It was a sand-stormy freezing weather. Would you believe, I still made it to the main road to wait for a taxi, of course with my mother and husband. We brought my mother here a week before my due date. Rushed to the hospital where I had my prenatal check-ups. Admitted. Checked my contractions. Laid down for 30 minutes only to tell me that I have to move to another Maternity Hospital as they have no available bed. Whatever! So we went there.
Knock! Knock! Anyone? Great! No one was there. We waited. And I saw one lady crying out loud on a wheelchair. I giggled and turned to my mom, I think she’s overacting! Mom said “maghintay ka lang, tawa-tawa ka pa dyan ha!” She was right! As soon as I got admitted, pain started. After 8 hours, I heard the nurse say “she’s still 4cm, it will take time”. I was already crying quietly. Take note it was a dry labor, there was no water bag breaking thing. After an hour, they decided to speed up the pain. I saw them injecting something on my left side, and felt the pain every after 5 minutes interval after that.
At 1am, doctor came. Had an IE, again. I was 9 cm. She told me to push hard if I feel a strong pain. I did! Ummmmmmmm! She said, ok let’s do it. Push hard when I tell you to push…. First push…. Stop! Very good! Second push! Push hard! Don’t stop! Ummmmmmmm! Stop! Whew! I did it! With just 2 good pushes. I gave birth to a baby girl! At exactly 1:24 a.m., 23rd January 2006.
Yes, indeed, it was a labor of love….