It started with a mild contraction on 11/05/12 at 12.00 ++ pm. The pain was like period cramps at my back and followed by constant hardening belly. It was hard as rock but I did not feel any pain on my belly but it was uncomfortable. Went to pee and I spot a discharged on my panty. Whitish + greenish discharged. But I don’t bother them instead lying on bed and rubbing my back and belly.
At 4.30 pm the belly was still hard as rock. I get myself to the mirror and I’m in total shock because the belly’s shape was so round.. Bulat betul macam bola. The skin around my belly also hard and segala urat-urat pun timbul. Told Ben about it and he suggested to go to the hospital to check. Just in case. I refused because there is no obvious sign that I’m going to deliver soon. No bloody show and water has not broken yet. I get myself busy by collecting laundry and wandering around the house. But.. the pain was still there and never disappear…. but it not getting intense. It was bearable pain.
Took my shower and having a mothers day simple dinner at home and watching TV. I just don’t want to think about the pain. But suddenly tranggggggg… a sharp pain on my belly… Main tahan saja ni.. Sempat lagi tweeting dan kawan2 di twitter suggest pigi hospital… But I’m still doubt whether to go or not to go. I wait for another sharp pain but none. So I decided to go to bed but I cannot sleep at all. Around 12.30, the sharp pain did strikes again. Without any delay I ask Ben (who still awake watching TV) to send me to Hospital Likas. He carry both mommy and baby bags and he drive me to hospital.
Inside the car, I cannot sit straight. Macam mau teberak pun ada.
Arrived at the hospital and went in straight to Bilik Penilaian at 2nd Floor. The nurse asked for my book and registered me in. She asked me to change my cloth to the pink hospital robe.
To be continued…..
Was discharged from Hospital Likas on 13th of May at 5.00 pm. Oh gosh… the labor pain is still there (of course). Jalan mau turun pigi lobi pun ambil masa. Whole body ached but I got to be strong. And I have to take care the jahitan down there because the nurse did say.. ” kalau jalan mesti kepit, kalau tidak pandai koyak balik“. Seriously scary kalau mau jahit balik o.
Yes as a new mommy many stuffs I need to learn. So I asked my mum and sister a lot. I’ve been texting my sisters at the labor room an hour giving birth to our princess. Some of the text.
” Buat masa ni jangan makan keras, nanti susah mau pigi tandas” and Yes for the first 7 days Ben cooked me a porridge and chicken soup with papaya. Pigi Tandas words real freak me out especially buang air besar. How? If the stool is hard? Susah mau teran cause takut jahitan koyak balik. But thanks God.. I don’t have any problem.
” Take only warm bath at noon time, don’t wash your head for the whole month (seriously?) and do not contact with cold water”. This is the must to prevent badan masuk angin. In fact I have to take warm shower for the whole month of confinement period. The important ingredients for the warm bath is dried “TAWAWO” leaf. I bet many of you know this leaf right. I love the smells. Refreshing! Thanks to my Kakak (my MIL maid) for the help. Dia tolong kasi mandi saya. Urut semua satu badan yang sakit. Heaven! But.. I just cant stand with the sticky and hardening hair. Lemas. I contacted my mum and she say if I can’t really stand it I can wash them but mesti cepat2 mau kasi kering and wash only on noon time. So on the 7th day of my confinement I washed my hair and have not yet wash it again.
“Cuci luka dengan air suam dan sabun Dettol supaya cepat kering“. And on the 5th day of confinement benang for the jahitan dalam telah tanggal and I guess it was healed. But I still have to deal with perineum wound. Masih pedih2. As per my sister the wound take time to heal.
“Minum air suam sahaja”. Thanks God so far I don’t wish to drink cold/iced water. Tidak juga teringat2 mau minum minuman sejuk. My daily drink is hot milk and warm plain water. Drinking warm water is one of the easy way to eliminate darah beku .
Uhhhh…. I guess that all for now. Curi masa blogging while baby on la la land!
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