Labor Of Love

22nd January 2006 / 13ooh. I could still remember when I screamed “Mommyyyyyyyyyy!” Yes, I was screaming for help. Calling my mother, out loud, it’s time! I didn’t know I was already in labor until I went to the bathroom to pee and saw blood on my undies. That’s when I started screaming to death. Thought I had a miscarriage. Yeah right! Miscarriage on the 40th week bwehehehehe! My mom said have a quick bath. Although I was aware that anytime, I could give birth but not that day. I was actually preparing myself to attend a party heehee! I decided to iron my baby’s stuff along with the party dress that I was supposed to wear that night but… sorry! I did not make it! But I made it to the hospital past 1pm.

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….

Marketing Manager at Adventures Beyond Group | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music Enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | Hello Kitty Lover | A 42 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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