Giving birth is the most momentous part of pregnancy, and involves a lot of hardwork, energy and emotion. Whether u opted for natural childbirth or an epidural, i would say giving birth would be one of the best experiences in life. Yes, it is for sure very painful, but it's the kind of pain that comes with joy and it is indescribable. And, how does it feel to have a new addition to our family? Of course, we are extremely happy right? That is what my hubby and i felt once we first hold our little Arsyad.
Well i have to say that my Arsyad's birth is something i will never forget. It was the middle of the night and i was wide awake dealing with contractions. Hubby on the other hand, was fast asleep. At first, i thought it was just another BH contraction, so i've tried to sleep and as usual dodoi my baby with "Lailahaillah" and "Zikrullah" so that he will sleep as well.
At about 5am, i woke my hubby up and told him about my regular contractions as i couldn't sleep at all. U know what he did? He just put his hand and rub gently on my tummy. Then he fell asleep again. Sabo je la laki aku ni. hahaha.. Anyway, at that time i was like "is this it"? It was my first time experience so i didn't know what to expect. I just waited for the signs to come, bloody show or water break before calling my sister Jem. And i really2 hope the sign showed before my sis went back to Trg.
Then, around 6 am, Yes!! blood tinged mucus. I was in true labor after all. My hubby was so relax and cool when he knew it. Actually berlagak cool je kot in front of me. hahaha! I called my sis, told her about the sign. After taking our bath, bought breakfast then off we went to my sis's house. I keep on recited "Lailahailla anta subhanakainni kuntu minazalimin".
10 am, we went to the hospital. Contractions come and go, and they were getting stronger each time. My sis herself checked whatever it was that needed checking. I was 2cm dilated at that time. Then i decided to go back home rather than admitted at the hospital.
4 hours later, my sis checked on me again (at home this time), i was already 4cm dilated. After having our lunch, we went to the hospital. We were led to the labor room and i got changed into a labor outfit. The nurse did the CTG. At first everything is normal, Alhamdulillah.
Then suddenly my baby's heartbeat is very low everytime contractions. I just heard my sis and her friends said "Type 1". I dun know what exactly it means, but i knew there must be something wrong. I just prayed to GOD, hopefully everything will be fine. Then after 1 hour waiting,there is no progress and my baby's heartbeat is still the same.The docs finally decided to do caesarean. It just happened so fast. The nurses changed my outfit and at that time i'm just thinking my hubby, my parents and my family. I keep on praying, really2 hope miracle will happen. Really2 hope i can have normal delivery.
I was in OT around 7pm. My little Arsyad came out around 7.27pm. Yes, i didn't feel anything, just can feel that someone pull and godek2 inside my tummy. But, seriously after all the drugs gone, only GOD knows how it feels. Alhamdulillah, everything went well. Thanks to my sis, Jem, my hubby and my family for always being there for me. Support me to go through the tough time. I still can't forget every single thing on that day, and yes i'm a bit trauma. But, everytime i watch my little Arsyad sleeping, smiling, i can't feel the pain anymore. Itulah hikmah menjadi seorg IBU :)
My sis managed to snap pictures once my little Arsyad is out.
The next 2 days, i was discharged. Syukur Alhamdulillah, everything went on smoothly.