20/8/2007, 9am : The gynae came and checked, but still there was little progress on the dilation. Umi and Baba waited patiently in the ward, with Baba busy going back and forth to get a bath, food etc.
20/8/2007, 4pm : It was decided that it was safe to go back home to rest. The leak was a false alarm, and not the water breaking.
20/8/2007, 10pm : The contraction started coming in intervals of 10 minutes each.
21/8/2007, 12mn : Umi was having a hard time to getting some rest and sleep with the contraction coming swiftly, and we decided to head to the doctors again. However, by now we're all well prepared with all the stuff to bring along. Having the medical center just a 5-minute drive from home also helps a lot.
21/8/2007, 12.05am : At the labour room, Umi was only 3cm dilated. Needing 7 more centimeters, with each centimeter coming every hour, we knew we're gonna have a long night. Although it was good that we could spend it in the ward rather than in the labour roon. Umi couldn't get any sleep, so she asked for some injection (pethidine) that would soon make her drowsy. No epidural, though. And Baba would soon hurt his neck trying to sleep on the small little chair.
21/8/2007, 6am : Baba woke up for his morning prayer. After finishing, Umi was already in the labour room, all ready to deliver. 9 cm dilated, we still had to wait for another hour. Baba spent the time reciting verses of the Quran for her loved ones.
21/8/2007, 7.40am : After pushing and pushing, and with one last final push, a 2.5kg baby girl was born. Due to the effects of medicine, the baby was also drowsy, not crying, purple-blue in colour and could not immediately learn to breath. Luckily the doc was quick to react to the nurses' incompetencies of resuscitating the baby and switching on the oxygen tank at the same time. The doc had to cut short her job of collecting the cord blood for St*mLi*e to attend to the baby and magically make her cry of the most beautiful sound of crying. Baba gave the azan and iqamah, and here I am, baby Nadhrah Azzahra!!
a few minutes after coming out to see the world
i'm a girl!! and i'm a muslim!!
no problem in enclosed places
learning how to 'jelir lidah' so soon in the incubator
newborn mittens and diapers are too big for me
face all red (and yellow-ish)
sedapnye tido kene bungkus dulu (kalau skrg kene bungkus mesti tak bes.. tido buas sgt laa bes)
sleeping soundly in the presence of teddy bears
1 more week to my birthday!!