to all the girls out there! hahaha I had an awful time during pregnancy so this is a wonderful gift!

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  20. Congratulations! I have been following your blogs quietly for awhile now. Well this post just make my heart bursts with love and warmth! :) Thanks for sharing your experience!

    I remembered the time when I was lying in labour room. My heart was beating crazy but I tried to keep calm by thinking and "talking" to my baby. My husband was not allowed to be there with me so my baby was the only one. :p I tried natural birth but had to do a C-section in the end. Didn't get to see her little face for 12 hours and I was so looking forward to it. The moment I had her in my arms, I fell in love with her immediately. :)

    I am now a mother of 2... haha! Can't lie to you. There are ups and downs with child care, but mostly it's up. :D

    All the best with you, baby Kyle and your family. Rest well, and speedy recovery from giving birth! xxx

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    1. same as you, no hubbies allowed and no mobile phone or anything so it's really lonely and boring no? I'm just lucky the nurses are nice even my doctor so I spent a bit of time chit chatting with them!

      Wow..mother of 2! I can't wait to be one as well but I'm enjoying 1 bundle of joy for now! And true..daming ups and downs but super worth every single second of it!

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  21. I am gonna be married soon, and I can't wait to have an adorable baby like yours! I will wait for more updates about being mommy, bcz for sure I will be able to pick up a lot of tips. :)

    More power! :)

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    1. yay..congrats in advance, enjoy life being a wife muna then a mommy! super worth it! :)

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  22. such a cutie! welcome to the mom world miss AMW! =)please follow my blog too..

    racinz
    colorfullbliss.blogspot.com ♥

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