Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Presenting…my lil prince – AHMAD ARIFF SHAH
I was admitted at 9 am on 15th April 2009, but my gynae only came to examine me and put in some medicine/drug in liquid form (dunno what’s the name) to induce the labour at 12.55 pm. At that time, my cervix opening was 2 cm, and the doctor promised to gimme the epidural once the opening is 3 cm..
I had to lie down on the bed…waiting for the contraction to start…it did start after an hour…and becoming intense by 4 pm..I managed to perform my Zohor & Asar prayers…and at 4.20 pm, my hubby arrived from KL..so relieved to know that he will be beside me during the labour, coz he wasn’t around when I gave birth to our Zharfan 4 years back..
The doctor came to examine me again at 4.30 pm, and she was a bit surprised to learn that my cervix had opened 7 cm..and no epidural for me ( I was a bit irritated- pity me, that day there were so many labour cases – I’m the 5th case for that particular day)..A nurse quickly pushed me to the labour room, put me on CTG, prepared whatever necessary, and here I am, ready to push the baby anytime…
The contraction pain became unbearable..I cried my eyes out..it was totally beyond control..my mom was beside me all the time, while my hubby was in and out the labour room while taking care of our Zharfan…
And finally, when my cervix opening reached 8 cm, there came the urge to push, and my lil baby was out by the 2nd push, exactly on 6.21 pm…Alhamdulillah…
My hubby managed to snap some pics the early moments of our baby’s arrival.. Our lil boy weighs 3 kg.
I stayed overnite at the ward, and was discharged the following day in the afternoon.
So I’m in confinement now..under the loving care of my mom..
Mama Zharfan & Ariff